Saturday, November 26, 2016

I tried my hand at making some simple dungeon tiles. They are made from a material similar to foam core, but without the paper. The pieces are cut to size, scored with a pen, and then rolled with a wad of aluminum foil to add texture. The tiles had a tendency to curl because of the scoring, so I glued each one to another unscored piece. The pieces were then primed and given two highlights. All in all, I think they turned out really well. The project cost less that $15 and only took a few hours. Here is an action shot.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Merwyrm Finished!

I finally finished the merwyrm. It is pretty much the same paint scheme as the example from Forge World, but I like how it turned out.

Saturday, November 5, 2016


At the toy store the other day, I stumbled upon a TOOB of sharks. I thought, with a little work, that they might work well for a game. There are 9 sharks inside, including a whale shark that is very different from the others in scale. There is also a manta ray. First I had to makes some bases for them. I used 25mm round bases with little bits of sprue glued on. I filled them in with putty and flocked them with sand. Then I got to work painting the sharks. I looked up pictures online for inspiration and variety. I think they turned out well!

Sunday, October 23, 2016


My next project is a small Lothern Sea Guard force. I'm starting it now, but won't have a lot of time to work on it for at least a few weeks. I did, however, finish up this little gull from the Lothern Skycutter sprue. I thought it would make a good familiar for the mage.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Attack of the Corsairs

I recently finished painting up some harpies, and that finishes up my small army of Dark Elf Corsairs. Here they are!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sea Elves

These three sea elves from Reaper Miniatures were a lot of fun to paint. Lots of detail, plus I really felt I could try out some bright colors. I like how they turned out, and now the entire party is complete!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Two More!

I finished two more party members, barring a little touch-up work. Turtle Man (Reaper Chhaya)
and Barnacle Bill (Salty Saber)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Two New Adversaries

There are two new adversaries for the party to deal with, the sea hag and a pair of kelpies! These are Reaper Bones models. While not quite as detailed as the metal ones below, I think they are nice.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Here are the first in a series of miniatures from Reaper for an underwater adventuring party. The Wereshark Barbarian The Mermaid The Dark Maiden--I might use this one as a wood golem or something...

Friday, August 12, 2016

I discovered that I had missed a few details on the mermaid. Here is a touch-up photo on a blue background. And here is the other "dark eldar prisoner."

Sunday, August 7, 2016


I just recently finished making a mermaid model. It is based on one of the dark eldar prisoners with a greenstuff body and tail.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Undersea Adventuring Party

This is a new little side project. After some recent snorkeling trips, I've been inspired to put together an underwater adventuring party for D&D or Pathfinder. I'm picking up the following models from Reaper Miniatures.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Castle Dungeons

And now for something completely different. I discovered a youtube channel by a guy who makes very cool scenery for his D&D games. It inspired me to try a project. I came up with the idea for making a set of dungeon tiles for below my castle. I wanted the entire thing to be a little less than 4'x4' (the footprint of the castle) and include things like food and water storage, guard rooms, dungeons, etc. They are made from heavy cardboard. They were then primed, covered in a coat of "make it stone", and then covered in another coat of dark grey primer.
After that, I dry-brushed them with a lighter grey to bring out the texture.
Here is the final result, populated with some Descent figures.
Another quick project from the same youtube channel made up some beds for the troops barracks.
When I get back to the states, I'll bring these with and populate more of the dungeon. I have an old model of the rack and a bid on a 28mm iron maiden to put in the torture chamber...

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Beware the Corsairs!

This is my second small force to be given the full army treatment in Age of Sigmar. It's based around Dark Elf Corsairs and a Kharybdis. First up, Lokhir Fellheart and the corsairs:
I picked up a Kharybdiss to add to the group as soon as that model came out. Even though I painted it soon after, I forgot to take a picture of it. Here is a stock photo:
The same goes for the Dark Elf Sorceress. When I can, I'll get a pic of the one I painted (not this one):
Now, I know river trolls are not part of the Dark Elf army, but I thought they would make a nice addition to the force. If you think about, the Corsairs could feed anyone they don't want to take as a slave to the trolls, who would make good guards. Here are some from my collection:
To round out the force, I went back to the Dark Elves army list and added some harpies. These still need to be painted.
The total force is around 50 wounds (just like the sea guard) with two heroes. Can wait to see it in action!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Sea Guard Cometh!

One of the first small armies I have decided to develop for Age of Sigmar are the Lothern Sea Guard. I bought some of the spearmen and the skycutter a while back to perhaps use alongside my Marienburg Empire army. But when Age of Sigmar arrived, I decided it could become its own small army. To that end, I added a high elf mage with annulian crystal as well as a forge world merwyrm (based on the old Storm of chaos Sea Guard lists). I also scratch built a bolt thrower with the leftover pieces of the skycutter. My models don't have any paint on them yet, but I am planning to go with a pretty traditional paint scheme.
Should make for a tidy little force!