Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wandering Monsters

More monsters to fall to PC spell and blade.  Haven't had much time to paint lately; these are older minis.

Ral Partha
11-534 Gibberlings

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Virthorne Campaign NPCs

Thick and still hardy, Captain Illick has a dark complexion and long thinning salt and peppered hair.  As a youth, he was a dashing figure astride his mount often leading the entire caravan even then, as a scout.  With age, his natural skill with animals and diplomatic abilities became apparent and he soon became the caravan’s leader. 

He is a gruff but passionate task master always with the tribe’s best interest in the forefront of his scheming goals. 

Captain Illick and his troupe of gypsies play a large role in the Virthorne Campaign mainly due to the large amount of hooks that can be explored by association.  His caravan is need of guards for more dangerous treks.  He will pay well for live monster specimens (and dead if they are preserved and exotic enough) for his carnival.  And the troupe’s independent activities puts them in conflict with both the authorities and the thieves guild.

2 of these minis are Ral Partha (11-109 Gypsies); Capt Illick has the pipe.  The other 2 minis are also Ral Partha (01-251 Corsairs - Raiders of the Eastern Seas). Notice the common blue sash that notes their affiliation to their tribe. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ral Partha/Reaper

More monsters to fall to PC spell and blade:

Ral Partha 
11-459 Skrag

02806: Badger-wolf (leucrotta)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Grenadier AD&D Part II

Ranger, Female Fighter, Fighter Spear & Bow
Crossbow Man, Paladin, Lantern Bearer MIA
It was a complete set.  Lesson learned: don't leave miniatures laying around near a 3 year old; the Lantern Bearer is now MIA.  If he turns up, I'll post him.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Grenadier AD&D

Thief, Wizard, Javelin Man

Gnome, Elf Female/Magic user, Cleric

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Next Up - Grenadier AD&D Action Art 8001

I'm about midway through painting this Grenadier boxed set: 12 miniatures, painting guide and some dried up paint (I'm currently using Reaper paints with a few Games Workshop supplements - mostly washes).

I'm also currently reading D20 and original Wilderlands of High Fantasy material; these figures seem to go perfectly with the setting due to creation timeframe and resonating OS vibe of both.  Gritty.  Low.  Dungeoneers.  

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Otherworld Orcs and the Tome of Horrors Kickstarter

I am a 200$ backer for Center Stage’s Kickstarter, “The Tome of Horrors Complete.”  I have been trying to match miniatures with the TOH creatures for years (see my post from March 2013: http://verminfield.blogspot.com/2013/03/ll-boxed-set-2.html ) so this project was right up my alley.  I have been going through virtually every miniature companies line to do so. 

Here’s the link though it’s well past the closing date:

So, since I have dropped so much scratch on miniatures that are not estimated for shipping until December, I am forcing myself to not make any mini purchases, unless it is a good deal for some old miniature that I have been shopping for years.

This should allow me to make a goodly dent into my lead pile.   I think the mini painter has the same “roving eye” problem that most DM’s do; you see something shiny and new and get urges to paint it or to play it.  I think I will enjoy rifling through my old lead pile with an exclusive eye on playing catch up. 
The TOH will create quit a lead pile of its own once it’s shipped!

With that in mind, here are the LL Boxed set orcs that I mentioned in a previous post that I was probably not going to paint do to my 3e orc surplus – both metal and plastic.  Now that it’s done I am glad as I have a full boxed set painted. 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Hirelings 2004 Grenadier

It’s now post move everything back to some normalcy though it took longer than I had expected.  Here is the boxed Grenadier set of Hirelings.  Never owned any of these in the day.  Most of our gaming miniatures where bought loose in the bargain bin box at the FLGS.

I am flirting with starting a group with people who have never played.  I thought if we do go forward we can start using rules light LL with some house rules to keep it simple for new guys.

With that in mind I decided to paint up this hireling box so as we have retainer miniature as I will stress their need.

I keep the paint scheme close to the box but I also referenced Dragon Fire Studios image from cool mini our not: http://www.coolminiornot.com/273793

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Otherworld Berserkers

Here are some more minis from the LL 2 - Level 2 Otherworld boxed set; these guys are great and close to what my 8 yr old mind envisioned when I read In Search of the Unknown from the Holmes box.

Tomorrow is moving day so I will not be posting for awhile.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

WOC400013 Barbarian

Here is another of the Silver Anniversary Miniatures from TSR/WOC.  This is a great Miniature.  "Cannon" paint scheme.

 WOC400013 Barbarian

Sunday, March 17, 2013

LL Boxed Set 2

Just starting to chip away at the Otherworld’s Labyrinth Lord Level 2 Boxed Set; nothing fancy here, mostly dry brushing.  The Ghoul is actually painted to represent an “Encephalon Gorger” from Necromancer Games The Tome of Horrors II. 

I have to order some gloss varnish to coat the green slime to give it a wet, slimy appearance. The pot I had gummed up significantly and I didn’t know how to get it back to the right consistency.  If anyone knows another technique for the slimy look or how to get the right flow on gummed gloss varnish, please post.