Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Few Minis More

I found these pack donkeys amongst my pile of "lead" and decided to paint them. They are from Foundry. I painted others from the set, including various pack equines, a long time ago.

 Female sci-fi soldier from Reaper; owlbear cub and Illyrian spaceman from Bombshell Miniatures.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Fire and Ice and Mechanical Minions

I've been painting a mix of Hydra Miniatures, Bombshell Miniatures, and Reaper Miniatures, as well as some miniatures from assorted kickstarter projects, so I'm losing track of which came from where. Is that just me?

First, a couple of large toads (to give an idea of size, they are based on the same large 1.25 inch diameter washers I used for the other figures in this post). I painted one in a snow/ice scheme (with some baking soda and salt for the patches of snow), and the other in a fire scheme. These are resin minis from the Warts and Wings kickstarter by Iain Colwell.

Alien ambassador/merchant/noble and hunter. Not sure where these are from, but I think they might be from Reaper.

Evil Overlord/space villain and robot captain, from Hydra Miniatures.

Followed by the robot "legion", also from Hydra.

For more info on the toads see Toad King Castings

Monday, May 8, 2017

Space Heroines and Aliens

Time for some sci-fi/space opera stuff, with a mix of figures from Reaper and Bombshell Miniatures.

Ship's mechanic and a couple of robots

Space heroines and ginger cat

Space aliens, called Illyrians on some catalogs (I had painted up the middle guy some time ago, but did some minor painting and flocking now to fit in with the other four, which are new)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Big Bird

Here is a feathered Tyrannosaurus Rex from Reaper Miniatures. I based the color scheme on the coloring of a hawk. The miniature is a little under 5 centimeters tall from the foot on the ground to the top of the head.

No Bones About It - It's Good to be the King

First up is a frog with a pipe from Toad King Castings' Warts and Wings kickstarter

Next, the Queen and King from Iron Mask Miniatures

The Necromancer and his skeleton squad (from Casting Room Miniatures, Foundry offshoot/e-bay store)

Skeleton swords (also from Casting Room, shields and shield bones from an old GW plastic skeleton set)

And Skeleton archers (also from Casting Room)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

One Year Later

Space Murines!

Well, it is nearly one year later, and I finally got some more miniatures painted. First some space mouslings from Reaper, including the ultramurine in heavy armour and a crew of 3 space-mice.

And more character figures from Iron Mask Minis Musketeers line.
Dart Onion (riding and on foot) and his servant, Planchet, along with the lovely Constance, Queen's maid. Most of the miniatures in this line are dwarves, but these three characters are halflings.

And finally, the Cardinal and a Musketeer character, both with foot and riding versions.

I have more of the musketeers to paint, and backed another kickstarter for this line, so I will have more figures to assemble and paint one of these days. It's a fun range full of character. Eventually I hope to have enough to create some small forces for small battles. Maybe using some rules like Dan Mersey's Pikeman's Lament?

Monday, March 21, 2016

All For One!

And one for all!

These are the first of a number of dwarf musketeers, which I received through a kickstarter last year. They are from Iron Mask Miniatures. The size and style fits in well with GW/Citadel dwarves and Foundry dwarves. They come with separate hands and some bodies come with separate heads, but they fit together very well. And both the heads and the hands (with the deep gloves) have plenty of surface area in contact with the neck area and the ends of the arms so there's a good bond. I think they will hold up well to handling. I did replace the thin blades of a couple of the swords with pieces of wire from paperclips with the end filed to a dull point, but otherwise no pinning was needed for the heads or hands. With a variety of heads and hands and bodies there are almost endless ways you can put them together. Lots of character, too, with options like hands holding items other than swords.

There are also some character figures and a number of musketeers mounted on shaggy ponies.

The kickstarter for this project was run by Gary Price, and you could tell it was a labor of love. And it was well-run. I will definitely keep an eye out for any future projects in this line.

These guys are the reason I was on the lookout for swashbuckling/3 Musketeers sorts of rules. I picked up Two Hour Wargames' By Savvy and Steel to try out (one of these days!), and also Flashing Steel by Ganesha Games. I haven't tried out either set of rules yet...