December 30, 2007


Here is the Space:1889 Victorian Sci-Fi project, all based and primed.


helmet head

I had a bunch of greenstuff mixed up to fix some bases on the VSF project. . . While it was drying I couldn't do much else, so I thought I'd use up a little of it on a small conversion. I dremeled the crown+helmet off of a Robert the Bruce figure, and decided to see if I could just make him into a normal knight.
Man, smooth surfaces are insanely difficult, I don't know how sculptors do it. So far I'm decently pleased with it, but getting a rolled edge / ridge around the edge of the helmet is proving tough. Just another look at the random stuff I get up to. :p

December 29, 2007

break from the break

Okay, yuletide happenings are finally done, time to get back to work. The empire reiksguard go back into a holding pattern (hopefully not as long of one as previously) as a load of figures for a big comission finally arrived, as well as one single figure that I'll be doing for another customer at the same time. Should be an interesting stretch coming up . The main project is a set of figures for a Space:1889 victorian sci-fi RPG. Colonial era British soldiers, Victorian PCs, Prussians, and then a bunch of reptilian aliens and dinosaurs for them all to fight. All new stuff for me, so that'll be fun. The reptillian humanoids are old RAFM sculpts, and not very interesting, but the rest shoul be pretty enjoyable.

They are finally all cleaned and based so I'm headed outside to prime the whole lot of ~50 figs. And away I go.

December 15, 2007

December 10, 2007

December 9, 2007


I finished the hose of all the remaing reiksguard I have primed at the moment. I've got a comission arriving in the mail soon, so I know I won't get to finish this unit uninterrupted, but after the last 5 I got motivated to at least move these all forward a stage.

December 8, 2007

Guardians of the New Frontier

I'm quite pleased with these. It's only a fraction of the figures I actually have for this unit in my old empire army, but if I keep doing them in this style I think they'll look great. I started it with 8 about 4 years ago, and those don't look as nice, but they'll be okay hidden in a unit of 25 or so when it's eventually done. I am re-painting the captain though as I'd like him to look as nice as the the new recruits. Old picture of the originals of this style

the pride of the reik

I'd forgotten how much I really like these miniatures. Some of their big bows I could do without on pure aesthetics, but it fits their idiom a bit I suppose.

December 7, 2007

the mailed fist of the emperor

the amazon cheerleaders had to take a dip in paint thinner. . .they acquired some chunky surface texture due to poorly shaken/old paint. While they soaked in the spa last night I picked up a few of the reiksguard that have been collecting serious dust on my desk. Did a bit more on them tonight:

I'll probably attack the amazons with the tooth brush tomorrow and re-base them.

December 4, 2007

baby got back

Or actually, my back is making me feel like a baby. I had a weird knot in my back start a couple days was annoying but tolerable. Last night I accidentally aggrivated it while trying to adjust the blankets on my bed. Sounds silly, but I must have strained it just right because it went into a massive spasm. I haven't felt pain like this in quite some time. :(

Anyway, no other update today likely. . .I'm not sure if I'll be able to paint. 2 posts in a row with no WIP photos! I promise, I won't make a habit of it.
Oh, and I seem to have found 2/3 of the Iliad figures I'm after, awesome.

December 1, 2007

Need some Ilyad figs

I'm trying to track down 3 figures from the now defunct Iliad games: Murata, female Aeromancer of Heraklyn, and the Air Elementals.Any leads on tracking these down would be greatly appreciated.Her , Him, and Them. Thanks!

Amazon pep squad

the musician and standard bearer for the warrior women are underway

go team, go!