Wednesday, December 26, 2018

More Dwarf Musketeers

More Iron Mask Dwarves. Musketeers from the forlorn hope, a couple of commanders and a halfling drummer.

A goblin veteran/leader (from Greenskin Wars kickstarter, sculpted by Kev Adams).

Monday, November 26, 2018

Rose Red and the Eight Bears

Well, bear knight dwarves. These figures were originally part of a kickstarter. Now available through The Assault Group. I recently realized that I had not received my set of these from the kickstarter so I contacted the person in charge of the project and he kindly sent me a replacement set.

They are nice single part metal miniatures that fit in well with the chunky GW style of old. There are the command figures (hornblower/bugler, banner-bearer, and leader - the latter does not come with a shield but his hand is raised in a 2 finger salute, so I added a shield myself), and a few regular troops with big hammers. The set I received also included the dwarf spear maiden, alluringly raising her skirt a bit to show a little leg. I didn't get very creative with the color scheme, mostly going with a similar scheme to the ones I have seen online, but maybe simpler.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

More Dwarf Musketeers

More dwarf musketeers (with muskets this time) from Iron Mask Miniatures. I still have a good number of figures from them to paint.

And just for fun, these are all of the Iron Mask minis I have painted so far. Doesn't look like so many when I look at this, but they will grow in number over time.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

More Space Dwarves

These ones are from the Theoc Space Dwarves kickstarter. There are some additional figures with separate arms and weapons, but I need to figure out how the arms should be attached. There is no clear peg and socket or anything. I suspect it will require some carving off of bits, pinning, and putty work. The ones here are all single-part all-in-one casting figures, which I usually prefer.

Command (maybe sergeant and lieutenant? or veteran/experienced?)
 One type of gun
A different type of gun

I tried something different with the guns, adding the non-metallic light blue; maybe these are some sort of laser or energy weapons?

And just for fun, a Komodo dragon from Reaper. Not sure why I got this or what I would use it for. I painted it based on a Komodo dragon I saw in a zoo recently.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Elves, Dwarves and Bears

These 2 wood elves are from Reaper. Maybe not clear from the angle, but the male elf is getting ready to fire a bow. The female has a lute strapped to her back.

More dwarves from Iron Mask Miniatures. Pikemen, and the first of the dwarves with muskets (the muskets have longer barrels, but they seemed too long to load so I cut them short).

A family of grizzly bears from Foundry.

Some chests from Super Dungeon Explore. I thought these could be useful in a variety of games, as background terrain "scatter" or as objectives.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Three Space Dwarves

Plastic/resin figures from Kromlech. The heads come separately, but are easy to attach with a sort of loose ball and socket connection. They also came with some little fiddly goggle things to go on their helmets, but I left those off for fear they would be too fragile. I plan to use one of the figures as stand-in for a crewman in some games (Five Parsecs from Home and/or Pulp Alley?), who is a space dwarf and former soldier.

When painting figures like this where a large portion of the figure is one color I often struggle with figuring out how much of it and which parts to paint other colors so they aren't too monotone. But at the same time I don't want it to get too fiddly or chaotic. Some of these have some sort of small cylinders in belts, like a belt for bullets, for example. I left the cylinders the same green as the uniform, so far. But not sure if I should. As these are meant for gaming rather than display I will probably leave them as is and call it done.