Miniature Games Construction Yard

In this blog I'll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I'll cover scenery making and painting too. The WIP you'll see here is all about Necromunda, Epic 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition, Warmaster and Warhammer 40K 3rd Edition.

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Necromunda - the most versatile miniatures skirmish game

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Pick your favorite 28mm miniatures and play! WYSIWYG

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Modern of sci-fi setting. HeroClix, GW, others, anything goes. With the standard rulebook!!!

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Catachan IG = GI Outback

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This miniature was originally not intented to join my GI Joe Necromunda gang. It's one of my Warhammer 40K Catachan Spec Ops team members.

However, the resemblance is striking. Orange beard, white shirt.

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Maybe he would be even more recognizable as the Joe Outback if I slapped a brown backpack on his back...

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"YOooo JOE!"
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Necromunda: stats for Cobra, the Enemy

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Here are the NM stats I'm using for the Cobra miniatures I discussed in previous blogposts.

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Stats for Wraith are included. And you didn't see a blogpost about him yet... Well that's normal... You can't see Wraith, can you? (Just kidding, will be using HeroClix's "The Grid" miniature. And new rules for his stealth suit can be found here (Crysis Nanosuit).

Crysis Nanosuit for Necromunda! Check it out!

New Skill:
Agility - Swim: No movement penalties in water.

New Scenery Feature:
Water: A jump into water reduces the height of a fall with 3 inch (regarding falling damage). While swimming, a miniature cannot Run and cannot Shoot. It can throw grenades or perform Hand-To-Hand combat.


Name
Crimson Guard
Croc Master
Big Boa
Road Pig
Firefly
Wraith
M
4
4
4
4
4
4
WS
3
3
3
3
4
3
BS
3
3
3
3
3
3
S
3
3
3
4
3
3
T
3
3
3
3
3
3
W
1
1
1
1
1
1
I
4
3
3
3
4
4
A
1
1
1
1
1
1
Ld
7
7
8
7
7
7
Crd
85
178
115
130
300
480


Name
Crimson Guard
Croc Master
Big Boa
Road Pig
Firefly
Wraith
Skill
none
Swim, Scuba Dive
Crushing Blow, Berserker Charge
Head Butt, Iron Jaw
Infiltration, Ambush, Catfall, Sneak Up, Hipshooting
none


Name
Crimson Guard
Croc Master
Big Boa
Road Pig
Firefly
Wraith
Equipment
Lasgun, Sword
Flail, Respirator
none
Massive Club
Frag Grenades, Autopistol, Melta Bomb, Timer, Large Blast Device, 2 Swords
Nano Suit, Sword, Stubgun, Choke Gas Grenades
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CRISIS 2019 - miniature games convention in Antwerp, Belgium

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CRISIS, a yearly convention at Antwerp (Belgium) was November 9th 2019.

Earlier editions:
CRISIS 2015
CRISIS 2016
CRISIS 2017
CRISIS 2018 part 1
CRISIS 2018 part 2

Here's a selection of the tables at the 2019 edition (pictures say more than words):

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Bargain Miniatures at Conventions

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One of THE biggest reasons I visit board- and wargame conventions like CRISIS in Antwerp (Belgium) is second-hand shops. Private sellers trying to ditch their excess miniatures from their collections.

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Look what I found! Second, third and fourth edition Blood Bowl (Second Edition) (star)players. "Boomer Eziasson", "Grim Ironjaw", "Bilerot Vomitflesh", "Wormhowl Grayscar" and many others. Yes, even a Chaos Dwarf. and now the best part: 2,- Euro each cool

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And for those of us with sufficient age to have seen these blisters in the (FLG)Shops when they were new releases: vintage Necromunda goodies! With fair prices.
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G.I. Joemunda: Kamakura

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Snake-Eyes' pupil Kamakura, another Arashikage ninja for my GI Joe Necromunda Gang.

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I tried to get the tone of his blue balaclava right, because that's what differentiates him and makes him recognizable.

Painting his hair was easy. White basecoat. Chestnut inkwash (GW).

The metal miniature is from i-Kore, from their discontinued game Void.

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Necromunda Stats for 28mm GI Joe's

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Here are the NM stats I'm using for the miniatures I discussed in previous blogposts.

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Stats for Cobra miniatures will follow in future post(s).
Also, do you remember my stats for Marvel miniatures?


Name
Snake-Eyes
Scarlett
Lifeline
Snow Job
Stormshadow (GI Joe)
Beachhead
M
4
4
4
4
4
4
WS
5
4
3
3
5
3
BS
3
3
3
3
3
3
S
3
3
3
3
3
3
T
3
3
3
3
3
3
W
1
1
1
1
1
1
I
4
3
3
3
4
4
A
1
1
1
1
1
1
Ld
7
7
7
7
6
8
Crd
500
251
160
165
506
170


Name
Snake-Eyes
Scarlett
Lifeline
Snow Job
Stormshadow
Beachhead
Skill
Combat Master, Evade, Catfall, Sneak Up, True Grit, Feint
Sneak Up, Catfall, Combat Master
Step Aside, Disarm
True Grit, Leap
Infiltration, Combat Master, Sprint, Killer Reputation, Evade, Counter Attack, Catfall
Ambush


Name
Snake-Eyes
Scarlett
Lifeline
Snow Job
Stormshadow
Beachhead
Equipment
Autopistol, Smoke Grenades, Sword, Blindsnake
Needle Pistol, Throwing Discus
Medikit
Autopistol, Frag Grenades, Melta Bomb
One-in-a-million Bow, Sword, Throwing Discus, Photon Flash Flare, Filter Plugs, Grapnel
One-in-a-million Stub-gun with Dum-dum Bullets, Weapon Reload
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G.I. Joemunda: Dial-Tone

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Dial-tone, one of my favorite Joe's when I was a kid. Dunno why exactly. I can only remember my little sister breaking off the microphone from his backpack. I was really upset. Oow, the worries of a kid...

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The green tint really matches his toy counterpart. Wait… this 28mm miniature is a toy too actually…
Ssst... keep that a secret... it's not a toy, it's an important part of a simulation tabletop game!

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I wanted his backpack and gun in a grey tone because the toy had grey accessoires too. Worked out just fine me-thinks.

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G.I. Joemunda: Polly

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Next G.I. Joe character in line for a conversion into a 28mm miniature for my Necromunda games is Shipwreck. This funny person has seen some variations in style. The cartoon version didn't exactly match his comic version, but both were fine.

The comic version had long hair and a cap.

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The cartoon (and toy figure) version was wearing a sailors hat and his typical lightblue shirt. And offcourse, his parrot Polly!

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When I bought the Marvel HeroClix miniature Luke Cage to use the brick under his feet for the Deadnock Road Pig, I was left with the actual miniature itself. The cap reminded me of the comic version of Shipwreck. So I decided to make a blend of both versions of the Shipwreck character.

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For the parrot I have used the top part of a Bretonnian Knight from Warhammer Fantasy Battles. The Wings are from a BattleMasters mounted knight's helmet.

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Quick Miniature Basing Technique: SLUDGING

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Basing miniatures was always a multi-phase process for me. First phase was glueing a paper strip over the open slot in the slottabase. Second phase was applying glue to the top of the slottabase and sprinkling sand on it. When dried, as a third phase, I painted a base color over the sand. This was a tricky part of the process because the paint had to be fluid enough to fill the recesses between each grain of sand. Then in the fourth and final phase I drybrushed the base with a lighter color.

I managed to find a much quicker way to do this. Phase one, two and three are now combined, without the need for glue nor a paintbrush.

PHASE 1 - STEP ONE:
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Buy some cheap acrylic paint in a base color. You normally use this to paint on canvas. Add a teaspoon of sand.

PHASE 1 - STEP TWO:
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Start blending the sand and paintblob into a heterogenous sludge.

PHASE 1 - STEP THREE:
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The colored sludge can now be applied to the base of miniatures with an applicator (metal rod, old tweezers, small wooden stick, ...). Then let it dry.

The remaining thing to do is drybrushing the base with grey. (When using darkbrown as basecolor, you could also drybrush it with lightbrown and add some static grass.) That's PHASE 2. And the end.

I call this new basing method "SLUDGING"! cool
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