Finished up a few random minis, with more coming down the pipeline. I need to make some room for Bones 5 that should arrive sometime later this summer.
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80067 Max Graves, Pulp Era Investigator
from Reaper, Bones 3 Mythos Expansion.
Currently in Reapers Chronoscope line.
Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi
Made in Bones Classic PVA, the better bones mix.
I painted this mini for the Limited Palette challenge of the Reaper Challenge League. July’s colours are Brown, Orange, Purple. in addition to white and black. Mixing is allowed.
Since brown, orange and purple contain all the primary colours it is possible to mix most secondary and tertiary colours from them.
e.g. brown with some white makes beige, add a little orange to make the perfect buff trenchcoat colour. Add a little purple to this to make caucasian skin colour. Add a little white for highlights. Light grey for the shirt, black revolver and torch. A spot of white, then orange, then more white, wet-in-wet makes a good torch lens. Greys for the five o’ clock shadow. The lightness of the top grey makes him look older.
From ye piles of olde:
Leviathan Dwarf Command
Grendel Productions, ca 1995-1996
Metal, 30mm base
Originally released by Grendel Productions in 1995, Leviathan was a skirmish game that featured great big beasts and demons made in resin, with some metal parts and (admittedly lumpy) minis. Dwarfs, orcs, elves, goblins, human barbarians, each more savage than the last.
This was part of a three mini pack of Dwarf Command.
Grendel Productions lives on even today under the name Scotia Grendel, and this mini is still still available from their webshop in the same three pack under the name 30001 -Dwarf Command.
44021 Maggotcrown Bonesack
from Reaper Bones 4, Dreadmere expansion, 2019
Sculpted by C. Lewis (is that just a wierd coincidence or did the sculptor want to distance himself from this one by only using his initial?)
Bones Black PVC
The question remains: Who the hell thinks these sick things up, let alone designs them and produces them for sale? This is pretty horrific. Vagina dentata, anyone?
That said, I imagine the designer of this mini had a look at the fat Gluttony mini from Helldorado and said hold my beer.
One of the three skeletons
from FDG0237 Skeletons Set 3 (.stl files)
DragonLock miniatures by Fat Dragon Games
25mm integral base
A 3D-print from before I owned a resin printer. This is actually printed in PLA on my old Flash Forge Finder. You can see the print lines. That said, I think it turned out really well. They designed them to be support free, and it is.
Anyway, it’s a complete orphan that has been cluttering up one of my tray/boxes for ages, so I finally grabbed it to paint.
The Dragonlock minis are a bit too comic-style for my liking, so I have not printed more than a few.
Bears Head Miniatures
from the Wilderness Encounters kickstarter, 2018
Sculpted by Philip Hynes
I am working on an old druid-like mini, so I picked out a few woodland critters and other animals to go with him. Here is the first that I finished.
Bears Head Miniatures has many excellent minis. I checked the website today, and it seems he has shut down the webstore for the time being.
More from ye piles of olde:
Celtic War Dogs
These three were originally sold in a pack together with a human handler.
Harlequin Miniatures, mid to late 1990s.
Sculpted by Kev White (at least I think they are by him, based on the style of the humans and swamp goblins in the Celtic line, and the fact that he sculpted a lot for Harlequin in the mid 90s.)
They are, of course, painted as Irish Wolfhounds.
These were among the earliest minis released by Harlequin Miniatures back in the day, when everything they made came with integral bases.
Today the line is still to be found for sale at Northstar Military Figures, under the line name “Celtic Myth”.
These specific minis together with their handler are sold as FW3006 Celtic Dog Handler.
Also of note is that the Swamp Goblins of old have changed name to Fomorians.
Painted so far this year: (Miniatures: 168 / 365 goal // scenery and terrain: 6)
January: 38 // 5
March: 11 / 1
July: 58 (just 44 to go to catch up by the end of the month…)
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