Friday, December 20, 2013

Charsaug, Colossal Magma Dragon

A few years ago, I decided to run an Iron Kingdoms D20 campaign in which our characters were all epic giants (from Bemoth) who were fighting against the godlike dragons that the world features. It took me a while to find dragon minis that were big enough to be IK dragons- they're all larger than Colossal sized D&D dragons.

 I eventually found three figures that I used. The first two were statues that I got from an Asian Gift store near here (repainting statues from there's become a habit of mine). They were very large, and not terribly expensive.

 But I wanted one of them to be truly special, so I ordered Viszeralyn, the Oracle dragon- a massive two foot tall dragon sculpted in fine detail by veteran Sandra Garrity. Well, it turns out that all of that detail is pretty intimidating a project. And wanting it to be special, and this massive helps me to put off painting it for a while. While the mini did come out to play a part in the Giants campaign, it was simply primed at the time.

 But now, after a number of false starts, I finally have him finished. I decided to go with one of my favorite Iron Kingdoms dragons for the color scheme: So, here is Charsaug.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Meg Man Board Game on Kickstarter

Ok, I'm a huge fan of the Chibi miniatures that we've been seeing from Soda Pop and Impact! I really love painting them up- the style is so new and refreshing.

 So, I've been excited every time I've seen a preview of the Mega Man miniatures from Jasco. Well, they're done with those previews, and started up their Kickstarter. And it is going pretty well for them.


I'll be keeping my eye on these. I'm not excited about the pre-painted stretch goal, but so long as I can do my own painting on top of theirs, it should work out ok.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Blood Bowl Minotaur Conversion

Here is a Games Workshop Minotaur mini that I converted to play Blood Bowl. The colors match the rest of the Chaos team he plays with. Here he is:


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Swords at Weddings/in the Zombie Apocalypse

The theme today seems to be swords. I have a few friends who had swords at their weddings (it is traditional to arm the best man, to warn off would be kidnappers). Unfortunately, they were all married before I started making cake toppers.

 There are so many different kinds of swords one could bring (either to the wedding or to the zombie apocalypse).

 The Machete seems to be a standard weapon in the zombie apocalypse. I wouldn't blame anyone either- it is the largest full tang blade I keep around the house (for gardening...).

Katanas are always nice as well. As long as you keep it sharp, they might be some of the best swords around. This guy is disproving the notion that the Marine Saber is only ceremonial.


These two are fencers and use their Rapiers. Good Toledo steel.

And these two armed themselves with different sabers: