Friday, June 23, 2017

Dungeon Degenerates Nasty Naga

I have painted the next of the Dungeon Degenerates figures, the Nasty Naga.

I imagined it as a Dark Naga when I came up with its color scheme.  It was hard to photograph and is one of those minis that just looks better in real life than in a photo for whatever reason.  It was a fun and easy to paint figure though.

I will be back soon with the Cock Goblin.  Stay Tuned!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Archive Miniature Mystery Solved

Maybe nobody else cares, or maybe everyone already knew this but for me a mystery has been solved.  Back in 2012, I painted an Archive Fuzzy  from their Star Rovers line of miniatures.

At the time I wondered: "It's interesting because if you know anything about these minis, you'll know that many of them are rip-offs of Star Wars characters.  For example, "Hans Self" instead of Han Solo etc etc.  I always assumed that this one was supposed to be an Ewok, but if I'm not mistaken this figure actually dates to around 1977 and as far as I know Ewok's did not appear until Return of the Jedi in 1983. So I guess not."

Then today I saw a book cover illustration that cleared it all up.  This miniature was clearly based on the following illustration of H. Beam Piper's book, Little Fuzzy.

I love revelations like this one and just thought I would share it in case anyone else would get a kick out of it too.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dungeon Degenerates Salamander - Big Lizardman

I'm back!  It's been almost six months since I finished painting a miniature and updated the blog, but I never stopped wanting to get back on schedule.  So here I am with a miniature I managed to finish this weekend.

He's the "Salamander with Sword and Shield" from the Dungeon Degenerates Monster Miniatures Set.  Despite the name, he looks like an overgrown Lizardman to me and not the classic D&D salamander.

These figures are ostensibly 32mm in scale but seem like they might even be a bit bigger than that.  This fellow is on a 40mm base.  Here is a picture comparing him to a D&D pre-painted miniature for an idea of scale.

I'm pretty happy with how he came out and I plan to paint the three remaining figures in the set shortly.  Fun miniatures with a lot of character.  Stay tuned!