Bulking out some undead units for Kings of War

Apart from the prep, I have done some Mantic undead, easy jobs to fill out some of the units I have and get them off the “to do” shelf.

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5 skeleton warriors

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4 zombies. (yes it should be 3 and a half, but since I count the large minis as 1, I think it is ok to count the small ones as 1 as well.)


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and a skull catapult with crew.


Assorted undead mooks for Kings of War

Mantic Games

HIPS polystyrene hard plastic

20mm mantic square bases


Painted so far this month: 12

Painted so far this year: 77

Prepping the days away

For the most part, the last couple of weeks have been spent doing prepwork:

The Dungeon Saga minis are now undercoated and ready for some brush action

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a bunch of Mantic restic kits from the Kings of War kickstarters. God, these take AGES to prep what with the gazillion small pieces, all the big mould lines and properties of the restic itself, the mouldlines not wanting to be scraped off at all.

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so best to get them done once and for all. Some Trolls, Lesser Obsidian Golems, Goblin Fleabag riders, Dwarf Brock Riders and resin Earth Elemental. Just needing some primer and a bit of basing.

Still have a bunch of different restic units from the first KS sitting in their little bags until the day I can be botheres to prep them. This lot has turned me off the restic prepwork for a while!


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Burrows and Badgers: Freelancers (the full set from the second B&B KS, with resin terrain.) And what a great set of terrain it is! I will go more into these when I get around to painting them.



Space Hurps done for now

About a year ago, I bought a set of Mantic old convert-your-own sci fi zombies off ebay, and combined with the plague zombie sprues I got from the deadzone kickstarter I spent a day building a ton of them.

They have been cluttering up my to do-shelf ever since, only being nickled-and-dimed  in small groups, getting in the way and generally being a nuisance.

So I decided that enough is enough. Here are the last 18:

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which brings the total up to 63 of the poor space hurps sufferers:

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But is this a Herd, or a Horde?


Converted from Old Mantic Sci Fi Zombies set + New Mantic Plague zombies + DreadBall MVP Anne-Marie Helder.

Mantic games

HIPS plastic and restic

25mm bases



Painted so far this month / year: 65




Reaper Bones Hordlings

After the big Harbinger demon, time to unwind with some smaller demons:

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The last two out of the three Hordlings from the second Bones Kickstarter.

These were experiments with differently coloured inks, to compare the effects vs the transparent ones.


Here is the first one, that I painted last year. Just for completeness sake:

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and then the question does present itself: Why on Earth did I base this one on a square 20mm base and the two others on round 30mm bases? It boggles the mind!


77335  Hordlings

Reaper Bones KS2

Bonesium PVC

30mm bases.


Painted so far this month / year: 47

Shadows of Brimstone: The Full Sets

I need to get bigger backdrops. This one I jury-rigged out of the set I printed out way back when, and it is a bit wierd with all the different colours.

Trying to get all the minis from these sets in the same picture was not feasible, and even each set in a single picture did get a bit… crammed.

Only goes to show that you get a lot in these games.

City of the Ancients:

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4 Heroes: Gunslinger, Saloon Girl, Bandido, US Marshal

12 x Void Spiders

6 x Stranglers

6 x Tentacles

3 x Night Terrors

1 x Goliath



Swamps of Death:

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4 x  Heroes: Lawman, Preacher, Rancher, Indian Scout

16 x Hungry Dead

6 x Hellbats

6 x Giant Tentacles

3 x Slashers

1 x Harbinger

Seems you get a bit more value for money in this set, with a tad larger minis and 4 more of the lowest level mook.


…and yes, I realise should have held the camera at a higher angle to get a better views of all the minis. But I didn’t so here we are.


But anyway, I have finished both sets of this game, and that makes somewhat of a landmark for me. Actually finishing something. Pat on the back for me.


Oh well, no rest for the wicked. Onwards and upwards!

Shadows of Brimstone: The Harbinger!

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The Harbinger from the Swamps of Death game set! A stonking big winged greater daemon for the end boss and largest single miniature I have seen in a boardgame! Wingspan as a large dragon and too big for my backdrop! It says alot that it has to squat down to be able to reach our intrepid adventurers…



Aaaand… the Shadows of Brimstone sets are both complete!


The Harbinger

from the Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death game set

Flying Frog Productions

HIPS plastic

60mm base


Painted so far this month / year: 45


Shadows of Brimstone: The Heroes

Without further ado, here are the

Heroes of The Shadows of Brimstone!


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City of the Ancients:

Saloon Girl – Bandido – U S Marshal – Gunslinger


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Swamps of Death

Lawman – Rancher – Indian Scout – Preacher


For some reason, I always gravitate towards the monsters and creatures in a game such as this, and I find the heroes to be a bit…meh, I simply do not find them all that interesting. This means I tend to put them off until the end. And that they tend to get somewhat uninspired paint jobs…And it must be said that they do look much better IRL when not magnified like in the pictures.

The Preacher is the same one I painted last year, and is in the picture for sake of completeness.


This completes the City of the Ancients game set.

So, all that is left is the big winged demon thing from Swamps of Death, the one that is so big it needs to squat on its haunches to be able to reach the heroes…but how to paint it?


The Heroes from both Shadows of Brimstone game sets

Flying Frog Productions

HIPS plastic

30mm bases


Painted so far this month / year: 44