Category: Minipainting

Jetbike Jackal

A short post this week – just one miniature which I finished at the very end of 2022 (but which had been half-painted on my hobby table for a few months before that). It’s another reinforcement for my genestealer cult, Tertii Imperatoris Cultus, and… Continue Reading “Jetbike Jackal”

These Seem Familiar…

After last week’s modern genestealers, I’m back to familiar territory (see what I did there?) this week with two old genestealer cult magi and their tiny psychic shadows. I painted all of these over Christmas 2022 and January 2023, choosing them partly for speed… Continue Reading “These Seem Familiar…”

Hocus Locus

I’ve had a few difficult months – successive family emergencies, jury service, a new job, and (touch wood) soon I’ll be moving house. So there hasn’t been much hobby time recently, and the thought of sitting down and writing has filled me with existential… Continue Reading “Hocus Locus”

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,┬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”