Friday, August 28, 2015

Collecting John Pickford: Iron Mask Miniatures on Kickstarter, again

Good friend and fellow John Pickford enthusiast Gary Price of Iron Mask Miniatures is now running his second crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter.

This second one is all about bringing mounted dwarf musketeers to his fantastic fantasy musketeer universe.

As with the first wave of Dwarf Musketeers (the Musketeers on foot) the new mounted dwarfs come as multi part figures with an extensive selection of hands, weapons and head options.

The Mounted Dwarf Musketeers includes four different ponies with exceptional personality. These ponies were originally sculpted by John Pickford for White Knight Miniatures and his Renaissance Dwarf light cavalry range and are now, with WKs kind permission, used for the Dwarf Musketeers as well.

All the miniatures have been sculpted and mastered. Therefore, all the many choices can be seen on the campaign page - but here are some samples of the wonderful builds we can do, when the campaign is successfully funded:

And I must say they all looks stunning. Just look at the Four Musketeers down here all painted (pretty sure it done by Terry Matheny of Sword and Palette):

Now, who wouldn't like such a unit to hunt down Lord Buckingham's spies or the Cardinal’s Guard - or maybe even the Cardinal himself? For let us hope this goes all the way. Because one of the many wonderful stretched goals are just a mounted version of the Cardinal.

I feel in love with the Cardinal on foot, but this one is even better. Lovely, lovely sculpt.

To find out all about the Kickstarter Campaign - just click this banner down here:

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Another Troll climbed down the Hill

I've just finished the second of the total of five gigantic Hill Trolls John did for the Wargames Foundry's fantasy range.

First one I painted was the Troll Champion. For this second one I choose the Axe-Bearer. This guy holds a ridiculous huge axe. The Troll is about 3½" tall in itself - but the axe ...? it's bigger ... almost 4½" - this guy will take down a house, if he has to :)

Again, it was a enjoyable miniature painting. I just love these Troll characters. Sculpted with such great humor and love details breaking up the enormous skin areas.

The guy is really top heavy so it really need some base weight. So spend quite a bit of time making it as I had to use slate stone to give it enough weight but also needed to pin the miniature down.

Wargames Foundry: BSTR1 - Giant Hill Troll wielding enormous Axe

And as you see on the pictures they were actually rather challenging taking without stealing the focus :) - so here's some pictures zooming in on some of the details.

And last, the two brothers-in-arms - just three more to go :)