Welcome to Dunkeldorf! Our New Miniature Line!

Banner

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!

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)

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!

Forest Goblin Village – Part One: The Egg Snatcher

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!

Egg Snatcher

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:

Stay tuned for more pieces!

Commission Work – May

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.

Here are some of the minis I painted:

 

New Pre-painted on the Block!

Or rather on the blog! But who doesn’t love 90’s music, ahemm! ;)

I’m putting some things up for sale at www.kinggames.eu at my pre-painted section. Some of the items are things I painted a while ago (this section has been upcoming for quite some time), and some of them was painted very recently. Here is an example of the newest ones :)

First off is Corim the Kestrel – Gnome Sorcerer from Reaper miniatures. I painted him very simular to Derek Schubert’s version as I thought the colours were really nice and it’s something I haven’t combined in a while! I used some pearlescent paint for the “magic” and I used a little bit of the blue from the magic parts in his hair to simulate the light it shines on him :)
Main colours used are: Ocean triad from reaper (Deep Ocean, Marine Teal, Surf Aqua) on his magic twirls, eyes, sword and belt. And Violet Red with Brilliant Red highlights for the Robe and shoe decals. I used tiny dots and small strokes of Emerald Alchemy on the Sword and on the glowy magic twirl thing :-P

Next off is Juliette, Female Wizard. I’ve had this miniature for years and only finished it a week ago for the pre-painted section. I decided to go for the colours I liked instead of what would look “best” as colour choice is a struggle for most painters.
Main colour for the dress is my favourite paint: Burgundy Wine mixed and highlighted with Pale Violet Red. I did some freehand on the dress, though it’s a little hard to see on the photos. A very cute and fun miniature :)

Here we have Spirit of Spring also from Reaper Miniatures. Some of the flowers on the base are from my garden, painted to match her dress. The dress is painted with Griffon Tan and highlighted with Sun Yellow and Lemon Yellow and hair is the Warm Deep Browns triad: Muddy Brown, Earth Brown and Leather Brown.

Last but not least! Vaeloth, Hellborn Paladin (Tiefling) from Reaper aswell. Tried out some Non-metallic parts on this one with a few shiny bits, since it’s for pre-painted, and it has to look good in the hand aswell :) Also, if you want to paint Non-metallics, but lack the paints, Reaper’s Sepia Wash completely removed the shiny stuff from metallic paints. I used that for all the shadows on the shield and I think it came out pretty neat! Besides, metal “don’t shine” where the sun don’t shine ;)
The tiefling Skin is Red-Brown Triad from reaper: Mahogany Brown, Chestnut Brown and Rust Brown.

All of them are up in the pre-painted section.

More RPG Townsfolk!

I’ve had some time to take pictures of some of my many npc’s and monsters used in our RPG lately. Last Week it was the Warrior priests and Mordheim Zombies.

Now it is time for some townsfolk!

First off is Laril Silverhand, Female Elven Blacksmith sculpted by Bobby Jackson. Finally a miniature that’s not a macho dwarf or human! A female elf without boob armor and toned muscles from the hard labour is a rare sight indeed, and she was fun to paint! I am still learning how to paint white hair, but she looks great in real life! My husband was able to mount her on a cobblestone base, which is always a challenge since the miniature comes with a large chunk of metal as a base.

 

Halfling Dungeons and Dragons

Last not but not least, we have the tiny halfling/gnome from a Dungeons & Dragons Collector’s box called Qesnef, Ogre Mage. The miniature is long out of print and not even on the front of the box, but he is so cool and has got so much character, that I just had to paint him! I haven’t even assembled the Ogre :)
He is actually the Ogre Mage in halfling disguise/form. He was a bunch of fun to paint, and I hope we will see his character unfold in our RPG!

Here is the cover of the box.

dd-collectors-series-qesnef-ogre-mage

The resin varies a lot between the collector’s boxes. I have quite a few boxes in storage and the quality is close to Forge World on most of them. This one was very soft and was like a weird combination of Forge World resin and Reaper Bones. He can bend around the base, but is still incredibly detailed.