Work is proceeding on various sci-fi greenskins at the moment.  My current painting goal is to complete my Deadzone Marauder faction, but I have been using the opportunity to work on some of my other orkoids.  I find that working on a variety of miniature styles while using the same palette helps to delay burnout.


I really like these plastic goblin miniatures.  There are hobbyists out there that dont enjoy the oversized faces on Games Workshops orks and goblins, but I really enjoy painting them.



Daemonette Familiar

Daemonette Familiar

Daemonette Familiar

I painted this figure yesterday evening.  I have owned this slightly creepy classic Citadel miniature for about twenty years and have wanted to get around to painting one since well before that, so getting it finished was satisfying.  I will use the figure as some sort of unsettling sidekick to a Chaos type in a future Inquisitorial game.

If you are unfamiliar with the sculpt then it might not be immediately apparent from the image above that the miniature is about half the size of a modern 28mm.

Temptation from the Warp

“You guys can see the creepy little demon chick too, right? Its not just me, is it?”

Nazgrub Wurrzag – Scrap Prospector

Nazgrub Wurrzag

Nazgrub Wurrzag

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Deadzone Marauders #1

"Rainmaker" Ripper Suit

“Rainmaker” Class Ripper Suit

I have been painting greenskins over Xmas, with getting a force ready to play Deadzone being the main motivation.  The first of these finished are these two heavily armoured “Ripper Suits” and two of the rank and file Commandos.

"Mauler" Ripper Suit

“Mauler” Class Ripper Suit

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Custom DreadBall Pitch


The O.C.P. Patriots (Irish DreadBall Champions) play defence versus the Zegema Beach Zephyrs (UK & Ireland Ultimate DreadBall Champions) at Thomond Park at some designated point in the future.

I am the current Irish DreadBall Champion.  Mantic supplied me with this prize pitch as a rather nifty functional trophy.

The rigid one piece polycarbonate/aluminium laminate (at least, thats what I think its made out of) arrived yesterday along with a large box of miniatures as a prize for my UK & Ireland Ultimate DreadBall win a couple of weeks ago.  I havent had a chance to play a game on the pitch yet but I hope to remedy that over the Xmas break.

Of minor note is the inclusion of “Thomond Park” on the pitch (top right in the ropey photo above).  Thomond Park is a significant Irish rugby stadium that also hosts the Irish DreadBall Nationals, amusingly enough.  To continue the entertainment value of winning a “sporting” event at Thomond, I asked Mantic to make sure that the stadiums name featured on the pitch.  I havent the slightest interest in rugby, but many of my regular opponents do, so it adds another level of amusement to me being the champ of a “sport” crowned at Thomond 🙂

Lead Belt Trip

I traveled to Nottingham the weekend before last to go to the Mantic Open Day and play in – and win – a DreadBall competition.  As I was in “The Lead Belt” I also squeezed in a couple of visits to other toy soldier places.  A visual record composed of ropey phone-photos follows.

Lovely miniatures in Foundry Cabinets.  They make me want to snap all of my paintbrushes.

Lovely miniatures in Foundry Cabinets. They make me want to snap all of my paintbrushes.

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Dr. John Zoidberg

“I took the liberty of fertilizing your caviar”.

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Epic Ork Stormboyz

6mm Blood Axe Stormboyz

Epic / 6mm Blood Axe Stormboyz

“Raz” on the Lead Adventure Forum was working on some Epic Stormboyz, planning to add smoke plumes coming from the jump packs.  I remembered that I had these guys packed away and decided to take a photo for reference.  So I decided to put the photo up here.  I think that they still look cool seventeen years later.

The photo is gigantic by the way, mostly because that way you can see the camo pattern that I painted on them back in 1997 🙂

Zegema Beach Zephyrs – DreadBall Asterian Team

Zegema Beach Zephyrs

Zegema Beach Zephyrs

This bunch of dirty, cheatin’, skinny space-folk is my newly painted Asterian (space-elf) DreadBall team.  As of last Saturday the Zephyrs are now the “UK & Ireland Ultimate DreadBall ChampionsContinue reading

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