Saturday, May 31, 2014

Something Old, Something New

Greetings, all, from the land of sunshine and orange juice. Today I bring good tidings of reconditioned lead.

First up is a quick blast from my not-too-distant past. I've never been a huge fan of Chaos, much preferring to play good guys normally, but a couple of years ago my older son and I were playing a LOT of Delaney King's Skulldred, and I managed to put together this little war band to use in that game. They are all fairly common Citadel Chaos baddies from the eighties- figures I am sure you are all very familiar with, so I will spare any further discussion of where to get them. The standout here for me is the unmasking mage in the middle- that is such an inspired pose. I feel fairly certain that I read that that is an Aly Morrison sculpt- fantastic.

Next up is my most recent addition for my (very slowly) growing dwarf force. When I saw this figure listed for the first time on eBay, I was immediately struck by the Kev White-esque balance in the pose and the interesting visored helm. I am pretty sure that this is a more recent Ral Partha sculpt (please correct me if I am wrong) and I wasn't disappointed in the least when he showed up in person. Really nice details throughout, and I love the larger-sized crossbow on this model.

I got a few more Otherworld NPC's done this week- this time it's a couple of men-at-arms and a wee gnome thief/illusionist. They are all from OW's current range and highly recommended- the two fighter types are particularly well sculpted and have some very cool little additions like wood grain on their shields and rivets on their armor. Very well done.

And finally, my most recent commission job was this mostly resin Wizard's Den. No idea on the manufacturer here. The alchemist's desk was a fun piece, and you gotta love those anatomically correct demons; every thing else here was a bit unremarkable, but I suppose it will make some room in my client's dungeon a bit more interesting.

That's all for me this time around. I have a topic I am dying to write about, but family demands and no time and blah blah blah. . .

I hope you are well wherever you are. Thanks for the peep.


  1. Absolutely lovely pieces, from the classic Chaos baddies (with a very personnal and great interpretation) to the wizrad's den. Definitely gives the will to play some Skulldred and get back to RPing a bit... So little time and som uch to enjoy...

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words and for dropping by. Skulldred is such a phenomenal game- my whole family can't wait for Dave to put the final spit-shine on his most recent version so we can try out his new ideas. It's definitely the best skirmish-level game going these days, and when I am actively playing it, I find I am constantly putting together new little war bands to throw into the mix. Cheers!

    1. Sorry about logging with my wife account but I meant every word ! ;)

  3. Fantastic paint jobs throughout :)

    Really love the chaos warband you put together, I've been dying to give Skulldred a go but haven't quite found the time or drummed up much interest in my group yet unfortunately :(

    I somehow completely forgot about Otherworld miniatures! Those figures are wonderful. I'm going to have to pick some of those up at some point.

    Also just noticed in your banner. That Skaven figure holding the globe, one of my favourite miniatures of all time :)

    1. Ahhh yes- the skaven seer. Good ol' Gnawdoom. Definitely one of Jes Goodwin's all time highest points. He leads yet another Skulldred warband of mine. :)

    2. Almost did a happy dance last night, I found a copy of Gnawdoom in my to-strip pile of classic Skaven. I'd completely forgotten I managed to find one on Ebay :D

    3. Just quickly dropping by to let you know that I've nominated you for a Liebster award over at my blog Meandering Shade.

      It's up to you whether you'd like to carry it on or not. No harm, no foul :)