Ufhilloss Prep and a New Display

Here’s the more or less assembled Ufhilloss. Still needs a solid round of green stuffing and probably going to pin those arms, too…

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And a new acquisition from Japan, something to keep things dust-free on the workbench!

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Ufhilloss Prep

I’m hoping to start getting in some time with minis between my other projects, so I’ll go ahead and fire up a WIP post.

The other night I started cleaning up a Mierce snake and found a bubble in a terrible spot, right at the sword hilt. So I took it as an opportunity to learn another kind of pinning, though the existing hilt. In the process of doing this, I snapped the hilt again between the hands, which was actually ok as I wanted to pin through to the other hand anyway.

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And the right arm pinned and glued, as well.

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I’m probably going to have to paint the arms separate, since they cross over the body. Ditto the tail segment, it loops next to itself. I’ve never painted a mini in parts before, should be interesting.

Still need to pin the body to the lower half, assemble the tail, create pins for assembling the 3 sections later, then figure out a base.

Prime Time

Deion Sanders was not hurt in the writing of this post.

Primed a bunch of stuff. Ran out of black so only zenithal primed a few. My den is still tore up from integrating a new desk so I need to see if I have another can of black primer stashed somewhere…

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The unprimed KDM stuff is prepped up and ready to prime, but I want to force myself to finish a few things, the shelf o shame is getting pretty full. So I’ll paint the females once the males are done or I bash out the Imperial Assault bunch.

Kingdom Death: Monster Survivors WIP 2

So a weird thing happened when I began tackling this mountain of plastic mans…I really enjoy plastic kits! The quality of the casting on offer here helps a great deal, of course.

Anyway, I finished up the initial assembly of the Kingdom Death four basic survivors and the lion. Forgot to do the lower jaw on the lion, so I had to cut the tab and jam it in there best I could.

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Next step: lots of gap filling…

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I got in my core game box of Kingdom Death: Monster. It’s epic, it’s awesome, and it’s also a lot more miniature assembly than I’ve ever done. So, starting with the basics and also the easiest to assembly models, here are the 2 male First Story survivors. Still need gap filling, but they’re not too bad given my lack of experience with plastic kits!

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Expect to see a bajillion KD minis in the following months as I dig into the core set.

Prep bench update

I’m not dead…yet! Mostly been spending any hobby time I get here and there doing some prep work so that I can focus on painting this winter. I also have the Grudge bust and a couple more zombicide things underway (forgot I have three or four survivor/zombivor pair prepped, too). Oh, and a couple KD pieces I pulled for a possible scene. Ah, well.

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See anything you like in there? 🙂

The Grudge WIP 1

I know I’m not the only one enjoying the good weather! Getting the garden in shape, new patio furniture, grilling and chilling.

Rainy night, so I made some time to sit at the desk and work on the Grudge prep. So much prep for this guy, lots of casting irregularities. Bumps, lines and holes. Oh, those holes.

Worked green stuff into most of the holes. Had to recarve a bunch of areas where the resin filled gaps (like between earrings, etc). Then tried a quick milliput slurry across the back of the piece to smooth it a little more. I’ll sand that when it dries. Then, optimistically, mounting and primer.

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7D2D WIP 2

I got the soldier into position after some convolutions trying to get everything lined up. Should be close enough that I can work with it when positioning on the final base. Sorry for the blurry pic!

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Superglued the arms into position, but the torso wasn’t socketing in clean (probably my crappy prep work!). So after I smoothed over the very small gaps in the shoulders with GS, I used the GS to attached the two halves of the body and then smoothed that over.

I’ll blue tack the scene up again soon so we can look at a few head positions and nail the final pose and get her primed for paint!

7 Days to Die WIP 1

Title tentative, just wanted to start mocking this up and needed to name the WIP folder 🙂

Hot as heck here in the Mohawk Valley and not feeling super, so not much to report today. I did start on another of this month’s goals, getting a small Raging Heroes/Red Box vignette set up. The tough girl is one of the troop box multipart trollcast minis and ironically the Red Box zombies are from the somewhat ill-fated trollcast/RBG KS. So I like this concept on a couple levels, a badabs fight scene and a vindicative piece for Ed Fortae.

I’m pretty bad at mocking things up, I tried to blue tack the arms and head and whatnot, but it wasn’t participating…I did eventually get my ideas down, and there are some more pics of exactly how the zombies will fit in on the base etc, that I’ve left off because they’re not needed at this point…

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The position of the left arm is going to be tricky, it’s the part giving me the most trouble because it has to be connected to two models. I figure I’ll get it looking as natural as possible on her and then finalize left zombie’s position with some bricks/rocks/debris/skulls/cats (ok, not cats).

Still not certain which way I want her to be looking. Initially I was thinking she would be looking down the barrel of the gun, which highlights her reaction to the zombie sneaking up behind her. But she’s winking/squinting with her left eye, and I kind of want an open eye toward the viewer. I think it’s a slightly weaker position, but having shot the zombie in front as she turned and winked/stabbed the sneaky zombie is kinda cool. Third option would be looking off-stage, mugging for the viewer with a wink as she kills both zombies without looking, which fits the aesthetic pretty well, too.

Deadpimp and Seza Primed

Lunch time, prime time.

Deadpimp was zenithal primed white over black primer. Seza received a white primer.

Since both were a bit tippy on their corks, I whipped up this WIP holder out of a scrap of wood. I drilled a couple 1-1/2″ holes to slot the corks into and sanded it down. Works a charm, so I’ll pop a couple more holes in there or maybe make a nicer version…insert magnets so it works with my travel case…hmm…