Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Master of Puppets

Today's post is actually an old piece. The 'mini-diorama' was actually meant for the 10th Golden Hat competition at the Chaos Dwarf Online forum in November 2009. But like always, I fail making deadlines,but I finished it in Marts 2010.

It's meant to represent a Chaos Dwarf and his fly creature - the great Taurus - and to be used for Warhammer Fantasy Battles. But as I had the Big Hat/Bull approach to the Chaos Dwarfs, I choose something different.

The miniature used are the awesome HM009 Azaroth the Fallen One Daemon from Heresy Miniatures and an old Citadel Chaos Zombie Dwarfs. To make the conversion work I had to sculpt the guy a new right arm. The rest is pretty much straight out of the box, really.

Here are a few more pictures:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Barzach SkullSmasher

My biggest passion when it comes to 28mm miniatures is Dwarfs - I'm mad about them - especially the evil kind of dwarfs. And it really doesn't weather they are for a fantasy or Sci-fi setting.

Evil dwarfs are pretty hard to find now a day, but trough time a lot of manufacturers have tried their luck doing evil stunties. Think we all remember Citadels Chaos Dwarfs and Squarts - but also Grenadier, Ral Partha, Mirliton Miniatures, Essex Miniatures, Metal Magic, Rackham, Reaper's and a lot of others have tried it out. Through the years I've collected quite a few of these- and I'll use this blog to plug some of these great old (OOP) miniatures.

Currently available, the best ones are probably those done by the talented Sjoerd Trouwee. His miniatures was released through Twisted Tales, but when it closed down in 2008, Hasslefree Miniatures  picked them up - and they can now be found at Hasslefree Miniatures - in their Twisted Tales range. I've done quite a few of these dwarfs recently - but also some of the newer stuff Sjoerd has added to the Twisted Tales miniatures line.

Most impressive is probably the heroic looking Barzach SkullSmasher - must say, that he was the perfect miniature painting - lots of little details and tons of character.

So, here we are

Yeah, why not try this and see where it takes me.

Have started various blogs on various forums to show my (lack of) skills, but it's time to merge it all into one single blog.

So here we are - the 'Clamshells and sea dog dogs' goes live.

And you might ask what will it all be about, then? We'll ... anything, I guess ... as long as it looks cool and it's at a 28mm scale.