Category Archives: Spin-o-matic

Wreck Age: Stitcher Hunter with Netcaster

I received this promo model for participating in the Broken Contract event at Adepticon this year. Wreck Age is one of many post-apoc/distopian games that have been on my radar for a while but hasn’t quite managed to break through to a significant buy in.

Stitcher Hunter with Netcaster
Stitcher Hunter with Netcaster

But I’m not one to let the lack of game prospects keep me from painting a cool model.

Chibis: Wizard and Tengu

In addition to the ponies for the kids, I got a couple of other chibis for myself. They’re just a fun change of pace.

Chibi Tengu
Chibi Tengu

I was a little bolder than usual with a blue wash in light gray hair. Unlike some similar attempts, it actually worked this time.

Chibi Wizard
Chibi Wizard

The wizard was a bit more straightforward, using the same techniques as on more realistic models, except for the eyes.

Next Gen Part Three, Pony Edition

I continued the tradition of picking up some chibi models for the kids at Adepticon this year. This time it didn’t take a full year to get them painted.

Robot Pony by Max
Robot Pony by Max

Max’s (age four) favorite color is blue. Can you tell? This year I encouraged him to try drybrushing to pick out the highlights, and dot the eyes with white for a bit of life. He also wanted to edge the bases with an orange paint that he had previously gotten for me as a gift.

Seahorse Pony by Ruth
Seahorse Pony by Ruth

Ruth (age seven) is starting to think a bit more realistically than just blocks of color. I helped her with some washes. She wanted pink metal as base edging, so I mixed some up for her.

I also got myself a chibi knight pony, but haven’t gotten around to painting it yet.

Chainsaw Monk

I became aware of Gary Hunt Miniatures through a video on Tested. I’ve been slowly building up a collection of post-apocalyptic/dystopian miniatures, and figured this would fit right in.

The model came glued to the base with an ink wash. That makes it look nice right out of the box, but made me a bit nervous about painting it. I primed with my regular Vallejo Surface Primer through an airbrush and it seems to have worked out.

Chainsaw Monk from Gary Hunt Miniatures
Chainsaw Monk from Gary Hunt Miniatures

I decided to paint him brightly, with the red chainsaw to contrast green robes. I’m not totally sure I’m happy with the colors, but it seems to suit the larger-than-life aesthetic.