Saturday, 1 September 2018

Vampifans Views 110 - Monthly Musings 80

I start this month with this very dramatic painting of Vampirella fighting Count Dracula. As with all of my Vampirella pictures I'm showcasing this year, it was painted by Manuel Sanjulian. These two iconic vampires have been allies and adversaries on many occasions. In this painting they certainly seem at odds with one another.

August was very much Strontium Dog month for me and I was delighted that I got everything released by Warlord Games for the first wave of the game painted - figures, scenery and even the plastic tokens. I have already started painting the figures for the wave two releases and about half of them have been finished. I greatly enjoyed playing my introductory batrep for the game (see my previous two posts) and I hope to play more scenarios in the future. The way characters activate in a turn was new to me but greatly added to the enjoyment and unpredictability to the proceedings. As a few followers commented, the game ebbed and flowed throughout the turn. No IGOUGO in this game.

Sticking with 2000AD I have news of another major character from this, my second favourite comic (Vampirella is, of course,  my favourite comic) and that is Judge Dredd.
EN Publishing who produce the What's Old Is New series of role-playing games, N.E.W., N.O.W. and O.L.D. are going to release the Judge Dredd and the Worlds of 2000AD RPG rulebook (in two versions), the Robot Wars campaign supplement, a games-masters screen and special six-sided dice as part of a Kickstarter which launches on Tuesday 24th of September 2018. I am immensely excited about this whole project. If you'd like to know more about it please check out my WOIN blog where I have been given exclusive access to some of the contents of the book. Here's the link to it - https://vampifanwoin.blogspot.com/2018/09/judge-dredd-and-worlds-of-2000ad-preview.html

In addition to the new Strontium Dog figures currently getting painted, I'm also working on yet more Wild West figures by Black Scorpion and Knuckleduster Miniatures, Ghosts of Gaia figures by Bad Squiddo Games, as well as an assortment of sci-fi figures I plan on using in my The Ace of Spades Campaign. I am also painting scenery items from Wargames Terrain Workshop along with more Hayland Terrain scenery and furniture items that my brother has printed out for me. I have plenty to keep me going for years to come... and that's just the stuff I share with you. I also work on a number of projects no one but me knows about. They will be revealed when the time is right. Suffice to say, I am very busy.

12 comments:

  1. Looks like Vlad’s about to get a mouthful...

    You are busy mate and I’m loving the output, keep it up!
    The Strontium Dog stuff has been a joy to behold, I need more AARs please.

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    1. Many thanks, my good friend. More "Strontium Dog" batreps are definitely on the cards as I plan on running the four scenarios from "The Good, The Bad and The Mutant" supplement here on my blog in the very near future.

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  2. I guess we all have our favourites, I am waiting to see what you have done with the new Black Scorpion figures. It's a good job you are a prolific modeller and painter, at my snails pace there would be nothing to see for months.
    Keep up the good work,

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    1. Cheers, John. Black Scorpion and Knuckleduster Miniatures are my two favourite producers of Wild West figures. I have finished painting a whole load of figures from these two ranges, many of which will be shown in this month's posts. I am making great inroads into my collection of the Black Scorpion Tombstone range. They are such a joy to paint.

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  3. Great musings Bryan, and your not being shy on how many different projects you have on the go at the moment. Have enjoyed seeing all the the SD stuff, it has greatly helped in deciding what bits I want to pick up.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Dave. I do like to have a few projects on the go at a time as it stops me getting jaded or bored. There'll still be plenty more "Strontium Dog" stuff to come.

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  4. I agree with you Bryan about the Black Scorpion mins been a joy to paint & I don't even like painting :) plus like John I take forever to paint stuff :(

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    1. Many thanks, Frank. The Black Scorpion minis are so full of character and incredibly well detailed which is why I love painting them so much. I'm just glad that I am such a prolific worker. Living on my own gives me so much freedom to devote to my hobby.

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  5. Great stuff as always Bryan, you are going to be busy 2000AD wise for a while I can see, good job your postings about it are so entertaining :-)

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks as always, Roger. Even without the 2000AD stuff I'd still be busy but honestly, I prefer it like this way. You'll never hear me say, I'm bored!

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  6. Lots coming to enjoy . Almost perhaps too much! I know that's rich coming from me!

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    1. Cheers, Clint. I know exactly what you mean... even for me, it's a lot.

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