Friday, 23 September 2016

Authenticity in politics

These days, the quality that people want more then anything else is authenticity. In film, in literature or in food. Imperfections are embraced and the mass produced, packaged and processed are dismissed.

Is the same thing happening in politics?

Tuesday, 13 September 2016


Anyone who was wishing on a star for a non-miniatures post is about to regret that.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Malifaux: Crossroads Seven

So; I got the band painted. I don't normally do large group shots because they rarely turn out well, but I thought I would have a go.

Crossroads Seven
 I enjoyed painting most of these guys, they are very nice models. One of the nice things about Malifaux is that you are usually painting single miniatures, rather then trying to paint a squad. Which, I think is why I am able to paint them more often that I can manage to paint 40k. Also unlike 40k, almost every model in Malifaux feels significant. It's hard to really get into painting Tactical Marine with bolter #12.  

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Friday, 2 September 2016

Malifaux: Loose Ends

I had to go back to work yesterday for the first of two non-pupil days at work, which obviously means I have come home and painted more 'faux. I'm something of a boulder, in that if I am made to start doing stuff I feel like doing more stuff. Whereas for most of the summer holidays I was content to sit and look out the window. It's funny because you come back after the Summer break and colleagues tell you about all the far flung places they have been, and all I can think is "my word that sounds exhausting". However, I assume you come here to look at painted miniatures, not to learn about my infinite capacity for doing nothing.

So, I had a little backlog of miniatures which don't really fit in any big group. First up is the spawn mother and gupps.

Spawn Mother & Gupps

Friday, 24 June 2016

Malifaux: Johanna

I got hold of one of these limited edition Johanna's. So I painted it. Quite a cool little model; much cooler then plastic Johan, who looks like a weird mutant man.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Brexit, for the last time.

If I don't screw it up, this post should be published some time after the polls close, but before the referendum result can be guessed at. That's because I don't want people to say I am trying to influence the vote, or am only saying this because of the likely outcome.

I want to talk about democracy.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Malifaux: Dreamer Avatar

I said I might have something coming from the electronic bay, and here it is. The Dreamers avatar form. Now I own all four of the Neverborn avatars. It would be good if avatar forms existed for Lucy, Collodi and Lynch. However, I suppose then no one would want to use the emissary model (when it finally deigns to come out). I'm not sure what you are supposed to do if you are playing Collodi, Lucy or Lynch in a campaign game. Wyrd did say that they were going to bring out some sort of 30mm to 50mm avatar converter, one per faction. No sign of that though,   


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Malifaux: Lucius

Lucius is a master I have wanted to get the models for for a long time. He's always been one of the best characters in Malifaux, and in M2E I can play him without breaking my one faction vow. Splendid.


Thursday, 2 June 2016

Malifaux: Jacob Lynch

Jacob Lynch, we meet again. This is actually my second Jacob Lynch crew, I picked up the crew when it first came out but never got around to painting it and eventually sold it. I was never particularly impressed with these models, some of the first plastics, along with the other 10 thunders duel faction crews. Quite flat, detail quite soft, and a fair number of gaps that need filling. However, a lot of the models are very useful. Indeed, Illuminated may well be the best minion in Malifaux. 

Jacob Lynch