Category: Art

The Dead Will Walk My Blog

Continuing to upload some old (2021) photographs of even older (circa 1986-1988) miniatures – more Night Horrors for my collection, which I’ve been working on – in an on-and-off way – for about 20 years. I have about half of them, and they’re getting… Continue Reading “The Dead Will Walk My Blog”

And My Axe

If you’re one of my handful of regular readers you’ll know that I mostly blog about old-school fantasy and sci fi miniatures, interspersed with very occasional pen-and-ink drawings of creatures from folklore and mythology. It’s probably no major surprise that someone who’s into dragons,… Continue Reading “And My Axe”

The Hippogryph

Begin, my flute, with me Maenalian lays.Nysa to Mopsus given! what may not thenWe lovers look for? soon shall we see mateGriffins with mares, and in the coming ageShy deer and hounds together come to drink Virgil, Eclogue VIII With the head and wings… Continue Reading “The Hippogryph”

Forest Guardian

After a few days of uncharacteristically consistent posting I find myself coming more-or-less back onto the main topic of this blog: collecting and painting old lead fantasy miniatures. Today’s offering is something I’d been keen to do for a long time; one of Games… Continue Reading “Forest Guardian”

The Shin High Terror

The Shin High Terror

I suppose today is as good a day as any to take this on. About a year ago I did some work on the overall design of this blog, including (some of you regular readers may have noticed at the time) a hand-drawn banner… Continue Reading “The Shin High Terror”

Wee Free Folk

Over the past few years I’ve bought a lot of miniatures, from a lot of different sources. I try to support small or new companies, because I want them to do well (and I like having a variety of different things to paint). And… Continue Reading “Wee Free Folk”

Return to the Blinded Halfling

While I was living overseas – I’m not sure if this was in 2018 or 2019 but I think mostly the latter – I whiled away the evenings planning a return to my D&D campaign ‘The Blinded Halfling’.  I drew maps using pen and… Continue Reading “Return to the Blinded Halfling”

Horns and Cloven Feet

When the flowery hands of springForth their woodland riches fling,Through the meadows, through the valleysGoes the satyr carolling. C. S. Lewis, The Satyr, 1919 While rearranging some shelves last week, I realised that I’d painted quite a few miniatures last year (and indeed, done… Continue Reading “Horns and Cloven Feet”

Necron-omicon

“Beyond life there are” – his face grew ashen with terror -“things that I cannot distinguish. They move slowly through angles. They have no bodies, and they move slowly through outrageous angles…God, they are breaking through! They are breaking through! “ Frank Belknap Long,┬áThe… Continue Reading “Necron-omicon”

Hive Fleet Mastodon / Xenofauna

It was inevitable, I suppose, that when I began collecting and painting genestealers and genestealer-like miniatures I’d also get sucked into some tyranids. It started with re-basing my ambull (mostly because I’d become dissatisfied with the base). Then I got fear of missing out… Continue Reading “Hive Fleet Mastodon / Xenofauna”