Friday, October 18, 2013

Collecting John Pickford: Iron Mask Ogres

I've been given the chance of looking more closely into the KS Musketeer Ogres from Iron Mask Miniatures.

A bit embarrassing not posting these sooner - as I've had them laying here for quite some weeks. So sorry, Gary :-/ - you give me such a great opportunity and then I can't find the time giving them a prober review.

First the main bodies. There is 4 different poses. 1 static guard pose, a attack/"I'll jump on you" - pose and 2 dynamic "one the move" - giving you a good diversity and the chance for making some rather unique looking miniatures - should you go for multiple sets.


All are sculpted in a classic puff and slash clothing style and with lots of tiny little clothing details. Looks real nice. On all of them, you have the unique musketeer tabbard that float very nicely over the bodies.

The set will come with 4 different heads. In my "pre-view" set I got 3 different ones. 4th one can be seen on the Iron Mask Blog.

It's a great set of head paying homage to the classic classic Ogre figures of the ‘80s *cough*Marauder Miniatures*cough*. All with the classic Capitano/Cavalier Hat, of course - and some very nice big feathers.

I haven't assembled any of them yet, as I will probably paint these separately. But here is a few pictures of how they look on a body. A perfect match if you ask me :)

And like all the other Iron Mask miniatures Gary have had a shed.load of hands made. I have got thirteen different ones, but head that in the final sets there will also be some daggers (converted from the Rapiers)

Halberd, closed and open hands and dragon pistols

Rapiers - 3 left hands 3 right hands

So many options it will get hard choosing with ones to use :)

So, for those that got these .... they are certainly worth the money.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Collecting John Pickford: Football Beastmen ... they are here .... almost!

Anyone remember this little company?

Well I do, and the good news today is that they have been released - or almost released.

Jon has posted some great painted samples @Beast Face Miniatures

- and on there you can also find details on "how to get some" - if you (like me) can't wait any longer :)

Also posted was this great piece of art:

Concept art by Roberto Cirillo
We should see this beast materialized by John around New Year 2013, if all goes to plan :)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Brush Slave League - the 2013/14-season

It's been a long dry summer 2013. Not only did the garden suffer from it - but also for my wet palette and paints - hardly dare to open them to see :-)

Well, I need to get back on the track - so why not jump into it by announcing that the 2013/14 Brush Slave League is now officially open.

There has been a few tweaks on the rules - but still a monthly challenge with points, scoreboard and beautiful miniatures.

You can find all the details here at ChaosDwarfsOnline

But the challenge is open for all members - also new members ;)

And yes, I do know that the current banner is awful - but that's how far my skills goes. Must see if I can find G2 and bring him back to the site/competition - or perhaps someone want to give it a try?

Oh, almost forgot there is a Mad Painter and a trophy for the winner

- but don't do it for the prize, do it because you like painting miniatures.

G2 stopped by and did this spectacular one instead:

Thanks you, so much, George  :)