Citizens of our RPG’s and an Evil Sorcerer

Only 6 days before we move into our new house! And I honestly don’t think I can wait much longer!

Our tiny apartment is already completely cramped with boxes and I stopped counting my various bruises from bumping into furniture and doorframes trying to get around… And we still have all of our inventory from our shop we need to move aswell!

But I promised myself that I wouldn’t neglect my blog!! So here is a little post with some of my odds and ends that I snapped pictures of before they were gently placed in moving boxes! (In foam of course!)

Here is a group of Press Gangers from Privateer Press. They were some of our very first miniatures for rpg’s, and I recently stripped them of paint (from a rather shabby paint job) and gave them a new coat of paint and new bases.

I painted the female press ganger before the men and had already photographed her, hence the different backgrounds. The female is a very unique and humorous character with a luring expression and a firmly gripped mace hiding in her back hand! I painted her in Marienburg colours using Breonne Blue with the Ocean Triad for the blue parts and Rust Brown highlighted with 50/50 Rust Brown and Sun Yellow.

I repeated the combination on one of the male press gangers. I even had my first try on facial “stubble”. It ended up okay, I think. Definitely need more practise! I still haven’t finished the last one of the group, a guy with a sack which suspiciously look like it contains a man trying to break loose!

Black Chapel Steamheim Veteran

I stumbled upon a Spanish company named Black Chapel which produces a variety of miniature that fit perfectly with Reaper and Games Workshop’s minis. I bought different models from them including their Altreich Engineer, Alchemist, Guard of the Ancestors Chamber (dwarf champion), dwarf Blacksmith, and this Steamheim Veteran. I can greatly recommend these minis. Lots of character and very unique minis!

It was a rather “speedpaint” job, but none the less, he turned out pretty cool. I assembled him in a “pointy finger pose”, rather than pistol wielding (he comes with two arm options and two head options)
Since I bought this bunch, they have released several new minis including some very interesting Wood Elves, which I will definately pick up at some point!

Oldschool Tzeentch Sorcerer

Last but not least a good old Chaos Sorcerer! I decided to go nuts with blues, pinks, purples, greens, and my favourite colour: turquoise! (which proved difficult to spell in English!)

Tzeentch Sorcerer

It shows through that I spent most time on the facial features than on the rest, but it actually just started out as a fun test and practice with colours! I have recently shown progress with gold and non metallic gold techniques, but not on this one :-P I even painted a tuft on the base in different purples and blues and added some nail-glitter-thingies shaped as beach shells and starfish on the base and painted them in the same theme.
Pretty psychedelic and matches my passion for Led Zeppelin :-D

I used one of my old Games Workshop Screamers from my Warhammer Daemons Army as a reference.

SONY DSC

Village Children from Hasslefree and Fenryll

2 weeks ago I wrote a post about some kids I painted from Malifaux to use in a campaign. I also finished these village minis from Hasslefree and Fenryll to use for my Nordland Campaign.

The bases are pieces from Freebooter miniature’s metal bases filed, rounded and glued on 20mm bases. I even put two kids on one base (yes, they are really small). They were a joy to paint however, and ended up super cute. The “little red riding hood” ended up with a freehand check-patterned blanket. They look really nice “in person” as they are so small that taking pictures involves very close-up shots!

Advertising Pillars – Commission

In December I worked on a commission for a British customer who really liked the Advertising Pillars I made last year. I made two for him using the same method as the previous one, but with a different quality in paper (much better)

As they were supposed to be a bit different from each other, I made one of them using only cut-outs of advertisement/commercials and another using only recruitment and Wanted posters. The one on the left is the commercial one and the one on the right is the public information one :-)

Most of the posters are from various authentic posters, Fable and Witcher 2 & 3 video games, and a few Games Workshop ones. I just noticed now that a Wanted poster sneaked into the commercial pillar (guess they were very important to catch!)

 

Malifaux The Stolen – In a not so plagued version!

Get out of my yard, you kiiiiids!

Before Malifaux/Wyrd went on to produce all their products in plastic, they were all small metal kits. I recently found this discontinued set with 3 Stolen (which is creepy pale kids inflicting disease and causes blight to foes)

I’ve been searching for some street kids (already have the Hasslefree medieval ones) but I really lacked some urchins. After seeing these I immediately had the idea to make them not-so-creepy versions :-D

Kids

The girl has already had a part in our Nordland Campaign as a nobleman’s daughter. The two boys are a lot more street urchin looking and there’s an orphanage in our upcoming adventure :)

All three of them are mounted on 25mm round Stone Floor bases from Tabletop-Art.

Citadel Travelling “dramatic pause”…… Actor!

I painted this mini some time ago, but I thought this gentleman deserved his own post!
Let me introduce the flamboyant and extravagant Actor!

Traveling Actor

I mainly paint in subtle base colors with spot colors now and then, and rarely practice true bright colors, as they tend to look… messy. Atleast when I’m painting them!
I had just bought a few bright paints and wanted to test them on this old travelling player: actor.
I have already painted the St. George miniature which was a ton of fun to paint, so I decided to paint the actor really dashing with an arrogant attitude (my inspiration was Calculon of Futurama – the self proclamed best actor in the universe) and I even added an actor mole! The result is a fruitcake of dimensions!

As most old citadel miniatures (this is probably from the 80’s before I was born) the scale is a small 25mm, but they still fit into our 28mm game perfectly. I can completely imagine this guy storming the stage and pushing any hopeful and aspiring new actor to the ground!

Classic Warhammer Wizard Miniatures: Grey and Amber

Here are two of my classic wizards from my collection. I have finally managed to collect all the miniatures from the citadel line counting: Light, Amethyst, Gold, Celestial, Bright, Jade and these two (Grey & Amber)

Here is the Grey wizard, a master of deception in all his glory!

Grey Wizard

And here we have the Amber wizard, a rural caster with close ties to the realm of beasts and other wildlife:

Amber Wizard

Despite the fact that these miniatures are very old (about 1990) and they all have the same pose, they are still really cool and it has been a lot of fun to try and capture their specific wind and painting them to my best effort! I haven’t finished all of them, but looking forward to getting them on the blog when I get there :-)

Mordheim: Hired Sword and Ostlander

I am currently working on a few miniatures for our Mordheim Campaign. I have assembled 2 Ogre Bodyguards, a Pit Fighter and a Troll Slayer for me and my friends to use during games. All of them in plastic as lending out precious metal miniatures is a bit painful when having an apartment full of people, where minatures on the floor is a common sight. This is the guy from the Plague Cart which I chose not to use for my “The Dead” scenery theme.

Warlock

Used a black and blue “spectral” colour theme mixed with very pale skin, as I used the miniature for experimenting with colours :-)

This is the Ostlander # 2 Miniature I finished quite a while ago, but thought he deserved to be included in the post :-)

Ostlander 2

The beard ended up really nice I think :-) still missing a few of the miniatures from the set, though.

Advertising Pillar!

As I mentioned in my Notice Board post, I also made an advertising pillar using a lot of posters either found online or self-made. The Advertising pillar is from Thomarillion and it has a really good size with loads of space for posters.

donald duck billposterI used Vallejo Satin Varnish on both sides of the paper posters like old time posters! Though a lot more succesful than Donald Duck’s attempt with soup can advertisements!
I simply added layer after layer of small posters, and I’m pretty sure there are shortcuts to this such as full printed sides, but this just gives it such an authentic look!
I actually made two of these as one of them was for my pre-painted section a while ago. It sold the same day :-)

It looks great on our Mordheim table as a terrain piece!

Here is the Pillar shown from one its sides :-)

Advertising Pillar

Most of the posters on this side of the pillar is made up of posters from the internet and our cool Ulli & Marquand Wanted posters. The wanted poster is Geralt of Rivia from the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings!

I made a link in another post with some of the cool posters I used for my Notice Board Poster. Check it out :-)

Landship Project is Slowly Progressing!

One of my favourite projects (and most time consuming so far) the Marienburg Class Land Battle Ship is slowly coming on, and I recently bought a plinth for it. I actually plan to use it in my WFRP sessions (epic ones indeed!), so I won’t be permanently mounting it. The plinth is LARGE, and I first thought about making a scenery base on top of the plinth, but something tells me it will take a while. Already put more than 50 hours into the ship alone which is far from finished!

Here is the plinth in its “nude” form :-P

Ship Plinth

And here it is with what little of the ship I have completed! The missing parts are almost fully painted but I am missing the shield crests as I haven’t finished the colours yet. Oh, and obviously the mast and 7 crew members whose uniform colours I am breaking my brain over! The ship looks a little small for the plinth, but the sides and front (including figurehead) is yet to be attached :)

Ship WiP

The wheels were excruciating to paint and I really wish I had an airbrush for it! I really wanted the ship a bit toned down, so no shiny metal parts on the wheels. I used black and blue/grey highlights instead. Let’s see how that works out :-)

Stay tuned for more updates! I hope to finish the ship in 2016, but you never know! Atleast I have finished the Tabletop World Gate :-D

Posters for Notice Boards!

I’ve received several mails and comments about the posters I used for the Message/ Notice Board, and I have made a PDF file with all the posters in various shapes and colour shades. Sometimes it just fits better with a pale neutral poster when I put them on buildings and such :)

Download Here – It’s a really BIG file in high resolution. (15 mb) so have patience!

Here is one we used as hand-outs for our RPG sessions. My husband is the GM and made the poster from an old softcover book.
We originally intended to use it for the old collector miniature Ulli & Marquand’s Wanted Poster Sign, but we ended up with another idea. Reminds me that I need to get that up on the blog some time :-P

Here is the Message Board in its full glory as shown on the Original Post

Notice Board

I used a small decal scissors for the cut-outs and something called Alles-kleber (which I assume is normal hobby glue) and very carefully glued the posters on the wooden frame :-)