Category Archives: Demonworld

The Dwargs arrive! or 20mm Splintered Light Dwarves

Time for more dwarf-goodness. I love my dwarves, nearly as much as Tim loves his.

This is a bit of a scale comparison though that arose out of the desire to have a full 12-dwarf shooter contingent should I get round to playing Dragon Rampant at any point soon.

I’ve already got an ‘army’ but they are based around some old Pendraken 10mm dwarves which, if you’ve seen them, actually scale pretty well as normal size dwarves in true 15mm (they are about 10-12mm tall). Plenty of shooters there.

However, they do not scale so well with Demonworld or other more generously proportioned dwarves which meant I was short a few shooters. I thought I’d paint up a few of the 20mm dwarves I recently (a year ago) bought from Splintered Light. Terrific miniatures but obviously a bit larger than 15 or even 18mm.

Anyway, here is a rogues gallery and you can be your own judge as to if these fellas can stand alongside their other brethren or not.

20mm Splintered Light Miniatures Dwarf
2 chaps from the Demonworld Empire range.
20mm Splintered Light Miniatures Dwarf
LtoR: SLM 20mm, TTG 15mm, Demonworld 15mm, Peter Pig (? I think) 15mm.
20mm Splintered Light Miniatures Dwarf
The 3 ‘ranger’ shooter types from Splintered Light miniatures
20mm Splintered Light Miniatures Dwarf
The 3 ‘ranger’ shooter types from Splintered Light miniatures

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15mm Demonworld Thain barbarians get some serious clout

I remain a big fan of Demonworld 15mm fantasy miniatures – but that doesn’t mean I immediately paint every miniature that I buy. This chap has been waiting in the paint queue for a very very long time. Perhaps nearly 20 years.

15mm Demonworld Thain Fantasy Gar’ydwedd with Ballista

Aside from a hiatus from painting at all, I think in part is was a slightly intimidating model to paint and I kept putting it off thinking I couldn’t do it justice (He’s a Gar’ydwedd with Ballista, part of the Warlords of Thain range). Well, a few months ago I went along to Common Ground Games in Stirling where an airbrushing training day had been arranged and I took this beast along as my test model to work on.

For a first effort I am quite please with the results (I should have taken a pic without the howdah on it but, hey). Howdah and crew were painted more recently to finish him off. Now he can join the ranks of the growing horde.

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Slaine in miniature – or not so miniature!

I’ve always been a fan of 2000AD. Judge Dredd in particular. But a close second is Slaine, the celtic barbarian hero (link for those not familiar with him).

I mentioned a while back I’d jumped on the 28mm bandwagon and taken advantage of a couple of deals on the run up to Christmas to satisfy my thirst. What better than some 2000AD inspired lead including of course Slaine himself.

I apologise in advance for posting pictures of ‘unpainted’ miniatures but the point of this post is not the painting of miniatures but the scale. I own hundreds if not thousands of 28mm miniatures so know what to expect. But I wasn’t quite ready for Wargames Foundry.

Pictures speak louder than words so, first up Volk the Bastard from Hasslefree Miniatures – as you can see from the photo the spitting image of our hero Slaine. As far as miniatures are concerned quite brilliant. Great pose, sculpting and casting. Scale-wise, just what I would have expected Slaine to be like. Delighted.

Slaine 2000AD Hasslefree Wargames Foundry 28mm

Next up, three official iterations of Slaine from Wargames Foundry. Continue reading Slaine in miniature – or not so miniature!

All the King’s Horses: 15mm Cavalry, Fantasy and Semi-Historical

Enough of terrain and back to good old miniature painting! As I mentioned in an earlier post these Dark Elf Cavalry (Dar’Kalon Heavy Cavalry)  were taking me an age to finish off. But I did and here they are.

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WIP for the New Year: The 28mm Bubble Bursts

I thought a little hobby update for the end of the year – which was a couple of days ago now.

The 28mm bubble has truly burst wide open. If I’m not careful I’ll inundate myself with so much new lead that I’ll be turned off the scale again!

In the last couple of months I’ve jumped on (belatedly) to another KS, made a couple of eBay ‘bargain’ buys and bought new stuff from retailers. Continue reading WIP for the New Year: The 28mm Bubble Bursts

Guards! Guards!: A 15mm Frostgrave Empire warband

The folks at Ral Partha Europe who are looking after the Demonworld range of 15mm fantasy miniatures are doing a pretty good job. Their Blighthaven range of composite warbands drawn from the extensive range available to them make fantasy skirmishing games a breeze to get started with.15mm Demonworld Ral Partha Empire City Guard for FrostgraveTo quote RPE: “The Demonworld range of miniatures are in our opinion some of the best 15mm figures currently available.” I agree full heartedly. There are others out there that are also very very good but Demonworld are easily up there in the top three. Continue reading Guards! Guards!: A 15mm Frostgrave Empire warband