Saturday, 17 March 2018

Old Blue-eye's gets backup!

Ages back I posted showing the Iron Wind Metals Skeleton with a Spear miniature. I painted ice blue irises in the eye sockets to show off his undead nature. Well, 'Ol Blue eyes just got some backup.

'Ol Blue-eyes

Throw in a necromancer and you've got a party!

On to the next group of warriors!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Drain the swamp! Mewlips and Necromancer for Chaos Wars

The latest addition to my growing Chaos Wars forces is a unit of Mewlips and a Necromancer.

The Mewlips

The Necromancer

A Mewlip is a mythical creature from a Hobbit poem. You can find more out about them here.

Magical light illuminates the Necromancer

The Mewlips are from Mithril Miniatures and the Necromancer is from Iron Wind Metals range.

Being a creature that inhabits the fetid swamps of Middle-earth, I wanted to base the Mewlips as emerging from swampy or marshy soil. So I used a craft glue to produce the water features on the base and larger vegetation and organic colour to show a marshy soil.

The Mewlips emerge

On swampy ground

I have still to paint the Mewlip eyes a red colour. But now that I have painted them as they are now, I am in two minds as to whether or not to just leave them as they are now and not paint the eyes red. Painting these guys was simple:

  • Base coat the model in Chaos Black spray
  • Wet brush in dark grey colour over the entire model but leave the black base coat in the recesses
  • Heavy dry brush in Administratum Grey over the entire model
  • Ink the weeds/hair/cloths in a green ink

Now all I need to do is make their movement tray also look swampy.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Skeleton Zweihander from Skull and Crown for Chaos Wars

I've just finished this bad boy is from Skull and Crown. He's going to be a champion for my undead army for Chaos Wars.

I got this lad from the Skull and Crown Triumph of Death Kickstarter, but he is now available from their web store here (Skeleton Zweihander) as part of a command personalities group.

On with the march of death!

Monday, 19 February 2018

Ral Partha Skeletal Guards for Chaos Wars

The dead of The Silent Legion gather

I'm slowly painting my way through the forces I'm going to use in my first battle using the Chaos Wars rules from Ral Partha / Iron Wind Metals. You can download the rules for free from the Ral Partha website here.

One of the units I finished over the weekend were the Skeletal Guards from the Iron Wind Metals web store (find them here and here).


These lads will be forming the bodyguard of the Lich Lord who is raising The Silent Legion and wreaking havoc across the lands of the north (that's a hint to the background for the battle).

Group shot time, Lads!

These are dam fine mini's. Love the armour and the details. They just look like they mean business and are happy to deliver it too! They are going to make an appearance on the table top for my role playing group as well.

The Lads on a Kings of War movement tray from eBay

I bent some of the shield arms on a few of the mini's in order to give some variety to the look of the troops. It was a simple thing to do but provided a variety to the look of the unit.

Now, to keep raising that legion!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Reaper Miniatures Orc Berserker

I need a new bad guy nemesis for my role playing game group. Someone ominous. Who can, with his very presence on the table top, intimidate the players when they see how pitifully small their character's miniatures are when confronted by his mere presence. Enter stage right...

This dude is also going to lead a band of berserker orcs for both Chaos Wars and Kings of War games. This miniature is a Reaper Miniatures No. 77059 Orc Berserker with Two Handed Sword.

Now to work he and his minions into what will become an on-going saga against the players! Being a Game Master after all is one long struggle against the player characters :)

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Studio Bergstrom's USS Marklin in 3125 scale

The Marklin in squadron with an ADB Hermes DD and a Studio Bergstom/Woomera Shipyards Arrow Class PC

Studio Bergstrom makes some excellent Star Fleet style miniatures. The FED Capricorn Survey vessel would be familiar to many a ST fan. It's similar to (OK, identical) the FASA Marklin Class of star ship from the 4 Years War era.

I recently finished painting up one and so I thought I would share it here.

She's a fine ship and well worth the buying. Solidly built and with lots of good details.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Goblins with swords

Did somebody say "Goblins"?

These little beasties are Ral Patha / Chaos Wars / Iron Wind Metals Lesser Goblins with Swords. These are the other goblin model of my most cherished miniatures from my youth. Great to see them back in circulation through Iron Wind Metals.

I've based them again so that they can fit the movement tray for my Kings of War / Chaos Wars armies.

Love these blighters!