Sunday, 13 December 2015

Last Day for the Cultist Kickstarter!

Edit:   FUNDED!!!!!

It's the last day for the kickstarter campaign, and hopefully I can reach my funding goal. 

Here's a few pictures of the Daughter of Yog Sothoth painted by the talented Iain Colwell:

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

3D Print of the Dweller Demon

I finally received the 3D print for the Dweller Demon.  I'm extremely happy with the print, it is totally smooth and just what I was hoping for!

Friday, 27 November 2015

15mm Insurgents

Just a few quick pics of some of the 15mm Insurgents from Armies Army that I picked up and finished the other day.


Thursday, 26 November 2015


My friend is gung-ho about the upcoming Romans & Monsters rules (which I think is coming up from Osprey, and doubt that's what it's called) and Argonauts are a faction in there.  I've been wanting to paint these forever, and finally got some done!


Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Cultist Kickstarter Launched!

I have finally launched my 28mm Cultist Kickstarter!  I'd appreciate if you would take a look at it and hopefully pledge so I can make more miniatures!  ;-)


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

3D Sculpt for Cultist Kickstarter

I'm taking the plunge and trying out 3D sculpting/printing!  Seems like it's the future of miniatures, and I'm curious to see how this fella turns out:

He's a demon that can be summoned by the cultists.  I just ordered him from a 3D printing company and I'm very curious to see how well he prints out!

The good thing with digital sculpting like this is you can do the miniature in multiple scales.  I'm thinking of having 15mm available as an option on the kickstarter...

I have the same sculptor working on some cultists as well.  I'm hoping for a late Nov kickstarter start date!

15mm Hura Technocracy

On the heels of the 15mm Dictators, I painted up some 15mm Hura aliens from Clear Horizon.


Again, I went for bright colours with these guys.  They were a blast to paint, and will probably pick up some more.
Painted while listening to:  Golden Son by Pierce Brown
The Golden Son is the sequel to Red Rising.  I didn't think it could trump the first book, but it was just as good as it!  I must say I was surprised to see what happened throughout the story, and leaves you with a hell of a cliffhanger!

Friday, 30 October 2015

15mm Sci-Fi: The Dictators!

I wanted to try something a little different and decided to give 15mm sci-fi a go!  I picked up some miniatures from Khurasan that I liked (their website is currently down) and tried to make the paintjobs brighter than I usually would so they "pop" on the table.

Above you can see a crappy close-up picture of my test paint figure, and went with that colour scheme for the rest of the force.  The "Jungle Buggy" is a Hot Wheels car (I've since picked up a bunch more of them) that I will paint as transport.  It's called Aero Pod, which is a bit tricky with the Jungle Buggy name on it.  ;-)

I really tried to make the colours stand out and overexaggerate my highlights in order to make them stand out on the table.  I like the colour scheme I came up with and look forward to picking up more of these to paint!

I have some Clear Horizons Hura on the table next, and am prepping up a bunch more 15mm minis.

Painted while listening to:  Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising is some very cool sci-fi!  I'm on to the second book now...   :-)

Wednesday, 7 October 2015


More proxies done for playtesting the gothic horror rules - demons!  Capable of being summoned by witches and occultists, they are fierce creatures to come face to face with!

The above three are Hell Hounds by Heresy.  They are a b***h to assemble!  I used a two part epoxy glue to cement the parts together.  However, they are excellent sculpts and look great once completed.  I used "the dip" for all of the demons, with a highlight afterwards with red and orange.  I think they came all out great!

Both pictures above are miniatures from the Malifaux game.  The top ones I will use as Imps and the bottom three as minor demons.  I tried some fancy paintwork on the "smoke" effect.  All of the bases are from Model Display Products.  The lines are meant to represent summoning circles.

The last one is a Void creature that can be summoned.  It is a Reaper miniature from their Bones line.  Quite cheap and it was fairly easy to paint.  I just did a wash of Army Painter Dark Tone (not the dip) and a quick drybrush.

Miniatures painted while listening to:  Lord of All Things by Andreas Eschbach

It's an interesting book about nanotechnology and I enjoyed it, but it seemed a bit far fetched.  The start was really slow but zoomed along by the end. 

Concept Artwork for Cultist Kickstarter

More miniatures are being sculpted, so nothing new on that front to show you.  However, I do have some concept artwork:

Any idea where I had the inspiration for these characters???   ;-)

Dregs and Ghoul King

Just got back from vacation a few days ago - sorry for the lack of updates.  I finished these two up a while ago:

The two "dregs" are from Reaper, while the Ghoul King is from Heresy.  I didn't spend too much time on them as you can see.  ;-)  Quickly dipped and based.  I tried a bit of rust on the dregs' weapons.  The base of the Ghoul King is from Model Display Products - I really liked the sculpted circle bit on this one.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Sneak Peek at the Next Kickstarter

I finished painting up a few of the miniatures from my next kickstarter, CULTISTS!

Sadly painted by myself, I will be getting someone more talented to paint up some for the "studio paintjobs".

I have mailed off a sculpt of a cultist leader to my caster and will be making a master mould once Iain sculpts me a few more cultists (which he is doing now).

Void Hounds and Wolves

I've been busy the last little while packing up the remaining pledges from the kickstarter I ran in November.  It's all done!  They're all shipped and only a few people who have yet to provide me with an address.

Here's a few miniatures I managed to paint in the last few days:

These little critters are originally from Malifaux, but I plan to use them as "Void Hounds" when I playtest my gothic horror rules.  I like how the blue came out - I was trying to make it not too garish.

I was lucky enough to pick up some miniatures on Bartertown from the Red Box kickstarter.  I was looking for more of the wolves, and this guy had six!  I still have to do the Fenris, but not quite sure if I need two...

Painted while listening to:  The Asylum by John Harwood (no relation)

This book really captures the Victorian feel, but suffers from a super long drawn out story.  It might have been better as a short story or novella.  The ending was good though!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Terrain Commission!

I came across a person (sundayhero) on the Lead Adventure Forum who was taking commissions for terrain.  His posted examples looked incredible, so I took the plunge and had him make up a few things for me:

Dimitri was very communicative and made sure I received just what I wanted.  His pricing is extremely reasonable for the quality of the terrain - highly recommended!