You'll find a little of everything here. Genres covered in this blog include (so far) prehistorics, fantasy, old west, swashbucklers, pulp, Blood Bowl, Ghostbusters, gladiators, nautical, science fiction and samurai in 6mm, 15mm, 28mm, 40mm, 42mm and 54mm sizes. You'll also find terrain, scenery, basing, gaming, modeling, tutorials, repaints, conversions, art and thoughts in general about the hobby.

Friday, April 25, 2008

No posts, but I'm still painting

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. I've been playing with the camera to see if I can improve my macro-photography. But I am also still painting. I have a few more Swashbucklers on deck as well as a nice dwarf with a bearded axe, and a foppish rogue which I will use as a condottiere piece for my copy of the card game, Condottiere.

As I sit here thinking about it, I think the dwarf will be next. I've only ever painted one other dwarf. I'll post pics when he is finished.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Note about the cats in my Queen of the Jungle photos

I got a message from the excellent sculptor, Richard Kemp, of HLBS fame, informing me that my two lionesses (painted each as a panther and a leopard) in my Queen of the Jungle photos are not Ral Partha sculpts, but, in fact, old out of production HLBS sculpts! oops :)

Kemp is one of my favorite figure sculptors along with Mark Copplestone, Mike Owen, Tom Meier and the Perry Twins. So it is nice to know that my little fantasy African tribe I am working on still contains figures of a couple of those sculptors (Kemp and Copplestone.)

You can see (and purchase) Richard Kemp's fine work over at HLBS (Honourable Lead Boiler Suit) at:

As long as I'm discussing favorites, I'll make a mention of my favorite figure painters (along with a link to their web site if they have one). These are in no particular order:
Steve Dean
Kevin Dallimore
Sascha Herm
Tom Weiss
and Blackfly (His forum name, I don't know his real name :)
These aren't the best painters in the world- not saying they are bad- they are simply my favorites. They do good, clean and consistent work.

Friday, April 4, 2008

One year!

Oops- I missed it, but April 2nd was this blog's one-year anniversary! Holy shit, I got a lot done; this blog only chronicles the stuff I thought was good enough to share. My favorite thing I've done in the last year was my little meat rack, carving tools and food I made from epoxy putty for my cavemen:


OK, gotta get back to my painting table. I'm working on some more swashbucklers.

P.S. I do consider requests for projects or questions on how to do something (with which I will answer with photos.) Just leave a comment, and I'll see what I can do.