Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Gate and wall completed

I have finished the wall and most of the figures I have. Will aim to make some more terrain and finished the last four sailors.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sailors and new wall construction

Here are some of my sailors finished. It's been a while but I hope to have all of my models done by Christmas.

I've also started working on the walls attached to the gate. My son helped my with the relief designs.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Character profile template.

Hunter C. Longfellow. Looking good but needs some stats!

Last of the island adventurers finished.

The final members of my island adventurers are painted. Will start work on the sailors soon and hope to have all of the figures done before the end of November.  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Film crew and dog!

I am half way through painting the film crew. I am pretty happy with them so far. I haven't had much experience painting females and I have to say it has been a highlight of this project so far. I also really enjoyed painting the bull dor. I just need to find a fitting name for him.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Islanders finished!

I have finished the first league for my kong adventure. Just need to varnish and add static grass. I will probably start on the steam crew next .Before I do though I will invest in some more colours so I don't need to spend so much time mixing.

The lighting doesn't do the lava queen justice.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Witch doctor

It's is the school holidays here in New Zealand so hopefully I will get some more figures painted. I've recently finished some more islanders plus my heroine. I tried some lighting effects on the doctor which I think turned out pretty good.  I had my two year old climbing over me as I painted these so I stopped there but I have the rest of my islanders half finished.  Here are some pics.

I like the model but he is looking down to
much for my liking. It's hard to see the
detail on his face from above.
Will use this little fellow as some sort
of objective.

I don't think the photo does her justice. Once I have
all my figures finished I will have to borrow a
nice camera and set up some good lighting.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Islander test figure

Here is the first miniature from I have painted for some time. While I'm pretty happy with the skin tone, the rest of it needs a little bit of work. I mixed the colours for the accessories from my wife's fine art paint supply! I think I will splash out on some new paints. This will make the process a whole lot easier. Also, after seeing the mini up close in the photograph I can see that my brush skills need some work. What I am pleased with are the eyes. I painted them first which helped and I didn't even use my smallest brush. Look out for more islanders to come.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Here come the natives.

The first batch of figures are ready to be painted. I have a pretty busy week but hopefully I can get some time in.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

King Kong's gate finished.

Here are some shots of the finished gate. A bit heavy on the dry brush but, it got the job done. Also, my pulp figures arrived in the mail so time to get reacquainted with small brushes and back pain.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Kong's wall

Hello adventurers. One of the features that stood out for me when watching King kong were the huge doors built to keep him contained. So, while I've been waiting for my pulp figures to arrive I've been busy making up my very own version. I decided to go for the look of the original because it feels a bit more pulpy.

I have built my version out of some old boxes. I used hole filler to cover the boxes in order to try and not have the corrugated look. I also wanted to make sure the masking tape was not visible after painting. Was a bit of work but I hope it will be worth it. I will look to invest in some foam for future terrain projects. Here are the walls as they stand unpainted.

Finaly. I cut out some card to add relief to the flat areas. Even got my kids to draw up some designs which turned out really cool. Pretty happy with it so far. Now, where is that tin of paint...

Sunday, August 9, 2015

In the deep end!

Pulp Island, a place of adventure, terror and giant critters! Welcome to what I hope will be a long lived blog about my adventures in pulp gaming. I have been a fan of the pulps tabletop wargaming for some time but have never put the two together. In fact, I have spent more time planning and researching games than actually playing them. So, I have jumped in the deep end and purchased some pulp minis which will form the backbone of my adventures on Pulp Island.

Here are the figures I have purchased. All from Bob Murch's Pulp Figures line. With these I hope to capture the excitement of King Kong on the tabletop. Wish me luck!