Thursday 18 June 2009

I went to Games Expo 2009 in Birmingham last week. It was lots of fun, and much bigger than I expected.
Leon and I spent a few hours wandering around the stores and chatting to some of the figure designers. I spend far more than I had budgeted for, but bought some cool things. Some of the minis I bought are destined for the Super Hero range, and will certainly make it onto the Blog at some point, while others are barbarians for my Conan-esque range, and others are Scifi.
We spoke to Mark Copplestone, of Copplestone Castings. His Kiss Kiss Bang Bang range of minis have some very nice evil genius minis that might well be added to my lead mountain at some point. Mark is currently working on a strange idea. He is making poster sized flood-plans for various locations, like an evil genius lair and an nuclear missile silo, primarily to use with his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang range, but which would obviously have a use in games like Superfigs and Pulp City, and may be even Heroclix. The production quality looked very high, so I will look forward to seeing the finished product.
Mark also hinted that he might be tempted to do some generic super figures, perhaps as a one off, and possibly in multiple parts, so they can be assembled in a number of ways.

Go on Mark, you big tease!

I also bought some resin stuff off a company called Ramshackle Games. They were cheep, but very cool.
I bought a BADGER armoured patrol vehicle for one of my Superheroes, and a few bits and bobs. Sadly they had sold out of the 'Boring Machine', because I would have loved one of those- very Evil Genius.

Friday 12 June 2009

Here is a quick look at some of the minis that have been distracting me form my Super Fig collection. It is a fairly random collection of scifi figures, representing the crew of a beaten up old space freighter. I am not really painting these with any particular game in mind- their just for fun.
Minis by Game Workshop, Hasslefree and Hasslefree
Minis all by Herasy, but middle one has a converted hand.
Minis by Hasslefree and Herasy
Minis by Ikor (I think) and Privateer Press (Iron Kingdoms)

Azure is a deadly freelance assassin, who only works for the wealthiest crime bosses, rogue nation states, terrorist organisations and underhanded corporations (as these are the only clients who can afford her extortionate fees). That said, you get what you pay for- few of her targets have survived an assassination attempt by Azure, and those who have can be counted amongst the most powerful Supers on the planet.

This mini is another Mark Copplestone sculpt, Kindly donated to my lead pile by Leon. I think she makes a lovely Super Assassin.

I'm sorry, did I break your concentration? This is an unnamed street thug (and any resemblance to any characters in any films in purely coincidental).
Yet again this one is by Copplestone Castings, and is one of a handful of thugs I am working on for my Supers to beat up.

Sorry I havn't posted for ages. I have been busy on other projects, but here are some of the things I have been working on.

The Brotherhood of The Serpent

These three rough looking types are highly trained henchmen, belonging to a shadowy organisation known as the Brotherhood of the Serpent. Generally considered to be a terrorist organisation by most of the western world, their true motives remain unclear.
I painted these as part of an organisation for Leon's campaign. he specified the colour scheme, and I interpreted them in my own way. These figures are by Mark Copplestone, and are available from Copplestone Castings. I just bought some more from EM4, also sculpted by Mark, with very similar styling, only a bit cheaper.