Isle of the Beholders: Reaper metal Eye Beast

From ye pile of olde!

I rediscovered this metal mini in one of my stored basement boxes the other day. I have no idea why I did not paint it back in the day. One quick paint job later:



02712: Eye Beast

Reaper Miniatures

sculpted by Julie Guthrie

white metal

40mm base



Painted so far this month: / 30   -just 24 to go!

Painted so far this year: 200 / 365 -just 165 to go!



Nothing done this last month…so here are some rats

Almost a whole month has come and gone without me touching brush to mini.


So to get back on track I chose do some minis that are quick and easy.


First up are what I have left of the Warhammer Quest Giant Rats. I have only found 7 of the original 12, as I did use some for other things long ago and also have painted one or two as part of the Skaven giant rat swarm.


These I put on bases I adapted and printed, being 20 x 25 mm oval, using the same lipped pattern as for the chaos hounds some weeks ago.

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These rats are always fun to do. And fast.


Giant Rats

from the original Warhammer Quest game set

Games Workshop

HIPS plastic

3D printed 20x25mm oval bases



Painted so far this month: 7  / 28.  21 to go (and just 2 days to do it!)

Painted so far this year: 40 / 365. Just 325 to go!

Clearing the shelf, part II: Swamp Goblin blowing their own pipes

I still have some recalcitrant shelf sitters that stand around cluttering up my little trays of “to do” minis. So we start with trying to get a sort of fresh-ish start for the new year. In the spirit of clearing away some old sins, here are some more of the Chronopia Swamp Goblins. This time around, we come to the Blowpipes.


A full group of six (the contents of a blister pack) and their leader (sold separately) put on 20mm round bases, as I thought they fit the small goblins better.


Swamp Goblins w/ Blowpipes & Blowpipe Leader

Chronopia, Swamp Goblin faction, circa the turn of the century

Target Games / Heartbreaker


20mm bases


Painted so far this month: 7

Painted so far this year: 7

Year’s End Shelf Clearing: Chronopia Swamp Goblins!

The End is Nigh and the built up clutter on my little shelf needs to go.


We start with this little squad of Swamp Goblins from the defunct game Chronopia.



Rather uninspired. I simply could not be bothered to go that extra mile with these, which is probably why they have been sitting on the shelf for months on end. Now they are passably painted, but only just. And off the shelf.



Swamp Goblin Spearmen, and Spearman Leader.

Chronopia, from the Swamp Goblin faction.

Target Games, end of the 90s


20mm bases



Painted so far this month: 19

Painted so far this year: 383

Ye Pile of Olde: Papa Growler

Another ancient mini from around the turn of the century, the Big Bull of the Razorback Growlers, from FASA corp’s Vor: the Maelstrom game.

The game was a sci-fi skirmish game set in a universe dominated by “the maelstrom” which mashed bits of different worlds together, leading to many possible cultures clashing.

The Growlers were an alien race of massive brutes, probably sculpted by Kev Adams the Goblin King. They very much look like Squigs with massive body builder bodies jacked up on über-steoriods.

Case in point:

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This is the last of the old Growlers I had left to paint, and it had gone missing for some time. I rediscovered it more than a year ago, and the mini has been sitting around on the little shelf on my paint station for ages, getting in the way and falling all over everything each time I moved it. The main reason for it to just stand there was my lack of inspiration on a colour scheme for it.

I found that enough was enough and just painted it without really considering any end result, and just went with the flow as it were. choosing colours as I went. The result was a bit strange, methinks.

And now it is off my little shelf. Suddenly it seems like something is missing from there. I will probably end up placing some other large mini there instead.


Growler Razorback Bull

Vor: the Maelstrom (year 1999)

by FASA corp.


50mm base


Painted so far this month: 3

Painted so far this year: 367

Warhammer Quest: The Spiders

So we come to the Giant Spiders from the original Warhammer Quest game.


I use some sandpaper on the ends of the legs to get a larger surface for gluing to the bases. I used 30mm bases because I like them. So there. Real bitch to get the paint and then glue for the flocking underneath there though.


That leaves the rats left of the set of critters. Don’t have the full 12 though.


Giant Spiders

from the Warhammer Quest original game box set

Games Workshop

polystyrene plastic

30mm bases.


Painted so far this month: 19

Painted so far this year: 290

Warhammer Quest: The Bats

160829 WQ bats group

A full dozen big, blind bats. Wings took too long with my shaky hands slopping paint all over making lines where no lines should be, needing fixing again and again.

I chose to base them on 30mm bases for stability.


Giant Bats

from the Warhammer Quest game set

Games Workshop, from 1995

HIPS polystyrene

30mm bases


Painted so far this month: 38

Painted so far this year: 271