Monday, December 21, 2015

Grenadier Umber Ripper / Mirliton Tasmania Devil

For this update, I present Grenadier's Umber Ripper (MM87 from their Monster Manuscript line from the mid 80s,) which is currently still available from Mirliton Miniatures but is listed as "Tasmania Devil."

I went with a mostly naturalistic color scheme, although his tongue was highlighted with a florescent  pink.  I somewhat regret this color scheme now though, as I think it might be interesting to see this figure painted in some really wild colors.  Maybe on flaming base.

Overall, a fun and relatively fast figure to paint.  Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for more.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Umbelliferan Carrot Man

Hey, hey, this month I bring you the Umbelliferan Carrot Man.

 I picked up this figure from Roebeast's Magical House of Sunshine blog.  He has also made it an add-on for both of his Trash Bash Bits kickstarters.  The second of which is ending soon. 

Definitely a fun miniature!  Seems perfect for Gamma World or a not-very-serious sci-fi game. 

I've got several minis based, primed, and ready to go on my painting table, so I hope to be back soon...

Monday, October 26, 2015

Solomon Kane - Ral Partha Puritan Adventurer With Sword

Been away too long, but I'm back with a vintage mini from 1979: Ral Partha's Puritan Adventurer With Sword, sculpted by Dennis Mize, and clearly inspired by Solomon Kane.
  With a limited color palette, it painted up quickly.  I'm fairly happy with the face considering how small it is and how hard it was to get to with a brush because of the rim of the hat.

My plan to post at least once per calendar month has not changed...I just failed to do so over the last couple of months.  I hope to post again soon though. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TAG Industries Chimps and Apes -Finished

Here are the Chimp and Ape miniatures, featured in my last two posts, now fully painted.  These have been in my collection for literally decades, so it's pretty nice to have them finally painted up.

 The Apes:  

The Chimps:

And because Allison of Painting Agency fame begged me to do it.....

I made a 2001 style monolith (out of green stuff and a piece of balsa wood) for these guys to run around.  Ha.

Friday, June 5, 2015

TAG Industries Chimps and Apes in Progress

Just an update on the Chimps and Apes featured in my last post.  In addition to basing the figures, I sculpted a club for the ape with a rock, and added a top half of a spear onto the chimp with a broken weapon.  I think the club will look good, the shaft of the spear might have gotten a little thicker than it should have been.

I then primed them in brown to make them a little faster to paint up.  Expect to see more soon.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

TAG Industries Chimps and Apes

Unfortunately, I don't have any painted minis to show this month, but I thought I would share what I'm painting next: some apes and chimps from TAG Industries' Children of Fantasy Line.  These minis are from the early to mid 80s and have been in my collection and have remained unpainted since that time.  It would appear that they are fairly rare as I haven't found any pictures of them on the internet other than those on the Lost Minis Wiki, and some of those pictures, I provided.  (I know that at some point Raven's Forge Casting bought the TAG Industries lines but I'm not sure how many figures they produced and they appear to no longer exist.)  I'm also unsure how they were sold, but I'm assuming I purchased these as a set and not individually (or rather as a kid, talked my mom into buying for me. Ha.)

After years of sitting in my "lead mountain," I finally decided to paint these to use as a group of more war-like Pakuni for a Land of the Lost/Lost Civilization game.  I figured they would go well with the Sleestaks I recently painted.  They don't look all that much like the costumes/make-up from the show, but it won't matter, as I'll need something more threatening any way. You'll notice that the two figures on the ends have broken weapons that I will need to do something about.

Here's Chaka, a Pakuni, for comparison if you are unfamiliar with the show.

Chimp with Spear-that needs fixing.

Ape with Club

Chimp with Axe

Ape with Rock- and I am assuming he used to have club

Chimp with Club

Ape Beating Chest

Now to get these fixed up, based, and primed...

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Ral Partha Gnome Illusionist - Deep Gnome

Here is stage one from Ral Partha's 3-Stage Player Characters Gnome Illusionist set.  I painted him to represent a deep gnome aka Svirfneblin.  I really enjoyed painting this little guy.  His face is really well sculpted considering how small it is.  I went with classic gnome colors for his clothing, i.e. red cap, blue shirt, brown pants. 

I took this comparison shot, with a typical Reaper figure to show how small this figure is.  

I picked up a Heritage gnome and a Grenadier dwarf archer (that I might use as a gnome) as well.  Although these may or may not be the next figures in my painting queue.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thundarr the Barbarian

I present you three awesome miniatures: Interloper's "Wasteland Warriors,"  clearly meant to represent the greatest cartoon ever, Thundarr the Barbarian.  I have wanted Thundarr minis for many years.  I even bought some sculpting dollies once with the plan to create some myself.  That never happened, but thankfully these figures did.

From the post-apocalyptic future of 1994:

Gonzo post-apocalypse is my favorite genre for gaming, if you couldn't tell from my previous Gamma World related posts, so I'm very glad to add these to the collection.  I'm also relatively pleased with how their paint jobs turned out.


Princess Ariel:

Ookla the Mok:

Next up will be something not tv-nostalgia-related and probably vintage, so stay tuned!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Enik the Altrusian

Finished off my Sleestaks with Enik the Altrusian.  I took one of the weaponless figures and sculpted a tunic and medallion out of green stuff.  My crude sculpting made the tunic difficult to paint and make it look good, but I did what I could.  On the original Land of the Lost, as an Altrusian, Enik was shorter than the Sleestaks too, but I think this figure works well enough.

"Trying to capture me? Your actions are...not logical. I seek only to return to my own time."