Category: Minipainting

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”

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”

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”

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, The… 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”

Nominus Malus

After taking first place in an (admittedly somewhat niche) art competition on the Oldhammer Forum with my entry “Characters of Chaos“, the sculptor Sjoerd Trouwee contacted me to commission a drawing for his project ‘Nominus Malus’. Sjoerd has sculpted a series of eight miniatures,… Continue Reading “Nominus Malus”

Enter the Otherworld

I’ve written about my love for Otherworld Miniatures a few times before. They produce “28mm fantasy gaming miniatures for ‘old school’ roleplayers, wargamers and collectors”, inspired by artwork in early D&D publications by some of my favourite illustrators. Some of their recent releases are… Continue Reading “Enter the Otherworld”

Back from the Dead

After last month’s return to blogging (and last year’s efforts at terrain making) it is at long last time to post some painted miniatures. And what better way to celebrate my return from the dead that with a couple of undead – Heinrich Kemmler… Continue Reading “Back from the Dead”