This winters’ beauty pageant over at the reaper forum is this miniature, 77149 Damien, hellborn wizard. I do not really know what a “Helborn” is, but I susrmise it is some sort of demonic or half demon character class or enemy types in the newfangled D&D and/ or Pathfinder role playing games. At any rate […]Read More Reaper Beauty Pageant Bad Boy Challenge
So I am trying to get into the painting habit again, being out of it for a few months with a wonky arm means I have to train myself up again to even be able to put the paint where I want it to go. Did have some trouble with these, particularily the faces. I […]Read More My entries for Reaper Forum contests this october
I have not been painting anything the last half year or so, as my left elbow and lower arm have not been working properly, ligament problems leaving me unable to hold anything small still for any length of time, or at all. But it is getting better, and I have been getting a lot of […]Read More The arm is getting better
The next of the pre-kickstarter Bones to be completed is the Gnoll: You don’t want this kilted maniac mocking you with his laughter whilst raiding your livestock. He does seem to be looking to give someone a Glasgow Kiss! Black base coat, fur and skin is desert yellow and khaki with soft tone ink shading […]Read More Gnoll MacDonald raids your farm, E-I-E-I-O!
So the time has come to try out some simple paint schemes for the Dreadball teams. First out are the Robots’ “Team Toasters” and the Z’zor “Bully Bugs” (name subject to change): I have chosen a simple scheme for both teams, as most of the Season 2 figures all have rather a lot of […]Read More Test painting Dreadball Z’zor and Robots
Too much time has been used lately putting together units for the plastic Undead army I got from the Kings of War kickstarter. There are a bajillion bits to be cut, cleaned up and glued together, and it takes forever! Gorram You, Mantic, for putting all those lovely options and detailing bits in! Also, the […]Read More Test-painting the Mantic Ghouls
This one was really quick to paint, done in a couple of hours all together last night. Look at the back -someone has spilled water on this one. Note to self: do not feed it after midnight! Black undercoat, I did the skin a dark blue and drybrushed with dark purple several shades up to […]Read More The fifth Bone, The Troll of the Deep
The fourth Bone to be completed is the Unicorn. This one was mostly uninspired and somewhat of a struggle, and has been dabbled with on and off over the past few weeks. I had a lot of halfbaked not quite thought out ideas, but they conflicted and I had to start over a couple of […]Read More The fourth Bone, the Horn-Horse
Someone in the Mantic Forums requested a comparison shot of Harlequin Miniatures vs Mantic undead. So I obliged. Harlequin miniatures was the Mantic of it’s day (late 90’s early 00’s), offering less expensive alternatives for Warhammer Fantasy Battles, without stating that was what they were for. The quality of the sculpts (and sizes of the […]Read More Comparison shots Harlequin, Mantic, Old Citadel
Some more oldies I rediscovered and decided to paint. These are “The Drugged” from the Stygian faction in the excellent but defunct game Chronopia. The Stygian are a race of raptor-like warriors, and the Drugged are their human shields. As I had 15 of these finished from earlier times, I did these in an identical […]Read More More random rediscovered minis
Another random mini from the old boxes under the cellar stair, rediscovered and painted recently: Chronopia Sons of Kronos Unliving Wilding Wight Yep, I also read books and watch the telly now and then. So this one had to be a blue-eyed wight! He should of course have had more clothes on to have fitted […]Read More Unliving Wilding
Mortar, the Gargoyle When I got this figure, both wings were pointing directly backwards. So I have boiled and repositioned the wings, and also moved the stance forwards, as it leaned way back. After a few days, both the wings and the stance had moved rather a lot back to their original position, so I […]Read More The third of the pre-kickstarter Bones finished!