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London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break and haven't looked back since. I must admit that I seem to be more of a painter/collector than a gamer, but do hope to correct that at some point in the near future. My gaming interests span the ages, from the "Biblical" era all the way through to the far future. I enjoy games of all sizes, from a handful of figures up to major battles (see my megalomaniacally sized Choson Korean and Russian Sever Years War armies).

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Finished: Assorted Scatter Terrain for Judge Dredd


It appears that I am on a bit of a roll at the moment. Following rapidly on from the concrete scatter terrain, I've now finished some other bits of scatter terrain.


Mini-Guns:


...because every self-respecting mega-block's Citi Def troop needs some heavy firepower to defend their residents against various threats like the Sovs, zombies, other blocks. Kept under lock and key, there is no danger of them falling into the hands of the block's criminal gangs...



Prisoner Posts:


With street Judges making multiple arrests every hour (Dredd once arrested several thousand people in one go. OK, it was the entire crew of a Sov warship, but...) and with such a high level of crime, they don't have time to take prisoners into the Sector house for transfer to the Iso Cubes. Instead they simply cuff the perps to prisoner posts for pick-up by the Pat-wagons and H-wagons.


Gas Cylinders:



Garbage Grinders:


Waste needs to be disposed of and it's much easier to process if it's already been ground down into small bits. Most homes will have one of these, or there will be one on their floor of the block, and there will also be public ones in the great outdoors.

Criminals have been known to use them to dispose of bodies and, in one case, to use one (marked as out of order) as a hiding place for an assassination attempt.



Janitorial Droid:



All of the above items were from Wargames Terrain Workshop.


Food Vending Machines:


Who needs a kitchen (or even has space for one in their slum apartment?) when you can simply get a nutritious*, hot (or self-heating) meal from the vending machine on your floor. Take your pick of Sump Industries "Grot Pots" or Munce Inc Ready Meals.


These machines are from Antenociti's Workshop.





If all goes well, I might have another terrain piece finished tomorrow.


Friday, 31 July 2020

Finished: More Concrete Bits for Judge Dredd (plus Shinies and Podcast #19)


After painting some Jersey Barriers and T-Walls (from Antenociti's Workshop) before, I decided to buy some more - you can't have enough of them in my opinion!

I painted these up yesterday afternoon then today I gloss-coated them, added decals and posters and re-glossed them and finished them off with a matt varnish coat.

T- Walls:


I should note that I added graffiti decals to all of the pieces this time, sometimes on both sides.


Jersey Barriers:



Damaged Jersey Barriers:



K-Rails:


I might get a few more of these...



Shinies!

This morning, the postie delivered another package full of lead:



It was the extra bits I'd ordered from Lancashire Games - some more German warriors, cavalry and leaders; for the Romans a few more cavalry, some mounted generals/officers, another pack of archers and some legionaries (I'd only ordered auxilia before).

I'm gradually working through prepping the leadpile for this project.



Madaxeman Lockdown Specials Podcast #19

What should be the penultimate of this series of weekly podcasts has been published:



Tune in to see how you fared with your answers to last week's quiz.


Thursday, 30 July 2020

Some More Goodies

At just after 7pm today my door buzzer buzzed. I had a delivery.


Inside was a bunch of 15mm resin (and a couple of metal bits) terrain from Hovels for my "Infamy, Infamy!" project.


A bunch of bits for a German village and farmsteads.



Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Wednesday Workbench 29 July


A quick shot of my workbench. The brushes on the left have been cleaned, the ones on the right will get cleaned tomorrow.

I've been fairly busy with prepping the figures for my 15mm "Infamy, Infamy!" project. The Germans are done and I've started on the Romans.

I think you have probably guessed that the top photo is a bit of a tease. Over the next few days I also plan to paint this lot up:


Yes, even more scatter terrain for Mega City One.



Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Lockdown Podcast #18

Episode 18 of the Madaxeman Lockdown Podcast has been published. For those of you who were paying attention to episode 17, you will know that I am up against Timmy for the army list design segment; whose Later Byzantine list will win out?





We recorded episode 19 last night and have agreed that episode 20 will be the last in the series (and will conveniently coincide with us finishing "Teaching Timmy About Napoleonics" - no, that wasn't planned, we're not that competent!).

Monday, 27 July 2020

Finished: Some Random Figures for Judge Dredd


And they're finished! Just a few odd bits for Mega City One.

Agents from the planet p'Lus Hy meet in secret to coordinate their plans for planetary domination:


A citizen has had too much to drink:


A ganger and his chimp on a bike:




And two grav-board surfers having a friendly race:







I've left the flight stands unglued so that I can use different heights. They will probably just act as scenery for games.

The teddy bears and the passed-out drunk are from TT Combat; the other figures are from Wargames Terrain Workshop. I did replace the heads of the surfers with ones from Anvil Industry (the original heads were too large and not very nice sculpts - sorry Dave!). I'm not keen on the resin they were cast in - it's very brittle and bits snapped easily. Some of the casting (especially on the underside of the boards) was a bit rough as well.





Saturday, 25 July 2020

Paint Table Saturday 25 July


I decided this morning that it was time to get back to painting, so I started work on these. I've done quite a bit more since taking the photos a few hours ago. If all goes well, I should have the painting finished tomorrow, but probably not the varnishing and basing (I also need to get some flight stands for the grav surfers before they are "finished").

Drunk from TT Combat; rest from Wargames Terrain Workshop

Teddy bears from TT Combat
After these are done, I'll paint up a few more bits of scatter terrain before I begin work on the next two buildings.

My plan is to finish off the Dredd stuff before I begin work on my Romans and Germans for Infamy, Infamy!