Posts Tagged ‘ MINIATURES ’

Eldar Runeweaver Host – Start Collecting Box Formation

Dropping this week at a GW store near you is the New Eldar Start Collecting box

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For $85US you’ll get a Farseer Skyrunner, a Fire Prism, and 3 Windriders. It’s definitely more competitive than the old Eldar Battleforce, and a good buy if you want to buy mulitples

The Special Formation for this Start Collecting box it the Eldar Runeweaver Host.

 Eldar Runeweaver Host

  • 1 Farseer
  • 1 unit of Windriders
  • 1 Fire Prism

Restrictions: The Farseer must be upgraded to a Farseer Skyrunner

Special Rules: Weaver of Runes: The Fire Prism’s weapons all have the Twin-Linked special rule when targeting an enemy unit that the Runeweaver Host’s Farseer has a line of sight to.

 

Warhammer 40K Munitorum Armored Container Cache Dataslate Sneak Peak

It’s a terrain, objective marker, fortication 3 pack !!

Munitorum Armored Container Cache

 

Each container rolls in at 40pts and has Storm Bolters, the ammo dump upgrade, and the Promethium rules that popped up in the Promethium Pipeline.

They are each setup seperately, so you can pretty much wall yourself in for 120pts.

PostApocalOptimus Prime – WIP Scratch Built 40K Ork Vehicle Part 2

Ork for scale

Added vertical bars by the grill, Thickened the Bumper and widened the top strip to better support the removable roof

Internal horizontal support for roof.

Added vertical supports around windows and horizontal bar across top of grill

Added plating for additional texture and material strength.

PostApocalOptimus Prime – WIP Scratch Built 40K Ork Vehicle

A boy, some cardboard, and a desire to make something Orks could use to get across the battlefield
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Started with some thin card
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and more thin card
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Fold and glue that card into something shaped vaguely like Optimus Prime
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Forget the enclosed back section, as it would prevent the boyz from firing their guns wildly everywhere
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Driver section should probably be enclosed
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Something along the lines of a Garbage Truck
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Too much open space up front
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Divider creates windowed sections
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Side doors would probably help as well
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Some reinforcements along the back also add more texture
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Can’t decide which way the back section should be facing
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Back Section
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Front end gets grill and texture pieces
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Didn’t look right without headlights
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or a bummper
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Ladders, Guardrail, and more texture pieces added
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Side View
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45degree view
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Now, I need to Roll Out and find me some wheels…

Budget Miniatures Part 2 Bags O Zombies

Long before Bella and Edward made Stephanie Myers millions Twilight Creations was bringing us Zombies!!!

ZOMBIES!!! Board Game 2nd Edition

It’s a great little Beer and Pretzels board game where you and your friends race to be the only survivor of a Zombie Attack, while feeding your friends to the Zombies to help make your escape. Why we’re talking about it is that they pioneered Bags O’ Zombies. The base game itself comes with 10o zombies and 5 survivor models, and sometimes that just isn’t enough, so they sell zombies by the bags of 100 !!

Bag O’ Zombies

Sure there is only a single pose, and they are more of a 25mm or 28mm truescale, but they are about 10 cents each.

Bags of 100 retail for $9.99. They sold so well that they continued this practice with most of their later zombie releases as well.

 

Female Zombies

Female zombies were soon to follow. 100 per bag, $9.99, still a single sculpt, but a more a more detailed sculpt.

I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to go wrong with 200 zombies for $20.

 

A later expansion added new rules and a new miniature for Zombie Dogs.

$9.99 for 100

Zombie Clowns

Then came the clowns. Same scale, beefier sculpt, twice the creepy, twice as expensive !

Zombie Clowns 50 for $9.99

That’s all the Bags O’ Zombies Twilight makes at the moment, but not all the inexpensive zombies they make. I’ll cover those in my next update.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Miniatures Part 1 Zombies

The Zombie Apocalypse feature unending waves of Zombies, which can be tough on you gaming budget, here are some alternatives:

 

Zombie Planet  

Zombie Planet

These figures were found in Vending machines all over in 2012. I bought mine on Amazon, but you can find them on Ebay, and in bulk from Vending Machine websites.

The old man on the bottom left is sitting down, and the cheerleader needs to be based to keep her standing up, but they are pretty characterful and come painted. I personally wouldn’t use them in bulk, but adding set of them adds variety, at less than a $1 a figure.

 

Quickie Terrain – Radar Dish WIP

Saw these bits in my bitz box and within minutes later I had a new piece of terrain

Took step by step photos