It's been a long time since I put up a post listing recently-painted models. Here's some that I completed in the last month or so.
|Who doesn't need a skull gateway in their terrain collection? This one has been in my "undercoated and waiting for paint" pile for many years - but now it's done! It's part of Scotia Grendel's "Boat of the River Styx" set|
|Another shot of the gateway. I'm experimenting with a backdrop; here's the piece with a printout of a picture found by searching the internet for "gates of hell".|
|Next up: a monocycle from 1st Corps. The kit comes with a Vickers K gun (light machine gun); I decided not to use that as I didn't want my monowheel to look like a military experiment.|
|Another view of the monowheel. I'm sure I'll find a use for it in some 1920's pulp game...|
|This is the warlord for my SAGA Saracens. As you can see, he's not especially militant, though I'm sure he'll fight just as well as any other warlord in the game when pressed!|
The mounted figure is from Perry Miniatures, whilst the bodyguard/parasol holder/standard bearer is from Eureka Miniatures.
|I'm mildly concerned about the weight of the parasol (it's a metal piece!) putting stress on the composition. Still, I used a steel wire to hold it up - so everything ought to be fairly robust.|
|I've had flushes of enthusiasm for SAGA: Age of Magic for some time now. The simplest way (for me) to create an AoM warband is to add some extra elements to an existing, historical army. Here's a magician who can be used with my Saracens...|
|A back view; I've named this figure "Jafar". It seemed appropriate...|
. The model is "Araves Sorcerer B" from Shieldwolf Miniatures, though the basing is entirely mine.
|Here's something a bit bigger - that's a 50mm base and the model is perhaps 3 times the height of a 28mm man! This is Talos, from Crooked Dice. Although sold officially as the masterpiece creation of a (modern) mad scientist, I intend to use him/it for anything from ancient Greek myth through to Lost Civilisation pulp (and perhaps even for 1970s spy-fi as well?).|
|Another shot of the big boy. Is that a mainframe computer with lots of blinking lights in his abdomen? Perhaps he can be "hacked" or switched off? Or do you have to use the traditional method of defeating him - by unscrewing a plug in his ankle?|
|I'd originally intended to finish my witch ducking stool in time for last Halloween's game, but I didn't manage. At least it will be ready for next Halloween, right? Model is from Colonel Bills.|
|A while back, I mentioned that our regular group of Pulp Alley players were upgrading their experienced leagues with more skills and/or figures. Here's a rifleman for Al Masudi's Snake Cult.|
|Finally, my local club (Helensburgh Alternative Hobby Association, HAHA) is running a SAGA escalation league over the first few months of this year. I've decided to build a Skraeling force - it's something I've wanted to do for a long time and this is as good a time to get started as any. Here's the Skraeling war chief from Footsore Miniatures...|
This may seem like a lot of output but before you despair remember this: these models are from at least 1 month of painting (possibly 2 or more, my memory is hazy). Also, that time period covered a long Christmas/New Year break and many long, dark winter nights when other activities weren't very appealing. Besides, I've so much more to paint; I'd better crack on with it!