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.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Men of the Lakelands

From the Strelets set English Men-at-arms XIII-XIV Century

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Amazon and the White Stag

In a distant forest the wandering Amazon encounters a white stag, who leads her to a lost temple. Both from Dark Alliance Mounted Amazons. Background image from Bernie and the Demon by Hari.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ghâsh Olog

The Dark Lord also bred specialist trolls. Here we see an example of the Ghâsh-Olog, the fire troll. I played around a lot with this model, using some MiG pigments and effects, it was fun and I learned some useful techniques! Figures are Dark Alliance 1/72 War Trolls. Credit for the backdrop - the sculpture 'striking likeness' by David Mach.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Tudors meet Vincent

The last of the Tudors below. These 1/72 Linear-b figures paint up really well. As you can see I have borrowed a backdrop from Vincent Van Gogh - The old church tower at Nuenen. I also employed a fair bit of Photoshop, in particular using the healing brush tool to change the bases into shadows for the latter few images. The jury is out on that effect, let me know what you think.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Olog Hai

The Dark Lord bred trolls as terrible weapons of war. These chaps are your basic standard Olog Hai. Dark Alliance 1/72 War Trolls set 1

Friday, March 17, 2017

Amazon Park

From the oddly titles Dark Alliance Modern Mounted Amazons Set. A very nice dinosaur. It does not look so good with a rider sadly.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Wrath of the Burrow Lord

These Cimmerians face a terrible foe. From some dark underground lair the Burrow Lord emerges.

Dark Alliance 1/72 scale Cimmerians set 1

Saturday, February 11, 2017

What is best in life Conan?

Dark Alliance Cimmerians. A Conan style band of barbaric warriors. I have only painted up the first three, but these guys are worth taking a bit of time over. Needs a bit of base work though.