Saturday, November 21, 2015

Basilisks, Bulettes, and Tanks, oh my!

Slowly getting a few more projects done. Today I finished and photographed some miniatures and another applesauce cup tank.

The bulette and basilisk are plastic minis from the Reaper Bones range. I'm not fond of plastic, especially the pliable plastic they use in this range, but some of the monsters are useful. I find if extremely difficult to remove mold lines from this sort of plastic. You can't really file it, and scraping doesn't seem to work well either. Trying to trim it by slicing off tiny bits is beyond me as well. I based them on washers on top of plastic card, to give a little weight to them.

I tried to base the basilisk colors on the real world basilisk lizard, or one variety thereof.

Next is this firenewt from Otherworld Miniatures. They do some nice minis based on some of the old (or classic) game illustrations. Not sure what I'd use him for. Maybe a random (possibly non-hostile) dungeon encounter?

An amphibious applecart tank. This is another tank using a Mott's applesauce plastic cup for the turret, part of a writing pen barrel for the gun barrel, plastic caps from squeezy applesauce containers, and other odds and ends and wood bits.

The entire applecart fleet, as it stands at this time.


  1. Cool figures.
    I wish we had Motts applesauce in the uK so I could have a wee go myself.

  2. Thanks, guys!
    Sadly, Mott's has added their logo molded into the plastic cups, so they are no longer just plain barrels. Luckily I saved a few of the cups before that change was made.
    I have some ideas to make some larger vehicles/vessels, with more than a single turret. One of these days, as they say.

  3. What excellent fighting machines! I thought that the Titan Terror Tank was the ultimate in military bufoonery, but these are just brilliant!

    Kind regards, Chris.

  4. LOL
    Thanks, Chris! (I can't take credit for using applesauce cups for the bodies; that was the brainchild of the guys behind the GASLIGHT rules. But these particular designs, especially the submersible, are my own. Buffoonery from the Ballyfoole Motor works.)

    That tank on your site, and the munchkins, look like a lot of fun. Yes, I admit it, I love the cartoony look.

  5. p.s. Col. Mustard was looking very dapper and quite suitable for this sort of tomfoolery, I mean, high-minded intellectualism.