More vikings to join the ranks  
July 7th, 2014

It's literally been two-and-a-half years since I've painted some vikings. I know, it's shameful for sure... I painted these guys for the second round of the Lead Painter's League over on the Lead Adventure Forum. They lost miserably, but it was still fun and a great excuse to paint some more vikings! I have a whole box of these Gripping Beast dark-age warriors. They're good, but they're not quite vikings unfortunately... But they can be fixed up to fit the bill, they're very well sculpted, and they're plastic! Check them out in the Swedish Viking Gallery.

Next up, perhaps some more Lead Adventure figs that I'm catching up on, or some more of those modern Zombicide zombies. I have a number of them in the pipes, but these days I never know when I'll be able to finish them! until next time...

 
 
Painting Red Hair  
June 30th, 2014

It's been a while since I've done an article, but today I've got one that was requested by a few people after seeing the red hair that I'd recently done on one of my Zombicide survivors. Check out the Painting Bright Red (Orange) Hair Article in the articles section of the site!

I still have a few miniatures left to take photos of, and a few others to post pictures of so expect those in the next few weeks... Until then, enjoy!

 
 
On come the zeds  
June 26th, 2014

The Zombies have arrived! These zombies are some of the best zombie figures I've seen to date to be honest, great sculpts, lots of detail, but perhaps not enough variation? I've painted the same set of legs so far three times and I haven't repeated a singe figure! That is, three different zombies have the same legs! Oh well, they're nice enough though. Check the first two out in the Zombicide Zombies Gallery.

 
 
Four more survivors...  
June 25th, 2014

Four more Zombicide survivors! So now I have completed all of the survivors for the first game as well as for the toxic-city mall expansion. These figs aren't all that easy to paint given their extra detail, many different colours, and classy character, so they're actually coming along pretty quickly considering! This time we have Amy, Doug, Elsa, and Neema, and I am pretty happy with all of them. Check them out in the Zombicide Survivors Gallery! I'm kinda burnt out on these survivor figures at this point though...

That being said, I'm just finishing off some zombies as well, so stay tuned for that! I've also finally gotten around to taking proper pictures of my Lead Painter's League figures, so keep your eyes peeled for those in the coming weeks! Until next time...

 
 
Two more Zombicide survivors...  
June 15th, 2014

Okay, so more zombicide figs this time around! Josh and Ned make it to the fray. After these two, only two more survivors before I'm done with the survivors for the original Zombicide game! Now, there are only two more games to go after that, and then two more games coming up after that; apparently there's another zombicide kickstarting looming on the horizon! I have to admit that the addition of a competitive angle doesn't really make it more desireable for me, but apparently it allows the difficulty to scale with the number of players, which is quite valuable in a cooperative mode. In any case, check out the two new survivors in the Zombicide Survivors Gallery. Until next time!

 
 
Zombicide!  
June 7th, 2014

I know that Zombicide is now terribly old. Like, years old, and that everyone and their dog has painted the figures. The thing is, I've finally gotten around to playing this game somewhat regularly. It's a great game, and a lot of fun to play. I honestly thought that I wouldn't get back to it, but I'm happy that I have! First up is Phil. I picked Phil because he's easy to paint, straight forward colour scheme, and still a cool figurine with a lot of character. Check him out in the Zombicide Survivors Gallery.

Up next are likely the figures associated with entries in my Lead Painter's League entries. Over the past ten weeks I've been submitting new or older images of figs to compete against the top-notch gentlemen and women who also took part. It was fun, but I wasn't allowed to post images of the figs anywhere else. So, be prepared for that!

 
 
Mice and Mystics - The Heroes!  
April 10th, 2014

Finally got some pictures together of the heroes from the Mice and Mystics game. These figures are pretty cool, and now that I'm done, this is officially the first game that I've painted all of the figures for! Yes, I failed to paint all of the figures for Shadows Over Camelot... and I've heard recently that that game has had a resurgence in popularity. In any case, check out the heroes from Mice and Mystics in the Mice and Mystics Gallery.

Things are still moving along in the Lead Adventure Painter's League, so don't forget to check out the great entries. They are updated every week! As for what's next? Well, I have one picture left to post from Mice and Mystics, and that's the centipede. Not sure when I'll get to it though because it seems that I've forgotted to take pictures of it and it's already chipped! That will teach me to let the kids play with the figures ;) Instead, I'll likely be posting some more vikings. Until then...

 
 
Mice and Mystics arrive  
April 2nd, 2014

Ah, it's been a while, but I finally have more figures to show off! Actually I've had a few sets of figs painted for a while, but I'd been saving them up! What am I saving them up for you may ask? Well, to be honest it's the Lead Painter's League over on the Lead Adventure Forum. It's an annual painting competition round robin sorta deal that I've always meant to enter but never gotten around to. In any case, they're on round two so I suggest you get over there and check it out! There are a number of fantastic figs on show so it's worth the time.

In any case, my first set of figures was the heroes from Mice and Mystics. I have them painted, but not quite photographed. So, to start, I have the enemies of the mice ready. Check them out in the Mice & Mystics gallery. I'll post again next week with the heroes... and maybe even that centipede... Until then!

 
 
An Andalusian welcome to 2014  
February 14th, 2014

There's no denying that 2013 was a slow miniature gaming and painting year for me. It appears that 2014 hasn't gotten off to a great start either :) I'm still painting though, just much slower than I have in the past. My updates have been even slower in coming. But rest assured that I will update this site as things come togather!

I finished these Andalusian light horse back in November but couldn't make the time to get pictures of them together. Over all, I'm pretty happy with the HaT Andalusian light horse. I'd buy more. It sucks that the rest of the HaT Andalusian line is no good though... In any case, I'm done with Andalusians for a while I think... maybe I'll be back to this project again in another five years like last time!

Up next is a race between some Mantic Dwarves and the figures in the Mice & Mystics board game. I've been finding that board games are much more likely to get played here these days. They are less work to set up and much faster for people to learn, and so I've been leaning toward them. And to be honest the figures in the Mice and Mystics game are really very nice. So, stay tuned, hopefully I'll have something to update later in February or early March! Until then, keep your paints wet and your brushes clean!

 
 
Back to Al-Andalus  
October 19th, 2013

So, after four years I'm finally back to my 28mm Andalusians. I believe I started painting those figures back in 2005 or 2006, and I had meant to build a 28mm Andalusian army ever since. I did end up building a 15mm Andalusian army or two (if you consider Granada in there), but never really a 28mm one. I have since given away those Gripping Beast 28mm figs that I had painted; they were not Andalusian enough for me :) Those pointy helmets were too Hollywood for me! Doesn't Gripping Beast know that Andalusians wore round helmets?!? But I digress, I've painted up some HaT plastic 28mm Andalusians. I've had these figs for a while as well, but most of the range are too small. The Light Horse though are actually pretty good... HaT, why weren't you consistent with your Andalusian figure scale?!? So, I won't be using HaT for the entire army, but the light horse are more than adequate. Check them out in the Al-Andalus Gallery.

So what's next? I'm painting more Andalusians yet since I have eight total and I've only finished the first six. Once I get those done I'll put them on a multi base and post some pictures. After that I'm not sure. I still haven't found good figures to represent Andalusian foot and medium cavalry yet. Perhaps more dreadball or Kings of War? I have a terrain project idea as well, but I'm not sure how to realize it yet... Stay tuned!