Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Getting Prehistoric

Final batch of minis for 2019. These are Reaper Bones raptors and pygmy mammoth (still quite large though).

I took my inspiration for the raptors from big cats like leopard and cheetahs. And that made me want to make one of them melanistic, like a black leopard.

I painted the mammoth a pretty standard reddish brown.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Orcs In Shorts

Orcs In Shorts is what the kickstarter called them.

"A range of 28mm scale white metal Orc miniatures inspired by WWII Desert Rats."
From the kickstarter by Miniaturemen

The miniatures were a bit rough, but that's okay for orcs. Most of them had separate heads and arms, or in a few cases, separate weapons with hands. The heads had a concave back and sort of fit onto a nodule representing the neck. The arms had just flat joins. I used superglue to glue the pieces together and sprinkled baking soda on the joins while the glue was still wet. In my experience that creates good solid joins.

I painted these in 2 batches of about 13 minis each. I did some basic color schemes, with khaki for most of them and gray for the "commandos", followed by a wash of GW's Reikland Flesh, and then a few touches for the teeth and eyes. Simple and dirty, suitable for orks.

There is the main officer (captain?) and 2 other leaders (sergeants?).

A number of ork boyz armed with various guns, some with axes, too.

Some heavier weapons

And a squad of commando types with knives.

Group shot of the whole lot.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Cats and Camps

This time, just some simple bits to add to scenes.

Some long-haired cats from Bad Squiddo

And the hunter's camp from Mantic Games