Saturday, 20 October 2012

Dapper Gentleman and Gamekeeper

I've got a few investigators painted and ready to look into strange happenings.  Both are from Artizan Designs Thrilling Tales range

First is the "Dapper Gentleman" as I've been calling him - actually Artizan's PLP063 Gaspar Toucan

Next is the Gamekeeper, a great Scottish-looking fellow with a double-barrel shotgun (Artizan's PLP166 - O'Hanlon the Gamekeeper).  The wood planked base is a resin one from Fat Spider.

This miniature was great to paint, and will provide some much-needed firepower to the investigative team.  The base is from Model Display Products.  I really like the Model Display Product bases - give them a try!

Sunday, 14 October 2012


I have always had a hard time finding "good" werewolf miniatures.  I've seen all of the versions produced out there and thought...meh!  That is, until Blue Moon came out with a set.  I really liked them, especially the big ferocious-looking one!  I've finally finished painting up the pack.  I hope you like them....

Audible: Carmilla

To continue my Halloween listenings/readings, I listened to Carmilla by J.S. Le Fanu.  Available at Audible, it's a short one at only 3 hours, but as a classic vampire tale it's worth it!  The narrator was good, and kept the story flowing.  My favourite character was the General - I can't help but remember Peter Cushing in the role in The Vampire Lovers.  As a result, I watched the movie a day after I finished it! 

Monday, 8 October 2012

Lemax Spooky Town Coffins

During a recent trip to the local Michaels I found something good in their Lemax Spooky Town collection.  Usually every year there is something good out that I pick up from Lemax - this year is coffins!

I can't remember the price of these, but with one of the usual 40-50% off coupons you can't lose!  I think they were already discounted 40% on the rack.  Here's a comparison next to an Artizan Thrilling Tales 28mm miniature:

Audible: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

For all of October I will be listening to ghost/horror stories from Audible.  Recently I finished listening to Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, which features stories by M.R. James.  One of the main reasons why I picked this one to listen to on my commute (aside from the fact that it's M.R. JAMES!!!) is that most of the stories are read by one of my favourite narrators, David Timson.  He really brings the characters to life with different voices and accents.  Highly recommended for Halloween!!!