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Ah thanks both – very kind.
@John They’re really great buildings (though I do wish I’d replaced the cast aerial with brass rod) once you suss the scale. The slit windows are too high, but it’s no hardship to imagine a raised floor inside (to my mind anyway). I’ve got half a mind to do some snowbound/arctic/vaccsuit sci-fi soon and I’d likely get some more of these buildings (though I might try the Ion Age habdomes). Interested to see what you do with them.
Thanks all, they were fun to paint – nice and relaxing. AB – course you can, no hassle – sorry the pics aren’t brill.
Few recent bits – some very new, some I forgot to add here. ‘Scuse my recent photos – something about my set up just isn’t working anymore, no idea why.
First up, the oldies: a bounty hunter, a mendicant (‘converted’ from an ancients mini with his paintjob) and a giant hulking bodyguard.
Here he is next to another mini for scale (look at the size of that gun too!) – I suspect he’ll only come out in more heavily armed adventures.
Now for some new bits – a space shepherd (another tweaked ancient mini) and his flock
and the first Crom’s Anvil mini I’ve managed to finish, ironically converted for sci-fi
Not sure what he’ll be but I’m sure he’ll be useful!
Long time, no update.
I’ve been doing a lot of ‘fiddling’ recently (priming, basing, prepping and trying out an idea in 10mm) so haven’t had a huge amount to update.
I’ve got a good chunk of minis at the ‘almost’ finished stage at the moment though, so over the next fortnight I should have more to show off.
I have been working on a terrain idea though. There’s full ramblings over on the blog, but basically I’ve been thinking a lot about the type of games I want to play (narrative, small RPG encounters) and what sort of terrain I want and need (archetypal, ‘reusable’ terrain – i.e. not unique to one specific use – that allows me to easily set a scene). One of the things I’ve given thought is city and street fighting, in the vein of Songs of Shadow and Dust. I don’t want to have to buy loads and loads of buildings just to make a street scene, so instead I’m going to take a dungeontile approach to modelling a medina/souk (I knew there had to be an advantage of making a desert theme!)
With a liberal sprinlkling of ideas nicked from Matakishi, this is where I’m up to so far:
Some basecoated, the rest just at the varnished stage. Arranging these will allow me to model the narrow streets and alleys plus the more open spaces that I think of when I think of somewhere like Marrakesh. I want to also make a fairly large, open space (maybe 240×240 or 300 square) that will be a central market area.
These should work for sci-fi too if I can come up with some suitable scatter terrain (I’m pretty buzzing off the idea of a sci-fi souk).
Next up is ancient street furniture – need to have a research on what to make for stalls, benches and the like. I know I’ll want amphorae, a broken down cart, some dry goods and some colourful silks.
Right – I appreciate I keep promising to buy buildings and haven’t yet, so my thoughts may not be of massive value, but I’d like to see:
– more campsite scatter terrain (a campfire, for example)
– more village scatter terrain (cauldron? totem type pole? Something…something…sacrifices?)
– Rocky outcrops that have flat areas that will allow a figure to stand on it – that way they can act as more than LOS blockers in games. This is hard to describe in words so I’ll see if I can find some pics.
– even more village scatter terrain
– olive trees
– crucifixes (but the big ‘X’ ones, as opposed to the ‘+’ ones)
– trader caravan stuff (tents, baggage animals etc).
Certainly for me, the more NPC and scatter type terrain, the better.
I’m stripping a pile of Picts as we speak! Woop!Woop!
Good god, those are even better than I was hoping for – can’t wait! The Picts range is desperate for a couple of extra poses so there’ll work great. Very Hyborian! Count me in for a few of both.
YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS! Brilliant – loved the RPG bits at the start.
I’d definitely be up for that – happy to chip in and support, especially if you’re talking about expanding the sadly neglected Picts range.
Ooh lovely. I’m making a floor plan for a medina/souk at the mo (like dungeon tiles but desert) – seemed a good way to represent narrow streets instead of buying loads of buildings (I do still want some of your buildings though) and I’ll be shopping for street furniture soon – these’ll go great.
Sorry mate, missed this – if I remember correctly they’re 35×25 (possibly 40×25) – 2mm MDF from warbases. It’s big when you compare it to a strip or smaller circular base by I like the scope it gives for a sense of movement and for basing.
Oh sorry – grass is silfor/miniNatur moss pads. These are the ‘spring’ ones believe it or not. I absolutely love them – they complement the base colour well (I don’t like busy bases) so if your paintjob stands out from the basing (something I find important in small scales) this won’t interfere.
I’m sort of going to take the approach I’ve taken with my Sci-Fi – some minis get painted as specific protagonists and others get to be part of the general ‘cast’ of miniatures.
Sometimes I game stories with the protagonists, and sometimes I just game general stories set in that world. Still got a chunk to work out really. I quite like the Greek odyssey idea, so something along those lines maybe.
Well, it’s been a while and I still don’t have much to show, but i did get a matte coat on these two today:
I like that the hairy barbarian looks quite out of place in this desert setting. My desert fantasy project isn’t intended to be quite as Conan-esque (more sort of ancients, sort of bronze age, sort of Far Harad, sort of heroic Greek) but I though a Conan chap would let me play some Crom at the very least.
Temple arrived this morning – thanks! It’s absolutely great… are you casting the pillars in the same mould or a separate one (i.e. can i buy some separate pillars off you?)
Very cool – I can’t bring myself to place an order just for vases from Baueda, so it’d be great if you had some.
I’d love some tribal aliens – tribal low tech weapons, villagers, civilians. Appreciate that might just be me though.
Forged in Battle fit well – slightly different style to Copplestone but it’s a fantastic range, my favourite 15s. I’ve bought all sorts of packs from them, some as sci-fi peasants and some for my desert/antiquity fantasy project. Unfortunately they come in big, £11 packs though.
Sorry – just seen that’s there’s been a few more replies than I’d noticed. Looks like we’re on a similar page AB!
I’ve got a half formed 6mm Ork project on the go at the moment (like Gorkamorka but not skirmish) and I’d love to make a massive gargant, downed spaceship or other such behemoth that’s been turned into an orky-shanty. What about some sort of junker equivalent?
Like this gargant assembly site:
Maybe a power station? Or part of a downed ship? Sorry, don’t know the Junkers fluff enough.
I keep meaning to buys one of these and 6mm-ify it
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Need somewhere to home all my priests, cultists and priestesses!
Just got home and mine are sat in letterbox too – thanks! I did somehow stupidly forget to order the two fellas I was most excited about, but that’s easily solved! Lovely little minis – fit in well with this pack that arrived yesterday too
Now how’s that temple coming along???
Ooooh! That’s exciting… The castings look great
Depending on what sort of place you’re thinking of, might be worth taking a look at Cutting Edge miniatures’ bronze age ranges, some quite cool stuff in there.
Thanks boss – that’s great. I’ve been thinking of some floor tiles recently that will work for inside a medina recently (so the edges represent the walls of buildings instead of the usual dungeon style) but they’d also work for tombs and it’d be great if they opened out onto this, with an even higher platform at the back. Can’t wait for this one!
Yeah I assume it’s intended as some sort of ‘element’ or some such.
AB – what’s going on round the back of the raised dais area? Is there still some sculpted base or if it flat? Just wondering if it could be butressed up against another platform?
Yeah I wanted that but the measurements put me off – I want their Iron Age building a too but that makes me worry they’re tiny.
Thanks – the yellow looks so vibrant, really like it.
I live this – super inspiring. As a tiny detail, what paint do you use to get that bright yellow that’s in quite a few photos? I love it.
Love that! I might start looking for 28mm terrain too!
Another vote for middle. How imminent are the figures? Want to order a few bits from you but may as well wait until they’re available too.07/07/2017 at 19:13 in reply to: Warmonger Miniatures – gearing up for another 10mm Kickstarter #66816
Nice one, thanks – I’ll pop something your way early next week.07/07/2017 at 19:07 in reply to: Warmonger Miniatures – gearing up for another 10mm Kickstarter #66814
I keep meaning to order off you actually for a small 10mm Empire army – any idea how long it takes your orders to ship to the UK? I’m away next week, might be a good opportunity to order whilst I’m away…
That looks ace, exactly the kind of thing that fits the setting.
Lovely – there’s some great minis in this range and they’re painted really nicely here.
Not on the painting desk yet but it’s the archer lady out of this pack,
Tell you what, that packs well worth buying anyway – the lady holding a child is a BRILLIANT model.