It gets to that point where there is an eclectic mix of miniature photos in the media library that don’t quite link together or really warrant an entire post on their own (for whatever reason the questionable logic that is my reasoning deems the case).
So forgive the randomness in advance.
First up – I’m pretty sure this Kali-inspired monster goddess is from old-school Games Workshop. I’ve had her long enough waiting for a paint job. I was going to paint her in tandem with the Reaper Bones inspired Kali I did a while back but didn’t. A slight move in style towards, but by no means complete, NMM painting style. I wanted a strong red tone to stand out so thought I’d try an understated black armour to contrast. A bit heavy on the armour highlights.
Next to GW LotR Theoden for scale. Next up is this spectral ghost miniature from the Reaper Bones line (77096: Labella DeMornay, Banshee). I picked up this and another ‘transparent’ miniature curious to see what they were like. The other I’ve left ‘as is’ for now and just based it up but I tried my hand at enhancing this one. As you’d imagine inks and washes are not very good on this material without a base coat – which in this case would defeat the purpose. Worth a try anyway.
Having (kinda) forgotten I had a perfectly suitable ‘dog’ from my Witchhunters set for use in an upcoming Frostgrave outing, I rummaged around and found a handful of Hellhounds in my (unplayed) Descent 2nd Edition box. So I painted him up pronto (ignoring the fact that I also already have a large pack of 28mm wolves, any of which would also do – why do I do this?).
He may double up as Faoladh, Celtic Werewolf, for Of Gods and Mortals – which we play in 15mm, so he will be a ‘large’ ‘Legend” which is appropriate (despite the fact that I have plenty of 15mm werewolves painted up and ready – see, did it again).
Next to Wargames Foundry Judge Dredd for scale. I remain quite impressed with the quality of some of the ‘board game’ plastic miniatures available today. And this is why I could justify backing Rising Sun 😉
Now this little fella is one of the oldest miniatures I own. I am kicking myself now for stripping him and repainting him as I should have kept him ‘as is’ for nostalgia purposes. (I had a mad spell a few months ago and stripped a few kilos of old lead for repainting. Should have thought longer about that choice.) Whilst he may be older, he does make an appearance in this 1983 Citadel Catalogue.
Not wanting this to be an exclusively 25/28mm post, here are a couple of familiar characters from the movies sculpted up in 15mm (I think they are both from Khurasan). Why have I got them? From a gaming point of view, I have no idea, but they do make me smile a little when I see them.