One of my all time favorite poems is by Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland: Jabberwocky From “Through the Looking Glass” (1871) ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that […]Read More Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
Once upon a time I read a short story by Isaac Asimov, entitled “Shah Guido G”, a story about a floating cityisland named Atlantis, it’s Shah named Guido G and the synchronized landing of a flotilla of flying craft called Waves all at the same time. Yes, you might guess correctly what happened next, and […]Read More A Shaggydog story
Again some simple paint jobs, this time around I am trying out some colour combinations for dark cloaks, that are supposed to be black. But painting black straight up black really does not work all that well, the minis simply become…Not sure how to put this…lesser? I have a really nice black cloaked figure lined up for […]Read More Ringwraiths; or playing around with colours for black cloaks
/fanboy gush start/ Oathsworn Miniatures have some fantastic, old school miniatures, in the style of the period when Citadel Miniatures had soul, also known as “Oldhammer”. Oathsworn is a cottage industry company, consisting of sculptor Michael Lovejoy and his lovely and talented wife, Jo (who is learning to sculpt as we speak). With 5 or […]Read More Oathsworn Fire Giant / Efreeti, and trying out backdrops
My earlier attempts at painting translucent Bones miniatures did not turn out very satisfactory, mainly because the paints and inks I used were rejected by the Bones material, and did not stick to the mini as I wanted, due to a lack of undercoat. And then I really screwed the pooch by using too-opaque paints. Oh […]Read More Experimenting with the Translucent Bones, part 2!
As I was painting the statues, I had some paint left over on the palette. So I started this rocky thing to lessen the wastage: Bones KS2 Roper 77227 Stone Lurker Not to be confused with that demon-thing from the *ahem* “adult anime” Urotsukidôji. Basically, a stalagmite look-alike monster that suddenly throws its rope-like tentacles around the […]Read More The Rocky Horror
When Mantic ran their very first kickstarter, they pumped out stretch goal after stretch goal with concept drawings, riding on a wave of success they did not anticipate. Some of these drawings created a lot of buzz, such as this really great werewolf: and when the minatures arrived and were unveiled there were much of […]Read More The Last of the Werewolves
In the second Bones KS there were some models of statues. Living ones, that is. These are officially known as 92872 and 92859, Caryatid Columns. A Caryatid, according to Wikipedia, “is a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head”. Play with […]Read More Messing about with statues, and whatever you do, don’t blink!
For some obscure reason the model “77115 Shoggoth” by Reaper features a big globe in it’s middle, as if it is on it’s back. It’s as if the sculptor started with a marble and tacked on some tenatcles with eyes. Don’t get me wrong, it is a nice, Lovecraftian model, but i find the marble […]Read More A Cosmic Horror, or: the smallest scaled model I have ever painted.
Finishing up units…here is the Mantic Kings of War Gargolyes. 5 of them, including the one I painted a few weeks or so ago, rebased to the standard 25mm square. For some reason I thought they had 20mm bases. At least with the 25mm base, they don’t keep tipping over all the time. And it […]Read More Mantic Gargoyles (Half) Troop