December 14, 2008

Bits and bobs

After 6 long weeks of no painting, I finally took a break from putting our house in order and laid brush to lead today on some random projects. A new version of my zombie stoner (by request), a WW1 officer, and Marshal Ney:

It's amazing how much I missed this.

December 8, 2008

The Fool is back!

Well, sort of at least. I'm mostly unpacked, and all moved into the new place. The painting area has been set up, even though I haven't started back to work yet. Hopefully soon as most of the major move-in projects are getting done or are nearly there. To celebrate, I thought I'd share this guy, who I finished just before the move.

Penrose Il Matto. He made it to the semi-finals in Steve Dean's last competition, and he's for sale if anyone might want to give him a new home.

November 3, 2008

Brief Hiatus

I have to pack and move. It'll probably later in the month before I have any time to paint and post again. I'm very excited about the new place, but it'll be a chore to get everything moved, and not painting will be a bit of a drag, even if it is for good reasons.

until next time. . .

October 29, 2008

Commander Taco

It took all of my restraint to not paint the fella on the right's bicorne in tortilla-brown and the ruffed fur edging as lettuce and cheese. These aren't as fun as the Gloucester napoleonic was, but they are an otherwise OK distraction during this stressful week.

October 26, 2008

2 down 1 to go.

The Barbarian chariot is done, can I get a witness? So the original archer is pinned to be swappable with Red Sonja here. I also made a base for everone who is not currently in the chariot to hang out in.

At the gates.

Hopefully I'll get this chariot photgraphed properly tomorrow, now that it's done. Also doing a few quick Frenchmen with ludicrous hats (below) for a friend since things have been Napoleonic around here last week.

October 22, 2008

buttons of improbable coloring

I've been informed these buttons should be more pewter. Oh well. He was fun to paint, but I can't imagine painting napoleonics all the time. I'd go mad.

Oh, got back to the barbarian chariot too and the horses are done; the glue affixing them to the base is drying as I type.

October 19, 2008

spit and polish

This fella is lookin' sharp to me so far

October 17, 2008

By Our Deeds We Are Known

Working on this officer from the 28th Regiment of Foot (Gloucester), for a charity auction. One of a fairly small number that were cast. Sculpted (very well) by Paul Hicks.

October 14, 2008

screaming in the rain

This fig is super fun to paint. Thanks to Bill @ Musketeer for a great sculpt

October 12, 2008

night of the living lead

For a massive zombie fight game at Salute 2009

Great sculpts from BillT@Musketeer.

October 5, 2008

Junk in the Trunk

I finished this lass shortly after taking this. Final pictures will be a while in coming though- now to do the chariot and horses.

October 4, 2008

better Red then dead

I finished this lass shortly after taking this. Final pictures will be a while in coming though- now to do the chariot and horses.


Turns out a hairdryer is just the right amount of heat to get the resin pliable, but not droopy or dangerously maleable. Even halfway through the paintjob. Thanks to SJB for the suggestion! So now her spear is no longer swept backward.

September 29, 2008

Baby got Chariot

The CMON shop exceeded expectations (not hard to do) and delivered SJB's latest barbarian lady in time to include her in this project, which I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do or not. I re-drilled the chariot frame to accomodate either the bowman or her scantily-clad spear throwing self, depending on preference for game utility. Seeing as her sculpting is better and more uptodate, she's getting a little better treatment than the boys with the brush, but I'm still moving along at a good pace.

September 26, 2008

thug life

Big burly barbar's! quick-n-dirty work on some Harlequin chariot crew:

September 22, 2008

charioteers ho!

Full images here and here.

September 20, 2008


These are nearly done, and so is the chariot.

September 17, 2008

warrggh on a mission

Test fit the orcs tonight... For what I had intended to be a 'quickie project', I think this is going to end up looking pretty decent, if I do say so myself.

September 14, 2008

Orcus Maximus

Appearing soon in the chariot races:

September 13, 2008

The Honorable Col. Marbles

Shown in the patrol uniform of the 69th Infantry Regiment. "The Felchers".
Limited Ed. fig sculpted by the amazingly talented Shane Hoyle for participants of the FU!UK Salute 08 game.
I did sort of a rush job, but I just wanted something fun and quick to get him on my shelf so I can keep on keepin' on otherwise.

September 12, 2008

. . .the time of the orc is at hand.

#2: Did a slightly differrent skin tone here, more yellow ochre at the end rather than ivory.

September 11, 2008

the time of men is at an end.

Orc diversion #1 & 2 are finished.
Hero on boar:

September 8, 2008

a dark secret

unspeakable things are happening at Madponies.
ORCS have been seen on the painting bench!

Don't worry, it'll all be back to normal before too long.

September 3, 2008

Cabin Boy (with no chance of promotion).

He'll be swabbing the decks for all time!

September 1, 2008

Pirate Party

The undead pirates are partying down because they are all done being painted, and thus the crew is ready to get underway. They are also forsale on ebay should anyone want them. :)

Individual pictures On CMON

August 27, 2008

August 24, 2008

random detour to the chaos wastes

Random chaos thug. A coworker got it as a freebie from his warhammer online account and doesn't do lead, so he thought he was being nice by giving it to me. I don't want it, and likely would never source any conversions from it, so I painted it and am giving it back to him. That'll learn him!

August 18, 2008

first day with the hook

(punchline to a great pirate joke). Anyway, I took a week off for a motorcycle ride, and then a few more days to get back into the painting groove, but here I am. Made a little progress on the this group. I'll enjoy these last three, but I'm definately ready to be done with the skellies.

August 3, 2008


I'm off for a week.
No painting, no job, not much at all. Just my motorcycle, sunshine, and the twistiest roads between Seattle and Western Montana for the next 6 days.
Duae Rotae Optimae!

July 29, 2008

July 27, 2008


These guys are just about ready to roll:

July 20, 2008

The Man from M.A.D.P.O.N.I.E.S.

I had a great time with this smooth operator from Mountain Miniatures.
He's also for sale on ebay presently.

July 10, 2008


undead sharpshooter! duck!

July 7, 2008

the quick and the dead

Been out in the woods for a few days so not much painting, but I finished this one after work today.
This little fella looks like a quick draw:

July 2, 2008

Deadmen don't reload.

More undead pirates. Guns and gunners this time:

June 27, 2008

Rome's Enemies: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

Still finisihing up the bases.
Left to Right: German, Pict, Celt, Gaul, Celt, Celt. (all foundry)

June 11, 2008

Arrows cost money

Here are the rest of the archery mob:

June 9, 2008

Arrow storm!

I finally finished the bases on these... they've been waiting around for a while:
English ( / Welsh conscript) bowmen, and their captain Sir William Samson. c1290s.