Thursday, 1 January 2015

From Millsy - 15/20/28mm Sci-Fi (126 points)

This is the other half of the week of crazy odds and sods I referred to in my earlier Fantasy post. It's a mix of 15mm, 20mm and 28mm miniatures from a variety of vendors for a couple of games. Variety is the spice (not the Spice) of life after all.   :-)

Part one makes me shake my head at how disorganized I am. Last week I submitted an entire force of Titan Marines, happily thinking I'd painted everything I had bought. Guess what I found packing them away? You guessed it, another batch of stuff including 6 more battle suits (Khurasan Miniatures and really 20mm or so tall) plus 3 spider drones (Ground Zero Games). I couldn't leave 'em so painted they were and that's really all of it now I hope. 30 points on the nose.






When I found the above I also found these. Critical Mass Games walkers standing about 28mm tall (in fact exactly the same height as a GW Space Marine). Wonderful resin miniatures which I made a complete mess of and threw in a box.

When I undercoated them I used a cheap primer and the ink I painted over the top made a horrible mess. Cue minor hissy fit and away they went for a good few months. Well if the Challenge is good for anything it's making you paint stuff you've put off and it worked with these. I'm not thrilled with the paint job but neither does it horrify me and they're done. Another 30 points on the tally so all good.





And lastly a bunch more Space Marines because a) they needed doing and b) people were nagging me to do them (you know who you are!). There's a pair of Dark Angels including a sergeant to let me split a 10 man squad into two of 6, a new 10 man squad of Blood Angels and a custom Chaplain in terminator armour.





I don't like any of the termie Chaplains so I kit-bashed this one from about four different models. Oh yeah and a "Teleport Homer" which always gives me some sort of weird Simpsons cross-over ideas when I hear it out loud. :-)





That totals up to 13 loyal sons of the Emperor for 65 points plus whatever the Teleport Homer (tee-hee!) is worth.


Now if my math is correct that brings my points tally up to at least 1251 which means, Mr Docherty, that I believe I've won our little handbag side challenge stoush. There's nothing I can say at this point which can't be better said by the Reverend MC Hammer so I'll leave you to watch this little gem and think of me sleeping the sleep of the righteous...



From Curt:Ah Millsy, gracious in victory as any spastic man in red baggy pants can be.  ;) 
Another wonderful sci-fi entry from you Mr Mills. Actually, I think those purple walkers are excellent, they somehow remind me of the funky robots in 'Borderlands 2'. And your work in the 40K genre is always impressive - such clean and distinct paintwork. 
Again, a great entry Millsy and bravo on your duel victory!

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  1. Well done Millsey. your painting is stonkingly good for such speed. Well done indeed.

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  2. Well done Millsy! A grateful nation thanks you!

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  3. Pah! Robbed, robbed I tell Ya...

    Great job once more MR M... Name your prize ...

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    1. Thank you sir. I spent a sleepless night prior to your last post. I realised last week you got to post before me and I might already be cooked despite my best efforts. :-)

      As to prize, something colonial seems appropriate...

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    2. Already got a few of those. They're all painted too!

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    3. Camels matey , it's gotta be camels... Cause I have the right hump with you and your "music" choices...

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  4. "gracious in victory as any spastic man in red baggy pants can be"
    Such flattery! Stop it, you'll make me blush...

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    1. That's settled it - Dave, send him some Zouaves!

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  5. excellent work - should I be a little depressed that your week of "odds and sods" is more than my entire output so far and probablyt for January too?!?!?

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    1. No you shouldn't. You probably went outside or spoke to other people. Like a normal person would.

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  6. Congrats on your handbags victory!

    A nice bunch of figures in this entry :)

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  7. What a great variety of stuff and well executed at that! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Congratulations!
    now I'm sure that there's no breaks on Millsy' s paint table there's only a an accelerator;)
    I really need to push my rowers to their limits, where are my drums?;-)

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    1. Flog the rowers mate. The lash is the only way... :-)

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    2. It's the Rum and Sodomy you need watch out for mate

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  9. Nicely done, and a lot of painting work, sir!!!

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  10. Excellent stuff Millsy. Is MCH one of the marines? He's got the pants?
    Cheers, PD

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  11. Congrats Millsy - a well deserved win but heed the cautionary tale of MC Hammer - fame and renown bring many pleasures but they also bring grave responsibilities - don't squander your painting glory like Mr Hammer did his music empire. I would hate to see you on the telly a few years from now on some shabby reality show

    I'm not sure how well "Hammertime" translates into "Millsytime"

    Hopefully you really are "too legit to quit"

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    1. Oh I have just the thing planned for our Mr Mills.. Revenge!

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    2. They say revenge is a dish served cold, but I say serve it up warm and piping hot :)

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    3. I like mine served curried with a pint...

      @ Miles, that's sage advice!

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  12. Great mixed collection of figs and all so well painted

    Ian

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  13. Great work Millsy, you're going great guns. I think you'll need to double your points tally to 4k the way you're going!!!

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  14. Beautiful work! I love the 15mm stuff! I recognize some of the old hybrid models in the Dark Angels and they look grand!

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  15. Lovely across all scales! The Chaplain conversion is particularly awesome. I would think you could use those Critical Mass walkers as Space Marine robots. Do the Marines still use robots in the 40k universe? My references are about 20 years out of date, I fear...

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  16. Great work Mr. Millsy! Your Blood Angels came out fantastic.

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  17. Thanks guys. I should have explained these are the old style metal model. 75% of my collection is composed of those as I like the weight and style of them. David, I don't believe they do use bots now which is a pity IMHO.

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  18. Lovely painting Michael. Absolutely first rate sci-fi stuff. So much better than all this historical nonsense pepole keep churning out. Good to see a proper wargaming subject getting some loving care :-)

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  19. More inspired work. Your basing always impresses me.

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