Sunday, April 18, 2021

RBJ Yippers

 Some more minis from a small Kickstarter project, Yippers from RBJ Game Company.

The whole gang (pack?)

Size comparison with a Crumptown Cat and a Reaper mousling

Thursday, March 18, 2021

RPE Ratmen

 Finally got some more stuff painted. These are ratmen from an RPE (aka Ral Partha Europe) Kickstarter. They are right about 1 inch/ 25mm tall, and a bit on the scrawny side, suitable for rats. Should make for some good low level opponents for the "good guys" in skirmish games.

Friday, November 27, 2020


 Lizard people from Fanath minis. These are made for fantasy football kinds of games, but I figure they are generic enough to use in any sort of fantasy or science fiction setting where I might want some lizard people. I debated on whether to add weapons to them, but leaving them empty-handed keeps them more generic. I suppose I could try magnetized weapons/hands, but that might be more fiddly than I want to bother with. So here they are in all their bare-fisted glory.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Gnome, Not So Sweet Gnome

 My latest batch of minis. The gnaughty gnomes are from Northumbrian Tin Soldier, same company who did the Cats of Crumptown.

The lamplighter, with his cartful of candle stubs and the gray cat are also from NTS.

Weasel and mole from Stonehaven Miniatures; with gnome for scale.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Cats, part four

 The final batch of the Cats of Crumptown from Northumbrian Tin Soldier.

The whole batch of painted cats and accessories.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Cats, part three

 The Cats of Crumptown from Northumbrian Tin Soldier.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Welcome Home

Over the summer I spent some time experimenting with different materials, tools, techniques and ideas and after some slow work at scratchbuilding I created this little hobbit hole. The main hill is made from rigid extruded polystyrene (rigid insulation foam). The front façade was built on a piece of cardstock/chipboard so I could do it separately and then assemble once it looked good. The woodwork is made from balsa wood, with a plastic bead painted brass for the door handle, black construction paper painted metallic for the hinges, clear plastic from some packaging for the window, the stone path in front from egg carton cardboard, and thin card from a food package for the shingles on the little overhang. I sculpted the chimney from polymer clay. The filling between the timbers is Woodland Scenics foam putty. Once everything was assembled and painted I glued some fine sand in the front, added assorted grass tufts and flowers, and then flocked with some static grass and some coarse turf, trying to keep it from being all too uniform.