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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Custom 28mm GI Joe: Road Pig

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Dreadnock: Road Pig

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The feature that really distinguishes Road Pig is his improvised weapon: a cement brick on a steel rod. I found one of these cement bricks on one of the HeroClix miniatures (Marvel HeroClix Avengers #16 Luke Cage).

I combined his hallmark bludgeon with a Mage Knight miniature. There was only one problem: the size. This mini is too small for 28mm battles. And certainly when it has to represent one of the biggest and baddest Dreadnocks!

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My solution was to add him on an elevated base. His head is now on a higher level than the other miniatures, so this trompe-l'oeil is effective to make him look big.

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Custom GI Joe 28mm: Snowjob

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Snowjob

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Snowjob is based on a HeroClix miniature with a GW backpack glued to his back. The paintjob was easy: white basecoat. Grey wash.

I made his ski's from sturdy plasticard. (A base from Star Wars Pocketmodels to be precise.) The fact that he's not wearing the ski's makes the miniature more useful for urban battles or snowless terrain gaming tables.

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Yes, I know, the slottabases on my custom 28mm G.I. Joe's are not finished. I plan to paint them all black. That way I can use them on any surface. A prefer neutral colors on the bases.

The original toy miniature:
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Custom GI Joe 28mm: Beachhead

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This 28mm version of G.I. Joe Beachhead is made of Heroclix parts. I performed a headswap, and I removed 3mm from both his legs to shorten the miniature. Now he doesn't stand out between the rest of my 28mm miniature collection.

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The Original toy figure:
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Custom GI Joe 28mm: Firefly

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Cobra's favorite saboteur:
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For Firefly I used a Deadpool HeroClix miniature. Repainting him in the toy figure's colors results in quite a good look-alike.

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I added a Games-Workshop 40K Imperial Guard backpack to finish the job.

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I'm sure this miniature will see a lot of Joemunda action on my gaming table.

The Original Firefly toy figure:
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Custom GI Joe 28mm: Lifeline

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If you click on "GI Joe" in my blog-tags you'll see my previous work on building a 28mm GI Joe & Cobra army to use in Necromunda (or any other modern skirmish game).

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Recently I started painting my miniature conversions. In the coming weeks I'll upload some pictures of the tabletop-ready mini's.

My version of Lifeline is based on a 28mm miniatures from AT-43 Unit Box: Med Tec.

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The key to success is using the exact same colors as either the toy figure or the cartoon character. Selecting the correct miniatures from any other game is part of the fun. Sometimes you don't even need any conversion work. Lifeline is an example of that.
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CRISIS 2018 Pictures Report Part 2/2

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Earlier editions:
CRISIS 2015
CRISIS 2016
CRISIS 2017

2018 Edition (pictures say more than words):

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Next CRISIS convention at Antwerp (Belgium) is November 9th 2019.

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CRISIS 2018 - Wargames Convention - Antwerp, Belgium

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Earlier editions:
CRISIS 2015
CRISIS 2016
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2018 Edition (pictures say more than words):

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As always, a long queue at the entrance.

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Every year there's a metal freeby for each attendee. This year it was Brabo, a Belgian myth/legend:
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Assassin's Creed

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Nice idea to use foam as forests.

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Spectre: Operations

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This is the end of my picture report part one... I'll try to upload some more ASAP.

EDIT: Part 2
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Boba Pritt

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My laserprinter has been printing some A4 puzzle pieces. Glued together they form a new challenge for my Star Wars Miniatures.

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These custom maps are actually quite good thumbsup

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Great quality images and cool strategic options. Can't wait to play on these!
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Necromunda "Van Saar" are sooo Back!

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I could not resist buying a pre-order boxed set from Games-Workshop. The new miniatures are just TOO cool to pass by.

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"House Van Saar; the technological powerhouse of Necromunda, creators of the finest weapons and armour of all Houses."

I always wanted to own the "Van Saar" gang ever since the original release of their metal 1st edition. Never found any for a reasonable price at eBay...

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So that's why I started building the new plastic gangers! And OW-MY these miniatures DO look good. But they have sooo many different pieces. It's a real plastic puzzle.

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But since I love the smell of plastic glue in the morning, the high amount of pieces per miniature does not scare me.

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These guys look bad-ass. Can't wait to field them. Currently in doubt about the coloring scheme: will I go yellow or lightblue ...
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Necromunda December 2017 Painting Challenge: 99% Complete

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Now with the bases drybrushed and the skin shaded (with ink), I am ready for the final highlights.

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I applied the flesh-ink and then immediatelly wiped it away with my fingers. This way it shades the deeper details and the upper parts remain light pink.

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The belts needs some fixing up. And I'll clean up the hair with nice red fine lines.

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It feels like I'm putting more time in blogging about this speedpaint-job than in the painting itself
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