Friday, 15 August 2014

On The Painting Table... Chaos Giant (part 2)

In part one of this thread, I showed off a Reaper Miniatures River Troll model that I wanted to paint up as a Chaos Giant.

Here is the finished product. Only need to paint and flock the base and its ready to maraud the countryside.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Copplestone Castings new 10mm Dwarf range

Over a week ago, Mark Copplestone of Copplestone Castings announced in a news email that his excellent range of Middle-earth style 10mm miniatures  had expanded to include a new range of Dwarves. His 15mm range of Dwarves is really fantastic and the 10mm range is of similar design.

It took me all of about 2 seconds to decide to get some. I ordered two packs of the Dwarven Axes, Dwarven Warriors, and Dwarven Spears (and some other stuff).

So how do they stack up height wise against GW, Pendraken and Battle of Fire Armies dwarves? Here are a few photo's:

From left to right below are the Copplestone Dwarves' Warriors, Axes and Spears.

Below is a close up comparing the Copplestone Dwarves to GW Dwarves (left) and BOFA Dwarves (right). The Copplestone Dwarves stand about 9mm's tall and are larger than the BOFA mini's but close to the same height of the GW Warmaster range of Dwarves.

Another comparison shot showing the Copplestone Dwarves with the GW Dwarves.

One final shot showing the Copplestone Dwarves on a stand in order to give some comparison of what the miniatures would look like when based. Below the Copplestone Dwarves are flanked by GW Dwarves on the left and Pendraken Dwarves on the right.

The Copplestone Castings 10mm Heroes pack has a dwarf hero in it, and some command/standard bearers come in the dwarf packs as well. So you can easily make up Command stands as needed.

Final thoughts: these are really nice miniatures and come in great poses ready for battle. Given my current need to finish off my Beastmen army, I sadly won't be getting around to painting these lads for a little while yet. But I am looking forward to painting some up and adding them to my Dwarf Army when time permits.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

On the Painting Table... Chaos Giant

Yet another of my work-in-progress projects...

I need to have a Chaos Giant ready for an upcoming game. The scenario being played has one as part of the Beastman army. So I had a look through the mound of as yet unpainted miniatures that I have and came across a nice Reaper Mini's River Troll.

Like all of Reaper's mini's, this is a very nice model. Based like a WM Giant should be, the creature has an ominous look as it leers at enemy units in front of it.

Its the right size of a WM Giant as well, as you can see here.

Now I have to figure out what colours to paint this brute.