Tuesday, November 26, 2013

More Assorted Miniatures

First, some halfling militia/home guard and a couple of halfling adventurers with their well-stocked pony, all from Foundry.
Next a female archer from Reaper and a couple of male archers, source forgotten.
And last, but not least, some female dwarf warriors. I think these were from the same manufacturer who did the Highlander dwarves I did quite some time ago. The one with the axe is a weapons conversion. Her sword was too fragile, so I used a plastic axe head from a GW dwarf sprue, a bit of wire, a bead, and some greenstuff, to give her a sturdier weapon.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Oddities (Space and Otherwise)

Making more progress clearing out some of the old lead pile. Some of the figures are ones I liked or that amused me. I don't know if I will ever have any use for them in games. They're just fun to paint.

An alien from Reaper, their Chronoscope line, I believe.
A dire crocodile, also from Reaper.
A dimetrodon. From Acheson Creations, if I recall correctly.
(Maybe I will have to do some sort of lost world/jungle thing, with aliens. ha ha)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Norse Dwarves

I painted up another batch of figures from the old lead pile. These are old Norse dwarves from Foundry. In my fantasy world they are from the island of Smorgasbergen, a dwarf holding founded several generations ago by a seafaring dwarf known as Smorgas Herringsbane. I have a small family tree worked out of him and his descendants to the current chief, Snorkil Gnarlison, along with a map of the island.

I have shields that I think came with these figures, but I'm debating whether or not to attach them.

This finishes up the Foundry dwarf figures I have. Now I'm trying to decide which figures to work on next. Also, I've been thinking about whether to base up some of my old figures on stands for use with rules like Hordes of the Things or some sort of homegrown rules using stands of figures. I could easily work up a number of fantasy armies and still have plenty of individually based figures for skirmishes and rpgs. Of course, I could use movement trays or non-permanent attachments of the individual figures to stands, but permanent stands also have some appeal to me.