Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mass of foul, festering corruption

Today's miniature miniature has been standing on my desk for quite a few weeks, now - as I couldn't decide how to paint it - but this weekend I decider to give him a earth colour look.

The Monster Manual describe him as being yellowish grey?- but I know of no such colour - and as I'm slightly colour blind - I wouldn't dare mixing my own :-)

So yes, another old DnD moster is now painted - and this time its a Roper. Standing upright with its six arms searching for it's favourite prey - humans.

The miniature itself is not that old. This Roper miniature is rather new. It's sculpted by the talented Mr. John Pickford earlier this year - and can be found in the wonderful Otherworld miniature range - and like every other Otherworld miniature it stays true to the artwork that can be found in the old source books for role-playing games like AD&D.

Otherworld Miniatures DM20 Roper

Thursday, November 11, 2010

They are here

Okay, Hasslefree Miniatures/Sjoerd Trouwee has been doing Chaos Dwarfs the last 5-6 years - but with just a single or two releases a year - I've been 'hungry' for finding additional evil stunties for my Chaos Dwarf Project/collection.

But, 2010 seems to be 'the year' my calls will be heard - and no, I'm not thinking of the upcoming Warhammer Forge releases (cause I actually do not fancy those that much) - no, it's because both Dave King and his BeDerken's  and theBattleForge has now released their first series of evil dwarfs.

So, this week my newly purchased Dwarfs has arrived - 15  BeDerken's (+ a Familiar) and 11 theBattleForge ones :-) All of a wonderful, wonderful quality - and I can only recommend buying these - if you are into evil dwarfs.

First to receive the painting treatment will be the 'too late arrived' Chaos Dwarf Musician:

theBattleForge Chaos Dwarf Musician

A bit hard taking pictures of this guy - mainly because of the pose - but also because of very, very bad lightning, but I can assure you, that this miniature has lots of character.

And while at it, I painted the 3 Pole Axe-men as well. These guys have huge, huge pole axes (halberds) - and looks bloody awesome - just like miniatures looked like in the early 90s.

theBattleForge: Chaos Dwarf Pole Axe Men

Definitely building a 20 man unit, when a few more poses is available.

And in other great news:
And then speaking of Hasslefree and Sjoerd Trouwee's Dwarves of Myth (Twisted Tales Range) - Sjoerd has showed a preview of the next dwarf his is working on:

Source: new sculpt WIP @ CDO -

Very, very convincing, I think. Hopefully Kev White things the same and will add this awesome little guy to the range @Hasslefree Miniatures.

So that's todays update. But, before I go, I'll like to say welcome to the next two followers: Finch and Pyro Stick. Glad to see you have found me - and hopefully you'll enjoy your stay.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

R.I.P. Rock in Peace

Leave me alone
Like a dog with a bone
Like a stone that's been thrown
Let me be on my own

Let me rock
Let me roll
Let me rock
Let me rock in peace

Well thats the words of an old AC/DC song taken from the studio album
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. The songe is called R.I.P (Rock in Peace) - and as RIP is the theme for the current painting challenge at - why not use this theme and create an - 1980's heavy rocking - evil dwarf. Made from my last Mantic Ironclad bits.

So let me take you back in time. Back to a time where real music was made :-)

Mantic Games: Dwarf Ironclad conversion

And yes, I did say something about doing an entry for the Golden Hat at CDO. This little piece was also meant to be an entry there, but things didn't turn out as planed.

And then finally (of course), a big welcome to my first two followers: Weird Chris (or should I say 'the Duke') and Kiltedyaksman. I know you guys will probably want to see something else then small evil plastic stunties - but I can assure you both, that I'll get back into painting metal DnD stuff, very soon.