Sunday, November 13, 2011

Inspiration - New & Old - 3

Here is a book cover which made me want to not only collect oriental minis, but also play oriental based Role Playing Games.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Oriental Ogre

You know how there are some minis, that when you see them for the first time, you know that you must have them for your collection. Well this lovely mini was one of those minis for me.

I first saw a picture of him in White Dwarf, back in the 80s. And I really want him. Well the truth of matter is, I never received the oportunity to purchase him, as Citadel miniatures were not all available (not easily anyway) in Melbourne Australia, back in the 80s. So he never was mine, until about 3 months ago, when I bought him from someone in the UK via eBay. He sat unpainted on my shelf, until a few days ago, and even though his base is not finished, I wanted to show you some photos.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stripes on my pants

I remember back in the 80s, there was a trend to paint stripes on minis which appeared to be wearing tight fitting pants (I dare not call them leggings). And even though this method gave a visually interesting effect to a plain and boring surface, I personally did not dare to attempt at painting such straight lines at evenly spaced increments. I held this fear until a few months ago, when I finally attempted my first stripes. I knew how to do it technically, but had zero experience at it. Anyway here is my first attempt at stripes on leggings.

Note: In case anyone is wondering the pig is from 'Fantasy Warlord miniatures' made by Alternative Armies, back in the early 90s.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Empire Citizen

This is my "Empire Citizen". He is a foundary miniature I believe. He was purchased on an impulse buy on eBay, as he was cheap, and I was already buying several other minis from the same seller, so I thought that one more mini wouldn't hurt. So when he arrived, I was quite impressed with him. He fit perfectly with the painting competition over at the ' Warhammer Empire ' website, which was to paint an empire figure, which was also a citizen. Basically it was open to any empire figure, as basically every soldier or wizard is also a citizen.

He entered the competition on July 17, 2011, and on August 10, 2011 he won first place out of a field of 16 other painted citizens.

Here is thread over at Warhammer-Empire, so you can see all details.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Plastic Chaos Dwarfs

Over the years I have managed to acquire a total of 150 Plastic Chaos Dwarfs. Some were painted, some were undercoated and others have never been touched by paint. I usually acquired these because they were cheap. A good way to bulk out my Chaos Dwarf army of "Big Hats". The truth of the matter is I never really loved these minis, as they were so bulky compared to their metal counterparts. So I am in the process of selling off my plastics and trying to acquire some metal warriors. Here are some photos of the first two batches I am selling have sold.

This is the first batch of 10

This is the second batch of 10