Monday, 24 May 2021

Size Comparisons

 Ok, so I do love the Bloody Miniatures range. Lovely sculpts. But... I’m torn on the size. They work with some figures, not so much with others... they make Angel Blake look more childlike which I like, but she’s nude which is wrong on sooo many levels. The old woman is minute and looks odd, but the blacksmith just looks stout and solid. The bishop looks small, but he did against the Mantic ghouls anyway. The Cardinal is shortish, but not terribly so... but the Warlord cavalry men are tiny, even against a Warlord plastic infantry (which is the witch hunter base figure.

Decisions, decisions... sigh...





Monday, 26 April 2021

Bloody Miniatures


Some splendid 28mm minis from Bloody Miniatures, a project from Captain Blood on the Lead Adventure Forum. I absolutely loved them and, despite budgeting, bought the swordsmen and dismounted cavalrymen packs. I’d not been that keen to paint anything for a while so was not put off by the larger 28mm advisory - the range is designed to compliment Renegade Miniatures range I believe. Sadly, when compared to my existing minis and scenery, it’s noticeable and I knew I’d never use them. But I wanted to paint them and so I did. They will probably end up on eBay which is a first for me.



And alongside the Warlord Games miniatures I've got.

Bath time


A resin bathtub from Thormarillion. It’s a lovely little piece, but is bigger than looked right for the historical 28mm minis I’m mainly using, so I cut it into three, removing two vertical planks from the middle of each side and glued the ends together. They fitted back together nicely and a some liquid g/s helped fix the banding. Job done...

Furnished something else...

So I’ve been busy doing stuff... including starting a new job which has jollied me along a bit. I’ve had these for an age, tables for the Manor House/Inn and other buildings. They are from Ainsty Castings, but I have altered these though, making each table narrower by removing some planks - I did this for space when in a building and also think it fits better with the slighter historical minis I’m using over dungeon crawl type minis. I also removed some more fantasy elements from the full tables and added a couple of tankards in places. The tankards are white metal and I have no idea where they came from.


As I’d trimmed the table tops, the resin legs didn’t work, so I made some legs from plasticard and plastic U beams, wood grain was carved into the plasticard end pieces and job done...





Carts before horses...


A cart and a wagon that have been kicking around for far too long... so long in fact the two wheeler from 4ground was actually a hooped covered cart, but they broke, so I did some trim in thin card to clean it up a bit. The four wheeler is from (I think) Irregular Miniatures, it’s white metal and I’d forgotten what a pain it is to paint that sort of thing. It’s not especially detailed either compared to the mdf jobs, I had to add planking to the bed of the wagon, but even still it’s oddly dull looking and I’m not that impressed with it. It’ll do...


 

Meats back on the menu boys!


A dead cow from Warlord... not much to say about this to be honest. Nice model, done with contrast paints in various layers and blended... mainly Darkoath Flesh, Apothecary White and Gulliman Flesh. Hooves in an off white.