Monday, January 17, 2011

Bits and bobs

First off, a big welcome to Phil Hynes and 'rampant_goat'. Glad to have you here and I hope you'll enjoy your stay - and find something you like - not many zombies, though ;-) And then again ... I do have some Paul Muller Zombies from Heresy ... hmm! - a new painting project, perhaps ..??

So a new year has started, and things are back to normal. So, there has actually been time to get something done. Played with a few plastic kits, too! My son is now 8 years old - and has a growing interest for wargaming. GW 40K,though - and more precisely Orks. We build a Deff Dreed together - and after that we also did turn a Skaven Doomwheel into something Orkish. Can't hardly blame him. Been there myself - but hopefully he will mature - like Dad did :-)

Back on topic and back to today's update which is a mix of things I've done within the last few weeks.

First thing I want to show off is one of the awesome Sea Demon's Paul Muller did for Andrew Coleman @ Four A Miniatures. The Sea Demons are such wonderful sculpts. Paul did a great job sculpting them and he is one of the best - when it comes to creepy/weird/evil/cruel stuff.

Paul has done four Sea Demon for Andy (3 Warriors and a Sea Hag). All showed at the Frother's Unite Forum - but only two off them are up in the store, for now. Nagged Andy a bit, and he was so kind to let me have all 4 - plus a 5th Paul Muller Sculpt called a Piranahboy - not sure if he is an official part of the Sea Demon series, but the name surely indicates that. All the other 4 are now primed white, and will probably show up here in the weeks to come.Here is the first one:

Four A Miniatures - Sea Demon

Next, we have another Grenadier Demon. Some might remember that I entered a Grenadier Demon into the 'Paint a Classic' @ Miniature Heroes - but I've also painted a second one - as a test piece to improve  highlighting reds.

So, first we have the MH 'Paint a Classic'-entry and then the new 'blood demon':

Grenadier Models/Mirliton Demons

Last, I want to show you my entry for the newly founded Otherworld Miniaturs Forums Painting Challenge . Have had these miniature standing on my desk primed and ready for painting for quite some time, now. Been wanting to paint them for a long time - but always got distracted and did something else. But now was the perfect time - and rather speed painted them too. Took me about 4-5 hours to do - and think I came up with a rather decent result. So here they are - my two new Otherworld babies:

Otherworld DM18 Rust Monsters


The Rust Monsters are another John Pickford creation. John has done an awesome job on these metal eating creatures. They are like a 3D version of the artwork from the 1st ed TSR Monster Manual. These here, from Otherworld are very close to those Citadel did in their ADD range back in 1986 - but are much bigger and have a lot more details added - so if you are into Original AD&D Miniatures these two Otherworld babies are a 'must'.

And speaking of size. They are based on a 40mm display base (bevelled base). The inner base itself is a Post Apocalypse resin "topper" base from Ian Brumby's company: Fenris Games


  1. Nice work Clam and thanks for getting involved with the Challenge.

    I painted that Grenadier Demon a couple of months ago for Cthulhu, I really enjoyed that sculpt, great to see your interpretation of it!

    The Post Apoc bases work really well with dungeon monsters, it never would have occurred to me to use them as such. The rusties look great and considering you managed to paint them both in the time it took me to paint one I am very, very impressed! Well done mate!

  2. Bought these just the other day myself ;)

  3. They won't let you down, that's for sure. Fantastic miniatures and a joy painting.