Friday, December 22, 2023

Sci-fi Space Miniatures

 My latest is this squad of 8 Galacteer minis from Hydra, and some robots (the canine unit is from Hydra, the other two are from Star Schlock).

Thursday, November 16, 2023

A Few More Chibis

 The Deeproot Druid from Super Dungeon Explore and his bear form

Hearthsworn Fighter (dwarf hero) and Captain R (zombie pirate)

(with a cauldron from somewhere else; just wanted to get it off of the unpainted list)

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Rangers (or Bandits)

Various rangers from Midlam Miniatures. These are metal figures. I think they could also work as your typical wilderness bandits, too. Do they seem more foul or more fair?

I primed them in gray gesso; then did a heavy dry-brush in white gesso. Then blocked in mostly various greens and browns and fleshtones, and to be honest, wasn't super careful about getting the paint just right or within the "lines", as it were, figuring the next step would help cover up minor discrepancies. Next, I covered them in Army Painter's Light Tone wash. And after the wash, I painted the iron bits, such as the sword blades, and the gray of the arrow fletching. I think they don't look too bad for tabletop use.

17 of them was kind of a lot to paint at once, but for this lot it seemed to make sense to do it that way.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Owl Bears

 Four hefty Owl Bears from TAG (The Assault Group). These are metal. I think the bodies are basically the same ones they made for their bears with dwarven riders, with added wings and feathers and other owl bear features, along with different heads, of course. Fun figures to paint. 

I tried to go for a couple of standard brownish owls/bears, like you might find in the woods.

Along with an arctic or polar owl bear and a melanistic owl bear.

Friday, September 8, 2023

Still Alive

 I am still here, but haven't done much painting during the heat of the summer. I am starting to get back to it though, and hope to have some minis finished soon.

By the way, I am having trouble posting comments on some blogs. It looks like the way things work has changed on some platforms and/or on my computer. I get a popup message saying "an error has occurred", without any explanation or way to fix it being offered.

Monday, April 24, 2023

More Super Dungeon Explore Kobolds

 I think this is the last of the kobolds from the game.

And here are a few of them alongside some cheap homemade trees.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Dwarf Bear Knights

 Or is it Bear Dwarf Knights? Or Dwarf Knights on Bears? ha ha

These are from TAG (The Assault Group). They aren't really the right shape for polar bears, so maybe they are a pale version of grizzlies or some species/variety of their own. Great blue bears from the frozen north (in honor of a departed online comrade in minis and gaming).

Also, proof that dwarves can be wizards (bonus figure from the KickStarter for the Bear Knights).

He is actually not the only dwarf wizard I have. I have an much older one, which I think is from the early Citadel days when they did have dwarf wizards.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Some Character Art

 I was playing around with creating characters for various RPGs. I find it can be fun in its own right, and a good way to explore various RPG systems. In the process I also started drawing character portraits for a few of them, for the fun and for the practice.

These are ones I did for some sci-fi/space opera RPGs. Drawn with a Sakura Pigma pen on watercolor paper, and painted with colored inks, which can be treated like watercolor paints.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

More Super Dungeon Explore Heroes

 I finally finished some more Super Dungeon Explore heroes. Not the cleanest paint job, but serviceable enough for tabletop play.