Sunday, November 29, 2015

Imperial Dwarf Unit....Complete!

Hi all,

Well...the Thanksgiving holiday cut into my painting time considerably this last week but it was a nice break from the daily grind.  I returned to the painting station on Saturday night and managed to put the final touches on the unit of dwarfs I've been working on which is created from a mix of classic Citadel Imperial Dwarfs and Bood-Wargames Dwarfs.  The final push included finishing the shields, basing, varnishing and painting the inside of a few shields that show them prominently. 

I'm quite happy with the way this unit has turned out.  The Imperial dwarfs are some of the greatest Citadel sculpts of all time IMO.  The Bood-Wargames Miniatures fit in with this style perfectly and help to fill out the unit nicely.  With the addition of the Bood miniatures to my collection I was able to expand my one unit of imperial dwarfs to two nice blocks of classic looking infantry...they really fit together that well.

So here is the completed Unit

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Frostgrave Fishmen! Krackatoans for the frozen city

Hi all,

Just a quick note to mention that Joe over at Dragon Bait miniatures has just posted a new sculpt to join his latest release...the Kracatoans.  At this point there are 12 sculpted and cast members of this warband including the fantastic Mage.  And an effort to make this force a bit more Frostgrave friendly Joe has asked Tim Prow to sculpt a second magic user to join the this case a witch.  Now with the ability to use the witch as an apprentice this group of fantastic figures becomes much more viable as a frostgrave force.  Check out his excellent sculpt!

I love the fishing net as a shawl...perfect.

Also if you haven't seen the giant crab and riders that are available through the indiegogo campaign here are a few pics

Please go check out the campaign and support if you can here is a link:



Thursday, November 19, 2015

Attack of the Krackatoans! The Fishmen Cometh...

Howdy all,

As I mentioned in my last post I've been working hard to try to clear the many half finished projects that have occupied my painting desk for months.  One of the long lingering projects has been a group of figures from Dragon Bait Miniatures called the Krackatoans.  These are wonderful fishmen that would fit right in to pretty much any fantasy setting...and like most of the DB miniature figure line they are infused with some of that tongue-in-cheek humor that we all love about "Oldhammer" figures.  I'm really considering using this group as a Frostgrave warband as well....:)

Joe at Dragon Bait is one of the nicest guys you can deal with in our community and he was nice enough to send me a set of these miniatures before they were released.  They are now available through a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo.  What I love about Joe's campaigns is that he has the figures in hand and ready to go...when the campaign ends he sends your figures to long waits.  Joe does it right. Please go take a look at his offerings...I find that supporting small figure producers like DB is very rewarding and can add some very unique minis to your collection that look great on the table.

Lets take a look at the whole batch and then we will look to closeups of each individual.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Imperial Dwarfs Update...Part Duex

I've spent the better part of the last week trying to clear my painting desk of the many half done projects that have been covering it all summer.  the following is an update on the unit of Imperial and Bood Wargames Dwarfs that I have been working on for quite awhile.

I have 14 dwarfs that are within spitting distance of being done...just Shields, Varnish, and Basing left to accomplish.  Here is how they look at the moment integrated with the completed Bood Dwarfs I posted about earlier.

Sorry about the crappy iPhone Pic...I'll get proper pics when they are done done. :)
And here are some smaller group pictures so you can see the latest victims a bit better.  I've really enjoyed painting these very characterful models...but I must admit to being rather frustrated with the sculpting of the eyes on many of the citadel models...making them look good has been very challenging.

I'm not supper excited about painting 14 identical shields...but I am excited to have this unit completed.

As I have mentioned previously these guys will be joining my 5th ed Bretonnian army as an ally contingent.  Hence the more muted colors than I typically used on my "Empire Dwarfs"

Cheers for now.