Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Space Frogs!!!

I am a dedicated follower of the Oldhammer mystique. Among my favorites are the Slann — an intelligent amphibian species wielding forgotten technology and sporting Meso-American style. After many years I managed to acquire some of the original Space Slann miniatures, and, after many more, I got up the courage to paint them. Here are the results of my first try to do them justice.

I started with some kitbashing. I always like to personalize my figures in some fashion. So, my Slann spacefarers sport extra weapons and extra breathing apparatus complete with power cables and hoses.

The next step was to begin researching colors for the paint jobs. I knew I wanted them to have the brilliant colorations of Amazonian Arrow Poison frogs...

In fact, there seems to be no end to the possible color combinations one can find in these little critters.   Of course, that suits my creative needs very well.  So I started with the base colors and proceeded to add a series of color shading washes made from ink added to Future floor polish. I also added some special metallic effects thanks to som metallic powders my wife had left over from her paper-crafting projects. The end result was as shown below:

Monday, July 23, 2018

Rune Stone Terrain for SAGA

Here are a few pics of a terrain piece I painted and textured sometime back. The original piece was cast in something that resembled tire rubber. I painted it, added a few trees and then flocked it with various products.

In progress...



On the table...

Viking Sod Houses

I constructed these sod houses from dark bulletin board cork availailable from Michaels of Hobby Lobby. I used some artificial moss from Michaels for the roofs.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

I have been more than remiss in making posts.  Can't believe it's been a year.  So, I'll start with my latest paper model projects -- Russian T-26s and BT-7s.  These are from papertigerarmaments.com

I'm up to doing the road wheels now, but I've slacked off on these in the last month or two.  I need to get back on them.

More on these later as I make progress...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Paper M13/40

Lest you think that Dark Age minis are all I've been working on, here are a couple of pics of my latest 1/76 scale paper tank project — an Italian M13/40.  Once this one is complete, I'll still need three or so more for the desert scenario I want to play.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

More Catching Up...

Here are pics of some of my finished Anglo-Saxons.  I think they turned out really well with "the Dip":

The warlord and banner bearer


More Hearthguard


More shields...

Some warriors with knotted shield designs.

More warriors.

Yet more warriors...


Archers defending themselves against Panzer the giant cat...

More shield designs.