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 fa├žade 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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Cat Accessories

"Magic" items from the Cats of Crumptown minis by Northumbrian Tin Soldier

Bell of Summoning
Wand of Feathers
The Dripping Tap (broke drip off while trying to clean the mini)
The Scratching Post

The Swordfish
The Potted Plant (catnip)
Box of Invisibility
Alluring Sphere

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Cats, part two

The Cats of Crumptown from Northumbrian Tin Soldier. Kittenguard, part 2

 A shot from the side to show the shields

Monday, July 6, 2020

Cats, part one

The Cats of Crumptown from Northumbrian Tin Soldier. Kittenguard, part 1

My current miniatures painting project, with more cats to come in the next few weeks or so.

First image is to show size comparisons with an old GW wood elf, a Foundry dwarf, and a Reaper human. The cats are all metal and as you can tell, quite chunky.

Second image is to show a size comparison with a Reaper mousling.

3 of the Kittenguard cats

And 3 more

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Creatures, Mostly Great

Finally got around to painting these beasts I have had for I don't know how long.

First some dinosaurs (from Hasslefree, if I recall correctly). Trying to come up with various color schemes so all of my dinos aren't just a mass of grays and browns.

Some sort of raptor-like dino

A parasaurolophus

A sabertooth cat (from Reaper, I believe)

A giant bat (also from Reaper). This is huge, with a wingspan of something like 20 feet in scale. Also quite hefty, as like the rest of these animals it is solid metal.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Noggin, part 4

Another batch of Noggin miniatures from Little Soldier Company. Probably the last of the Noggin minis I will do for a while (I do have minis of Noggin and Nootka sitting on thrones, 2 soldiers on horseback and a couple of variants of Nogbad the Bad, but I think I will do those some other time).

Just some odds and ends.
A Murder of (Nogbad's) crows.

Graculus (the bird) and Groliffe (the dragon).

Dwarf/gnome in kilt and Inverness cape, soldier of Nog disguised as a bear, and the moon mouse.

With apologies for photo quality. After all these years I still can't seem to always get good shots.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Noggin, part 3

Another batch of Noggin miniatures from Little Soldier Company.
The royal family, including the young couple of Noggin himself and his wife Nootka (far left and far right), and the older couple in the middle (Noggin's parents).

And 2 "Omruds" as they are called in the world of Nog. I didn't follow their color schemes on these. They are a bit shorter than the humans, maybe about 5 feet tall in scale?

Monday, May 18, 2020

Noggin, part 2

Finally finished a few civilians from the set of Noggin the Nog minis.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Noggin, part 1

Some guards/soldiers from the land of Nog. These minis are from a kickstarter by the Little Soldier Company. I tried to follow their color schemes as much as I could.

I have more miniatures from the kickstarters to paint in the coming weeks (I won't kid myself thaat it will only take days - ha ha).

Monday, March 30, 2020

Bunnies and Barrels

My latest bits, some bunnies and some piles of goods, all from Bad Squiddo. Good for set dressing. (shown here with a dwarf, halfling, and human, for scale)

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dwarves, Sci-fi, metal

A few dwarves from the Theoc Space Dwarves kickstarter.

These ones were trickier to assemble, with separate arms and weapons which didn't fit together well. Sticking them together with super glue and then sprinkling on baking soda before the glue cured seemed to do the trick.

These first 2 photos are the 6 dwarves I just finished painting.

And the whole crew/squad, including 8 others I painted some time ago.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Dwarf Lasses and Flying (Guinea) Pigs

Some dwarf lasses and flying guinea pigs, from Bad Squiddo minis.

(with GW elf and Bad Squiddo dwarf for scale)