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. 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Mousling Picnic/Party

More mouslings from Reaper. All except for the king and princess are from the Mousling Tavern set.

The mousling king and princess

Musicians, server/bartender and celebrants






Monday, June 25, 2018

Goblins in Space

I had previously painted the first 6 of these GW space goblins; then bought a few more on ebay (unpainted) to create a small force for games like Pulp Alley and sci-fi skirmish-level games.

The leader and some fighters
 Banner bearer (need to add some sort of banner or emblem) and a couple more fighters
Group of shooters - these would make up a mob in Pulp Alley - I modified a couple of these (added spiked helmet and bandanna using greenstuff and a plastic spike).
 More fighters - I changed the middle guy's knife/sword for a sword from an old plastic orcs boxed set.
 More shooters
These last 10 are the ones I just finished painting over the last few days.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Big Birds and Robots

First, the birds. I'm not sure exactly which species they are meant to be, diatryma, gastornis, etc. Some sort of prehistoric giant birds. They stand taller than a grown man. I painted them using a color scheme inspired by cassowaries, even though that is a totally different big bird. They were sold as Venusian Terror Birds in the Venus 1888 Woman at War kickstarter.


These robots are from Pulp Alley. They have stats and cards and figure into some of the Lemuria campaign's scenarios. But I will be using them for sci-fi adventures. They are also somewhat taller than a human (in scale, of course!).

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Stellar Adventurers

More Reaper miniatures.

First, mousling adventurer.

A space smuggler and a steampunk lady; she will represent a starship captain in some gaming and he will represent one of the crew.

Another steampunk character. I don't have specific use for him yet. Maybe a space lawman of some sort?

Friday, June 15, 2018

Six Space Mouslings

Space mouslings from Reaper - all but one are from the soft plastic Bones line. The other one is an old metal figure (the one with the pistol on the left of the second photo; which I had painted previously), along with 3 other space mouslings in sort of starship uniforms. Fun little guys.



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Eight Musketeers

I finished some more dwarf musketeers from Iron Mask Miniatures. Slowly building up enough to go from skirmishes to small battles.



These are metal figures, most with separate hands and heads. I like how easily the pieces fit together. The joins aren't precise, but don't need to be. The heads fit onto stumps of necks on the torsos, and the usually gloved hands fit onto stumps at the ends of the arms, with plenty of surface area to hold quite well. The only thing I don't care much for is how thing some of the weapons are; prone to bending often. In those cases I have clipped off the sculpted blade, drilled a whole and inserted a piece of wire/paperclip in place of the blade.