Jun 202013
 

Just a quick post to prove that I’m still around. These are a some of the minis I purchased painted a few years ago from Elysium64, that I’ve just recently got around to rebasing. On the left is a Foundry viking of some kind. Not very exciting model, but nicely painted and useful as a skirmish character or in a band of adventurers. He’s being transfixed by the tunes of a faun’s pipe. The satyr is part of the Talisman range of player pawn replacements released by Citadel in 1986 and sculpted by Aly Morrison.

“No, you’re right… I shan’t crack your skull open with my axe. I shall listen to that wonderful pan flute music you’re playing. Righto.”

Still have a few more from the same batch to rebase, they’re really hard to get off their coins and on to my standard size washers. It’s one of my annual goals to have them all sorted out. Speaking of annual goals, it’s soon time to do a half year review. I’ll wait a little while longer as I have a few things in the pipeline that will affect my current tally of painted miniatures, hopefully my current painting subjects will be done in time.

We’re having a bit of a unit painting challenge (for fun) over at the Oldhammer forums and I’m painting my Harboth’s Black Mountain boys for it. The goal is to have a unit finished by the end of July. I picked the Black Mountain boys as they provide a rather easy target while also being dear to me and finally because they cover a rather large hole in my fantasy monster arsenal. I don’t have any standard orcs painted, only the five uruk I painted up as “red orcs”. Whatever that is.

Whoss oall dis den!?

Finally I’m proud to announce that my son Erik have finished his first model! It’s a classic old plastic human Blood Bowl player from the 2nd edition game box. It has been caked in a nice, thick layer of artist’s acrylics applied with a size 12 brush. Next time, I’ll let him use a slightly smaller brush and regular miniature paints instead. Nevertheless, he’s a proud two and a half year old who heartily exclaims that he painted it whenever he gets hold of the miniature. Right now, it’s the driver of a red Lego tractor.

Painty fun time!

Errrrn, eeeerrrrnnnn, eeeeeeeeern!

I have a few more posts prepared for the near future. Some more stuff that I didn’t paint myself, and then some minis that I actually DID paint myself. Recently, too! Oh, the suspense! Could it be more Blood Bowl? Rather likely.

Feb 142013
 

Short Willy and Nimbleroot the Unfortunate is a pair of adventurers currently working for Konstipah Ted in his endeavours to clean out the dungeons below Nost-Óul Towers. For some reason, these guys just can’t seem to catch a break – but they are always lucky enough to escape with their lives intact. Most recently, they had a run in with old Fatgit Rumblegut.

“Hurry up with that lockpick!”

 

The miniatures were painted early 2012, for the first round of the LPL. I haven’t gotten around to posting these profiles until now though. There are no lengthy bios for these guys, as they are minor characters. I think their names, profiles and looks speak for themselves. Willy is a Perry twins dwarf (Citadel) while Nimbleroot is a wood elf wardancer by Jes Goodwin (also Citadel).

Short Willy – Dwarf Warrior (26 pts) Quality 3+, Combat 3. Coward.

The shield is sort of a stylized dwarf face, but Willy (being Willy) is holding it upside down so instead of a beard it turned into an afro. It didn’t turn out very well, I’m afraid.

 

Nimbleroot the Unfortunate – Elf Thief (33 pts) Quality 2+, Combat 3. Stealth, Blundering.

 

A new special rule for Nimbleroot. I’m hoping it’ll work well in games, but who knows – I might change it a bit.

Blundering (-5 pts)
A Blundering model will fall over when rolling two or more failed activation dice.

Dec 242012
 

Keeping with tradition I’ve got a post prepared for today. This year, it’s not very seasonal in itself, but nevertheless; Merry Christmas all! Now on with my most juvenile puns so far.

In the run down and half ruined Nost-Óul Towers, the wizard Theodore of Konstipah (locally nicknamed Konstipah Ted)  have recently taken up residence. The towers have been empty for many years prior to Theodore’s moving in and quite a lot of cleaning out have been required by local muscle men and roughnecks. Apparently not all prior residents have moved out of the dungeons below the tower. When asked he claims he moved to the Stillburg area to have some peace and quiet to concentrate on his work, but exactly what the nature of that work is have not been said.

Theodore of Konstipah – Human Wizard (38 pts)
Quality 4+, Combat 2. Magic-User.
A wizened old wizard, more interested in lining his own pockets than anything else. He’s not one for bravery, but will not shy away from combat if threatened.

The model is a Citadel scenario model from The Magnificent Sven named Aygar Mistletaine, sculpted by Aly Morrison most likely. I made the colour scheme intentionally gaudy, figuring it would be fitting for a kook of a wizard. No white, grey or black here… The sunburst motif on the back is a bit of a failure though, and repainted several times. This was the best I managed, some of the old attempts were much, much worse.

Old Ted is a notorious treasure hunter and he seems to be one of those wizards who are not motivated by scholarly pursuits and enlightenment in itself, but rather see those as a tool to increase his wealth.

 

Dec 162012
 

I’ve finally finished up this little warband of chaotic barbarians, sculpted by Jes Goodwin for Asgard in the mid 80s and released as a box set called “Barbarian Personalities“. They are now being manufactured and sold by Alternative Armies and are quite a bargain. The ogre is another Goodwin sculpt, from Citadel’s C23 range. The astute reader will remember when I posted about receiving these guys. I’m very happy to have them finished the same year I got them! They were all painted by Paul “v2” Sanderson, and a great job he did! I can not recommend the man enough. Fast, well painted, very communicative and all round top bloke! I finished the bases and took the photos, but that’s about all I did.

Here’s the roster for the whole happy gang! I’ve used their names as given by Asgard, and tried to make all models individual stats wise. It’ll be a challenging warband to play, due to them being all different.

Kern the Reaver (60 pts). Q3, C3. Leader


Clonar Sternbrow
(27 pts). Q4, C3. Group fighter

Alaric Mancleaver (30 pts). Q4, C4.

Koth Beasthelm (35 pts). Q4, C4. Savage

Hax Ragged (35 pts). Q4, C4. Heavy armour

Taran Firedaughter (38 pts). Q3, C3. Berserk

Will Skegling (30 pts). Q3, C3.

Mad Rollo (23 pts). Q4, C3.

Arflane the Archer (44 pts). Q3, C3. Shooter: long

Aurok Storrirkin (46 pts). Q3, C4. Steadfast

Skai Wolfbane (36 pts). Q3, C3. Forrester


Two Cuts
(36 pts). Q3, C3. Stealth

Old One-Horn (54 pts). Q4, C4. Big, Long move, Mutant.

Once again I feel the need to apologize for my photos. I still haven’t gotten to grips with the new camera, and struggle with both lighting and focus. Oh well, in time I think they’ll shape up.

These guys really help my annual total, which is now 84 painted – 254 acquired = -170! I did receive a few snotlings the other day (cheers Ti!), but I’m not including them in the annual total as they’re crew for the pump wagon which is in itself one model only. I also traded some snotlings away, so I guess it all evens out.

Dec 152012
 

This is one of the characters I painted up for the LPL in early 2012. I promised to do individual write-ups and the only thing missing for quite some time now have been photos. I finally had some time today to take a few pics. I’ll post the other guys over the next few days.

Willhelm Ratzenwurst – Human Knight (30 pts)
Quality 3+, Combat 3. Heavy Armour, Unruly.
Sir Willhelm Ratzenwurst is a knight-errant of questionable skill. Granted, he slew the (alledgedly) Great Scourge of Talabec, but in all honesty that was little more than an average sized boar with an exceptionally foul temper. His most recent adventure saw him lose both squire, horse and distraught damsel to the sulphurous wrath of Katarax, the elder dragon Greenleaf Peaks. He travelled by boat along the river Aver to Averridge where he then went north to seek gold and fame in the ruins of the temple of Gadd. After a near death experience, he retreated to Stillburg in search of mercenary work as he is now completely and utterly impovered.

The model is (still) Citadel Lord of Battle, sculpted by Jes Goodwin. Here’s a photo of him staving off some undead in the Barrowhills north of Averridge.