Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gulguthra - Dung Eater

Gulguthra, or maybe better know as Otyughs, are terrifying creatures that lurk in heaps of dung and decay, waiting for something to disturb it. They feed on dung and wastes from other dungeon creatures but also enjoy a snack of fresh meat. So watch out - my Otyugh is here :-)

This brilliant miniature from Otherworld Miniatures was release just before Christmas, and has been standing here at my desk, primed and ready for paint in more that 2 months, now. Didn't get anywhere. Just couldn't get motivate doing it.

But then I had some help. The monthly painting challenge at the Otherworld Minatures Forums had the theme: "Like, so Last Year" - so what better than paint probably the best ever miniature made - and definitely the best of 2010, from Otherworld?

The miniature is, again, a John Pickford sculpt - and was the best one he has ever done - right until this master piece here showed up a few weeks ago:

Cause yes, Richard Scott have finally decided doing a classic Eye Tyrant. Can find words to describe who excited I am. The miniature is fantastic and was pre-ordered right after the first previews- and will hopefully show up very, very soon. And it ain't stopping here, cause Richard has asked Mr. Pickford to do a second variant - but also a conversion kit for doing an Eye of the Deep variant. So, I'll probably have to order all of them. Wife is going to kill me :-)

Enough excitement, back on topic. Where were we, akk! Otyugh ..right? And yes, pictures - you need seeing some of the pictures. So here they are my OWC entry:

OW - DM22 Otyugh

Chaos Dwarf Beast and Handler

I'm currently fighting some health issues that's keeping me away from painting much - so today's update is first an old piece (my Golden Hat XIV entry made in February). Late today, I'll post my March entry for the Otherworld Miniatures Painting Challenge.

The miniature is an conversion based on Asmodée's (Hell Dorado) Mouth of the Abyss and one of Dave King's BeDerken Dwergs - the Drahg Feeder of Crows miniature. All base on a slightly converted Micro Art Studio - 50mm square Shale base.

The idea was to create a more natural looking Lammasu/Shedu kind of beast. So less bearded human headed lion with eagle wings :-) Just a tormented winged lion beast exposed to the cruelty of an evil dwarf.

Hell Dorado Mouth of the Abyss/BeDerken Drahg Feeder of Crows

Monday, March 7, 2011

My Chaos Dwarf Standard Bearer is released

I just want to share this little piece of news.

My Chaos Dwarf Standard Bearer is out from Four A Miniatures. Andrew Coleman added the little stunty to the store yesterday.

If you are into Old school Chaos Dwarfs - why not go and have a look at Four A Miniatures

- and maybe even grab yourselves a copy or two :-)

And even if you don't like him, why not take a look at Andrew's fantastic range of miniatures. So many wonderful castings in there. I spend another £30 in there, yesterday - had to get myself the newest Paul Muller's but also some of the fantastic Adam Gayford sculpts. Like these Cultists:

That, with a little conversion, will make basic for some great, great Mind Flayers.

On the shopping list was also: a sitting imp playing with a severed head, a young Cyclopes and a few of Adam's Goblins and Dwarfs - 'More lead to the lead mountain' :-D

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Otherworld Painting Challenge: It's you

"Somehow, despite overwhelming odds, our band of plucky adventurers did not meet their doom and have escaped. Their lives however, have not been easy, plagued by constant attacks, their village raped, pillaged and burned, their every step dogged by an unseen opponent.

At long last, after many years of searching, they have finally found this shadowy villain's lair, defeated his mighty and powerful guards and now they stand before the door to his chamber, all that remains is for them to walk through the door..."

That's how the second challenge on Otherworld Miniatures Forum sounded - and I accepted the challenge right one - but didn't have the miniatures for it. So, it was time to put down my first gold voucher order at awesome Otherworld Miniatures - OW.

I wanted the little party to meat the ultimate chaotic evil - but OW don't do a Lich Lord ... yet :-)

I have a few Lich Lord's in my collection and chose the Reaper Miniature 14144: Moandain, Necropolis Warlord for this. It's an excellent sculpt done by Julie Guthrie. Nicely floating through the air and with plenty of details to challenge my skills.
To allow a single non-OW miniature in the challenge you'll have to do at least one OW as well (a fair 50-50%  rule) - so to compensate for my betrayal, I went for the Wight duo. The Wights are in a such scale that they can tone down the 'super-sized' Reaper Miniatures.

So here it is my February OW challenge entry.

Otherworld - UD7 Wights and 
Reaper Miniatures 14144: Moandain, Necropolis Warlord

Had to rush the two Wights a bit, as I only had a few nights to finish  them. For that I am sorry. Paul Muller's deserves the best , right?

And next (March) challenge is already up. This challenge is very open and is called: "Like, so Last Year" - nice and simple - paint a miniature release from OW in 2010 - so, lots to choose from. This Challenge will give me the perfect opportunity to finally paint my John Pickford Otyugh.

And speaking of John ... :) Think I'll be painting lots and lots of John's miniatures the next few months. Not only will it be the official Otherworld Miniatures - like Goblins, Ogres and the upcoming Eye of Terror or the Hasslefree stuff - but I will also find time doing a few surprises - so watch this space.

That's it for today, but before I leave you all, I'd like to welcome 'Willmark'. Glad to see you here, Mark - hope you'll enjoy the stay. Probably not that much about evil stunties, though (For those that shouldn't know Mark, I can tell, that he is our 'evil' Sith Lord (or Admin for short) at the Chaos Dwarfs Online - and do a mighty fine job :-) ).