Thursday, July 21, 2016

Grenadier 2008

Finally finished this Grenadier Box set.

Couple of things.  I didn't realize that 7. Thief Climbing and 8. Thief - torch were the same guy.  You can see 8. in the box above.  I would've painted them at the same time get the shades exactly the same.  I guess if he is a pc, hireling, with a ton of table time you may find a circumstance to bust out the climbing mini?

Also, apparently there is another mini that was missing from my set: 6. Thief - sack.  I didn't realize this as I thought the chest had its own insert (see above).  I might try to pick him up on ebay later.  


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A few more Barrowmaze Miniatures

Getting close to finishing up the Miniatures from the Barrowmaze Kickstarter.  Struggled with my camera a bit but these turned out better than I expected.

Crypt Knight
Barrow Wight

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Barrowmaze: Mongrelmen

I've never used these guys or encountered them but I've always liked the image in the MM2 that one of these minis (the spear holder with a lobster arm) is modeled after.

 DM31 Mongrelmen
Otherworld Miniatures

Monday, January 11, 2016

A few more thieves

From Grenadier's 2008 box set "Thieves."  

I see the thief on the left as more of a henchman/hireling due to his "common" appearance while the jaunty dwarf thief could serve as a pc or an important npc.  About halfway finished with this box.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

More Barrowmaze and some thieves throwing things

First, two more Barrowmaze miniatures.  Whittling down the box set gradually.  I used Agrax Earth Shade on these two guys. Eh.  I really can't tell if it improved them or not. Guess it's a wash, heh heh.

 Other world, B1BM (Barrowmaze Box)
Sons of Gaxx

Next are two thieves from Grenadier's 2008 Box.  These guys were dipped in Quickshade and other than being a little shiny, look good.  


Friday, August 28, 2015

Fire Elemental and Enchanter

I think these two guys make a pretty good pairing. I've had a few misadventures with dipping lately that won't make the blog because of quality but the Enchanter was dipped and came out great.

The fire elemental was done by following this tutorial:

Mine didn't come out near as well but it came out much better than if I had a go at it on my own.

Ral Partha
11-426 Fire Elemental

This fella was familiar though I thought it was from some piece of art that had resonated in my subconscious.  After a quick search I saw he is modeled after a character in a famous movie.
Ral Partha
01-056 Enchanter

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Barrowmaze Minis using the Dip Method

So I bought some Army Painter Quickshade to try out dipping miniatures.

There were mixed results. Here is the first and worst of the bunch:

Juju Zombie
Otherworld "Monsters of Barrowmaze"

Not sure what I did wrong.  Too shiny. Over coated. Some spots seem to have no coverage while other had too much.  Had to repaint teeth and eyes, but I knew this was likely as it was possible to overpower the basecoat.  But I’ve watched you tube vids and I guess I expected more. I might not have shaken it up as much as I should have.

This was the best of the bunch; I believe his blue robes and purple hood dipped well:

Crypt Thing
Otherworld "Monsters of Barrowmaze"

I couldn't get a good picture of the second Juju Zombie by himself but here is the whole bunch:

The dip does cover some of the warts but it's still a work in progress.  I watched a tutorial that recommended using a makeup sponge to soak up some of the overwashed areas.  I'll try to remember to pick one up.
Anyway, it's become a game of "did I like it better before or after?"  Here are some more:
Halfling Thief 
Grenadier 2008 Thieves
Ral Partha
01-128 Brigands Caravan
Loved how the guy on the right turned out.  Apparently whites dip well.  The left guy came out a little too dark.