Sunday, August 11, 2013

More Marauders and a Brain in a Jar

A few more odd items rolling off the workbench this weekend…

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Five more Mantic Marauders. I think I have enough to get started on the game with the kids (which will hopefully motivate them to paint more themselves!)

What do I call this!? Robotic Brain in a Jar…? That makes it sound like the brain itself is robotic… Whatever it is it reminded me of one of the evil nazi villains from the Hellboy comics. The miniature is from Black Cat Bases. Actually I finished painting the mini ages ago, but misplaced the Jar. I wish I'd had something I could have filled it with to make it look like it was suspended in... something... I'd thought of trying to paint the inside of the tube/jar bit with some blue-ish green colour, but then realized to make it translucent enough to see through I'd have to water the paint down to the point where there would be no way it would stick to the inside of the plastic... Ah well... It's still pretty cool. 

Ooh! And that makes 700 28mm foot figures I've painted so far this year. I'm slowing down. Until this last month I was doing ~100/month... I'll have to pick up the pace to finish 1200 this year! I'm also a bit behind with the painting of vehicles and mounted stuff - but at least i've painted way more than I've bought so far - and I intend to keep it that way!!

I also just picked up a few more things off ebay today... Mostly 40K related... an Orc warbike, a Chimera IFV, two more Ogryn, and some other Imperial Guard stuff... and a few Epic tanks... (I've been feeling the urge to bust out Future War Commander again...).

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

More sci-fi or Great War stuff…. 


  1. 700 a month!! that's still an amazing number!!

    1. Oh no! That's 700 I've painted so far this YEAR! At the end of June I was just over 600 - averaging 100 per month. I've slowed some as I've been busy and there have been considerable disruptions... (house renovations!). HOpefully I'll pick up again in the fall and over the holidaze make up for any I wasn't able to get done this summer.

  2. I have to tell you, it's a hell of a lot more than I can paint.


  3. Cool jar head; amazing production too! Dean

  4. The brain of Morbius!

    Cools stuff.