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!



Oathsworn Heroes: Tardog Wolfskinner, Ogre vagabond

Back in 2013, Oathsworn had a kickstarter for a range of oldhammery heroes, with dwarves, halflings, and a few monsters like the efreet and shambling mound that I have painted earlier.

I am very slowly getting round to them, one at a time:


This is Tardog Wolfskinner, Ogre vagabond from that set. 

Full of that oldhammer character and charm.


Now if only I could remenber where I put the rest of those minis…


Tardog Wolfskinner, Ogre vagabond

from the Oathsworn Heroes KS (2013)

Oathsworn Miniatures

sculpted by Michael Lovejoy

white metal

40mm base



Painted so far this month: 36/31 target surpassed

Painted so far this year: 194 / 365. Just 171 to go


Oathsworn: Clan McFiggin’s Ancient McFiggin

Oathsworn’s fourth kickstarter project was Clan McFiggin, a set of 12 dwarf brewers, back in 2014.

Time to get this party started!


This is Ancient McFiggin, the eldest of the lot, and presumably prime taster for the brewery.

There is something strange going on with his mouth. Not sure what is supposed to be what, so I went for dentures. Possibly is should have been the upper lip. Whatever.


Ancient McFiggin

from the Clan McFiggin KS

Oathsworn Miniatures


30mm bases



Painted so far this month: 62 / 30.  

Painted so far this year: 147 / 365. Just 218 to go!



Ronnie the Bard

A kickstarter exclusive from the Kings of War 2 KS.

I painted this mini for the Reaper forums bimonthly resolutionary painting challenge first bonus challenge, which is simply to paint a mini in a jumping/springing pose.



This is a rendition of Ronnie Renton the owner/ leader/ director of Mantic Games as Ronaldo the Bard. And something of an in-joke at Mantic it would seem.

I need to complain a bit about Mantic’s metal alloy. It is too soft. This mini snapped in two different places. One was the feather in the cap, which I had to glue back slightly differently than it originally was; and the other was the right foot, which snapped clean off the first time I tried to dry fit the mini in a slotted base. Which explains why the ankle is a bit lumpy now.

Add to this that the miniscule truscale Mantic uses makes most details really small…argh. It does look much better IRL when not massively magnified.

And I used Blackadder the First’s “Earl of Doncaster” outfit as an inspiration. I did paint the britches in colour and not in black, to give the mini more of a festive air.


Ronaldo the Bard

Kings of War 2 kickstarter exclusive mini

Mantic Games


30mm base


Painted so far this month: 21  / 31.  10 to go!

Painted so far this year: 85 / 365. Just 280 to go!

Harlequin Minotaur

In the late 1990s Harlequin miniatures was the Mantic of the day. Making cheap, no-brand minis specifically aimed at Warhammer Fantasy. The used several sculptors with a variable results. Many og the minis they released were just terrible. But then there were the minis by Kev White. The same Kev White known for Hasslefree Miniatures these days.

Here is one:


This is one of the few Kev White Harlequin minis I did not own back in the day. Luckily I was able to trade for it some months ago, together with several other goodies.

And now it is painted. I opted to do this one simply and not go piebald or ruin it with bad tattoos. I suck at freehand.



Harlequin Miniatures, late 1990s

sculpted by Kev White


50mm base


Painted so far this month: 20  / 31.  11 to go!

Painted so far this year: 84 / 365. Just 281 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