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’m still here

Hi everyone, just checking in. I’m still here, just away from the bench overseas at the moment. I entered some minis in a competition via a mate while I’m away, and aparently they did well, so when I get back you can expect a full update. Until then, thanks for following!

Alright, I promised you a selfie….So warning-Non miniature related pic! Hi everyone, here’s a pre-Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride selfie of Mia and myself. I had a blast today, there was over 100 riders in Adelaide today, and world wide we raised over $2 million to fight prostate cancer. Can’t wait for next Years ride! If bikes are your thing I posted a whole lot of pics on my instagram, search for slyfoxrides and you should find me!

Alright, I promised you a selfie….So warning-Non miniature related pic! Hi everyone, here’s a pre-Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride selfie of Mia and myself. I had a blast today, there was over 100 riders in Adelaide today, and world wide we raised over $2 million to fight prostate cancer. Can’t wait for next Years ride! If bikes are your thing I posted a whole lot of pics on my instagram, search for slyfoxrides and you should find me!

Hello friends! This mornings post night shift Sly Fox update is fueled by coffee and the sludgiest stoner metal I can find! Anyways, while I’m waiting for the salt weathering layers to dry on my Sturgis commission I finished my 15mm dog pack. Such tiny doges, the last pic has a 15mm human in it for scale. I like mixing a little(see what I did there?!) 15mm in to break up the 28mm monotony sometimes. They’re quick and fun to paint up. These pooches will probably be used in the players vs zombies Smash Effect expansion I wrote up, hopefully soon I can start play testing them.

Thats all for now miniature wise, however, tomorrow I am riding in the Distinguished Gentleman’s ride, where participants don their finest dapper attire and ride to raise money to fight prostate cancer. If you would like to sponsor me with whatever you can afford please head to my page at  http://www.gentlemansride.com/sponsor/rider/travis and you can. I’ll be sure to post a dapper selfie here as reward! Plus there will be many photos from the day on my other blog http://thefoxalsorides.tumblr.com/

Part 2 of 2 (click here for the other post)

…and here’s the other biker for your viewing pleasure. He will be a shop warming gift to my tattoo artist mate, who has just opened his own shop.

Up next on the bench is the Warmachine Sturgis commission, it’s going to be an interesting ride so as always stay tuned, and thanks for following!

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Hi everyone! I finished off the 2 Infinity bikers I’ve been working on today and here are the results…I’m quite pleased with how they’ve turned out, and as an experiment in candy effects I’ve learnt an awful lot. It was fun customising them with some old school bike mods, I think they work well against the futuristic Infinity theme!

Hello friends, finally finished a killer week of night shift and I’m itching to get painting again! Expect some updates soon! 

I’ve also got off my arse and made a second blog for other, non-mini related things. If motorbikes, tattoos, and probably many other things that takes my fancy, are on your interest list why not follow me at http://thefoxalsorides.tumblr.com/ ? Or if instagram is your thing I’m on there too at slyfoxrides

Hi guys and gals! I’m on night shift the next few weeks, so painting has slowed a little. My new Smash Effect team arrived today, I wasn’t going to buy anymore minis this year to try and work through some of my stash, but I couldn’t say no to THW’s sale, I mean $1 minis, it would be a crime to leave them there! So here’s my team of hillbilly moonshiners, I’m feeling a Rob Zombie/Devils Rejects theme is going to have to happen. However they will have to wait for the bikers(you can just se the riders in the background), and then my Sturgis commission before I can start them…

Hi guys and gals! I’m on night shift the next few weeks, so painting has slowed a little. My new Smash Effect team arrived today, I wasn’t going to buy anymore minis this year to try and work through some of my stash, but I couldn’t say no to THW’s sale, I mean $1 minis, it would be a crime to leave them there! So here’s my team of hillbilly moonshiners, I’m feeling a Rob Zombie/Devils Rejects theme is going to have to happen. However they will have to wait for the bikers(you can just se the riders in the background), and then my Sturgis commission before I can start them…

Here’s a quick pic of Alexia with her Golden Thrall trophy, and the Druid Gone Wilder she won for me. Also pictured is the group shot of today’s gamers, I’ll keep some mystery and not tell you which one is me! Although otakuknight and warchirf might have a good idea…..

Today was a long day! Close to 10 hours of WM/H is a big ask. As expected, with my single list and no practice games this year, I came dead last after 4 rounds. Warmachine(and Hordes) is a game that punishes any mistake, and requires inch perfect maneuvering and chaining activations. Without the practice behind you you really cannot hope to be competitive. I think with my shift into artist territories so have my game tastes, I love games like Smash Effect with their fun, simple, beer and pretzels feel. That or the intense tournament scene just isnt for me!
Anyway, enough psycho-analysis, on with the pics! The painting competition was what I was really there for! As you can see I entered the Alexia I finished a little while ago. The field was limited to Privateer Press minis only, so I couldn’t enter some of my other minis which imho are painted to a higher standard. Much to my amazement I managed to come away with first place, which is a Golden Thrall statue, and a Druid Gone Wilder figure to add to my project shelf. I also picked up an awesome little commission as well, which will be great fun to put together. I’ve posted up a pic of the prize table too, it was chock full of loot which was raffled off. Also shown is a pic of some of the awesome free hand work on another Khador Jack.

Hi everyone! No painting update today, instead here’s my bag all packed and ready for my state’s Warmachine/Hordes championship this weekend. Since I’m on my bike I could only fit one list in, and I’ve only played one game of WM this year, so I’m not expecting much! Hopefully the painting competition is where I can shine! I’ll try and take some pics and post them up tomorrow, stay tuned!

Hi everyone! No painting update today, instead here’s my bag all packed and ready for my state’s Warmachine/Hordes championship this weekend. Since I’m on my bike I could only fit one list in, and I’ve only played one game of WM this year, so I’m not expecting much! Hopefully the painting competition is where I can shine! I’ll try and take some pics and post them up tomorrow, stay tuned!

Happy wip Wednesday everyone! I’ve had to start work really early this week, which leaves me tired and not very productive come evening and painting time. I have however, progressed slowly on the Infinity bikers as you can see. Their skin is complete(I’m thinking of adding some tattoos though), and I’m working on blocking in the rest atm. Infinity models are a joy to paint, lots and lots of details, if you haven’t painted any yet I recommend you go out and grab one!

Happy wip Wednesday everyone! I’ve had to start work really early this week, which leaves me tired and not very productive come evening and painting time. I have however, progressed slowly on the Infinity bikers as you can see. Their skin is complete(I’m thinking of adding some tattoos though), and I’m working on blocking in the rest atm. Infinity models are a joy to paint, lots and lots of details, if you haven’t painted any yet I recommend you go out and grab one!

Smash Effect Round 1 part 2( Part 1 is here)

Here’s the action shots…Pic 1, 2 and 3 are the board I played my game on(we set up 4 boards, then rolled for random tables). To put it simply it was carnage! As you can see there was so many fire lanes, and not a lot of cover to move my close combat orientated team members up the field with. I only equiped one with smoke grenades, which meant the 3 melee members had to try and run the gauntlet. Pic 4 shows an opposing team member sniping Katya(you can just see her in the distance) from her first story nest, whilst pic 5 shows Kitsune taking revenge for the killing, one of the few times I got her upfield to actually get into combat! The rest of the pics show the other game board and match during the first round.

I really enjoyed playing Smash Effect today for the first time, although I had a feeling I would. The game mechanics are simple, and the cinematic feeling it produces makes for added depth. Its very much a beer and pretzel type game, grab some minis, a friend, a few beers, and have some fun!

Hello everyone! Today was the first round of the Smash Effect league I am running at my club. For those that have come in late there’s a little spiel I wrote on Smash Effect here and the beta core rules are available here. I’ll put up another post after this one with some in game pics(stupid 10 pic limit! *edit, Here’s the second post), but here are some of the teams that fought it out today…First up is my team, Big Willy and the Vixens, who went against the team underneath, Krispy’s Killers. Unfortunately I went down 20 to 10 kills(the game plays like a first person shooter, first team to 20 kills wins, with respawns), but I learnt a lot in this first playthrough of the game, like bring more smoke grenades to help my close combat specialists actually survive the run into combat! Bush’s Brawlers, a team of heavy robots, accounted for The Damned fairly easily in the end, thanks to some ludicrous flamethrower action.

There will be some more teams competing soon, we have a few players waiting on conversion parts and some who just couldnt make it, so expect some more team shots soon….

Hi everyone! Work is continuing much slower than I anticipated on the bikes. It seems the ghost tint is too glossy and now I’m having a hard time getting the details painted. I’d rather not hit the whole mini with dullcoat as I like the shine effect where it’s supposed to be, just not where I don’t need it! I’m trying an experiment and washing the areas I want to paint to see if I can ‘key’ the area again and get the paint to stick.

In other hobby news I attended my first MtG draft last night and had a blast, I even managed to win a game!

Hi everyone! Work is continuing much slower than I anticipated on the bikes. It seems the ghost tint is too glossy and now I’m having a hard time getting the details painted. I’d rather not hit the whole mini with dullcoat as I like the shine effect where it’s supposed to be, just not where I don’t need it! I’m trying an experiment and washing the areas I want to paint to see if I can ‘key’ the area again and get the paint to stick.

In other hobby news I attended my first MtG draft last night and had a blast, I even managed to win a game!

Hi everyone! No painting updates today, I’ve been getting ready to take Mrs Fox(Sly Vixen?) to Melbourne to see Queen for her birthday this weekend. Please accept a pic of my newest tattoo(it’s only a few hours old new) instead, it’s part of my steampunk Alice in Wonderland sleeve I’m slowly putting together, and fear not, I’ll be back at the painting desk soon!

Hi everyone! No painting updates today, I’ve been getting ready to take Mrs Fox(Sly Vixen?) to Melbourne to see Queen for her birthday this weekend. Please accept a pic of my newest tattoo(it’s only a few hours old new) instead, it’s part of my steampunk Alice in Wonderland sleeve I’m slowly putting together, and fear not, I’ll be back at the painting desk soon!