At the Mountains of Minis: The Unspeakable Mouth

This month I have been at the Mountains of Minis, attacking them with gusto, having done mould-line carving, scrubbing, boiling, assembling etc a large portion of the roughly 20-ish minis I got in the Bones 2 shipment. And sacrificing the required amounts of fingerblood, of course.

Seeing as I am momentarily sick of the bendy bones, I have painted some metal minis for a change.

Hereby I present a new series entitled The Unspeakable Mouth
Which showcases minis with slightly overstated eating orifices (well, what did you think it would be about?)
1: Chainmail “Abyssal Maw”

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From “Chainmail” the year 2002 Dungeons and Dragons metal miniature line by Wizards of the Coast (when they tried to emulate Games Workshop in size and somewhat in style). Chainmail had a few nice minis and several bad ones.

The game was not a resounding success, and was replaced the following year by the “Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures Game”, with prepainted plastic minis in random booster packs.

Metal, 30mm base.

2. Hell Dorado “Damned One of Gluttony”

This is actually two versions of the same character:

Before it eats some of the opposition:

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and after it gets to stuff its greedy face:

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The Damned One of Gluttony is manifestation of one of the Seven Sins, and a part of the Demon faction. Also not a nice person to have over for dinner.

Metal, 40mm base.

So that’s a massive three completed minis so far this month.

May resolution

For my May resolution, I have decided to try to get some of the following done:

1. finish the Mars Attacks! martian grunt and marine squads. It turns out that I had not noticed there was a difference, and mixed the two types in the first squad I painted. So that is 10 minis there.

2. Do some more of the SciFi Zombies. Maybe 10 or so there as well. Still got 30-40 left unpainted.

3. Finish the Reaper Skeleton Giant “diorama”/ unit base thingy I built ages ago.

4. Get started on the Oathsworn Dwarfs.

5. Do some of the Hell Dorado minis I have lying about.

6. Ditto DreadBall and / or DeadZone.

6. Prepare some more Bones 2 minis. Maybe even get to paint one or two.

7, Finish some of the many incomplete minis still on the Shelf of Shame.

Problem is, I have just started redecorating my house, and that will probably take most of my free time the next couple months. So maybe I will only get the time for a few of those. We will see.

I have started small:

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1. Jinx from Hell Dorado, Demon faction.

That is one creepy baby! I imagine this hellspawn would be permanently accompanied by a soundtrack with dramatic cathedral organs and latin-chanting choir!

The base is a resin one I bought off Ebay some time ago.Do not remember the make, I think it is Micro Art Studio, but it might be Kromlech or similar. The “white hot” flames work better IRL than in the pictures.

Metal, 30mm base.

Off the shelf of shame, chapter IV: A New Hope

Another month, another blog post. Being bogged down by work for several weeks has left little time for playing around with miniatures, and nothing new to show off here on the blog.

Mostly I can grab half an hour here and half an hour there and often just som prep. Sometimes I find that it is somewhat off-putting even to begin painting a new miniature (needing to actually think about what colors and techniques to use…), and then it is more recreational to simply do prepwork and build stuff instead. Luckily I still have masses and masses of unbuilt kickstarter rewards lying about, and also some ebay purchases to make ready for painting. I have more then I will ever finish. Certainly at this pace.

I am also rather flighty and tend to start off a few things, and then leave them unfinished for some time. So my shelf of shame is brimming.

This time around I have the following done:

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1. A Growler, from the defunct game Vor: the Maelstrom. This one has the feel of Kev Adams the Goblinmaster about it. Basically a Warhammer Squig that also has a body to match, or a Warzone Razide with a Squig for a head. I do not really remember much of the game apart from something about the Maelstrom was ripping worlds apart/ out of their own realities, and smushing them toghether, creating a game setting where literally anything could happen. Growlers were omnivorous aliens that absorbed properties of what they ate, and therefore were quite deadly in close combat.

 

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2. Wormpile from Hell Dorado. I only got the Hell Dorado rulebook yesterday and have not had a time to read much of it yet. Suffice to say, it’s a Hell of a setting to put a wargame in, and has some really nice miniatures! The wormpile is some sort of demonic entity, comprised of masses and masses of maggoty worms, and some bits and pieces of earlier victims. I have no idea how good or bad it might be in battle.

 

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3. Mantic Werewolf from their Kings of War Kickstarter, this is the first test subject. I have nine of so lying about. Not really satisfied with this one. Maybe grey or black is the way to go, instead of fleshy tones. See comment about the base below.

 

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4. Unknown. I do not remember where this comes from. It is not a Citadel miniature. I have a suspicion it might be some sort of Dungeons & Dragons mini from Wizards of the Coast from the series they released during the early 2000s, or something Cthulhoid from the same period. It is made in a yellowish, hard metal. Not lead.

Edit: This is a Mage Knight Graveworm

 

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Here I have tried out the Citadel Earth technical some more, making it look like dried out, cracked mud. Still not pleased with the effect, as the cracks are rather smaller than I would like.

Also, here I learned that whatever colour is beneath it will show in the cracks.