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Still Learning: A Few 28mm Rackham and Red Box Characters for the likes of Frostgrave

I was looking to try some more ‘challenging’ miniatures and pulled this trio off the painting queue to accommodate. Left and right are Cadwallon miniatures from the defunct Rackham Miniatures. Hamish in the middle is from Red Box Games.

Overall mixed results.

Cadwallon Rackam Hasslefree Redbox 28mm Fantasy Miniatures

Isabeau below was mixed in that I liked how the cloak turned out but I was trying for a ‘blood’ type armour (think Gary Oldman’s Dracula) but it’s not quite right.

Cadwallon Rackam Hasslefree Redbox 28mm Fantasy Miniatures
Isabeau the Secret, from Rackham Miniature’s Cadwallon range.
Cadwallon Rackam Hasslefree Redbox 28mm Fantasy Miniatures
Cadwallon Rackam Hasslefree Redbox 28mm Fantasy Miniatures
Cadwallon Rackam Hasslefree Redbox 28mm Fantasy Miniatures
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Halloween Special: A Medley of 28mm miniatures

When I say “Halloween Special” I do think the Zombicide Abominalpha is pretty monstrous and suitably ‘horror’. Likewise the two pistol wielding miniatures look very ‘Van Helsing-like’ to justify the otherwise loose use of the Halloween phrase in the post title.

That aside, these are a ‘random’ collection of miniatures that I decided to paint up – random in the sense that over time there are certain miniatures in your collection that frequently pop in to your mind from time to time, almost asking “Why have you not painted me yet?” These are a few of the lucky few that I actually decided that they had been waiting long enough already.

First up, the Zombicide Abominalpha from Black Plague. In the first picture next to a standard size 28mm from Hasslefree Miniatures.

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Mini Update: A Dwarf Crossbowman for Frostgrave – old or new?

Admittedly it was a while back that I was looking to take part in a Frostgrave tournament at my local club. Other things got in the way but I did begin the process of gathering a warband together for the purpose (half the fun really).

I decided I wanted a Crossbowman (Marksman) in the band. Whilst I had plenty of human types for this purpose I decided to make mine a dwarf – but which one? Rummage, rummage, rummage. I found a recent purchase from Hasslefree Miniatures which was perfect. But I also came across a couple of very old Citadel dwarfs from way back. The paint jobs were not terrible so I decided to touch them up a bit and give them a new opportunity to get on to the tabletop.

So, old or new? Citadel vs Hasslefree?

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Forget lead piles, it’s the plastic ones that are taking over: Conan the Board Game

I’ve enjoyed painting up quite a host of the ‘plastic playing pieces’ that I got with Zombicide Black Plague (see related posts). As I’ve mentioned on various posts the quality of the miniatures included with this type of board game has come on in leaps and bounds in the recent past and Conan the Board Game is no exception.

The KS pledge turned up last year but I’ve been a bit slower in tackling the miniatures (still working on the ZBP stuff too). But I thought I should at least paint up the main characters from the core box below. Far less cartoony than the ZBP counterparts, they will easily do double-duty in other Fantasy systems/settings.

Conan the Board Game Player characters painted

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No Half Measures: 28mm Haflings from Stonehaven

I’d been in the process of buying a few Oathsworn dwarfs and the odd halfling when I stumbled across this Kickstarter from Stonehaven Miniatures. Having a soft spot for vertically challenged fantasy races I jumped on board for the full pledge option.

They all arrived safely sometime ago and the miniatures live up to the promises. But, as all those suffering from leadpileanitus can vouch, it can take a while before those ‘planned projects’ see the light of day.

Such remains true for this halfling horde. However, I did take a brush to one of the rather ‘large’ stretch goals – the Treant. “This massive Old Growth Treant (Tree Troll) has been awakened…and he’s not a morning person! Model will measure 65mm to the eyes and will be cast in high-detail resin.” And it is large. The casting was pretty clean and he was good fun to paint. A few pics with some scale comparison shots.

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Mini Update: Brooding Elf Lord from Hasslefree Miniatures

Sometime you see a miniature that just screams ‘iconic’.  This 28mm Elf Lord from the extremely talented Kev White at Hasslefree Miniatures is one such miniature for me.  The pose and character of the model oozes, well, character – to such a degree that the mood depicted, the intent of the Elf, could be one of many. He’s ‘complicated’ – for a 28mm sculpt! Little wonder he is very reminiscent of a certain Moorcock albino prince.

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