My cunning plan continued

26 01 2018

I made a start today on some trapdoors and single doors.
Next week I’ll do the double castle doors.


The Reever’s Arms

19 01 2018

2018 is the year of extracting digit. My old gaming buddy,, had wanted an inn for his games a couple of years ago and I had been putting it off.
The brief was that it had to occupy an eight inch square footprint.
So spoiling his birthday suprise here it is.

The OS Miniatures Company

19 12 2017

Recently I got a parcel containing some miniatures from The OS Miniatures Company.
This is a company aiming to fill the gaps in the Warhammer Fantasy Battle army books. Obviously with an old school feel.
So here are some images of what I have managed to paint so far.

A cheeky little chappie blowing his own trumpet

A Chaos Barbarian. This is part of a challenge to be completed before Christmas.

A Chaos Dwarf Arse Cannon.

Test paint

A Work-in-Progress shot of the whole group of Alpine Dwarfs

Some little bits done before Electric Love

26 08 2017

I did manage to do a few bits and bobs before and during my time at Electric Love, but I don’t seem to have photographed everything. I plan to remedy this before too long.

This was inspired by the Blanchitsu articles in White Dwarf and I rather liked the floaty bits that people had made. This is part of my ongoing Imperial Court which is slowly building up.

This is a little speeder I’d lasercut and will be putting up for sale.

My old gaming buddy Seb had sent me some figures. With them was this halfling which I liked but just didn’t quite know what to do with. So rather than having it sit on the leadpile I thought I’d paint him up and return him. I had a blast painting him and I made the most impractical gaming base ever.

This was the Mayor of Helsreach, a freebie figure from Curtis of Ramshackle Games.
He was given out at the annual BOYL event at Wargames Foundry
I really want to go to this one day.

Yet more prevaricating

4 11 2016

Earlier this week we took a trip across the border (luckily nobody mentioned the war) to visit the Hans-Peter Porsche Traumwerk. A new toy museum in Bavaria.
Link here
This was a really well laid out and beautifully curated museum, and as is typical of Porsche no expense was spared.


An unusual camouflage scheme which I imagine would be hard to do in real life

The lighting was a bit too subdued to take proper photographs which was a pity, but you have to also understand that they are also conserving the exhibits. Upstairs was a large collection of tin toys. This description does the displays somewhat of a disservice as the exhibits covered circuses, zoos, ships, a small amount of military, fire engines and of course trains. Lots of them.
There was a gallery looking down to the main attraction, a vast train layout.
Again this is an understatement. There were wall projections of clouds and a lighting sequence that cycled between day and night. Clouds passed over the mountains and an immersive ambient soundscape.
I’m not really a train person, but I wouldn’t mind tapping into that market, so the trains weren’t all that exciting. But the scenery was to die for.
Really well done, again it was attention to detail. You would look into the windows of a house and see that it was fully furnished.
Well worth a visit, but bring sandwiches as the restaurant was expensive (I’ve never had a meal that has been up to scratch in Germany) and the kids adventure playground was very well designed.
So how is the Dragon going I hear you ask.
I am going to stick with the colour scheme, but I have been prevaricating. Again.
Continuing the Undead theme and the Bob Olley addiction.
So now I have a command group.
And this chap, sculpted by Justin Coutange from the Oldhammer community.
This was another entry to the Warhammer Salzburg “Spooky” painting contest. I finished him with a couple of days to spare, but I didn’t get into town to submit him.
Late news.
The figure that I did enter came second, so not too bad.
And finally this figure from Grimskull Miniatures. A bit T&A but I thought she would go nicely with my Raging Heroes Not DKK army.
So there you have it. Time to tidy the desk and knuckle down with the dragon.



Rogue Trader Civilians

6 09 2016

I wanted some civilians for my future games of Rogue Trader/Rogue Stars so it’s not just two groups of fighters slugging it out. I’m now trying to figure out some form of group dynamic. Maybe three or four influencers to roll direction/scatter dice for and everyone else following them. This might make life interesting for the fighters if they have a crowd charging towards them in the middle of a firefight.


The Patron, his Concubine, his Bodyguard and his Accountant. These are from Moonraker Miniatures



Colony 87 from their Kickstarter



Citadel Paranoia ‘bots and a certain melancholic android from Denizen Miniatures


Speeder Bike from Denizen, scratch-built easel and Painter Kevin from Foundry



Slave Market. Minions, not sure about them I got them in the 80’s. Naked girl and man with staff from Unfeasibly¬† Miniatures. Kneeling girl from Brother Vinni. Bodyguard from Warlord Games.


These were from some freebie figures I got at Salute. Maelstroms Edge with bits from Warlord Games, Victoria Miniatures and Perry Miniatures.


A Fatty from Citadel’s Judge Dredd. Privateer Press and Ramshackle Games.


A Cartographer from Ral Partha Europe. Traders from Lead Adventures and a Gentleman from the Slaver set from Unfeasibly Miniatures.


Moonraker and Reaper


Reluctant to be photographed, Meridian Miniatures and Moonraker in the center.





My target is for about fifty. Getting them painted would be good.

And yes, I am prevaricating about the Dragon.



1 08 2016

image.jpegThis is a follow on from the prototype in the last post. There are some minor adjustments to be made, but I’m just about there. I did misunderestimate the amount of roof tiles needed. The cut time is approaching an hour which is going to bump the price up, even at minimum wage.

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