Sunday, 25 February 2018

From ByronM: Thebian Greeks and 30k Mechanicum (107 points)

This week I once again worked on more ancient Greek figures.  This time they are from Victrix and are the Thebian phalanx models.  I honestly can't tell much difference from the Athenians other than the helmets, but that's ok I still like the models.

I did these in another very simplified paint scheme with mainly white armour with green trim and undershirt.  I then applied some Little Big Men shield decals and called them done.  Super simple and basic, but once again, once ranked up they look at least 2-3x better than individually.  I always tried painting ranked guys to a higher standard before, but Curt explained years ago "It's all about the ranked look, no one looks at a single mode", so I have been cheating on ranked guys ever since.

I based them on 40mm x 60mm bases and used a bunch of tufts from Tajima as with all the other Greeks that I have done.  Almost time to order more!  I've gone through several boxes already this challenge.

Next up is a small addition to my 30k Mechanicum force, a Magos Auxilia and a squad of Servo-Automata.  This gentlemen is mainly machine as his body has slowly been replaced with parts more worthy of someone who worships the machine god.  He is an elite choice that helps upkeep the machines in battle by repairing wounds on them each turn.

His Servo-Automata help by adding extra wounds back if they are close enough.  These should help keep some of the big stompy robots in the list active for a bit longer.  After all being able to return d3+1 wounds a turn to a 12 wound toughness 8 robot is not insignificant!

Most of the rest of the week was spent working on my next theme week entry as it is rather large and I needed some serious time to work on it!  See you next week with more cool toys.


My apologies Byron, I nearly missed these!  The Greeks are looking really impressive with their shield decals, but I am mesmerised with the 30K stuff again.  The colouring is just superb and I imagine that these are incredibly fiddly to put together.  I am adding a couple of bonus points for the complexity of the models and therefore the intricacy of painting required, making this another 107 points to the tally.

The Votes are in for the 'Childhood' Bonus Theme Round

Hello Everybody!

Our fourth bonus theme round is complete! We had 31 participants submitting entries providing their various interpretations of the 'Childhood' theme. Below are the results of the voting. 


The Runners Up Are:

SidneyR's 'Ada The Goose Girl of Laarden'

EvanH's 'Mouslings for my Munchkins'

AnthonyO's 'The Magician's Apprentice'


The podium finishers are:

Third Place: MichaelA's 'Would You Like A Jelly Baby?'


Michael will receive another 25 points in recognition for his brilliant Dr. Who submission this round (and his uncanny skill in creating a horrifically realistic rendition of 1970s carpet). Wonderful work Michael and congratulations!

Second Place: ByronM's 'Alice in Wonderland'


Byron will receive another 50 points to add to his total. This vignette will be a wonderful addition to your wife's steampunk collection! Stunning work.


And in First Place: 

SanderS' 'I love it when a plan comes together!'


Absolutely superb entry Sander! You hit it out of the park in capturing the spirit of the 'Childhood' theme. For claiming top spot on the podium Mr. van Staeten will receive another 75 points and a gift voucher from our pal Steve over at Arcane Scenery . Congratulations Sander!


Again, a BIG round of applause to all the participants of the round for their excellent efforts illustrating the theme. Terrific work folks! 

Finally, please remember that next Saturday at midnight (March 3rd) is the submission deadline for our last Bonus Round Theme: 'Monstrous', so delve into the nightmare places of your imagination and show us what you've got!