Sunday, December 20, 2020

Collecting John Pickford: Bar Room Brawl - part 2

Little Soldier Company's Bar Room Brawl Kickstarter is now live and doing well.

Now, that its live I can give you a little insight what to expect from this awesome project, as I've been gifted with an almost complete prototype set, by David Wood.


The Little Soldier Company: Bar Room Brawl Drunks and dog







The Little Soldier Company: Bar Room Brawl Target Practice






The Little Soldier Company: Bar Room Brawl - The Strider




The Little Soldier Company: Bar Room Brawl Booze Brothers




The Little Soldier Company: Bar Room Brawl Fireplace and sign





No much more to say, really. Think the pictures says it all. These are incredible good quality and the sculpting ooze of character, love and passion. I absolutely love all of them. Fingers crossed, that this will be a successful campaign, because I can't wait to see more 😍

And you'll find all about the Bar Room Brawl - here:

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Collecting John Pickford: Bar Room Brawl

Can't tell you much about, but I can promise you, that it is as good as it looks.

The Little Soldier Company is soon to release a Kickstarter called "Bar Room Brawl - RPG Miniatures for tavern skirmishing!" - about creating a set of Dwarven miniatures to fill your taverns with life.

All miniatures and accessories are sculpted by John Pickford of course - and it's said to be the start of an ongoing range to allow characters and non-player characters to fill your games. Sound good, doesn't it.

Here's a sneak peak of the awesome art by Martin Buck:


And you can follow the campaign progress here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1896378744/bar-room-brawl-rpg-miniatures-for-tavern-skirmishing

Friday, May 15, 2020

Collecting John Pickford: Gigantic news

Back in March 2020 I told you about Crooked Dice and that they are now the proud owner of the old Otherworld Giant. Back in March I couldn't tell you much more than that, but on 16th of April this "Not at Salute sale"-poster showed up on different social medias:


And on April 18th this gigantic monster got released.

I do have an original Otherworld metal giant already in my collection, but by the pictures floating around it looked rather crisp and fine. So with the benefit of a lighter resin version, I jumped at it. Helped along by a introductory price at 'only' £50, that made the deal even sweeter.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

A nosey reporter

It's been almost two and a half year since the house move and I'm still struggling finding stuff in the "new" man cave.

A few days ago I started looking for a magazine - the "Wargames Illustrated Paints". Needed a recipe for painting old grey wood I knew where in there. I knew exactly where I've put it in the old house. Right there! On the shelve, above my desk. Here in the new cave those shelves are now filled with organizers and all my miniature basing materials. Whoever made such a decision, I don't remember 😧

So I had to start to look elsewhere. During this raid of shelves, cupboards, boxes etc. I came by a lots of old and forgotten little gems. One of them was a miniatures blister pack of Copplestone Casting 1920s Gangsters.


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter!

Well, due to the COVID-19 lock down here, Egg hunting had become quite a challenge this year, but I've found someone to play with. I had to paint him first, though - but he's ready now for our little game😀

Miniature is by sculpted by Igor Karpov/Ratnik Miniatures and he is available from Lead Adventure Miniatures (https://www.miniaturicum.de/). The idea of using the Dragon Eggs Raiders for Easter hunting are utterly stollen from good friend, Blue in VT.



Happy Easter, everyone!


Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Painting Challenge 2020: Green skins

When I dug out the camera, yesterday (taking pictures of the Vikings) I noticed a few 'forgotten' painted miniatures hidden on the memory card. Finished when I got back from my Christmas/New Year's holiday in Løkken, so these to test pieces of doing green skin tones are actually first finished miniatures of 2020.

First one is a fan piece made of a friend of mine. A 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-movie Leonardo. Not a bright cartoon green character but a much more plausible looking humanoid Turtle. Tried to recreate the tone, but did struggle quit a bit ...😕

Leonardo

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

2020 Painting Challenge: Vikings

And finally ... something painted 😀

Recently, I jointed a FB group called the "2020 Painting Challenge". The Challenge is to finish one mini a week each week for 2020. Can be snotling or a giant. To be called finished the figure must be based and varnished ready for gaming.
Yes, what on earth was I thinking about...! Can't hardly paint a miniature a month .... But I think, it was the: "There is a free mini for everyone who completes 52 minis in the year. I need to talk to John Pickford about it being sculpted" - posted by Jamie Loft on March 23rd. Should be motivation enough and it convinced me to give it a try😊 Yes, I am that easy 😁

So, as I'm 14 weeks behind, I need to think "bulk painting" rather than "paint individuals" - so I've decided adding "elites" to my small Viking-force.

And here they are - 6 miniatures all from Mark Sims' Crusader Miniatures range. Shield transfers are those awesome ones from "little Big Men Studios" (Gripping Beast-range).

Crusader Miniatures: Vikings Hirdmen and Command

Crusader Vikings from: DAV006, DAV011, DAV006, DAV008