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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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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‘A’ is for Ambull

I’m definitely not going to start a miniature bestiary (if ‘A’ is for ambull then ‘Z’ is for zombie dragon).  I’ve got loads of other things to work on already, deadlines at work (‘Z’ is for zoat), and my final university assignment in a couple of months (‘z’ is for Zygor Snake Arms).  But enough idle plans!  I’ve painted a Rogue Trader ambull, and that’s all I’ve got for today.

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Undead update

Undead Legion

My shameful lead mountain is looking particularly insurmountable right now.  On Thursday I received my minis from the first Greenskin Wars Kickstarter (they’re excellent), and on Friday I bought a load of old Citadel Night Horrors via eBay auction.  They’re a pretty collectible range, and ‘buy it now’ prices are generally ridiculous – the final auction costs were about 25% of the normal list price, so well worth bidding.  Luckily, for the first time in a while I also had no plans this weekend, so I’ve been able to make some small progress with painting and modelling.

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