Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Ancible Article - Vanity Fayre (Issue 7)

Okay, it looks as though I am a published writer outside of the environs of my blogs!

Issue 7 of the Ancible, a tabletop gaming magazine, features an original article written by me; titled 'Vanity Fayre' you will have to read it to find out what it is about. But don't worry - the Ancible is free to download - just follow this link here.

Pretty exciting stuff for this would-be writer. :)

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Aquamarina

I imagine Aquamarina is some kind of mutate empowered with the ability to transform into a form of water. Or maybe she is some kind of water elemental type? Who knows.

This mini is one of a burgeoning number of supers to be found in the Chronoscope range from Reaper, and known by a different name in that range to the one I have chosen. The mini is effectively one of a set of four classical-element themed female supers in the range, and I will get to the others in good time. While it was nice to see supers in the Chronoscope range, I feel that more recent sculpts have been better than a couple of the initial supers minis (with some notable exceptions among those first few).

Obviously anyone who follows my Pulp Citizen blog knows I am a supers nut, so expect to see quite a few in the coming months if I can keep my present motivation for painting. But rest assured other stuff is in the pipeline, so hopefully this blog will live up to its name.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Kabaka K'Wana

I have posted this already on Pulp Citizen, but for anyone not reading that blog I though I'd kick off posting with some minis I have painted and/or photographed in the past year or so. The backdrops vary quite a bit in those older pictures, as I am still trying to get to grips with my miniature photography, so please bear with me.

First up is the mighty giant silver ape Kabaka K'Wana. I have already used him in Pulp City games so far, but hopefully he well also see use in some pulp and Victoriana themed games as well.

Kabaka K'Wana is from Reaper's P-65 range and is a big beast in every sense, and very weighty too. To match in with basing for my other minis, the interior of the base (an 80 mm recessed piece from Fenris Games) was a simple scratch build using sand and plasticard to try and evoke a paved effect; basically I wanted something that would look okay in some forgotten temple or even urban streets.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Welcome To The Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer

Welcome indeed to anyone checking this new little blog out.

The title is a bit of a mouthful I know, but it has been cooking at the back of my brain for some time. This isn't my first (or even second) blog, yet this is intended to be the most diverse one that I maintain.

My first blog was and is Pulp Citizen; a gaming/hobby blog with a very narrow focus. I hope that the Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer presents a much wider view of my tabletop gaming hobby pursuits than the Pulp Citizen can offer. Not that I am unhappy with Pulp Citizen - far from it - but that was always intended to focus on one game and any tangential influences on my hobby endeavours with that game (painting and playing).

The Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer will focus on my tabletop hobby in most areas except Pulp City - that will remain the preserve of Pulp Citizen. Some crossover may occur, but that will be stuff not explicitly Pulp City in nature.

In the months ahead I hope to get around to doing stuff in the following areas; posting about minis old, new, and reworked:
- generic sci-fi
- AE-Bounty
- AE-WWII
- MERCS
- Warhammer 40,000
- generic supers
- Confrontation 3rd edition/3.5
- small model count Pulp
- Pulp Victoriana
- generic fantasy characters

And anything else that fits the bill. Some stuff will remain untouched, since I tend to drift around projects, but hopefully I will find stuff to blog about. wish me luck. :)