Fauxhenge

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A mystical stone circle proves no deterrent to some evil hyena-pig-dogs.

Stonehenge, where demons dwell and cats meow, is an icon of the mythical race of druids and a recurring symbol of the faux mysticism of ROCK. Having a miniature stone circle/henge to send my tiny pretend people into, in order to summon demons/drink cider/ingest hallucinogens/tell lies in order to get laid [DELETE AS APPLICABLE] has been on my to do list since I was a kid.

The end result looks a little more like a series of carefully balanced Milky Way bars than I had hoped, but it’s fun all the same.

Although miniature stone circles are one of the easier terrain projects for a hobbyist to make from cheap/free and easily available materials, I bought this set. It was difficult to argue with the price.

I quite enjoy painting large Reaper Bones items. They are rugged and indelicate, which means that I tend to be quite happy working on them in a clumsy, slapdash fashion, similar to my lovemaking.

I spent a day in the sun painting this from start to finish… back in 2018. Being Reaper Bones, it had to be brush undercoated, but the warm, dry Irish summer’s day (yeah, really) made drying times rapid.

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Witch Hunter Byron Maiden leads the faithful in search of pagans to burn.

I didn’t do anything particularly clever when painting it, just a fairly simple application of browns, greys and a little bit of green here and there.

I took a little bit of inspiration from this Warhammer TV tutorial, but diverged from it a fair bit. The principles and main approach used were the same though.

Shadespire: Ironskull’s Boyz

L to R: Bonekutta, Basha, Gurzag Ironskull, Hakka.

Continuing my brief painted-ages-ago-and-not-shared-because-of-bad-photography series, it’s Ironskull’s Boyz!!!

I love these sculpts, I think that bar a couple of minor issues that the paint job is decent and, best of all, these bruisers have seen quite a bit of table time in games of Warhammer: Underworlds (AKA Shadespire) in the eighteen months or so that I have had them painted.

So much time in fact that *two* friends who I initially played Underworlds with (Curis and Asslessman) with while using these figures have gone on to paint and blog theirs since, one even having his shown in White Dwarf.

Bitter?  C’est moi.  Have I learned a lesson about self-discipline?  Not really.

Better photo? Worse? I can’t tell anymore. It’s done at least, thats the most important thing.

If you fancy getting into playing Underworlds, then you could do a lot worse than taking these guys and playing simple, straightforward and very enjoyable knuckle-sandwich delivery strategies to get to grips with the Underworlds rules, which are really solid.

 

Gryph-Hounds

I would never have guessed that bird-dog-cat models would appeal to me much, but I was wrong. I love the haughty, cocksure, high fantasy feel to these feathered felines (it says “hound” but they look like bird-cats to me).
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Necrons 2.0


Deranged, homicidal, hubristic, robotic skeleton pharaohs from space, surrounded by mindless, mechanical minions with massive machine-guns.  Right now I find it difficult to imagine a more appealing theme for a toy soldier project.

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Choose Your Own Adventurers #17, #18, #19: Infiltrators

L ro R: Testbed Slave, Cyborg (Talisman), Cyborg (Adventurers).

The beginning of 2019, the year when Bladerunner is set, seems like a good time to post some photos of cyborgs.

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Man O’War Day

AHOY!

Phase one o’ the Man O’ War project be culminatin’ in a series o’ miniscule nautical engagements. The accompanyin’ document be full ter the gunnels o’ images fer illustrative purposes.

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Man O’ War Plaguefleet: The Seventh Sons

This post be brought to yer scurvy selves by the number…

Image property of GW

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Traveling Circus

I went to Nottingham a little while ago for a gaming weekend.  One of the highlights was the opportunity to play some Mordheim with my Carnival of Chaos/Circus of Corruption.  If you can endure the pretty dodgy photography, then you can see a number of weird miniatures looking for treasure and beating up vampires with gym equipment.

[MAGIC ROUNDABOUT MUSIC]

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Circus of Corruption 2

Eleven more Circus of Corruption figures, from Old School Miniatures.

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Man O’ War: Beasts of the Deep

Here be dragons…

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