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!

Sunday, 21 January 2018


I've been bitten by the Goblin bug! So I grabbed out a bunch of my Ral Partha Kickstarter Gobo's by Iron Wind Metals and started painting.

Goblin-imps ready to run away from battle

These little blighters are Goblin-imps (aka lesser goblins with swords).

I decided to base them two miniatures to a 25mm round base. In this way they look more mob like and also for Kings of War a regiment of goblins comprises 20 miniatures. By placing them two to a base I can have a regiment of twenty gobo's on a single movement tray comprising ten 25mm round base slots.

By having them on a movement tray with removable bases, casualties can quickly be assessed without the use of lots of chits or small dice sitting precariously on the movement tray...(and rolling off and confusing everyone as to how many hits that unit took. "Three. No, it was four. No it wasn't, that was the other unit over there. This regiment lost three hits!"). You get the picture.

Love these miniatures. They are two of my favorites from the old Ral Partha range.

I didn't want standard green goblins but goblins of darker skin tones like those described in The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings. I intent to pretty much do most of the goblins I'm painting in grey tones but I have used a green wash on some of them to give a grey-green tinge to a few.

Need more of these someday. You can never have too many goblins.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Studio Bergstrom's Cardassian Keldan cruiser size comparison

Studio Bergstrom's Keldan class miniature

The other day I posted images of Studio Bergstrom's Galor cruiser comparing it to other miniatures on the market. So today I thought I would show Bergstrom's Keldan dreadnought miniature.

As with the Galor miniature the Bergstrom Keldan miniature is a good middle size when compared with the Attack Wing and MicroMachines miniatures.

Attack Wing Keldan (left), Bergstrom Keldan (middle), MicroMachines Keldan (right)

Being of a middle size, this miniature also lends itself to being a light cruiser for my Cardassian fleet. So that's how I plan to use it for A Call To Arms. I haven't drawn up the ship data card as yet. But I'll also post that when I have completed it.

More great miniatures from Studio Bergstrom!

Bergstrom Galor and Keldan miniatures

Friday, 5 January 2018

Studio Bergstrom's Cardassian Galor cruiser size comparison

Studio Bergstrom's Galor miniature

First post for 2018! Wow, can't believe that 2017 has gone so quickly. May be I'm just getting old.

Anyway over the Christmas / New Year break I was able to catch up on some painting. One thing I wanted to do was paint some of the excellent Studio Bergstrom Card Hessian miniatures, particularly the Galor and Keldon proxies he makes.

Flash photo showing more colour contrast

I have had in mind for some time now to use these ships as War Destroyer / Light Cruiser equivalents. As such I planned to use the moniker of Galor II & Keldon II classes. This would be Star Fleets classification names for these Cardassian vessels. But in order for them to be light cruisers they would need to be bigger than the Attack Wing miniatures and yet smaller than the Micro Machines Cardassian vessels. Thankfully they are. See for yourself.

Attack Wing/Heroclix Galor (left), Bergstrom Galor (center), MicroMachines Galor (right)

This size gradation perfectly lends itself to the Galor I's being a Frigate, Galor II's (i.e. Bergstrom's) being a Heavy (War) Destroyer or Light Cruiser, and the Galor III's being a Heavy Cruiser.

I'm still to work out the statistics for these vessels for A Call To Arms - Star Fleet but when I have I'll post the Ship Data Card. Another fantastic model by Bergstrom with good detail.