Monday, 16 May 2022

The Trouble with Orcs (Part 6)


I've just started stocking these Orcs in the shop ( Here ) - Ral Partha Gargantuan Orcs. Big, gnarly and savage looking. I really like them. When they came in I thought I'd quickly paint one up to show. So a black prime and a white zenithal highlight like all the cool kids are doing now before using Games Workshop Fyreslayer Flesh Contrast. It's resulted in a mean, dark finish which I like, but I may try a similar but different priming method to compare with on my next Orc.

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

The Trouble with Orcs (Part 5)


My Orc painting project came to a sudden halt with this lad, A Standard Miniatures Mon-Oger Archer. Ironically I was trying to follow a suggestion and use just washes. "Nice and quick" I though, but I just couldn't get it to look good and eventually lost the impetus.

Well after a 19 months (how time flies!) of ignoring him later, actually finished he's finished! The skin, which was the point of the project, formula is long forgotten, but at least I feel I can move on again...

Monday, 9 May 2022

15mm Fantasy Adventurers - part 1


Sitting alongside my paint area I've had a few Alternative Armies 15mm adventurers. They've not been concentrated on until near completion, but whilst I've been waiting for paint to dry on the main projects I've been dabbing spare paint onto them to try and bring them forward. Well it must have worked as they are finished!

Now some of Alternative Armies sculpts have aged better than others, but what I really like about these guys is that hey are actual adventurer figures, with backpacks, extra weapons and gubbins on their backs just like they should be in the rpg world.

And yes I know the figure on the far right is actually a Demon World Elf....

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Dwarf Champion and Soldier


A bit of old and new with a new era Ral Partha Dwarf soldier and a classic Citadel Dwarf Champion. The soldier is just a basic colour scheme so will mix with any force. The old Champion was great to paint with that iconic hand topped helm (which is metallic not as brown as the picture). I hate doing shield as I can never think of what to do within my skill levels, so I'm happy with my third attempt - a sort of weave design. A technique I'll try to remember for the future.

And that's the gang reached 20 strong now, so here is a group shot.

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

New Ral Partha Dungeoneer Dwarves


The new Dwarf Dungeoneers Kick Starter arriving at my door has meant that there has been a bit of Paint Queue jumping going on. These two are from this new line (obviously).

Tuesday, 12 April 2022



At the moment, along with a few new figures, I've started trying to finish off some of the miniatures that have been sitting about the paint table half done. This pairing fits into the second category, moping around for longer than I can think of. Definitely a table top "need to get these off the desk" quality but those big hats will hide many sins when on the playing surface (just couldn't get that Bandits beard right!) and will make a welcome addition to the pose options. 

Thursday, 7 April 2022

Friday, 1 April 2022

More Dwarf Warriors


More foot soldier options, all with axes. I thought I'd do a painted helm as I'd seen it recently done in a forum\group somewhere and hadn't thought of it myself. Not sure if it's a bit grand for this level of soldier but no matter.

Far left figure is again an oldie that I still can't ID the manufacturer of, whilst the other two are from Ral Partha again. All keeping the green\white theme running.


Thanks to Mort on the Lead adventure Forum  for identifying the "mystery" manufacturer as the old Harlequin \ Black Tree Design range.

Sunday, 13 March 2022

Dwarven Ranged Options


A trio of ranged options now done. The 2 crossbowmen are from Ral Partha's newer range and a much older archer. With more material on show on these models than the other more armoured troops already done I've settled on a rough green and white quarters colour scheme. Keeping it a casual theme rather than a uniform will help keep them use of the models flexible.

Sunday, 27 February 2022

Monday, 21 February 2022

The Dark Judges


One of the glaring omissions in Warlords Judge Dredd miniatures game line is that they have only released Death out of the Dark Judges. Osprey have had a sale on where the Dark Judges set for 2000AD Helter Skelter was only £7.50 so I thought I'd take the risk and order a set up to fill the gap. The scale is close enough I'd say. And cast in a hard plastic as well, so no wobbly tridents!!

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Latest Brief Distraction - Dwarves


A move away from the Demons now, inspired by this fellow I picked up from Heresy Miniatures - A Dwarven miner. He comes with a mining helmet head option but I felt it was a bit modern or my image of fantasy so I went for the bald scowling version. Simple and characterful.

Friday, 4 February 2022

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Napoleonic French Space Farer


As my self bought pressie from Santa this year I bought a mystery box from North Star Miniatures but didn't open it until the big day itself. My box was pretty Frostgrave & Africa biased, which is fine as I can use these figures in my collection, but the one main outlier was a Napoleonic French Officer. I decided it would be a bit of fun to convert him for Sci-Fi use.

Thursday, 13 January 2022

All going to Hell


Hobby time has been in very short supply over the last few months (as ever it seems!) so any prolonged projects have been shelved as I had only been picking up the paint brush about once every fortnight for an hour or so.