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I'm a bit of a born-again wargamer! I played many of the Games Workshop games when I was in my teens and early twenties, but left the hobby behind when I went to University. Over the last few years I have gradually got back into it and am literally having a ball! I'll play pretty much anything now, ranging from ancient historical to the far future! I think that I get more out of the painting side of things than actually playing, but that might just be because I get more opportunity. Hence the title...this blog is all about the colour of war!!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Up and at them!

Rainer Wolfcastle: Up and at them. 
Dialogue coach: No, "Up and atom". 
Rainer Wolfcastle: Up and at them. 
Dialogue coach: Up and *atom*. 
Rainer Wolfcastle: Up and at them. 
Dialogue coach: [frustrated] Better. 

A couple of weeks ago a colleague at work introduced me to SuperSystem. I'd never heard of it before and the idea of creating your own superheroes? Well...who could resist? A good deal of my University grant and loan money was spent on comics and I've always liked the genre. So I had to get some figures for it. I looked at Superfigs first, but it seems you can only source them from the US, so I thought there must be more lines out there somewhere. Enter trusty old Reaper miniatures! The Chronoscope line has several suitable figures, all bearing that mark of quality sculpting. So first up is Inferno, the female version of the Human Torch:

I haven't varnished her yet, as I'm actually in the market for a new varnish, not being satisfied with recent attempts using brush on and spray Humbrol Matt Cote. So the pictures aren't the best, but they'll have to do. Not entirely convinced about the fire, but I think it's as good as I can get on a first attempt. Still toying with adding an icon to her suit, too, but I can't decide what!! Perhaps when the team is done I'll think up one for them all, like the X-Men, or something.


  1. Ach Mein Eyes! Zee Goggles! Zey do Nosing!

    Great painting, just had to chime in on the Simpsons quote :)

  2. It's one of the best episodes! The goggles line is simply brilliant!


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