Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Super Kingdom Death Explore: Phoenix

There's no doubt that the Phoenix is the great centerpiece of the core Kingdom Death board game. It is a massive, twisted and brilliantly detailed mini.

 For my own set, I've decided to follow Super Dungeon Explore logic- as the creatures get larger, they also become less chibi. This follows the way that old videogames would work (good examples are Final Fantasy or Pokemon- proportions become less chibi as the characters get larger).

 Also, the mini already has a massive head in comparison to its body. Ultimately, I decided to simply change the face instead of rearranging the whole thing.


Inside you can see how the human face inside the mouth has been replaced with a chibi face. More subtly, the other eyes on the phoenix have been re-scupted to be a little larger.

  Phoenix Chibi Closeup

Monday, August 28, 2017

Whole Wedding Party Zombie Cake Topper

Here's a cake topper set that included the bridesmaids and groomsmen as well as the groom and bride. I got to match the whole group- although some of them were less than at their best health.

 The whole thing created a sort of diorama on top of the cake, with the bride and groom fending off familiar zombies.


Friday, August 25, 2017

Possibility for official Chibi Games Workshop minis spotted

This is big news to me. Games Workshop has licensed Ninja Division to create board and card games based on Games Workshop properties.

 They're starting out with a card game in which players play as dwarf slayers competing to see who dies with the most glory. Very Old World. But speculation crops up quickly- Ninja Division are well known for making brilliant Chibi miniatures (I have some of their fantastic Rail Raiders in front of my right now). And they've recently started fleshing out their crossover lineup. So far, they've done crossovers with Kingdom Death, Mutant Chronicles and three of NJ's own properties (Takaoshi University, Relic Knights and Way of the Fighter).

 It would be a terrible shame if they don't make a few chibi minis based on Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar.

 So here are a few minis that I really think would make great Chibis: Most things Nurgle would be great in chibi form. This guy's a good example, but so would some plague bearers

Ok, I'm probably wrong about the horrors. I love Tzeentch, but to be honest, he's got such a huge head that he's probably already chibi enough:

Maybe it'd be better to go with a Lord of Change

On the 40k front, I've always been fond of Harlequins

 And Space wolves. Ragnar Blackmane used to be the poster boy for the chapter, but recently it has moved more towards Logan Grimnar

From the Eldar, it would be a shame to miss out on Eldrad Ulthuan

And Chibi Genestealers would be so amAZing

 Honestly, the possibilities of this are crazy. Games Workshop has been expanding their worlds with iconic characters for years and years- Ninja Division have plenty to work with.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tzeentch Lords of Change

This was a good while back- in those days, a Lord of Change was mounted on a square 40mm base, and wasn't much larger than the ogres of the day and they fit into a blister pack.

 The new Lord of Change may very well be the best mini Games Workshop has in its lineup. A very fine piece indeed, and I'm happy that I've gotten to paint it a few times now.

 Here are two of them (for the same force).