Monday, April 5, 2021

Collecting John Pickford: Dwarfs need protection

Another Kickstarter from the OS Miniatures Company is now live. This one is a: "small, short timed, very limited scope and few if any stretch goals"-Kickstarter.

And what's this one about, then? ....: "Shields, actually 5 new dwarf shields". And John has sculpted the set of five that will fit most old school dwarfs.

The greens:

©OS Miniatures Company

Friday, March 12, 2021

Collecting John Pickford: I am a Giant

.... "Stand up on my shoulders, tell me what you see.... 'Cause I am a giant, uuh!.. We'll be breaking boulders, underneath our feet ... I am, I am, I am, I am, I am, I am a giant" ..... - Okay, I shall stop the singing, now 😁

The Old School Miniatures Company (OS Miniatures) is back with yet another Kickstarter. Again, it's for the release of a new Pickford sculpt (well, it's actually 3 new sculpts). 

Previously we've seen them Kickstart a Daemon Cannon, Alpine Dwafs, the Chaos Dwarf Baggage Train and a lot of Pickford Shields. But this fifth Pickford Kickstarter is "gigantic" cause its all about Giants :) Proper old school Giants that actually fits your gaming table. These giants are the size of old Citadel C28 giants - so something like 2-2½" tall.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Collecting John Pickford: Time of the Orcs

Back in May 2020 Crooked Dice Game Design Studio made it official that they had purchased most of John's Otherworld Miniatures goblinoids (Goblins, Wolf Riders and Ogres) and that they planned a Kickstarter kicking off their new venture into "7TV Fantasy".

Their Kickstarter was called "Time of the Orcs" and went live 1st October 2020. As promised, it gave us a re-release of all of John's goblinoids, but most surprisingly it gave us a brand new range of Orcs designed with the creative geniuses of Dave Needham (Zhu Industries) and John Pickford. And not only did they give us a new wonderful range of Orcs on foot, no - the range included a 85mm tall and 110mm long wolf mounted Warlord called Klagg, too 😍 Included where also some awesome trolls by Iain Colwell and some wonderful human characters by Mark Evans.

But we shall focus a bit on the Orcs on here 😀 - as the full range is now available from Crooked Dice. 

Croocked Dice: Orcs

©Crooked Dice
©Crooked Dice

Collecting John Pickford: Bar Room Brawl - part 3

We are still waiting for The Little Soldier Comapny's  fulfilment of their Bar Room Brawl kickstarter (on target for an early March fulfilment) and while waiting, John Pickford has been busy sculpting.

Firstly, the additional figures from the Kickstarer - the Landlord and Landlady and their hounds (a pair of Westies) and the 3K stretched goal Accessory Sprue but also a coming new release for the diorama set as another two fighting/enraged dwarves will be up on their website once the Kickstarter has been fulfilled.

Last, a Chaotic toilet/mimic. Not really sure that has anything to do with a Bar Room Brawl, but who can be without a chaotic toilet 😆

Bar Room Brawl: Landlord and lady (KS-add on)