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.
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!
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!
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)
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Now that the 4th edition is on the doorstep (not literally, but close), and we had an amazing preview PDF of the whole thing, I thought it would be suitable with a little tribute miniature that my husband pieced together and sculpted, and which I painted.
The thing is based on artwork from the 4th edition rulebook. The artwork really captures the essence and gloomy atmosphere of the rpg, so we did our best to reflect that unto the mini.
Here is the artwork the scarecrow was based on:
We tried to make it reflect the artwork as much as possible with what materials we had, and I think Nicki did a great job sculpting his first pumpkin!
I painted some black spots around the “head” to resemble the flies buzzing around the rotting pumpkin head and tried to make the body look as tattered as possible!
Here is a work in progress photo of the piece:
Some dryad arms were used aswell as a scarecrow body from Ristul’s, some goblin pikes, a wood elf sword, and a fenryll sign if i remember correctly!
All in all a very fun project and we really enjoyed the process!
So I finally got around to take some pictures of our exciting Forest Goblin Village!
A very time consuming but overwhelmingly fun adventure! I painted all the pieces, which my husband built out of a ton of boardgame boards (as bases) and bits from our many collections. We bought an extra arachnarok spider and a citadel forest just for bits!
First off! The infamous egg-snatcher goblin. This little guy had the nasty job to steal fresh eggs from the many spiders sorrounding the village.
They use the webs for building huts, the eggs for food and for breeding spiders, which they use in combat, and they use the venom to coat their weapons.
He is one of the many goblins who risk their lives every day interacting with venomous spiders. Casualties are plenty, but so are fresh recruits! There is always another goblin ready to prove his worth!
I painted the goblin with tattoos and feathers in shiny colours. A sharp contrast to the red and orange colours of the spiders. Lots of tufts from MiniNatur and Gamers Grass were used along with Spider scenery from Ristul’s Market, which sadly closed down. Goblin and loose spiders are from the Arachnarok Spider kit from Games Workshop.
Here are some additional pictures of the diorama piece:
I recently painted and my husband decorated this really cool statue from Thomarillion. The base is a bunch of slate stones stacked upon each other, and a lot of tufts and flowers, which are mostly from MiniNatur and some of them are from Gamers Grass.
A simple, but very real-looking scenery piece. It fits into our forest scenery, but also in a garden!
Next up, some of our many Forest Goblin scenery pieces!
Last month I did a commission for a Danish customer! I was lucky enough to work on a rare miniature from the now former company Illyad Games, who shut down a few years ago. I had fun painting these minis especially the Swamp creature from Brother Vinni’s (yes, they make other minis than torture victims! And they have the entire business’ slowest shipping and communication) which is painted to resemble a Water Hag from Witcher 3. I used a variety of Skin colours mixed with blues and purples.
The werewolf was painted using Scale75 paints mixed with homemade glazes and washes. A very large and scary miniature! He is mounted on a 50mm base from Scibor Miniatures.
Painted up this beauty a little while ago. She is a gem and a precise copy of her artwork for Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt. She is from Scale75, but no longer available for purchase. A shame, but I assume it has something to do with rights, although she wasn’t named Ciri, but Witch Hunter in the same font! When you see the artwork, it’s easier to see :D
I tried really hard with the eyes, but capturing her eyes proved a difficult task! That girl is wearing an abundant of make up! She looks great though. The most time consuming part were definitely her white shirt, which consists of many layers of white and creme colours for shadow. Think it ended up pretty realistic!
Her base isn’t glued on to the plinth, so it’s a little crooked :) The snow effects were a test from AK Interactive, which is really easy to use and looks very good. Will be putting it up in my shop soon!
I really had a great time painting her. She is of 75mm scale, so rather large, even though Ciri is a little petite! I also managed to get a hold of the 75mm Geralt miniature (also out of production). They have the same size base, so I bought a few plinths for them :)
They were also produced in 35mm scale, and we even sold them at KingGames.eu, but they were our of production before I secured a copy of my own. So if you got some of those, consider yourself lucky!
Here’s the artwork of Ciri. I used my collector’s book as a reference when I painted her, but I am also a nerd!