Killer B's Lost Legion

Here's a selection of Killer B's new Lost Legion figures for his GAFDOZ line.

I love these figures, they remind me alot of the Jack Kirby's comic book creations and have an odd reality about them for a retro sci-fi military force. I'm definitely going to pick up a platoon of these guys for myself when I get the time.


More Sale Price Vallejo Paints Up

Just what the title says, nearly 80 paints from the Model Color range are now listed in the webstore for $2 USD a pop. Limited supply so get them while you can.

More pic posts coming soon I promise. :)


Fall/Winter Sales 2010

Just in case you visit our site and haven't noticed; we're having sales on our remaining stocks of Ambush Alley rules and card decks, Vallejo paints and brushes (panzer aces, metallics, and inks), and hobby tools.


First Wave Xenomorphs

These are Pendraken Warrior Aliens in 10mm but easily used for 15mm aliens. The pics are slightly out of date, they've really picked up over the last few shows and I've only got a hand full left.

There are four variants of the medium sized aliens and one small type.

Here's a pic of one pack of each code, minus on of the medium warrior codes.

Finally a close up of the queen model, about 20mm tall.

I plan on ordering more from Pendraken to paint for sale at next year's shows both as single bases (maybe on movie style wasteland bases) and on Flames of War bases for things like Future War Commander. If anyone reading would like some get in contact with me. Queens are $3 USD each, all others are $2 USD each.


Release Update

I'll start posting some more pics of products and things later in the week. I know it's been a little bit since I last updated.

Anyone who's kept track of us before knows we've got a few models that have been in production for an unusual amount of time. Two vehicles, a flying skiff in the style of Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom, a disk shaped fighter craft, and the deep diver hardsuit.

The bottleneck has been our caster who, while a nice and apparently hardworking individual, has decided that his time is better spent working in the jewelry market. While I can't blame him for this (heck I agree with him that jewelry is probably much more lucrative than miniatures) the fact that he waited so long, hanging onto our masters for twelve or so months without producing any worthwhile numbers of any of these models is a real kick in the teeth. Especially since he only told us this at Fall-In, where he promised to deliver the agreed upon amounts in full.

So now we're looking at getting Old Glory Shipyards to do the resin casting, and potentially doing the hardsuit all in metal, which will solve the resin casting problems that have plagued it's production. Of course that will raise the cost, and make the models a little harder to work with.

That's where we are with these models now, and they're in the hands of people we know will get them done at least. We have a number of Hardsuits available now, but I don't know if we'll be offering the fighter or the skiff until next year.

And next year should be much better for releases. We've got several packs planned for Lead Bones (with one about to be sent in for molding) as well as more vehicles, and the beginning of a terrain line. We've got more plans of course, but nothing definite yet.


War Rocket Demo Fleets

Wednesday night of last week I threw these fleets together for display and demoing Hydra Miniature's War Rocket game at Rock-Con and Fall-In. I don't know how much they helped, but it was a really pleasant surprise how much War Rocket stuff we sold at Rock-Con.

The demos we run at the tables use this size of fleet: A class two and three class ones. Not a big game by any stretch of the imagination, but it gives people a feel for movement and the game's combat and initiative mechanics.

I'm showing the engines in most of these pics to show you an idea I had during the painting. Namely that painting the engine glow a color the opposite or near opposite on the color wheel of the main hull color helps the rear of the ship really pop.

I decided to leave the engines of the Zenithians a pure black though, the orange working much nicer on the bridges of the ships.

After Fall-In I'll come back and give final touch ups to the demo fleets. For the Zenithians this will include a gloss varnish over the cockpits and dirtying up the hulls some more. I like the idea of the aliens having dirty/crusty hulls and gleaming weapons and propeller rings.

The Valkeeri designs I didn't really like when I first saw them. However, now that I've painted some though they're really starting to grow on me. I like the way they maneuver in the game as well; while they can forget about complicated turns they can do fun things the Imperials and Galacteers can't.

Again you can see that using opposing colors for engine glow really make the back of this Class 3 pop.

The painting of the Galacteers and Imperials basically involved a couple watered down coats of Games Workshop's Foundation paints followed by a Vallejo wash. For the Imperials it was mostly a glaze to get the metallic gold areas working, (even with a couple of coats the gold I use tends to be pale) and painted the red hull areas over again to even out the color. However I left much of the surface area of the Galacteer ships with the raw results of the wash to leave them feeling a bit grimy and used, especially the Class 3.

The ships (and my paint jobs :) ) have gotten pretty universal compliments as I think they should. It is a very nice range and works pretty well even with a simple two tone paint job.

Dead Bronto

Here's Acheson Creation's Dead Sauropod from their Primaeval Designs line, showed in this pic with some of dad's Copplestone Castings dinosaurs for scale. The bronto is roughly eight to nine inches long and consequently somewhat difficult to take pictures of in detail.

However there is some very nice detail to see on this model. I'm pretty happy with how it came out (though I think it'd work better with a satin gloss on the bloody parts) and will be doing more for sale in the future. This one got snapped up at Rock-con.


Welcoming Toemerica Games

Today we are welcoming Toemerica Games to our lineup. Another little startup with something neat to offer; a miniature line called Workforce Heroes. The 'average joe' as militia, revolutionary, or just getting the job done. There's just the one model at present with choice of big spanner or shotgun, but we hope to help him get more out there soon.

Price of one fig $4.25 USD, set of five for $20. They'll go up on the online store as soon as we get back from Rock-Con.


Ramshackle Games Boring Machine

Here's a pair of boring machines I painted up for sale. They paint fast and look pretty good I think. Might be a good alternative to drop pods for 40k. Unpainted they go for $22 USD, haven't decided on a price for these though.

If you'd like to talk to me about owning one of these send me an email, we ship anywhere at cost.

Painted Santa Sets In!

We've been a little busy getting ready for two shows in a row; Rock-Con and Fall-In. However we're happy to announce we've got the Santa's ready to go and have pics of the pre-painted ones above. They'll be priced at $18 a set ($10 a set unpainted) and should be just the thing for some Holiday horror themed gaming.

Check em' out here.

Also, between now and the show(s) I intend to post some pics of other painted stuff we'll have for sale, including a couple of Ramshackle Games Boring Machines and an Acheson Creations Dead Sauropod I just finished today. It's a monster, and I think I'm going to have problems taking good pics of it.

And speaking of conventions, if you're GMing a modern horror (re: zombie) game at either of the aforementioned upcoming conventions send me an email at wolfgangbrooks at gmail and we'll see if we can get you some prize support for your game.


Holiday Special

Coming out this week: Shotgun Santa and the zombie elves. Is he their master or their prey?

28mm set of 3 figures for $10 USD. Sculpted by Brad Shier.

We've had 100 sets of these printed for this holiday season, and when they're gone they're gone... until next year. Then they might be joined by something new, holiday themed, and maybe sci-fi or fantasyish. We haven't put alot of thought into what next year's bit might be.

Out of those 100 sets we're making up 10 prepainted sets. Price to be determined.