18 June 2018

The JTC Halberdiers March to a Beat

Recap of the previous progress below.

(I rarely state this anymore, but you can usually clicky the pic-y to enlargify on this blog)

12 June 2018

Meat Hating Robot Pirates on the Horizon?

Cleaning up and priming some minis for the Meat Hating Pirate Robot crew....

From left to right, Krakon Games, Effin Cool Minis x 3, and I'm not sure where the two on the far right come from -- they were an eBay purchase.

Starting out easy with some stock figures. Eventually I'll start kitbashing some more unusual 'bots.

Listening to some inspirational music for this project -- courtesy of my wife's old band.

04 June 2018

Halberdier WIP and the Table in the Rafters

Made a little progress in the halberdiers the past two nights. The minis -- FWIW -- are a mix of Grenadier & Front Rank, with one (I believe) old Citadel Fighter in the mix.

Although the Jackrabbit Trading company is known for its leader and the large number of halflings in its employ, the Small Country was home to human farmsteads and villages long before the hobbits settled in the area. The two have mutually thrived in the region together. The JTC is no exception, and does not discriminate in its recruiting. Almost half of their payroll are human.

I spent far more time this weekend working around the house & yard. While I had a stepladder in the garage, I decided to check in on my gaming tables. I haven't looked at them since I stuck them in the rafters when we moved two years ago.

They appear to be in good condition, thankfully. I'd still like to use them someday, and I had some concern that the some sort of vermin may have gotten to them. Since we've moved here, it's been a bit of a battle against various insects, rodents, birds, and other critters -- plus struggles with moisture, mold & mildew - especially in the cellar where my painting table is currently located.

I'm still hopeful for some sort of Garagehammer eventually. That was, admittedly, part of the reason for working on cleaning the garage today. I have also started looking at prefab sheds...


I think I deleted the later update accidentally. Plus I've made more progress. So.... even more painted halberdiers!

03 June 2018

Subtle Inspiration & What's Next

Spent a week on family vacation. Had a great time in northern California. Got back and our yard, garden, etc. had really taken off while we were gone. Among the new greenery, I noticed the semi-wild grape vines in our yard reminded me of something....

This was not intentional when I made the bushes -- but I'm glad it seems to reflect real in hindsight!

One of the next projects on the table...

15 May 2018


For last year's Warhammer Empire "Pleasant Surprises" I received two unpainted miniatures, a tengu and a jackalope from Stonehaven Miniatures.

Both are on my desk, and I just finished the jackalope. Simple mini, simple paintjob that gets a bit blown-out by the photo due to scale -- but I love the mini and how the painting turned out! (As with most pics on the blog -- click to enlarge the pic even more...)

And a scale shot, with the usual reference figure...

13 May 2018

Minis of Future Past

For whatever reason (nostalgia?) I decided these old minis need a new life. Previously used for Hordes of the Things (along with some other rabbit themed minis.) Just a small warband, but it looks like I've got...

12 Archers
12 Spearmenrabbits
6 Axe & Shield
6 Sword & Shield (which I don't care for and probably won't use)
2 Heroes
2 Musicians, one Standard Bearer

I'm not sure if I will repaint, touch up, or a little of both. I do want to replace the old carrot shields with new plain ones -- so I'm on the lookout for source for round shields.

I've also decided I need to repair my stepped-on self-portrait mini. (Early sculpting attempt, from one of the old sculpting list's Visions In Putty challenges)  I've glued me to a new base, will fix the legs & touch up the paint. I want to replace the axe, but I think I will leave it in place and just repaint it. Even though both sculpting and painting are... let's say, "rough," I'd like to preserve it for nostalgia and as a record of what I was doing at that point.