Saturday, November 12, 2016

Haunted Woods

All told there are 38 pieces here. I can't do a huge table with this but there's enough to suggest plenty of hostile scenery for any outdoor themed horror setting. I would have done some shots of it all together but I have the 1812 snow table up and just don't have the space at present. The subject of a future update undoubtedly. Let's begin ...

Just finished these this morning: (L-R): Reaper Halloween Tree, RAFM Demon Tree, Ral Partha Demonic Tree Man

Black undercoated, heavy Americana Raw Umber liberally applied. Then dry-brushed with Folk Art Mushroom with increasing amounts of Ceramcoat Quaker Gray.   
Reaper Halloween Tree detail

Dotting in the owl eyes with a Micro-Art Pen ...terrible experience trying to drop it directly in the center.
RAFM Demon Tree detail. I like this one a lot - the eyes are REALLY recessed but I tried to get the red glowing eyes effect like the Reaper one.

Ral Partha Demonic Tree Man - like the RAFM one, the eyes were quite set back and black hollows didn't make much sense to me. The belly missed all my dry-brushing efforts but I can live with it.

I actually don't know the manufacturer of these. These were a part of a set I picked up at one of the HMGS cons several years back. Any help?

They came with these ...

... and these.

The next set from Armorcast were finished many years ago. A good number of these seem to be discontinued.

(Same as above, different angle) Twigs and cork rocks. I wanted to keep a significant space for figures around these particular ones. I think I've caught a more natural arrangement in my efforts this week than these old ones but a discernible lack of improvement over the years would be upsetting.

CD bases

Same as above but another angle

Eight of these but hey, seen four you've seen them all.

Same as above - different angle

Finally, here's five of the 10 Woodland Scenics "Dead Trees". Again, Seen five, you've seen them all.
Bah, I forgot I have two sets of these to do to round it all out.

Thanks for looking. Questions, comments, and followers are welcome and encouraged. If anyone can identify that set in the middle of this update, please let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

28mm Reaper - Elise, the Witch

Happy Halloween! Lots of great versions of this one out there.

The questions is always "where exactly is the stem?"

Thanks for looking - questions comments are welcome and encouraged!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Caribbean Horror - Voodoo Wars!: The Forces of Darkness

Baron Savoodie launches the attack! This is West Wind's Baron Savoodie and Priestesses, thirty OG Voodoo Warriors, Mama Magumbi's two Voodoo Warriors, and the four nameless Dr. Meraux's Assistants.

Madam Magumbi's henchmen also got the face paint treatment. That's one in the white shorts ...

And the other is in the white shirt, gray pants at front. the West Wind stuff is significantly bigger than the OG stuff but still all harmonizes nicely.
The Doctor's party guests were murdered some time ago, but they still can be of use to Mama Magumbi!

This is West Wind's Mama Magumbi, ten West Wind Zombies, and ten zombies from Brigade Games.

Five of the Brigade Games zombies are undead type and the other five are more classic mind-controlled zombie servants seen at right. Better pictures of all of these already exist on this blog but wanted to get it all in one place.
Thanks for looking. Comments are welcome and encouraged!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

25mm - Old Glory - Voodoo Warriors

Finally! All the figures for this game are done - oh, I may be missing the West Wind Steamer Crew I may pick up later but for now I'm done.

Normally, I would do more blending and layering on the skin but I wanted to try the Foundry Dark African Flesh Triad straight out of the bottle.

Still have some buildings and more jungle terrain to finish and this game is done and playable. They were designed for pirates but having reread Call of Cthulhu, they could easily be Louisiana Cthulhu cult worshipers. This whole game could be dressed in Lovecraftian touches without too much trouble.

I also thought I'd do more skeleton paint on some figs but chickened out and opted to keep them simple.

These could potentially be "leader figures" so I tried to so some in bright Caribbean colors. These are actually from Old Glory's really nice Pirate range:

I did the whole pack of 30 but distributed as above for casualty removal.
Thanks for looking - Questions and comments are welcome!

Monday, September 5, 2016

28mm West Wind - Gothic Horror Antagonists: Grey & Singh

These aren't quite as good as the original Vampire Wars sculpts but they are neat nonetheless. I added the battle axe. A ridiculous addition you might say, yet "Fangripper" is the weapon of choice for this character in the rules so ...

25mm Dwarven Pilot

I have no idea who the manufacturer was for this old miniature. Any ideas?

25mm West Wind - Gothic Horror - Asylum Inmates

These were posted to CMON back in 2005 but they really should be housed here as well.

Monday, July 4, 2016

28mm West Wind - Gothic Horror - Caribbean Police

This wraps up the last of the good guys. The Police will join Cooper, the doctor and their teams to take about Baron Savoodie once and for all.

I couldn't find much on what would be a Colonial Police uniform. Saw plenty of all-khaki suits, but I still wanted a dark blue in there so split the difference.
The Sergeant here is actually a spare figure from the German Sea Battalion in Old Glory's wonderful Boxer Rebellion Range.

Thanks for looking! Just the voodoo warriors left to do and this project is done for troops. Still have have some jungle pieces and huts to put together and paint though half of that is done already. Stay tuned!

Questions, comments, followers are welcome and encouraged.

Monday, November 16, 2015

15mm Peter Pig Pirates!

18. Pirate characters - This pack still exists, as is, from Peter Pig. Many others have since been resculpted since I first picked them up from Brookhurst way back when.
These were finished many, many years ago but only putting them up now after finally finishing the basing on some newer ones.

14. Pirate band - In terms of my own painting skill these are definitely more representative of my current style. I painted these years after many of the rank and file seen below.

This pack too is still available as pictured.
Artillery Crew - these are out of production but a pack of updated models exist. These match in style my old Minifigs pirates - really trying to get a deep tan look on the skin.

7. Pirates with swivel guns - The swivel gunners are the same but the two at left are part of the old Unarmed Pirates pack.
Really tempting to go back and redo those swivel guns ...

I don't see these on PP's site anywhere so I'm not even sure if these were packaged together or not. Collectively they are among my least favorite - I've always hated "standing around" models though the three at right are good.

These were the original "Unarmed Pirates" and have all been resculpted now. Oh - I just recognized the two at left go with the swivel gunners!

I don't see these anywhere on PP's site either and I don't know why I only have seven.

Many of this below are no longer available. It's unclear which figures they were originally packaged with so I'll just group them by pose or weaponry.

Pirates with pistols - no longer available.

I love this pose - I gather he's steadying his shot on his forearm.

Pirates with Rifles - no longer available.

These are the last of my old generation of painting style with the dark skin.

28. Pirates with pistols - This is still available. I have two packs so I sorted them out by pose below - this is my least favorite sculpt in the pack though it's solid.

I do like these a lot - great animation.

These are my favorite Peter Pig models of them all! Great pose and I did my best painting on this set in particular.

As I finish off these ranges, I'll try and put together comparison shots for sizing purposes. Left is Minifigs, Right is Peter Pig (now obsolete).

Left - Peter Pig (now obsolete model), Right - Minifigs
The only Peter Pig pirates remaining are the Corsairs, the guns, dead pirates and all the little water vignettes - sharks, etc. I have several packs of Government troops and crew as well. Museum Miniatures, then Eureka? Pirates are up next before all that.

You can see the Peter Pig Pirate Civilians - mob, governors, women, etc here:

Thanks all for looking - questions, comments and followers are welcome!