Fantastic Plastic revisited: Little Gods

Always dabbling in other options for toy soldiers, not least options in plastic which tend to be hit or miss. Here are a few of my latest findings.

First up ‘Hercules’. This first one is effectively a 20mm plastic playing piece from Age of Mythology. I’d painted up a few of the Egyptian themed minis from this set a while back and some other Greek mythos before that.

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I’ve also mentioned the High Heavens Kickstarter that I backed (and finally received). I picked one at random to paint up and it was the ‘Hercules’ character (that’s why I chose to paint up 20mm version above at the same time).

As with all plastics of this kind (quite soft compared to most wargaming plastics) removing flash was a real bore and less than 100% effective. Both painted up okay though. Options abound as uses as Demi-God heroic scale minis alongside 15mm mortals.

I’ve more to report on the High Heavens miniatures at a later date (pics of bent over Gods, hot water treatment, de-flashing tantrums, painting options, etc).

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Classic Bug Hunt infested with Khurasan 15mm

I mentioned in passing in a previous post that I was planning on trying out using the game tiles from the GW Space Hulk game with 15mm alternatives. Similarly a host of Bugs from Khurasan.

The table I normally set such things up on was clear for once so I thought now’s the time. Here are the Khurasan Bugs.Khurasan 15mm Bug Hunt Aliens and Colonial Marines I’d bought a few packs of these a while ago. Then last year I made a rather rash (for me) “blind” purchase at 2015 Claymore of a rather large plastic storage container stuffed with, well,  stuff. When I say “blind” it wasn’t totally blind as a cursory glance showed ample goodies inside to satisfy the £20 asking price. I’d list the contents but you’d just cry at the bargain. Continue reading Classic Bug Hunt infested with Khurasan 15mm

Appealing for Non-Metallic Metal assistance: Oathsworn Haggis

I am not happy with the way that my first (proper) attempt at NMM (Non-Metallic Metals) is turning out so I thought I’d appeal to the wider community to any assistance/pointers/comments to help me move on with this.

This is a very nice model from Oathsworn and I wanted to do it justice (maybe NMM isn’t the way to do that but more on that later).

Stage 1: This is the first run. WIP – Conclusion: Okay.

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Wizard in a Hardshell: Splintered Light Miniatures 20mm Woodland Warriors Turtle Wizard

I’ve slowly (read very slowly, a bit like my friend here) been working through these wonderful anthropomorphic woodland creatures from Splintered Light Miniatures.

As a break between painting 28mm miniatures (which take me so long) this guy provided a much needed diversion. At 20mm he will work great along side 15mm or 28mm depending upon your perspective on how such fantasy creatures would scale (if they were real, which they are not, so it doesn’t matter a jot).

Quite please I managed to paint his eyes on his glasses as if you could see through them. It would be a shame to miss out his dopey yet wizened look otherwise.

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Winter is Coming: Copplestone 15mm Snow Trolls

Winter is coming… or being the beginning of February you’d think it might be going. But not for these fellas from the huge talent of Mark Copplestone. He’s stuffed about as much character and coolness (pun intended) into these trolls as you can at this scale.

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