Blood for the Blood Maw

Skulls for the Skull Mountain!  This is the first really big miniature I’ve painted, Mierce Miniatures’ Blood Maw, Vore.  I had planned to enter this into the 2017 summer painting competition on r/minipainting.  The theme was ‘violence’ – or to be more precise:

VIOLENCE!  Violence, the theme is violence, violence, violence, violence.  Your miniatures should be angry, mad, bloody, gory, violent and ready to fight!

This seemed like the perfect mini for the task, but I overestimated my ability to complete a big project in a short time, and I’ve only just finished this week.

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Greenskin Wars

Coming to the end of my Christmas painting projects, here’s small batch of mostly goblinoids from one of my favourite companies, Diego Serrate Pinilla’s Knightmare Miniatures.  I got most of them from the first Greenskin Wars Kickstarter – I missed out on the follow-up (of hobgoblins and bugbears) but I hear there’s a third planned for early 2018.  Anyway, here’s what I painted:

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Warrior Women with Stumpy Sidekicks

Setting expectations high for 2018, following on from my Russian Alternative Troll of Chaos and Oldhammer creatures from Greek mythology, I think there’s time for one more blog entry this weekend.  I worked on a few different projects over Christmas, including painting miniatures from two manufacturers I haven’t tried before – Dark Sword and Westfalia Miniatures.  In many ways these two companies couldn’t be more different, so the theme of tonight’s post is a bit of a stretch.

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Troll of Chaos

It’s been a while since I updated this blog. Life, school, and work got in the way, and when I found time to paint again the weather was no good for spraying. But even though I couldn’t varnish them, I managed to paint about a dozen minis over the Christmas and new year, finishing with this big guy.

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Realms of Chaos

I’ve been painting miniatures on-and-off (admittedly more off than on) since around 1991, and I have fond childhood memories of the AD&D 2nd Edition Monstrous Manual and Fighting Fantasy books.  I collect, and play, retro video games – avoiding emulation wherever possible, and with a particular love of old RPGs.  But surprisingly, until a couple of years ago I’d never actually played D&D, and until last weekend I’d never played any edition of Warhammer.

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Shin High Kobold

I haven’t had much time for painting this week, so I used what time I had on my smallest miniature:  an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Kobold.  I picked him up cheaply with some other odds and ends I thought might come in handy during our Shin High Terror campaign.  He didn’t, and I don’t know much about him – except that he’s tiny even among other miniatures.

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Sea Hag

A few months ago I posted a drawing of Jenny Greenteeth, a river hag from English folklore.  At around the same time I started drawing her, I bought a metal Razig the Sea Hag from Reaper Miniatures’ Warlord’ range, which sat untouched except for a roughly applied base of blue paint since then.  And a couple of weeks ago, DM Mike introduced a green hag as an NPC into our &D campaign (whether as an ally or an antagonist remains a matter of debate in and out of character – after all, in Gaelic myth the Cailleach are a sort of divine spirit rather than evil).  So, this week I finished painting her.

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The Manticore

In India there is a beast called the manticore.  It has a triple row of teeth, the face of a man, and grey eyes; it is blood-red in colour and has a lion’s body, a pointed tail with a sting like a scorpion, and a hissing voice.  It delights in eating human flesh.

The Folio Society’s English version of the Bodleian Bestiary, p.63

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