High Noon of the Dead

I must say that I enjoy painting the Shadows of Brimstone miniatures, even though many have soft details.

Here are the remainder of the Hungry Dead, the last 7 of the 12 in the game.

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Hatless Cowboys, bearded prospectors and saloon ladies in their best dresses have all succumbed and become the Hungry Dead. (Which is such an evocative name, especially as other such adjectives such as “Living” “Evil” and “Walking” are taken.) You know that you don’t want them to get close to you.


The Hungry Dead

Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death game set

Flying Frog Production

HIPS plastic

30mm bases.


Painted so far this month: 12

Painted so far this year: 237


The Actually Ancient Dead

from the lead age strata of Ye Pile of Olde…


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Some lead miniatures from the 80s, Citadel Zombies.

A bit worse for wear, one of them is missing an arm. Luckily no sign of any lead rot or such. They were takes out of their pack ages ago, which probably saved them.

But since these are zombies of the not-entirely-fresh variety, I don’t see the missing arm as much of a problem. One of the others have probably had it for lunch.


Warhammer (Oldhammer)

Citadel Miniatures

Lead metal from the 80s

25mm bases


Painted so far this month: 5

Paintes so far this year: 230

Why is that pile of bones moving about?

I have not had the time to paint or hobby these last few weeks, because I am about to move house. This involves a fair deal of painting and remodelling work in the old one to make it ready for sale.

But today I managed to grab a couple of hours.

Semi-random mini of the month, part 1:

from the second Reaper Bones kickstarter, they made a small selection of minis with the title Savage Worlds:


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Chosen for simplicity, but more so because it happened to be one of the front minis on the undercoated-and-ready-shelf. This figure seems to be comprised of many different skeletons and parts, from several species. There is at least one dog in there as well.


I don’t know what this “Savage Worlds” setting is, but I expect it to be something pulpy set in the american west or similar. The other minis are texas rangers in stetsons, an undead gunslinger, some steampunky mechanic type , a giant prairie tick and this ambulatory pile of bones.


Bone Fiend

Savage Worlds

Reaper Miniatures, 91007


40mm round lipped base.


Painted so far this month: 1

Painted so far this year: 226

Deadzone Rebs Sorak Swordmaster

One of the metal specialist or hero-types delivered in the second wave of the kickstarter rewards.


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My name is Sebulba Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!

The Dugs Sorak are the aliens that use their upper arms for legs, and have a lower set of more delicate arms for most other tasks. This one has rather large pair of cleaver-like swords. So I tried to make them look lighter with blue paint. Something like the blades used by the covenant hunters in Halo. Not sure if it worked.


Mantics’ metal minis do leave a bit to be desired, there is usually a lot of flash and often some of the parts are badly cast with prominent mould lines. I think they might use their moulds too long before making new ones, or maybe their mould makers are not all that good at their job. When cleaned up , though, the minis usually are quite nice.


This casting, though, was not all that bad. The sword arms naturally required pinning, and I also pinned the mini to the base.

I like the look of the Sorak, and I think they suit the classic “red devil” style look well. So I am doing them as such.


Rebs Sorak Swordmaster


Mantic Entertainment


25mm base



Painted so far this month: 33

Painted so far this year: 225

Ack Ack Ack Ack (again)

Finished a second squad of the Mars Attacks! Martian Grunts.


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Some of the helmets are a bit wonky in the picture, as they are not glued down yet. I use thinned PVA for this, because it sets transparent, and can be removed with ease if the need arises.


Martian Grunts

Mars Attacks! the miniatures game

Mantic Entertainment

PVC (that is rather similar to the more rigid bonesium from Bones 2 KS)

25mm integral bases.


Painted so far this month: 32

Painted so far this year: 224



The Hungry Dead

aka the Saloon Shuffle Quintet.


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…five more to be precise.  The remaining seven are in the works.

These are the minis with the softest details of all the SoB. Still, they work as low level mooks.

For some reason I have not bloodied these up at all.



The Hungry Dead (2 out of 3 sculpts, 12 in total in the game)

Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death game set

Flying Frog Productions

HIPS plastic

30mm bases.


Painted so far this month: 22

Paintes so fat this year: 214


…because you can never have too many tentacles!


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Six more of the Giant Tentacles from Shadows of Brimstone.

I went for a “Simple Squid” colour scheme instead of an “Easy Octopus” this time around.

Not much more to say about these.



Shadows of Brimstone (in both game sets)

Flying Frog Productions

HIPS plastic

30mm bases.


Painted so far this month: 17

Painted so far this year: 209