Aug 192014

I painted these for a painting challenge on the Oldhammer Forums. My participation fizzled, but at least I finished three orcs. They’re originally C1039 hobgoblins from Metal Magic, but I wanted to use them as orcs. Nice models and a joy to paint! They are currently available from Midlam Miniatures.

c1039d, c1039a and c1039f

c1039d, c1039a and c1039f – solid blokes all three

I have three more primed and good to go. Hopefully it won’t be too long until they’re painted, but they’re probably not coming near a brush this year as I’m all about them science fictions. I’m thinking next year will be cleanup-themed as my “half painted and/or primed” shelf in the cupboard is currently overflowing.

Click for gargantuan version.

Click for gargantuan version.

Aug 102014

Two more additions to my ongoing (albeit seasonally stalled) scifi project.

"See those, Bubba? They're power couplings. Don't gnaw on them."

“See those, Bubba? They’re power converters. Don’t gnaw on them, man.”


Snitch is a low-level street punk type of guy. Hailing from some remote world, he’s been marooned in the Kemmler system for a few cycles. In game play terms he’ll either serve as an unarmed follower or a plot point marker. It’s a fun little silly model, originally a Varactyl Wrangler from the Star Wars Miniatures pre-painted plastics range by Wizards of the Coast.



Not the first pointing model I paint for the scifi project. I’m sensing a theme here.


I trimmed the worst mold lines and gave him a quick re-paint. I wanted the silver parts to look like the costumes of Kiss or Abba. Puffy and soft. I think it mostly ended up looking a bit sloppily painted. He’ll do just fine though. Maybe I should go over it once more with an old black wash (less opaque) and touch up the silver afterwards. Or I could chill out and paint something else.


Original paintjob from WOTC

Original paintjob from WOTC


The other miniature is another pre-painted plastic, this time a Celestial Dire Badger from D&D Miniatures. I actually managed to strip the paint off this guy before painting it (using de-natured spirits).

"Sniffle snuffle snarfle"

“Sniffle snuffle snarfle”

Will be used as an astro-badger, joining up with other small critters in a sort of “followers pool” for Pulp Alley. I made the mistake of using an old purple glaze from Citadel (the hex-pot flip-tops with red lids) and it turned out very shiny. Varnish will take care of that though… Happy with how it turned out though. Always liked the model and it was fun to paint (being mostly drybrushing and painting).


Original paintjob from WOTC.

Original paintjob from WOTC.


As usual, the best part with painting something based on terrestrial wild life is the inevitable pictures of baby animals you’ll end up googling. In this case, badgers. Badgers, badgers, badgers, badgers. Lovely little blighters!

Badger, badger, badger.




Coming up next, some fantasy crap. Mostly old hat, that I finally got around to basing.