Advertisements
Archive | June, 2014

Miniature Obscura: Unusual miniature ranges you might not be aware of….

27 Jun

My fave things about miniatures, is the fact there are loads of really weird and wonderful stuff to be found, yeah I like the usual stuff too, but I much prefer the more out there and wacky. In fact, the weirder the better!

I thought that I’d highlight a few of the more unusual from what’s available that some of you might not have seen….

Continue reading

Advertisements

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Doggerland Ice Age Mammal Miniature Set Kickstarter

20 Jun

 

Another KS campaign I quite like the look of, is the Doggerland Ice age mammal miniature set. The styleof these minis is right up my alley in terms of execution of style, I really do like cartoony stylised stuff, so its no wonder my eye was drawn to these. Yes, there are lots of people who actually detest this kind of styling due to its non realistic portrayal, but I think these are grand!

I’d just like to add, that Doggerland refers to the lost land beneath the sea that used to connect the UK from the european mainland during the last ice age, and not a theme park for people who meet in car parks for weird sex!

There are only 5 days left if you want to become a backer, and indeed this KS is a full funder, so you’ll be backing a winner if you get involved, check out the link if this prehistoric project gets you pre-hysteric (ok, don’t give me the cold shoulder…sigh!)

Hand-Sculpted Miniature Ice Age Mammal Set by Dina Andrews Walker — Kickstarter.

 

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Paper Kits by Stonehaven Miniatures Kickstarter

20 Jun

 

I wanted to highlight this great and innovative kickstarter campaign for some really useful and unique looking paper terrain. As you know, I do like paper kits, especially for wargaming purposes, its an easy and cheap way of getting plenty of scenery ready for wargaming and RPGs as and when you need it, although it can be a little time consuming and fiddly for some, it can also be quite an enjoyable passtime just making the stuff too. This one is like nothing else I’ve seen in a long time, from Stonehaven miniatures is a real good option for those of you who are limited to storage space or need to transport your stuff from place to place.

Its pop up, very much like what you’d find inside the typical kids pop up book, but far more detailed and really clever. By backing the project, you can either get the kits already printed, or simply the access to the PDF files so you can print out as many hexes of terrain as you so wish. Although the monochrome appearance might not to be everyones taste, I rather like the aged sepia coloured scheme. this does not seem to have stopped them from smashing their funding goal, and indeed, now that KS has finally let me log in, I’ve backed it too!

I do think these hex based terrain kits are lovely, and I look forwad to taking a crack at creating a whole board of these for some fantasy skirmish games (scaled down of course, 15mm is my bag) which is precisely why I’ve opted for the PDF files!

If you want to get some for yourself, get on over to the KS page and make a pledge!

Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Kit by Stonehaven Miniatures — Kickstarter.

Slenderman, slenderman, where for art thou, slenderman…

10 Jun

Slenderman-irl

The first time I ever heard about the Slenderman, was when one of my kids mentioned it to me, and asked if I ever heard of the legend (as if it was real) To which I told him that it was probably made up, as I’d not heard about it at any time. He and my daughter point out refused to believe me and even now, they still hold a mixed view on just where they stand in regard to the whole thing.

Continue reading

More 15mm 40k Space orc(y) goodness. Squiggoth WIP

9 Jun

DSCF3594

To carry on with my 15mm space orc lot, I thought I’d share my latest addition to them, my squiggoth. It’s a repurposed scotia-grendel 28mm warbeast (a Kev adams sculpt I think) that I had knocking around. With an added howdah and a large cannon (plus a few random snotlings as 15mm grots for crew, it’s shaping up nicely.

There’s still a bit left to do, a highlight here and there, a few bits to add and a banner or two, and of course the basing to do before I’ll call it a day and stop, but it does mean that slowly, but surely my orc force is getting there.

DSCF3597

DSCF3598

I’ll admit that I’m not the greatest painter, but one still has to keep their hand in it so to speak. I the type that will always be faffing until the end of time, trying to add to stuff in order to get a better finish. I’ll also hazard a guess, that I’m not the only one!

DSCF3596

DSCF3599

DSCF3600

DSCF3601

DSCF3602

DSCF3603

 

 

Enhanced by Zemanta
%d bloggers like this: