Saturday, February 3, 2018

The dread words...

The dread words...I hoovered up some of your soldiers and a bottle of something.

Sunday, January 21, 2018


War Trolls Set 3 from Dark Alliance. Still have one to paint up. For this I used mostly Model Color paints which gave a more nuanced effect than Citadel. I did use Citadel for the metals although I experimented with mixing with some colours which seem to work quite well. For the base I used astrogranite texture from Citadel with MIG weathering pigments (city dust and black smoke).

Sunday, December 3, 2017

In Khazad-dûm, in Moria

In the days of Durin the Great, the Dwarves crossed Middle Earth and founded their great kingdom the Dwarrodelf, Khazad-dûm, Moria.

Dark Alliance Dwarves Set 2

Saturday, November 25, 2017

A Balrog of Morgoth

 'The Dwarves tell no tale; but even as mithril was the foundation of their wealth, so also it was their destruction: they delved too greedily and too deep, and disturbed that from which they fled, Durin's Bane.' (Gandalf)

Dark Alliance Dwarves set 2.

Dark Alliance Fire Demon

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Take No Chances

A quick blow to the head to make sure.

Orc from Dark Alliance. Knight from Valdemar.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Bruce

This is King Robert the Bruce, during the Scottish Wars of Independence - specifically the Battle of Bannockburn of 1314.

Figures are from the 'Scotland Forever' set by Valdemar Miniatures.

Background image is not Scotland, as residents of Stirling and Falkirk will attest, but rather Sebastiao Salgado's image of Alaska.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sons of the Desert

The Lawrence of Arabia set from Strelets sat on the shelf for a while. But then I rewatched the amazing David Lean movie and it could languish no longer.