This week’s randominis

Three weeks in on September, I am managing to stay afloat in the face of work and IRL. The new Dune movie is great, by the way. Looking forward to part 2.

My submission for the Album cover challenge on the minipainting discord.
The mini is one of the Dishonored Dead from Shadows of Brimstone: Forbidden Fortress base game set.
Naturally, I painted all six.
The mini has a skull for a head, and not an Oni-face, so I had to make do with some light blue base colour and red and darker blue markings, together with red/yellow in the eye sockets.

Since I am not a big fan of painting similar minis identically, I varied the colours between the three pairs, keeping to dark tones as per the album cover. This way they still look like a unit but each mini is somewhat different.
The Dishonored Dead
Shadows of Brimstone: Forbidden Fortress stand-alone game set
Flying Frog Productions.
HIPS plastic, 30mm bases

My legions of undead need someone to follow.

02092 St Tarkus, Dire Dead
Reaper Miniatures
Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi
Metal, 30mm base

77030 Danar, Male Assassin
Reaper Bones 1 core set
Sculpted by Dennis Mize
Bones Classic, the rubbery white stuff
30mm base

Fun Fact: 77030 = Bones miniature #30. This is the very first of the kickstarted Bones. The first 29 models were all released before Reaper took the Bones line to kickstarter, it all blew up and the rest is history.

The Halfling: The first time I saw this miniature, I knew he was destined to become Bilbo at some point, being so very reminiscent of the hobbits in the Ralph Bakshi animated movies.

To say that Bilbo’s breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. Bilbo had heard tell and sing of dragon-hoards before, but the splendour, the lust, the glory of such treasure had never yet come home to him. His heart was filled and pierced with enchantment and with the desire of dwarves; and he gazed motionless, almost forgetting the frightful guardian, at the gold beyond price and count.
-JRR Tolkien: The Hobbit

44037 Bergamot, Halfling Scout
From the Bones 4 Dreadmere expansion
Sculpted by Bobby Jackson
Bones Classic, the good stuff. 25mm base

He likes a spot of Earl Grey.

The golden glitter worked even better than I had hoped to make the miniatures looking like they were standing in a sea of gold coins.

I started with a whole tub of darkish golden glitter. It was not enough and I had to add another tub, this time of lightish golden glitter. Turned out all right in the end after a bit of mixing and spreading around. It was a bit of a bear to clean up afterwards. I will probably have annoying flecks of glitter turning up uninvited for evah!

For the conversion category of the RCL:

Gribbles the Ratcat
Made with parts from a Bones Goblin and a Bones Giant Rat, some green stuff and a 25mm base.

Maybe it is a bit rough. My greenstuff is old and lumpy with semi-cured bits in it. Had to carve it into shape. A bit of a botch-job, but good enough result. Doesn’t have to be perfect, just functional.

Painted so far this year:   (Miniatures:  249 / 365 goal // scenery and terrain: 6)
January: 38 // 5
February: 20
March: 11 / 1
April: 8
May: 13
June: 20
July: 87 
August: 40
September: 12

[per day #262: -13] lagging even more behind.

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Tom Trussel

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