Sunday, December 28, 2014

Rusty Reference Pictures: Cement Hopper.

I've been trying to go for more walks and instead of just wasting my time I decided to take my camera and try to load up on reference photos for art and modeling. There's some work being done on the shopping center near me and there's a beautifully rusted cement hopper that I decided needed recorded. Hopefully it be some interesting reference or inspiration for you. Here's the pics:













And what one looks like when new.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Newly Discovered Warbots Art by John Dennett.

It's no secret that the Warbots conceived and sculpted by John Dennett and produced by Grenadier Miniatures are some of my favorite miniatures ever. John also created some great color cover art for the boxed sets as well as the fun information sheets that came with them.

But what even I didn't know is that he had also created pen and ink artwork of the Warbots. This art was to be used in the Mayfair Games game to be called Warbots, which was based on John's creations. 

Thanks to John Dennett for sharing these and allowing me to post them on the blog and to Jeff R. Leason for giving some more info on the great sounding game that should have been.

Cover art for the Armored Destro Squad.
Cover art for the Runner Pod Attack Team.
Information sheet that came with each box.

Squad markings and color schemes for various units within the Warbots world.

Following is the artwork that John recently scanned and shared with us. I'm hoping to color some of them at some point and to make images showing each mecha in various squad markings.
Battle Trooper Type IV

Activoid Shifter MK IIA code name Cobra.

Activoid Shifter MK I code name Viper.

Activoid Shifter MK II code name Sidewinder.

Runner Pod Type "B" code name Saracin.


Runner Pod Type "A" code name Vigilante.
Destro Walker Pulverisor.

Destro Walker Devastator.
Destro Walker Eliminator.

Sonic-pulse Saucer. From John Dennett:
"They were to be drones that accompanied the "Runner-Pods" & the "Activoid-Shifters" into the battle zones taking aim at mine fields and faster enemy land and air threats. I never got to the point of sculpting them but you can see two of them in action on the "Runner-Pod Attack Team" box art." 
Dread-naut Land-Leveler. These were meant to be three times the size of the Destroid Squad Walkers but were never produced.

Check out my earlier posts for painted versions of the Destro Walkers minis. All of these minis are now available from Mirliton here.
And check out the amazing stuff that John Dennett is creating at Moondevil Studio.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Unboxing Reaper Miniatures CAV: Strike Operations Kickstarter Rewards

Just a couple of short videos to show the first shipment of CAV mecha from the Reaper Kickstarter campaign. Overall they're really neat minis at an extremely low price.



The next one shows how interchangeable the pieces are.