Sunday, March 17, 2024

Orks in spaaace!

 These space ork pirates are from Meridian Miniatures, as part of a Kickstarter project. Sculpted by Kev Adams, who has sculpted orcs and goblins and other minis for the likes of GW and others for some time now. The figures were cast in metal, and are single piece minis with plastic bases. Fun to paint, and I'm always happy to add a few more characterful orcs or other types to my collection.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Even More Sci-fi Minis

 Here are a few Star Schlock minis, with very basic paint jobs. I am trying to decide if these are good enough, or if I want to do more with the helmets and shoulder pads on the militia/rebels/planetary defense.

some droids

Imperial bot

militia/rebels/planetary defense

Sunday, January 14, 2024

More Sci-fi Miniatures

 More from Star Schlock. These looked close enough to the troopers from a well-known franchise, so I used that as the basis for the paint job. Not very colorful, which in a way made them trickier to paint. 

Friday, December 22, 2023

Sci-fi Space Miniatures

 My latest is this squad of 8 Galacteer minis from Hydra, and some robots (the canine unit is from Hydra, the other two are from Star Schlock).

Thursday, November 16, 2023

A Few More Chibis

 The Deeproot Druid from Super Dungeon Explore and his bear form

Hearthsworn Fighter (dwarf hero) and Captain R (zombie pirate)

(with a cauldron from somewhere else; just wanted to get it off of the unpainted list)

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Rangers (or Bandits)

Various rangers from Midlam Miniatures. These are metal figures. I think they could also work as your typical wilderness bandits, too. Do they seem more foul or more fair?

I primed them in gray gesso; then did a heavy dry-brush in white gesso. Then blocked in mostly various greens and browns and fleshtones, and to be honest, wasn't super careful about getting the paint just right or within the "lines", as it were, figuring the next step would help cover up minor discrepancies. Next, I covered them in Army Painter's Light Tone wash. And after the wash, I painted the iron bits, such as the sword blades, and the gray of the arrow fletching. I think they don't look too bad for tabletop use.

17 of them was kind of a lot to paint at once, but for this lot it seemed to make sense to do it that way.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Owl Bears

 Four hefty Owl Bears from TAG (The Assault Group). These are metal. I think the bodies are basically the same ones they made for their bears with dwarven riders, with added wings and feathers and other owl bear features, along with different heads, of course. Fun figures to paint. 

I tried to go for a couple of standard brownish owls/bears, like you might find in the woods.

Along with an arctic or polar owl bear and a melanistic owl bear.