Monday, 21 November 2011

Into the Void.

I have been reading some stuff over at Lead Adventure Forum (amongst other places) and have been encouraged to start painting a few of the many Void 1.1 miniatures that I have in my collection.

The main instigator is 'lieutenantbrittan' and if you check out the blog list over on the right, you'll see a link to his blog.

The idea is that you paint £10-00 worth of Void stuff each month. Now I already have all of the Void stuff I won't be following exactly...but what I aim to do is get a small unit painted as often as I can manage, in between the super-soldiers, Spitfire and Terminator that I am currently working on.

To start, I have a small unit of Viper Wing bikes consisting of 3 bikes and a bike with side-car. I have assembled them, cleaned and based them and they are in the process of getting an under-coat ready for the painting to start proper.

I haven't decided on colour schemes yet...but they will be quite dark and maybe 'urban' themed in some way. I won't be following the schemes in the Void rule book and although these are VASA vehicles, they will be acting as generic sci-fi (because I don't game, it doesn't really matter).

I have had these sitting in the cupboard for ages so it is a good excuse to get something going...watch this space!

On top of this, I have managed to sell some Orca battle-suits which have funded a purchase of some Mantic Space Dwarfs. I have 10 basic troops and 5 heavy troops ordered and on their way from Wayland Games. Hopefully they will arrive soon and I can throw a basic paint job on them. I reckon base-coat, wash and base-coat should do it. I will also be aiming to undo some of the misconceptions of the bird-beak helmets by painting them in the same colours as the rest of the armour...we shall see if it works.

See you from the river!

2 comments:

Brummie said...

It will be interesting to see what you do with Mantics Space dwarves. I haven't checked for a while but there seems to be a lack of decent images for them

Inso said...

Don't expect miracles...I plan on making these a quick-build force so will be keeping things simple.

...well...that is the plan but you never can tell!!!