Thursday, July 17, 2014

War Rockets!

I happened to look at the date of my last post and thought "Jesus Christ Anne, you better post something or people will begin to think you died."  It would appear as if I'm not dead after all.

Recently I finished painting some Imperial Fleet War Rockets from Hydra Miniatures. They are pure Pulp and were sculpted by Phil Beauchamp.







Doing these was the most fun I've ever had painting. And I find that I am now addicted to painting rockets and space ships.  I've a Rocket Rider on the painting table now, I've just ordered some flying saucers from Hydra and two Prussian Air Ships from Dystopian Wars. Also I've got some space ships coming from the Counterblast KS next month.  

I've been away so long due to a couple of mishaps in the garden. Somebody told me that bad things come in threes. Well that somebody was wrong, they came in sixes for me. I may tell the tale in a later post as now that it's past, I find myself laughing at it all.  

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  1. Dumdumdumdumdumdumdumdum.......Flash! AHAAAA!
    :-)

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  2. These remind me of the black & white serials that were on the telly during school holidays when I was growing up. Lovely work Anne :) xx

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    1. Me too, that's why I got them. Those were so hokey, but we thought they were so cool at the time.

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  3. Nice bright finish Anne, do you actually game with them?

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    1. Alas, no. But I think they would look nice on a gaming table.

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  4. Lovely work Anne very Flash Gordon

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  5. Very nice. All you Need now are some Flash Gordon figs.

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    1. They've got some nice Retro figs at Hydra. Absolutely classic looking and I'd love to have them one day.

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  6. I have long admired the Hydra Miniatures War Rockets. You have done a stunning job of these. I would like to see you do more from this range painted by you. Top Job Girl.

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    1. I just ordered some Class I Zeithian ships from them. After that I'd like to get their Space Pirate ships. Those are so sleek and menacing.

      Thank you Clint!

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  7. Good to hear from you, Anne!
    Great addiction. Paint and post all the space ships you want. Really dig the colors you choose. And that last one reminds me of Marvin the Martian.

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    1. I just love Marvin the Martian. I wish they made a figure of him. But I'd also love figures of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

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  8. Lovely work! Gotta love the aesthetics of these old school rocket ships!

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    1. The modern ships don't appeal to me nearly as much as the Pulp. I 'spose that's because they remind me of when I was a little girl. All those magazines and their stories made quite an impression on me.

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  9. The best thing about things being in the past is indeed being able to look back and laugh. The figures look great. If you've picked up a taste for rockets and spaceships then I know that Warhammer has their Space Marines but I don't know if they really come with things like that.

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    1. I hate GW and if I have to look at another Space Marine, I shall gnaw my own leg off. That stuff is expensive and I hate the style. They don't do Pulp and that's my favourite era of Sci-fi. I love writes like Dick, Clark, Heinlein, Vern. Those guys had real vision.

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  10. Well we were starting to worry, but these are a wonderful return to the blogosphere. Lovely use of colour Anne, I can see why you find these addictive.

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    1. I have a tradition of taking a Cybervacation in June. That got extended a bit after the last three mishaps. Those almost put me in hospital and I'm just now getting round again.

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  11. Good when we can look back and laugh.

    Glad you had the best time painting. Looks good.

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    1. One must laugh or kill ones self I think.

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    2. Laughter is the best. We laugh a lot around here over stuff.

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  12. I do like the idea of us having a fleet, dear! The Shenanigans Imperial Fleet! The galaxy would fear us..... and laugh at us at the same time :)

    Bad things come to me in a neverending number....

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    1. We shall traverse the gallery to impose our sense of style and fashion sense upon all alien beings. There's room for a couple of cases of wine in the cargo hold.

      Your people seem to get singled out for all the nasty things the world has to offer. But you guys keep on with your chins up despite it all.

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    2. Under imposing our sense of style upon all alien beings we mean loincloths on all intergalactic hunks.

      Yep, dahlink, some nations, like mine, yours and Russian, seem to have suffering as a lifestyle. As you once said in different words it's probably because we lived near shite so long that we now know how to swim in it :)

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    3. Indeed we do darling. Nothing but hot sweaty man flesh from one end of the galaxy to the other.

      We have a saying "The good times are meant to be spent preparing for the bad times." The other shoe always drops and it lands quite heavily!

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    4. twould be nice if we had at least some good times to prepare for the bad ones LOL
      How are the hubs and the juniors, dear?

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    5. The Hubby was given a walker but he's being too proud to use it. I'll give him a week and then have a rational talk with him about it. The kids are fine. The Boy is working and pops in without warning about once a month. The Spawn is in college and is happy with The Future Son in Law. Mummy is having a hard time cutting the apron strings with The Spawn though.

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    6. I can imagine, dear, you did have that girl in your embrace for two decades :( But she will bring you grandkids one day (hopefully not too soon, you is too perdy and too young to be a granny :) and you will have fun with them.

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    7. Sorry to hear about your water problems again, dahlink! Life really stinks (for you literally :) You should fill a big barrel with water to have for occasions like these. We even fill three huge barrels with rain (we put them under our gutters) and use that to water the garden over the summer.

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  13. I'm glad that you're not dead.

    I've always liked Hydra's figures and spaceships - as you say, pure pulp! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the Dystopian airships.

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    1. I've been eyeballing the Dystopian stuff for over a year as I like all that Steampunk goodness. Reminds me of Jules Vern. I'm going to have to cruise around and look at some pics of other peoples work and maybe find a tutorial on how to paint them.

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  14. They all look "way cool" - Anne, I like that last shot a lot - like a 50's Scifi movie still. Best, Dean

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    1. I love that period so much. My gran would let my cousin and I stay up late at night watching all those movies on telly. She'd fix us her special chips and we'd sit on her braided rug and then make up our own stories as we fell to sleep afterwards. Great memories.

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  15. So adorable! And oh oh . . . "mishaps"? That doesn't sound good. Hope things are looking up now!

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    1. I got out for the first time in two weeks yesterday. The amount of weeding I had to catch up with was horrendous.

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    2. oh, dear, you should my yard. In last few weeks we've been having torrential downpours every afternoon for a half hour or so which makes all the weed grow like crazy. You literally have to mown the lawn every other day.... My cat can't even find his pet frogs to play with in all that weed forest....

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    3. I hate weeding and mowing. And when you're mowing wet grass it adds so much weight to the mower. It's hard to push with an extra 10 lbs of wet grass sticking to the bottom.

      Your poor kitty. He should attach a fly to the end of a stick to draw his frogs out of hiding.

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    4. the frogs usually come out in the evening (like all other posh people) and they like to go for a swim in his water bowl :) It's truly hilarious watching them splash their green selves in the water the cat drinks lol Frog soup, I guess.....

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    5. That's so cute, frogs swimming in the kitties drinking bowl. What do the kitties do? Do they just watch or do they bat at the frogs with their paws?

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    6. he doesn't even know the frogs are doing it and I haven't told him LOL When the frogs appeared in our yard I'd told him - Listen, Ignatius, you is the ruler of the yard and I leave the frog problem with you, as far as I'm concerned they're your minions. So they're pretty much his problem to solve LOL

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  16. Welcome back to the paint room. I wasn't to worried I knew it was gardening time again. I don't see my wife if the sun is up or without dirt on her hands. The spaceships look great and they are fun to paint!

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    1. The same with me. I don't usually come in till around 9 pm and then I have to soak in a hot tub just to get the grime and sweat off me.

      It's good to be back!

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  17. These are excellent. (Said in a loud Brian Blessed voice.)

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  18. The Flash Gordon theme song is playing in my mind right now Anne, great work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyIIYerdlUA

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  19. Those are awesome.
    You should try giant robots next.

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  20. BTW you really should read http://spacecaptainsmith.com/ these books are brilliant and fit right in with this theme!

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  21. My original comment has disappeared! Could be it was shot down by a Rocketship. Great painting and basing, Capt. Anne.

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  22. Something different for you! Nicely done, Anne.

    Jan

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  23. Now we are talking. I love your rockets!!

    Miss you and hope all is getting well!!

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  24. Hola Amiga
    Que naves mas chulas,me gusta el color que le as dado
    Tienes que ponernos mas de tus figuras que se te echa de menos
    Pasa un buen verano
    un saludo

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  25. Great look Anne and great paint .
    Slainte!

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  26. The cat used too much fertilizer in the garden? Damn, core one for the feline haha

    Awesome job, can't go wrong with an army of ships at your disposal. Even though you'd still probably charge people to use the loo in space.

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  27. Actually, it was more like "Jesus Christ, O'Leary actually posted!" ;)

    Love the saturation on those colours, Anne, looks great.

    FMB

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  28. kitty fang...tell yur mom we new her wuz knot a dead zombeez coz her comminted on R ass a nine postz ! ♥♥♥♥♥
    hope stuffz bak ta normal sorta kinda all most in de gardin...we haza bass terd rabbit who haz eated all de tiger lillies down two de soil anda bass terd chippy who haz digged holes ever wear...what de be jezuz iz he lookin for...oil ?

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    anne; rockin bases on all four and the detail ON # 4 is awesome; the wings, the door and the windows....was waitin for some one to wave :) I'm old school sci fi; lost in space, star trek; does anyone make a miniature klingon bird of prey......that wood kick ass....

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  29. They look great Anne! Very nice smooth tones.

    Christopher

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  30. My very first thought was LOVELY, followed by Flash Gordon! Your painting and photography are fantastic.

    I can't wait to hear your gardening stories.

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  31. Pure Raygun Gothic!

    Lovely sculpts, Anne, and a colour scheme straight from the covers of Popular Science or Amazing Stories circa 1932. That was the way the future should be!

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  32. That last one is my favorite because it tickles my deep love of retro sci-fi. So great. Thank you. Wait, am I saying thank you to a g-g-g-ghost!?!

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  33. Wonderful stuff Anne. You've got the colours spot on. Very atmospheric!

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  34. Rocket-riffic!

    They pop nicely :)

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  35. Love it. Nice retro sci-fi sculpts and amazing out of this world painting that Ming the Merciless would be proud of.
    cheers

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  36. Fantastic these are!
    And the windows painted so cool, well done
    (and glad you're still alive)

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  37. Bad news on the garden but god on seeing you about again
    Ian

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  38. Very "Flash Gordon" Anne, cracking colours!

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  39. We've both gotten into sci-fi lately, so I appreciate those rocket ships more than ever. Also, Red Rocket Ale is one of my favorite beers, so... this post has made me pretty thirsty.

    Hang in there. I'm injured too, and fighting off going to the doctor any way I can... this, of course, after our 5 stages of injury post, because who doesn't love cosmic irony?

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  40. These look great Anne. I like many others thoroughly enjoyed the likes of Flash Gordon serials and these ships definately fit the place.

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  41. They really stand out. Outstanding painting.

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  42. So sorry to hear you had some recent mishaps. Glad you're moving forward now. Maybe fate gave you twice as many bad things because she knew you could handle it?

    Is it bad to say these rockets are cute? Probably. So, I'll just say how awesome they look instead. Great job, Anne.

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  43. Hurrah Anne is back. Lovely paintjob, especially the windows. Saw these models at a show on Sunday, only lack of spare cash prevented me from buying them.

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