Dunkeldorf and its citizens!

Phew, been a while since my last post. Out project and upcoming kickstarter Dunkeldorf Miniatures is really coming along well. All of the starting miniatures have been designed, so now we just need the finished artwork and of course the sculpts!

I am really excited to show off the artwork and greens of the following miniatures! All in 28mm scale:

First off: My favourite citizen of Dunkeldorf: Bertha the Ratcatcher!

Bertha

We asked for a gaunt female ratcatcher who wasn’t too feminine and we got exactly that! Both Mustafa and Sonny did an awesome job drawing and sculpting her! Every miniature in our line has their own background story written by my husband and I. We really had fun creating these citizens and hope everyone likes them too!

You can read more about the individial characters here on our facebook page.

Second Miniature of the day: Herman Geizhals – Rich noble with a dark secret!

I already showed you the artwork of Herman a little while ago, and here he is in all his glory!

Hermann Geizhals

I have the greens on my paintstation and boy, they are so detailed! Pictures don’t even give them justice! We are so excited to do this project and can’t wait to show you what else we have in store!

Next time we have a beggar who was once one of the greatest flute players in the world! What happened to him is a mystery, but he is a strong contender to beat Bertha as my favourite miniature!

Welcome to Dunkeldorf! Our New Miniature Line!

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For many years my husband and I have had a dream of starting our own miniature line! And now we have finally taken the first steps towards that dream!

We are so excited and can’t wait to show everyone our miniature line!

The theme is townsfolk and the setting is Dunkeldorf, a fictional town (of course) which will be the centerpoint in the story we are going to tell. This project is not just miniatures, but also an RPG setting where we will be telling a story about the town and each character. We hope people will find inspiration in the miniatures and their background and maybe add them to their own roleplaying game!

Many of them are based on characters from our own RPG’s, and some of them has had recurring roles through the years!

The first one I will show off is Herman Geizhals, Burgomeister of Dunkeldorf! The first character we created!

Burgomeister

The artwork is created by the very talented Mustafa Bekir of Spevna Studio from Japan! He is creating all the art for the Kickstarter campaign, including the logo! Soon we will have pictures of the sculpt, which is now completed and looks absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to show off the rest of the minis, but it will have to wait a little longer! :-D

Behold! The Green Dragon!

A little while ago, I posted some pictured of my Red Dragon from Reaper (a big metal dragon) and I had to write a post about my green drake aswell!

This one is smaller and a lot more handy than the red one. It’s the Reaper Bones Temple Dragon! Even though the quality of Bones casts have improved greatly the last few years, they still have the habit of “crawling back from whence they came” even if using hot water! So this one had its tail underneath the base after assembling it. So I built a base using the Black Milliput, and I am seriously in love with this product! I usually use the yellow/grey version, but by God, the black stuff is good! Very smooth and so easy to work with!

However.. I suck at making bases, no matter the material, so I had my husband do the base vegetation and add a lot of plant growth on it, to make it shine! And I think it works! It is a forest dragon after all!

Dragon - Green

She (of course it’s a she!) is mounted on a 50mm round lipped base, so she is rather small compared to my Red Dragon (silver dragon from reaper), but really cool and fun to paint! I added tons of small dots to her wings and tail! Only negative thing about the sculpt is the tongue! Is it too large for her mouth or is she shaking her head and the mini is sculpted mid-twirl? Either way, she looks fearful and ready to eat any adventurer’s entering her part of the forest!

Forest Goblin Village – Part Three: The Guarded Hut

Time for another addition to the Forest Goblin Village project! First part was the Egg-snatcher, the second was The Spider Heist and now we have the well guarded goblin hut!

The hut is from an old Warhammer starter set (featuring dwarves vs goblins) and is heavily converted to suit the need of the forest goblins! Well, some of the parts of the projects are from Night Goblins aswell, but we made a mish mash to better fit our style! Barrels from Ristul’s and forest basing kit is from Scibor. Rest of the parts are pretty much just from the Arachnarok Spider from Games Workshop, while flowers and the poison ivy are from the amazing Mini-Natur and heavily wrapped around the entire hut and ground.

I really loved painting this piece! Those archers mean business if you come too close! Still have a few more pieces to come!

Well Well Well.. A Well!

Well, I’ve had this well lying around for a couple of years before i finally decided to paint it! I found this and the stables from Forge World in a cheap bundle on eBay, but only just finished this one!

Forge World Well

The trees are from a company called Busch. I think it’s smaller scale, but they are rather cheap and they look pretty good even at close-ups. The old Forgeworld resin is very high quality and very dense, and I used so much time filing/sanding the bottom on this and the stables, since they put way too much resin in the mold it seems. Had the same problem with the Carmine Dragon and the Roadside Shrine (all originals of course) but with a lot of excess resin at the bottom.

Forge World Well

I added a rope from a reaper miniatures adventurer’s kit (the bucket is part of the scenery and attached to the base) and I put 2 ravens which I painted up as starlings. The one on the ground is from Tabletop-Art’s Raven set and the one on the well edge is from Tabletop-World’s Tombstone set.

I used water effects in the watering trough from AK’s Resin Water kit, so it’s ready for any thirsty horse or desperate adventurer (who is too lazy to use the well)

This turned out to be quite a centerpiece for our rural Warhammer RPG sessions! We used it as a midpoint for a beastmen encounter a few sessions back and it was used (with great success) by our rogue Ozzy and his faithful companion Littleton Proudcock (aka P-cock) as a great place to sneak-attack!

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Hunt down the heretics! Frenzied mob galore!

It’s been 2 years since I painted these, but thought they deserved a post of their own. I recently digged them out of their box and remembered I had taken photos of these from before we moved to the new house.

Frenzied Mob

My painting skills have increased quite a bit since then, but nonetheless they deserved an honorable mention! I was lucky to find an original set with all miniatures present some years ago and most of them are still in use in our rpg’s. Mainly the ones with torches, the halberdier, the drunk and the kids. The man with the fish on his head (and foot in bucket) must be one of the most ridiculous miniatures ever made, but I still had fun painting him, even though he has never seen action on the board!

And finally some close-ups of the minis. All but the children are 25mm round bases. The childrens’ bases are 20mm closed bases from Reaper with tops made with Freebooter base tops cut and filed to fit the 20mm bases. I love the redheaded grumpy girl!

Beware the Red Dragon!

Around 6 years ago I saved up and bought a Reaper Silver Dragon (in metal, this was before Bones) and it had been assembled and ready to be based for, well almost 6 years. So a little while ago, I decided I had to finish it! This is the first (and last) metal dragon I will ever paint! I normally prefer metal, but this lady was a beast of a burden! She is so heavy and hard to handle, that I ended up rushing through some of the painting just to save my wrist! But she stands vigilant in my display cabinet for now, and who knows, some day our heroes might stumble upon her in the mountains!

Red Dragon

I wish I had spent a little more time on the base, or atleast the parts around the slate mound I built. But I might fix that one day!

The pink short flowers and the long teal blue flowers are from my garden. It adds a little extra, I think :)

She’s big, (stands on a 100mm base) but far from the biggest dragon I own! I still need to assemble and paint my D&D Collector’s Adult Dragon, which is ridiculously big (150mm base)

Troll Teaser! River trolls Part 1

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition is finally out! Atleast the PDF version. We are still waiting on the physical collector’s edition and the standard rulebook (yes we bought both, so we both had a hard copy)

We have spent the last few evenings making characters and trying the new system, which should be simular to 2nd edition, but as we never played that edition, we had to learn it from scratch!

We are now converting our heroes from our homebrew into 4th edition, which is a little harder than we thought.

Ozzy our Rogue from a scrappy background becomes a thief, our hunter Max who has a background as the son of a Lord is now a bounty hunter, while Dagna our dwarven shieldmaiden goes through some sh*@ and ends up as a Troll Slayer! Yes, they can be female in our campaign! ‘Cause, why not?

One of the requirements for her to advance her career is killing a troll. Which is perfect, since we already have Wanted poster handouts for trolls in the vicinity of Krugenheim (city in eastern Talabecland).

So now I’m working on the trolls for the encounter. Often it’s one or two trolls for such a contract, but we thought it would be really cool to have a leader for them! So today I will be working on the Troggoth Hag from Forgeworld and hopefully get her and some of her sons ready by next month.

I’ve already painted one of her sons a little while ago, so here he is in all his glory!

River Troll

My husband made and painted the 75mm (3″) base while I painted the flowers and ivy on it. The blue skinny flowers are from our garden which I dried and painted in vivid colours.

The troll itself is painted with Reaper paints. Mostly the Olive Green triad from Reaper consisting of Muddy Olive, Olive Green and Pale Green which I shaded and glazed with dark purples. I think it gives him a more evil look! I used Burgundy Wine to make a glaze (heavily thinned paint) and made a wash using Reaper’s Wash Medium. Claws and Spikes were painted with Brown Sand, Driftwood Brown and Stained Ivory. The dark green scales are painted with Scale75’s Black Forest Green highlighted with Black Forest Green mixed with Fall Green and finally a slight highlight of Olive Green to connect the scales with the skin.

Finally a couple of more pictures of the handsome troll! I really like these plastic River Trolls (or troggoths!) from Games Workshop. I had them before, but decided to sell them and make new ones. I’m also working on another troll brother which is my favourite of the ways to assemble the trolls: The guy with the fish!

August Commission Done!

Despite the scorching heat this summer (We had 34 degrees last week, along with most of Europe) I managed to finally finish a commission for a Spanish friend! There is always a fun challenge ahead when doing commissions and this was no exception! Lots of customized minis!

A Dark elf sorceress an undead hero and a group of mummies all ready to rumble in the dungeon!

Disgusting zombies and fierce skeletons!

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Here is the whole crew ready to take on brave adventurers! Again, really fun to paint, albeit quite difficult when painting in a studio without air condition, making the paints dry up before they hit the mini!

 

Forest Goblin Village – Part Two: The Spider Heist

Time for the second part of my Forest Goblin Village! In the first post I showed off a diorama with a brave goblin stealing cobwebs from a bunch of nasty red spiders.

Now the goblins need the spiderlings aswell! This time for breeding vicious pets to attack trespassers. An even more dangerous “job” and a brave warrior is doing his best to tackle the spider.

Goblin Camp - Spider Attack

As you can see, there are already several unfortunate goblin victims. I guess the spiders don’t like giving away their babies!

Lots of cool terrain pieces were used for this diorama! The spider cobwebs and spiderlings are from Ristul’s, the totem (with the evil eyes!) is from Scibor, the crooked tree is part of a larger tree from Tabletop-World and the goblin carrying the spider aswell as the unfortunate goblins strapped unto the log are from Games Workshop’s Arachnarok Spider set.

Next up is a hut! And I’m going to list the paints I used for the spiders, the webs and the goblins!