Currently on the painting table

On the painting table: Batman Miniature Game!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Red Hood Joker WiP

As I documented in my previous post my first Batman Miniatures Crew will be a "Joker" crew using the limited edition Red Hood miniature. This miniature came along with a pre-ordered copy of the (now sold out) alternative cover Joker rule book.

Primed with Vallejo Surface primer panzer grey. You can see the Secret weapon base from the town square set. This set has a nice full manhole cover which I will be using for sewer entrances in game. 

Blocked in some base colors. The cape is VMC cad red. The vest and gloves are P3 beaten purple, and the white shirt/wingtips on the shoes is P3 trollblood highlight. I obviously have a long way to go as I have done zero highlighting or shading at this point.

Here is the painted base. I did my standard stone triad. I used some secret weapon pigments for the rust on the manhole and dirt on the stones. 

I recently picked up some of the Army Painter Zombicide paints (mainly for the jumpsuit orange/jumpsuit wash) and decided to try out the filthy suit color on Joker's suit. I wasn't 100% sold when I began putting this color down but it has grown on me significantly and I think I am going to roll with it for not. If when all is said and done I decide I don't like it I can always just repaint it black without much issue. I would really like to pinstripe the suit but my freehand skill are lacking to say the least. 

As a Reminder the crew is:

  • Joker (Red Hood): 90 rep 
  • Clayface: 116 rep 
  • High security prisoner: 48 rep
  • Turk: 25 rep/$400
  • Prisoner (stick): 17 rep

Total: 296 rep/$400

I'm still learning the rules so I am not sure if I get to buy additional gear with the remaining $600 cause the blackgate prisoners aren't technically Joker henchmen. If they are I ill throw on some gear to spice these guys up a little.

Well that's all for now have a great week y'all and more updates later in the week.....hopefully.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Batman Begins

I begun working on my first crew for the Batman Miniatures Game. I decided to do a Joker crew using the exclusive Red Hood mini which was available from pre-ordering the Joker version of the rulebook. I have no idea if the crew I designed is any "good" but at this time I'm not too concerned about that just liked the feel of it. I have been tinkering around on just designing different crews with the minis I own.

Exclusive Red Hood (Joker) primed and ready for crime

The full crew: Joker, Clayface, and three Blackgate inmates

Above you can see the first 300pt crew I designed and intend to paint. I still have a very preliminary understanding of the rules but from what I read a "traditional" Joker crew is like the Cryx/Legion of BMG as they ignore rules and are dirty. I do love the look of the regular Joker henchmen but decided to avoid the "OP" version and just get into models I liked. I also figured by painting the Blackgate inmates early on I will be able to swap them in and out of a bunch of villain crews since they are one of the generic bad guy henchmen.....essentially kill two birds with one stone. 

My first finished mini for BMG is Clayface. He is on a 40mm Secret Weapons base. He painted up really quickly as I airbrused his base color of P3 bloodstone. Once the base coat was dry I just went back and forth with different GW washes and drybrushing bloodstone and other orange/browns until the mini felt done. I then picked out the details on the fact and gave the mini a coat of satin varnish so it looked a little more wet. There is the first member of my first crew done....time to keep on moving.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Been Too Long

Hey y'all! It has been too long since I have posted anything and need to get back in the swing of things. I recently stopped working the night shift at work and have been getting used to "human hours" once again. I have been relatively inactive in the gaming department since Templecon (haven't played a game since in fact) and the last mini I painted up was Horgle for the donate or paint challenge. It seem to be a trend that after Templecon I go into a Wamachine rut and look at other games.....this year has been no different just a little more pronounced. I have been playing different board games with my buddy Greg. I've also picked up Forbidden Island and played that with my boys as well as King of Tokyo. I have also gotten back into the x-wing miniatures game by Fantasy Flight after they released the Scum faction and I saw they announce one of my all time favorite ship will be released in the next wave. I'd say the two things pulling my attention away from Warmachine have been getting back into golf and new game..

While I still enjoy Warmachine/Hordes my gaming attention has been pulled by the Batman Miniature Game (BMG) by Knight Models. The recently released their rules in print version with exclusive miniature available with purchase. I'm a sucker for "exclusive" miniatures so jumped in with both feet. I've picked up a bunch of minis and some MDF terrain to start playing games in Gotham City. I have also picked up the Devil's Shadow for my Warmachine mercenaries and hope to get them going relatively soon.

So just a quick post to get back in the swing of things and hopefully painted Batman minis and more will be showing up more regularly here. Have a great weekend y'all.