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More 15mm Dwarfs (or Dwarves) and Transfers (or Decals) on Banners (and Shields)

Who doesn’t like dwarfs?
Who doesn’t like a lot of dwarfs?

Okay, maybe plenty of orcs and elves now that I come to think about it. That aside, I’m posting these vertically challenged fellows to show off, once again, the superb dwarfs that can be had from Ral Partha Europe and their Demonworld  range. (I note that they are pluralising Dwarf in to Dwarves rather than Dwarfs. I believe the former is Tolken’s doing and the latter is ‘correct’ if you asked the Queen. I’ll flip and flop between them because you’ll all know what I’m talking about anyway.)

Another reason for this post was to show some rather promising results from home-made, home-printed, decals (transfers in the Queen’s language). This particular batch of dwar-ves-fs contained no less than 4 banners so I thought it worth the effort (which was much and nowhere near what it would of taken to freehand these – if I could!).

Results below.

15mm Ral Partha Demonworld Fantasy Dwarfs
The four banners – the one on the left is mostly freehand apart from the hammers, the rest are decals. I think the difference shows and the homemade ones work for me.

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Scale Comparison: 10mm Ogres from Black Gate as 15mm Brutes

I’m sure everyone likes it when a hunch, a calculated guess or even a gut reaction, turns out to be what you had thought. Such is the case from the new 10mm Ogres from Black Gate Miniatures currently running on Kickstarter with only a few days left.

Anyone who have seen the 10mm Ogres from Games Workshop for Warmaster will see how these fellas would make for an excellent addition to such a force. However, that’s not my main interest. Mine is from the 15mm perspective. I’ve even posted regards said miniatures before and their suitability as ‘uglies’ or thug types in a 15mm environment (though at the time I did not make any scale comparison shots to prove the point, duh).

My gut told me these were the same. After sending a couple of question to Black Gate regards scale Barry offered to send me a few early test casts to prove/illustrate the usefulness of these particular models with other 15mm miniatures on the market today. They have arrived, and I can happily say that I WAS RIGHT! (That feels quite good).

As a small return for a few free minis, I thought I’d post a few comparative scale shots with other manufactures in the market so that you lot can see for yourself.

First off, the casts sent to me, by themselves, tacked to washers that I normally use on 15s so that their height is adjusted accordingly when next to others.

Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison – the Bare Naked 10mm Ogres

Secondly, next to a GW Warmaster ogre and troll for the 10mm gallery so you can see how they tie in with those miniatures. Continue reading Scale Comparison: 10mm Ogres from Black Gate as 15mm Brutes

Mini Update: Dragon encounter with an airbrush

I started painting this guy years ago. Stopped. Scratched my head about getting good blending on the wings. Shelved it. Came back to it and tried again. Not working. Then sometime back I went on a days airbrush course and took him with me and played around with that method.

I think the end results are okay. Very heavy on the contrasts and a lot more practice is needed. But he’s done. In a state that he is allowed on a table or display. Just took a long time. Now I just need to find the rider…

By the way, he’s a 15mm Demonworld High Elf Dragon – here is a link.

15mm Demonworld Ral Partha High Elf Dragonrider Fantasy Dragon painted 15mm Demonworld Ral Partha High Elf Dragonrider Fantasy Dragon painted Continue reading Mini Update: Dragon encounter with an airbrush

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.

15mm Demonworld Dark Elf Cavalry Dar’Kalon Heavy Cavalry Continue reading All the King’s Horses: 15mm Cavalry, Fantasy and Semi-Historical

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

Frostgrave anyone? In 15mm of course!

Frostgrave from Osprey seems to be the flavour of the month and attracting quite a lot of attention (noticed it even got it’s own board on LAF – I wonder how that works…). After listening to the chaps on Fools Daily ranting about it I finally caved in and ordered a copy – only £10 off Amazon for a pretty hardback you can’t really say no. Should arrive early next week. Continue reading Frostgrave anyone? In 15mm of course!