We have been playing Dungeons and Dragons (or D&D) for a while now, and I thought that I would show some of the minis that I painted just for this!
One of these projects is the Vistani Wagon/Vardo which is an MDF wooden DIY kit from Sarissa Precision Terrain. Quite easy to assemble although some parts were bent and the customer service was a little wobbly. This was a few years back, though :)
Along with the wagon I painted Ezmerelda D’Avenir and Rudolph van Richten. I haven’t met these guys in the campaign, but I know they are coming at some point. The minis are from an old limited collector’s edition box from Galeforce 9. I used the box art for colour reference, since I don’t have artwork to work from!
As you probably suspect, much of my time has been spent on me and my husband’s Dunkeldorf Miniatures project and less on blogging. But today is the day we launch our Kickstarter! It has already exceeded any expectations we had for today.
We knew there were a lot of interest, but we didn’t think we would be funded this early!
The goal was to be funded on the first day, and after only 31 minutes, we reached that goal!! Fortunately we prepared a lot of stretch goals involving free miniatures and accessories, so I don’t think people will be disappointed!
As this is the first day in the 30 day Kickstarter Campaign, much can happen during the campaign, and we continue to be humble, as we don’t want to expect too much. We really hope people will be kind enough to share the news about the Kickstarter to friends and family that are interested in such nerdy things as this! And to be a part of this unique experience!
A lot of work has been put into the pre-release of the Kickstarter!
Here is a little bit about the “crew” behind the project!
I (Nana) painted all the miniatures, terrain, accessories and scenery on the pictures! I also assist Nicki whenever I can and I have taken over a lot of the work involving King Games, so Nicki can focus 100% on the Kickstarter these first few days of the Kickstarter!
Nicki (my husband) is the brains of this operation and is in charge of all background stories, graphics, Kickstarter page, social media, communicating back and forth with our artist, sculptor, casters and also manage all the advertising involved. And probably a million other things I forgot to mention! So basically, he has his hands full at the moment!
Mustafa is in charge of all the artwork that is being done for the campaign, which involves a whole lot of drawings, sketches and final artwork. He really outdid himself with all these amazing pieces of art! And we’re so grateful that he has been able to put all of our ideas and visions into art!
Sonny is in charge of every piece of sculpted miniature and accessories in the campaign. And like Mustafa, he really outdid himself too! He pushed the boundaries of his abilities and conjured up some beautiful miniatures! Perfect combination of the visions we had and the artwork provided! We are really lucky to have found such talent!
We had a lot of fun taking photo shoots of the miniatures in different situations and we will be doing more of that during the campaign and when we launch the miniatures on King Games (sometime in July or August, unless, God forbid, we get delays)
As I am writing this (3 hours in) we are 250% funded, so we are over the moon (yes, I just did that) with joy! The “Early Bird” pledge was gone in no time, so we might have put the backer limit a bit low. But we might make it up to people who missed it, somehow :)
I will be updating my blog during the campaign, to show the progress and maybe some sneak peeks of the greens :)
Until then! Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far! This is a dream come true for us!
We decided to wait with Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th edition until the Starter Set is released (about 6 months+ delayed so far), so until then we are trying out 5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons. We played D&D 4th edition 5 years ago for 1½ years or so, before we went back to WFRP and our homebrewed ruleset!
So until we get the starter set and the next campaign book, which is probably another version of Enemy Within by Graeme Davis, we will settle for D&D! Which means a lot of new miniatures both monsters and humanoid races and creatures.
Our current campaign is Curse of Strahd, which has pretty good reviews and we are really enjoying it so far!
We needed some new heroes for the campaign and as a sharp contrast to WFRP which is pretty low fantasy, we decided to go for some high fantasy heroes. We love them so far!
We went with a good classic setup: A rogue, a wizard and a Ranger (melee version)
From left to right: Varg – Half-Orc Ranger, Rook – Tiefling and Magnus – Wizard of the Conjuring school with his familiar – the owl Percy
I’ve painted the Fenryll Butcher and Stall before, but I thought it was time for a new version! My husband modified the stalls and added a little roof (and added all kinds of meat on a string)
Previously the butcher was a separate miniature, but this time I attached the miniature to the stalls, since I don’t use the miniature outside the stall anyways.
The miniature was very fun to paint and ended up pretty macabre! I painted him in subtle colours, so the only real colour is the meat! (and blood) The idea of him having all kinds of meat which he finds in the gutters or roadkill is a very fun addition!
Here’s the model from different angles!
I thought it could be a good idea to show off the miniature before I painted it (but after it was primed), so here it is!
As the title says! Our first miniature in our Dunkeldorf Miniature line is finally painted and ready to show! I knew from the beginning that he would be so satisfying to paint and I proved myself right! I’m already thinking about what colours to paint him next time!
This is actually just a prototype as our Sculptor Sonny isn’t done making modifications, but any modification is just going to improve this already awesome miniature!
I wanted to paint him in warm skin colours, so I went with Tanned and Rosy skintones with purple shades. And of course purple clothes to show off his wealth! He is certainly plotting something sinister!
The miniature is painted with Reaper paints and I mainly used the following paints:
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!