Saturday, December 31, 2016

Véronique Fidelia, Planetary Governor - Imperial Noble

The last miniature I painted in 2016, Véronique Fidelia, Planetary Governor of Plutalea, a peaceful world rejoined with the greater Imperium a mere few centuries ago.

She is based on a Reaper miniature, Xiufang, from the Chronoscope range. I replaced her original hand with a small reliquary to show her devotion and piety. The reliquary is from a Games Workshop kit (probably the Grey Knights set) combined with a new hand and a little bit of greenstuff. I also sculpted a symbol of the Imperium, the double headed eagle, to denote her rank.

Happy New Year to all!

End of the Year Randomness

I almost did it.

My goal was to get everything that I had primed (including terrain) painted before the end of the year, and I was close. Unfortunately an unexpected funeral came up and I had to be away from my house for six days while I traveled for that, along with Christmas travel.

My last burst included two kitbashed VSF walkers that I primed about five years ago, some miscellaneous Armorcast toolboxes, a cloth vendor's wares from a Eureka set, two new statues (54mm satyrs I picked up used at GenCon about two years ago, mounted on Hirst Arts bases) three Copplestone Castings policemen, a neat little plastic 'Great Crossbow' from Eccentric Miniatures, some scratch built shantytown terrain pieces I started a couple weeks ago, and a group of nine long neglected figures I plan to use for 40K games.

Also pictured are tents from Miniature Building Authority, (I think that's where the modern gabions are from as well), Ainsty, and a few that I can't recall where I obtained them. I thought they were from Pardulon but if so, I can't find them on their site. This stuff was all painted a few months back, I just never got around to photographing.

Whats left then, as far as primed terrain?

A large set of MDF industrial walkways and storage tanks.
A set of stone corrals from a Rorke's Drift box set.
Two shanty buildings from Miniature Building Authority (which I primed two weeks ago, I should have held off ;) )
Nine or so small sci-fi vehicles from Zombiesmith. I painted them once already but the paint flaked off the resin, so I stripped them and started over.

That's it for 'ready to go'. I have an absurd amount of built, half built, and still in the package terrain, miniatures, and vehicles.

I believe I painted about 158 miniatures, and a couple dozen terrain pieces this year. That might actually be a little light for me since I didn't do the Lead Painter League this year.

I'll be posting individual photos later when I have time to do some set ups. I'm pretty excited about getting the 40K figures finished- they're for a project I've had in mind for quite a long time!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Completely Wholesome 40K Farming Family

This unusual set of miniatures was offered up for purchase in a Genestealer Cult Facebook group I am a member of. They could probably be considered crude by today's standards but they fit the old school 40K aesthetic to a tee.

 The wagon is also recently painted and is a MDF kit from 4Ground.


The mother's expression is so sweet and loving that I almost feel bad about an Inquisitor showing up to purge them.


Lead Adventure Atomic Mob Raider

The last primed and prepped raider from a Lead Adventure Miniatures 'Atomic Mob' pack. I replaced this figure's head with another LAM head, and switched a hammer for a spear. I really didn't care for this guy much, he's a crude sculpt, particularly the hands and head which I discarded.

Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia

Quite lot of non-sequitur miniatures coming off the desk lately.

This entry is Tatiana Romanov in her honorary military uniform, the Vosnesensky Lancers regiment. She is part of the interesting quasi-VSF range from Hinterland Miniatures.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


I'm continuing to tear through my backlog of prepped miniatures. I set myself a goal of getting through everything I have primed by the end of the year...  some of these figures have been primed for over three or four years! I have some painted and awaiting basing materials, and four left that are bare primer. After that a large set of primed industrial terrain, some resin walls from a Rorke's Drift set, and two post apocalyptic shanty buildings. I think it's doable.

For now, two sci-fi mechanics from CP Models.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Hasslefree Witch Hazel

I think this is the last of the group of random miniatures I posted a few weeks back.

"Witch Hazel" from Hasslefree.

Future Warriors Scavengers

A friend of mine acquired the rules for 'This is Not a Test", a post-apocalyptic skirmish game. Although I haven't really even perused the book it did induce me to prime and paint some old Grenadier Future Warriors I have had for a very long time. Most of these are still available from eM-4.


I also painted up a Copplestone Castings policeman as a statue. I couldn't see myself using this pose in a game. The pedestal is Hirst Arts blocks. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

40K Genestealer Hybrid

Rogue Trader era Genestealer Hybrid.

I have a fair sized batch of these that have been awaiting paint.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Motoko

Ghost in the Shell is possibly my favorite anime franchise. Great story, great characters, great action.

When I found out that someone made a very close version of the Stand Alone Complex "Major" Motoko Kusanagi, I had to get the miniature- and true to form, it took me over a year to get around to painting it!

"The Major" is available from Zealot Miniatures.

A close version of Batou (some greenstuff added for cybernetic eyes), from Hasslefree.
Batou was painted quite a while ago for an LPL round.

Androids from Antenociti's Workshop. I believe these are OOP. The blue one has a headswap, from Statuesque.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Necromunda Rat Catcher

Another figure from that large batch of random primed miniatures I wanted to get finished up.

Rat Catcher from the Lead Adventure Miniatures post-apocalyptic range. I see her being at home in the underhive of Necromunda.

40K Frateris Militia

I've had these figures primed for a few months. I wasn't very excited to start painting them because I wanted them to be dressed in a dreary, dark, and beleaguered "Imperial Citizen" attire. Once I got into though I enjoyed it. Sadly I have about 40 more to go...

The guy with the blue shirt is a VASA militia figure from the Urban War game (formerly VOID). The rest are Games Workshop Frateris Militia from late second edition and early third, if I recall correctly. The bald guy has a resin head from a third party manufacturer- I believe it is from Mad Robot.

They make great generic rabble, suitable for Sisters of Battle auxilia and zealots, Genestealer Cult Brood Brothers, or simple disaffected Imperial Citizens about to meet with some Arbites...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Darkest Africa Azande Warband Completed

I finished up the last six Azande warriors for the Lead Adventure Army Painters project last night.

Joined up with their fellow tribesmen.


 I think that's it for the Azande force.

I'll have to double check but I believe that's all the Azande figures in the Foundry Victoriana catalogue, as well as the musketmen set that Copplestone Castings  released. Every year I get one step closer to finishing off the Darkest Africa range...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Azande Rifles...

A small update on the Azande project, three more riflemen.

This completes the semi-uniformed unit.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mongolian Princess

Lead Adventure Forum is running another painting club, "The Back of Beyond", and this is my second figure for the event. The miniature is the "Mongolian Princess" from Copplestone Castings. She is one of my favorite Copplestone figures for some reason. He is the master of dredging up the most obscure subjects.

I also made a Mongolian Buddhist stupa after doing some research into the setting. After a few initial failures trying to gently bend and glue craft foam into the correct shape, I sculpted a truncated pyramid out of plasticine and cast it in plaster. Additional features are craft foam and epoxy 'greenstuff'.

I based it off this picture:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Return to the Near East

A few more figures for the generic North African or Middle Eastern setting.

Peacocks, from Mega Miniatures. The diminutive sultan is an old Games Workshop Sheikh Yadosh figure that I think was from the Dogs of War range. I picked him up back when GW ran their bits service. He was painted several years ago.

A Copplestone Castings mummy.

Several middle eastern and Indian civilians. These are mostly Eureka Miniatures. The woman in green with the clay jar is from a Stan Johansen Miniatures vignette.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Empire of Marduk

I've had these painted for several weeks but the Manufacturer, Hydra Miniatures, wasn't ready to announce them. They should be up for sale on their webstore soon. They are Empire of Marduk soldiers from the Retro Raygun range.

Monday, October 24, 2016


A few civilians for Darkest Africa and Victorian period games games.

 CP Models. The guy on the left is part of their sci-fi mechanics pack.

The women are CP Models, the man is Wargames Foundry.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Barbarians in 15mm

A pair of diminutive Copplestone Castings barbarian warriors, from the 15mm fantasy range.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

More Seemingly Random Miniatures

A few more pictures from the random group of figures I painted last month.

The man is from CP Models and the pug is from a Reaper Miniatures 'Familiar' pack.

An elk, produced by Eureka Miniatures.

Lastly, a brawler from Hinterland Miniatures. This guy is a character from a TinTin story, I think it was Cigar of the Pharaohs. He was an unnamed sailor that TinTin encountered.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sohei Warrior Monk and Japanese Terrain

This Sohei Warrior Monk (from Kingsford Miniatures) has been primed and awaiting paint for about two years.

The building was painted relatively recently. It is produced by John Jenkins Designs.

I also photographed a couple other Asian themed terrain items that I've never gotten around to, both by Grand Manner. The resin they use is very  brittle. I bought the bell tower second hand and the wooden structure arrived shattered into about a dozen pieces.