Friday 21 February 2014

Space Assassin: The Movie

Chris Achilleos piece from the mid 80s. probably best known as the cover for Fighting Fantasy 12: Space Assassin

 But also slightly less known as the video cover to a film called Extermination 2025...

... which, rather than being Space Assassin: The Movie is evidently the French VHS release of...

the 1972 Gorija classic, Godzilla Vs. Gigan.

No, really, it is. Just goes to show, you can't judge a VHS by it's cover.

Edit: Here's the trailer...

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Junkwaffel 40k

I'm like Vaughn Bode, I'm a Cheech Wizard
Never quitting, so won't you listen?

Oh yes, indeed, it's fun time

Because you can't, you won't and you don't stop

- Beastie Boys Sure Shot '94

Dah Punkerpan

Junk Dogface Combots (sadly OOP)

Bode - Punkerpan

Maxemillion (75mm tall)

Weird Walker (75mm tall)

Flytrap Factory
Maybe the Flytrap with an eye coming out of the helmet, fill in the eyes with gs, and maybe no arms.

Da Mutants / De War Lizards

Zombiesmith Quar

Cobalt 60

World of Twilight Fubarnii

World of Twilight Fubarnii

Necron 99

Da Broads


Maidenhead Babes that time Forgot.
Light Infantry centaur | painted by James Wappell

Maidenhead Babes that time Forgot.
Feral Elf

Hasslefree Delphine
Hasslefree fantasy humans

Yaarh! Another gaming project that'll never even begin.  Wargaming in da world of visionary comix artiste Vaugn Bodē. Gets youse educated ya slug! I ain't 'splainin it!

Peace. Out.

Sunday 2 February 2014

Barrowmaze Complete

Barrowmaze, Greg Gillespies dungeon-sprawl returns for it's third iteration. The new "complete" version includes everything from Barrowmaze I and II plus new details on the local town of Helix (which I'm  working on) and the surrounding environs a brand spanking new Erol Otus cover, all new layout and loads more stuff!

For those not familiar with Barrowmaze it and draws on Gregs erudite and extensive knowledge of popular and gaming culture, it's filled with little references and in-jokes without becoming a groanathon, although there is a streak of dark humour that runs through it, the overall atmosphere is of quiet brooding and the silence of the tomb! Whilst written for Labyrinth Lord, which makes it instamagically compatible with B/X D&D, it's useable with pretty much any RPG or skirmish rules with a little bit of effort on behalf of the gamesmaster.

Part of the project is also to include a box-set of Official Barrowmaze miniatures, released through Otherworld. The project hasn't yet reached it's funding goal, several of the minis and the art and design has already been completed, so it's pretty clear how much heart Greg is backing this with, and rightly so in my estimation, it's good sh*t. Yes of course I'm involved so I'm going to be biased towards it, but really, it's like Caverns of the Dead writ large, which is exactly my sort of thing...

Minis Packaging, graphic design (and packshot) by me,
 Illustration by Victor Perez Corbella

Crypt Thing
Speaking of which... I love me some murder-hobo D&D, (just don't try to get away with it being Lawful Good!) and whilst these guys are NPC encounters in Barrowmaze, they more than cry out to be used as low level PCs who get bitten by a small but vicious dog on level one (yeah you know what I'm talking about).

Tomb Robber

Murder Hobo 2
These are conversions of the Otherworld Henchmen, I haven't seen them credited on the so I ain't going to guess for fear of offending anyone. However the next pair have been sculpted by Andrew May:
Barrow Guardians

Nice concept, well executed - living statues that look like they should be straight out of a Harryhausen movie. So have a look, see what's going on... Barrowmaze Complete on Indiegogo