Thursday, August 30, 2018

Donna Noble miniature

Was hoping to get more done this month, but at least I can share one finished miniature: Doctor Who's companion, Donna Noble from Warlord Games' 38mm range of figures.

Sadly that's all for now, but stay tuned for more Doctor Who companions, vintage figs, and other weird stuff that I have primed and ready to go on my painting table.

Monday, July 16, 2018

10th Doctor x3 and K-9

Does any man need three miniature versions of the 10th Doctor from Doctor Who?  No.  But somehow I ended up with three and got the bright idea to just paint them all up at once.

A while back I purchased Heresy's "Dr. Hugh," a 28-32mm "not"-version of David Tennant as the Doctor. (No longer available there as far as I can tell.)  I like the body of this figure but the face is slightly exaggerated.  He fits in nicely with my classic Doctors though.

Warlord Games has two official versions of the 10th Doctor currently available at approximately 38mm scale.  This one is resin and was originally created for Gale Force 9's board game but is now available in a pack with the first and fourth doctor.  This figure is ok but the face is rough and not a good likeness in my opinion.  (I can't bring myself to show a pic of it straight on.)

The best of the three in my opinion is this one, cast in metal, from Warlord Games' "Tenth Doctor & Companions" pack.  The pose is pretty static but overall it is a very nice figure and a great likeness.  I tried to do it justice.  (Somehow the photo makes his eyebrows look more intense than they do in reality.)

Finally, I also painted everyone's favorite robot dog, K-9.  Great figure and I'm pretty happy with how he turned out.  (Also from Warlord Games but as a promotional figure)

That's it for now.  I have more Doctor Who-related stuff to paint: companions, Sea Devils, Zygons, etc. but a bunch of other stuff is on my table as well, so stay tuned.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Large Olmec Head and Living Brain

A couple of quick things for this post:  First is a resin terrain piece.  This is Acheson Creations' Large Olmec Head

It was fun and quick to paint up and I think it will look great with some tropical terrain.  I don't really have a specific gaming use for it, I just thought it was cool, and will find an excuse to use it at some point.

My other super quick piece is a re-based Heroclix figure of the Living Brain.  I threw a wash on it and did some highlighting, and thought it looked kinda cool for a funky retro robot.  Even though I am a huge comic book nerd, I know very little about the character this figure is based on.  Just a fun miniature.

More stuff in the works, stay tuned.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Grenadier Armoured Warrior

May was very busy for me and I missed my monthly post, but I hope to make up for it this month.

For some reason I had an itch to paint some sort of classic fantasy knight, and I ended up going with Grenadier's #8130 Armoured Warrior from Julie Guthrie's Fantasy Personalities II line. 

I'm fairly happy with him, although he is a bit dark.  This may be due to the fact that I primed him grey and not my usual white prime.  I really like Julie Guthrie's work for Grenadier.  Great line of figures in my opinion.

I struggled with the freehand on the shield.  I wanted it to look hand painted on wood, and I guess I achieved that, but it was tough painting on such a small surface.  I've always been impressed by other painters' ability to paint amazing little shields and banners, but I usually avoid it myself.

In my imagination he'll be part of an army with green, white, and brown heraldry, but in reality I am unlikely to fulfill that project, at least any time soon.  There are plenty of other things filling up my painting queue though, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Terror of Shindig Sandbar

This month I bring you the Terror of Shindig Sandbar, a miniature I got from Roebeast several years ago, and just got around to painting.

This figure painted up quickly and was all-around a lot of fun to do.

He's an homage to the monster from Horror Of Party Beach, which I don't believe I've ever seen, despite the fact that I love old horror movies.  I'll have to check it out at some point.

I've got more Doctor Who related minis and an old school Grenadier figure on deck.  Stay Tuned.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time War Daleks

Ready to do battle with my Cybermen, now that I have painted these Daleks.

These are the bronze and gold, Time War style Daleks.

I painted two of them in the black "Patrol Leader" color scheme as well.

I have a few dalek figures left that I'm going to paint in a more classic color scheme, but that's probably not what I'll be sharing next.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dungeon Degenerates Hand of Doom

This month I give you Dungeon Degenerates' Hand of Doom.

This is one of those minis that just looks way cooler in person.  Sometimes you photograph a miniature and it just doesn't quite do it.  Anyway, it was fun to paint, and I can't wait to play the game sometime soon.

I still have lots of Daleks to paint and no matter what I'm hoping to stick to my plan of at least one finished miniature a month.  Stay tuned.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Cybermen Marching Into 2018

Hey.  I'm back!

So in 2017, I painted a grand total of 4 miniatures.  Pathetic.  However, I never stopped wanting to get back to the painting table.  So here we are in 2018 and I'm hoping to get back to my very modest goal of posting a newly painted miniature at least once a month. 

For my first post of the year, I bring you a batch of Cybermen from Warlord Games' Exterminate! (Into the Time Vortex) Doctor Who Miniatures Game.   

Because there are 12 of these mechanical monstrosities, this was more of a speed-painting kind of thing than how I normally paint.  I mostly play RPG and skirmish games, so I've never actually painted this many figures at once before.   Anyway, they painted up quickly and I'm happy enough with them to move on to the Daleks which should be coming soon.

Here they are marching forward with their cybermats and wondering where their enemies might be:

Should be back soon, not only with Daleks but a few other things I've got in the works.  Stay Tuned.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Dungeon Degenerates Brute Lord - Beastman

I have finished the fourth and final figure from the Dungeon Degenerates set that I have been working on: the "Brute Lord."  This figure was probably my favorite in the set and the main impetus for purchasing these minis.

  His design strongly reminded me of Beastman from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which I assume was intentional. So Beastman's color scheme was what I tried to replicate here.

Here's a shot of the Brute Lord with Reaper's Mr Bones that I gave a Skeletor-ish color scheme a while back.

And finally here are a couple of group shots of the Dungeon Degenerates set.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dungeon Degenerates Cock Goblin

Third Dungeon Degenerates figure done, the Infamous Cock Goblin: A goblin riding on a rooster.

I had fun painting this figure and I'm mostly happy with how he turned out.

Just one more figure left in this set.  So stay tuned for the Brute Lord with Snake Whip.