I paint things, sometimes I even use them in games. I also paint on commission, if you are in the Adelaide area and want some work done contact me for a quote. Interstate enquiries welcome.

 

I feel like this Smash Effect project will become a bit of a “How SlyFox paints” kind of thing, what with all the updates…..Anyway, here’s the 3 ladies from last night with their clothes blocked in. It’s refreshing to change it up and move on to models I haven’t painted or had anything to do with before, I recommend it if you feel a bit stale with your current projects!

I feel like this Smash Effect project will become a bit of a “How SlyFox paints” kind of thing, what with all the updates…..Anyway, here’s the 3 ladies from last night with their clothes blocked in. It’s refreshing to change it up and move on to models I haven’t painted or had anything to do with before, I recommend it if you feel a bit stale with your current projects!

Here’s a little update on my latest project, my Smash Effect team. Left to right is Katya, Ash, and Greta. I managed to get their skin done tonight. They are a mix of Incursion and Secrets of the Third Reich minis, and the ladies are looking lovely!

Here’s a little update on my latest project, my Smash Effect team. Left to right is Katya, Ash, and Greta. I managed to get their skin done tonight. They are a mix of Incursion and Secrets of the Third Reich minis, and the ladies are looking lovely!

Hello everyone! Here’s the latest batch of minis to come off my bench. I really love how Alexia turned out, she looks lovely and bright against her grungy Risen. Gorman and Valechev scrubbed up ok too, in spite of me hating the models. 

These are the last of my Warmachine models I’ll be painting for a while, next up on the blocks will be my Smash Effect team. Enjoy!

And as a totally unrelated to my normal blog content bonus, here’s an awesome selfie I took this morning. I am normally a terrible photographer, but I really like how this turned out(enough to post it to the world anyway!)

And as a totally unrelated to my normal blog content bonus, here’s an awesome selfie I took this morning. I am normally a terrible photographer, but I really like how this turned out(enough to post it to the world anyway!)

Hello to all you wonderful followers, both old and new! It’s wip Wednesday time so here’s what I’ve been up to. Kapitan Valechev is coming along nicely. As with Gorman he is a list necessity, and not a pretty model(sorry Valechev!), so he’s getting the quick and dirty tabletop quality paint job. Gorman and Alexia’s bases are coming along, just building up the water effects layers now. These 3 will be my last Warmachine models for a while(excepting any commissions), I’ll be moving on to my Smash Effect team, which are shown here. They are assembled, and awaiting gamfilling, basing and pre paint tidy up. Really excited to put some paint on these guys!
In other Sly Fox hobby news(it was inevitable really, given I started playing Card Wars recently), I am now a Magic the Gathering player….A few of the guys at work play and talked me into trying it out, I enjoyed it and have begun my journey with an event deck to build on the free intro decks I also got. It should be a good way to pass the time when we are away for work!

Part 2 of 2 - The Loot!

Here’s the shinies I picked up from Little Wars today. There was so much on offer from traders and the bring and buy table(every time I walked past the amount there had grown). Starting with the impulse buys, theres a D&D Grick I just couldnt leave there, I think its his tentacles. Photo 2 was some more accidental finds, I was looking for some Sci-Fi minis at the Eureka stand and found the 20mm cats and the awesome steampunk dog, who couldnt say no to that! 3rd is a pack of 15mm dogs I’ll use for my with my zombies and the homebrew rules mentioned in the today’s previous post, I’ll paint a few as survivor companions and the rest as undead pooches.

The other 5 figures will form my upcoming Smash Effect team for the league I’m starting for our club. What is Smash Effect you ask?

Smash Effect is a skirmish level tabletop wargame that allows you to recreate the twenty second century galactic television sensation of the same name, pitching teams of warriors in a life or death gladiatorial battle in the name of the Corporations and for the bloodlust of the crowd.

 

Hire your team, equip them with the best gear your Corporation can muster and send them to glory!

 

The Games are the bloody televised spectator sport that the galaxy has turned to in lieu of war. Part conflict resolution, part entertainment, part advertising, they have fused the galactic spanning Unified Federation of Alliances (UFA) both politically and economically.

 

The Games take many forms - Deathmatch, King of the Hill, Capture the Flag and many more - but no matter the variant, it’s all about big explosions, skimpy outfits and cigar chomping badasses that keep the viewers baying for more.”

Its basically a fast and furious, beer and pretzel shoot em up, where any sci-fi type miniature can be adapted and used. The rules are available for free download here  if you’re interested, they’re only 18 pages long including fluff and scenarios.

Thats enough plugging, back to the minis! Number 4 is an Incursion Panzeraffe, who doesnt love a cyborg, heavy machinegun toting gorilla wearing a baseball cap?! 5th is a couple of Soviet snipers from the Secrets of the Third Reich range. 6 is ‘Ash’, also form the SotTR range, she will be a counts as flamethrower, what with her pyrokenisis and such. Number 7 is Gretal von X, from Incursion, I really dig her pigtails and hat combo. Lastly is Kitsune, from the Bushido range. I’ve seen a lot of awesome minis for Bushido, and she is no exception. I didn’t know my team needed a shapeshifting anime fox girl with katanas, but I do now!

Well there you go, a glimpse into whats coming soon from Sly Fox Studio, and now you know what an impulse buyer I am too! Until next time trendsetters……..

Part 1 of 2 - The games

Well Little Wars is done and dusted for another year. I spent way too much, but it was worth it for the awesome loot(but more of that in part 2!).

Here’s some shots I managed to take when I wasn’t buying things of some of the games that interested me. The first one is a 15mm ‘Blackhawk Down’ scenario, played using AK47 rules. I’ve helped out playtesting this one and its a solid game, very cinematic in that the rangers can survive hailstorms of bullets, then wipe out mobs and mobs in return. The second pic is a homebrew 15mm zombie apocolypse game, created by a mate this one is good fun. You take control of a survivor and try to make it across town to the militarised zone. #rd and 4th pics are a Mad Max style car combat game called Axels and Alloys, its played with converted matchbox cars and looked great, I’ll be looking into it in the future. 5th is a 150 point Warmachine game, I think they managed to play it the whole day before having to call it because they ran out of time! 6th is the Dalek invasion, the far right one was scooting around the floor yelling insults at everyone who got in its way, it was quite the sassy one. 7 and 8 were from Actung Cthulu! Its a weird world war 2 game based off the Savage worlds ruleset, it was another that I’m really keen to look into. 9 is a SAGA game using Samurai faction battleboards. I’m not really into historical gaming, but it looked really pretty so I took a pic. Lastly there’s some of the Malifaux crews from the Malifaux demo board.

Next post will be the shiny new minis I picked up while I was there…..

Hi guys and girls! As I pack up for the evening I thought I’d post an update. Alexias cloaks and face are done, now I’m onto her armour. Im really pleased with how her face has come out, although I might add some makeup when I’ve finished the rest of her.
I’m off to Little Wars tomorrow, in search of some sci-fi minis for a new project, but more about that later, along with lots of pics from all the demo and displays that will be there.

Hi guys and girls! As I pack up for the evening I thought I’d post an update. Alexias cloaks and face are done, now I’m onto her armour. Im really pleased with how her face has come out, although I might add some makeup when I’ve finished the rest of her.
I’m off to Little Wars tomorrow, in search of some sci-fi minis for a new project, but more about that later, along with lots of pics from all the demo and displays that will be there.

It’s WIP Wednesday, time for an update! Gorman is as finished as he’s going to get(bar his base). I still hate his sculpt, it’s just all cloak and nothing else, but I need him for a list so he must exist. I was going to start shading Alexia’s face and cloaks after dinner, but Pickle claimed the warm spot, and you just don’t move a sleeping kitteh!
This Saturday I am heading to a wargaming convention/exhibition, called Little Wars, showcasing a lot of smaller companies. Really looking forward to getting some interesting new models to add to the stash, and getting some nice photos to share with you lovely people.

Hi everyone, its time for a weekend bench check! Here’s what I’m working on at the moment…..

Gorman is probably 85-90% complete. I’m not a fan of his sculpt, the cloak is kind of carrying the pose IMHO(if that even makes sense, it does in my head!), so he is getting a quick, tabletop paint job.

Alexia, on the other hand, is getting a 2bb paint job worthy of her status. So far I’ve only blocked in her cloak and skin, and done her eyes. I’m really pleased with how nicely her eyes turned out, there’s 6 separate layers to them using the techniques I learnt in Meg Maple’s clinic at the start of the year.

Lastly, there’s my Infinity Bikers. I’m customising the bikes because even in the future stock bikes are boring! Plenty more work to go here, I’ve only just begun this project!

Some of you may remember my Arachnarok, and how she won a few trophies at a Scale Model show late last year, and the editor of Modelart Australia left me a note saying he wanted to run a feature on her. Well today the article came out, and not only did I get a 4 page feature, but the cover shot too! To have a wargaming miniature starring in a scale modelling magazing is pretty damn cool!

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More of the Risen in all their undead, swampy glory!

Next up on the benchh is Alexia, to lead her Risen, and Gorman to lend some support too. Enjoy!

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Well here they are, my swampy Risen (plus 2 Thrall Warriors) all finished. This was my first time using water effects and its been a heck of a learning experience! Be prepared to wait a long time between layers to get it right, it took about 5 days to fill the bases to the top. In hindsight, now they’re finished, I think I should have tinted the water slightly, at the moment it looks as if they are invading a pristine mountain stream, rather than a swamp! Still, I am really pleased with how they turned out.  

Adding the water effects to the Risen is taking a loooooong time, so instead of a pic of that here’s my deck box and sleeves that arrived today for my Card Wars. Further proof of my slip into becoming a card gamer….Also pictured is the new expansion for the Firefly board game.

Adding the water effects to the Risen is taking a loooooong time, so instead of a pic of that here’s my deck box and sleeves that arrived today for my Card Wars. Further proof of my slip into becoming a card gamer….Also pictured is the new expansion for the Firefly board game.

Hi all, here’s a little Monday update on where the Risen are at. The painting is basically complete, now I’m moving onto adding the vegetation and moss to the bases before I add the water effects. I’ve run into some difficulties tonight though as Pickle has claimed my lap and refuses to budge….
In other hobby news I believe I have crossed some sort of line and become a CCG player, I played in an Adventure Time Card Wars tournament on the weekend, and came third out of 12(not bad considering I went in without ever playing a game!). Today I went even further and ordered card sleeves and a deck box *gasp!*