Sunday, 28 September 2014

DRYCHA. WOOD ELVES. YEAR: 2014

Drycha is a Wood Elves unique character and maybe the most representative of this army due to its rage against any enemy of the forest. In addition, it spends one hero option but allows you to deploy extra spirit forest units if at least one forest is present on the battlefield.
Today we want show you this miniature, a wonderfull Wood Elves model.

It's the fourth post that we publish about our Wood Elves order, but it's not the final one... You will have to wait until we upload the fifth and sixth!.





Thursday, 18 September 2014

STAR WARS V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: COLLECTOR'S SET. WEST END GAMES. YEAR: 2014.

Long time ago in a galaxy far far away....



¡Welcome back to the universe of Star Wars! We continue with this great order uploading pictures from the 5th episode of Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back. We already published the last week another post about the episode IV: a New Hope, post that you can see by clicking here.

For those who didn't follow us the last week, let us explain a few features of these minitures. They were modeled in the 80's by the company West End Games for Star Wars the Roleplaying Game. However, despite being more than 25 years old, they have plenty of details and reproduce perfectly each character of the movies, even the most rare of them. In addition, each set has a sheet with the attributes and skills of every miniature so they are still playable.


This set about Star Wars V: the Empire Stikes Back includes 10 miniatures: Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Yoda, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, a rebel soldier at Hoth, General Veers, a snowtrooper and finally a Viper probe droid.
You can see that there are many different locations in this episode, so you will find a great variety in these models. In fact, there are uncommon characters like the Viper probe droid or Lobot. Let's see some pictures about them!


 Overview of the Star Wars V: the Empire Stikes Back miniatures.



LUKE SKYWALKER

When he was scouting his assigned area at Hoth and was attacked by the Wampa, Obi-Wan Kenobi appeared in front of Luke as a Force Ghost to reveal him that he must travel to the planet Dagobah and look for Yoda Jedi Master. This model represents Luke moments after crashing his X-Wing against a swamp of Dagobah.




PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA

After escaping from Hoth with Han Solo on the Millenium Falcon, they decided to hide at Bespin in order to repair the old spaceship. Lando Calrissian, one of the most important man of Cloud City and old mate of Han was waiting for them with a very special guest...


As we said before, check out that the models represent very accurately the custome of the films such as the small holes that compose Leia's cloak. These are very good details if we remember that these figures were created in the 80's.



HAN SOLO

Best friend of Luke who saved him from a certain death in Hoth. After escaping from the Wampa's lair, Han found Luke unconscious in the snow. He digged a refugee to spend the night and keep Luke warm. 




YODA

Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council during the Republic. He was exiled when Palpatine achieved the title of Emperor, being his destiny Dagobah. Luke traveled to this planet in order to meet Yoda and learn the Jedi powers. Check out the size of Yoda compared with a 2 cents coin! 




LANDO CALRISSIAN

Old mate of Han Solo as smuggler and ex-owner of the Millenium Falcon, he was living at Besping as an important businessman. When Leia and Han were being chased by the Empire, they tried to hide at Cloud City with pretty bad results. After the treachery of Darth Vader, Lando decided to join the Rebel Alliance.




LOBOT 

Lobot was a cyborg that helped Lando to administrate and rule the Cloud City of Bespin. During the Vader's betrayal, he helped our heroes to escape from the Empire. 




REBEL TROOPER AT HOTH

When the Empire discovered the rebel Eco Base at Hoth thanks to the Viper probe droid, rebel troops fought bravely. However, they couldn't do anything against the AT-AT.




GENERAL VEERS

General Veers was one of the best imperial officers. He was in charge of the assault force on Hoth to the rebel Eco Base. Leading an AT-AT squadron was able to destroy the power generator that protected the base, allowing the landing of more imperial forces. 




SNOWTROOPER

These imperial troopers were specially trained to fight in the snow. They defeated the rebel troops at Hoth when Lord Vader discovered their hidden base.




VIPER PROBE DROID 

These droids where scattered all over the galaxy by the Empire in order to find the Rebel Alliance. Thanks to one of them that fell on Hoth and discovered the Eco Base power generator, the Imperial fleet was able to know the location of their enemies.


As you see, we have painted the base to simulate snow, just like the surface of Hoth.



We hope you liked our new Star Wars post. Don't worry because we still have a lot of miniatures to show! For the next week we will change the topic and we'll come back with something more common and traditional in our blog.

Regards from the whole crew!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

STAR WARS IV A NEW HOPE: COLLECTOR'S SET. WEST END GAMES. YEAR: 2014

Long time ago in a galaxy far far away....



Yes! Welcome to the Star Wars universe! Radical change and new topic for our little corner on the Internet. And you will probably be wondering: Star Wars at Grupo Afternoon blog? Yes it is, because one of our customers has ordered us a rare and beautiful miniatures collection from the 80s, a line of sets that the company West End Games launched about Star Wars the Roleplaying Game. The miniatures are modeled in 25 mm, a smaller scale of what we use to see in this kind of board-games. However, they have surprised us because of the level of details and because they reproduce very accurately the films, even when they are more than 25 years old.
On these sets we can find each one of the characters of the films, no matter how long their scripts were. For example, we have in our workshop waiting to be painted the Moss Eisley cantina musicians, Tusken raiders or dancers from Jabba the Hutt's palace. You cannot miss any of our post about this work because it promises to be amazing.   




The first set that we have completed is the one about Star Wars IV a new hope film, which is composed by 10 miniatures: Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbaca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, C3-PO, one X-Wing pilot and two rebel soldiers.
As you will see, they are pretty good modeled in metal. We have tried to copy the same clothes that appear in the movies. Let's start with an overview of the whole bunch of miniatures and then focus on each one. Enjoy!


Star Wars IV a new hope overview.



LUKE SKYWALKER

This model represents a young Luke Skywalker when he still wasn't a Jedi Knight and was living in Tattoine, planet where he grew up after being adopted by a farmer family thanks to Obi-Wan Kenobi. The old Jedi was trying to hide Luke from his evil father Darth Vader.





PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA

Luke's sister and a influential senator. She was wearing that white dress when Darth Vader assaulted her spaceship the Tantive IV.




HAN SOLO

The inestimable smuggler that transports Obi-Wan, Luke and the droids out of Tattoine on his legendary spaceship: the Milleniun Falcon. After some first difficult moments, Han became the best friend of Luke saving him in the Death Star trench from a Tie squadron.




CHEWBACCA

A Wookie who fighted with Yoda during the Clone Wars. Later he would become close friend of Han Solo, helping him in all his adventures. As you can see, he carries his famous bowcaster.




OBI-WAN KENOBI

Legendary Jedy Knight, general of the Republic armies and master of Darth Vader. He lived in Tattoine looking after Luke in order to hide him from the Empire. Here you can see an old Obi-Wan with his cloak and his blue lightsaber.




R2-D2 

This small astromech droid is more brave and valueable that it seems. Leia put inside it the new secret weapon plans of the Empire: the Death Star. Luke y Obi-Wan will have to deliver the droid to the Rebel Alliance in order to destroy this new threat.




C3-PO

This protocol droid built by Anakin Skywalker is literally the shadow of R2-D2. Both of them were on board of the Tantive IV and were launched to Tattoine by Leia in order to save the Death Star plans. Always afraid of everything, it will save its friends more than once.




X-WING PILOT

X-wing pilots are between the most valuable resources of the Rebel Alliance. Thanks to them and their legendary starfighters, the Death Star was destroyed. Here you can see a pilot with his regular equipment as they fought at Yavin IV. 




 REBEL SOLDIERS

These brave soldiers are among the most basic and common Rebel Alliance troops. These wear the same clothes that the ones that were escorting Princess Leia in the Tantive IV.




Those huge helmets and 80's clothes marked a Star Wars fan generation. 




And here ends this post. Soon we will be back with more Star Wars models that will be as great as the ones of today. We are sure you will recognize all of them.
Do not miss any of our works!

Regards from the whole crew!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

WOOD ELF HERO. AVATARS OF WAR. YEAR 2014.

We continue making progress in this order.

We only have to complete two miniatures: Drycha and a Standard Beared that will be a surprise.

Today, we want to show you a Guardian of Jade of the Aureus Elves (Avatars of Wars). However, she will be a Wood Elf Hero.

About this miniature, you should pay attention at the cloak. But do not waste more time! Here you can see the pictures.


Front view of the miniature: you can see the first freehand that we have painted in the cloak.



We have painted the lips just like the original model.



 We have tried to respect the Wood Elves colours. However, we have also tried to respect the original essence as well.



In the elf's back you can see the other cloak freehand.


If you want to see more Wood Elves... don't worry because soon we'll show you more.

Enjoy painting each model! You always must remember one thing: finishing de work isn't important. What matters is to learn something about each experience!

See you guys!

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