Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Ghosts of Gaia

Annie of Bad Squiddo Games has a Kickstarter running at the moment. The Ghosts of Gaia is a range of "Post Apocalyptic Badass Female Miniatures" in 28mm. She kindly gave me a couple of the figures to paint: Abra and Angel.

Abra is a Psyker who has channeled so much energy through her psi-orbs that her body is covered in weeping pustules. Apparently if she were to remove the bandages, her skin would come away with them. Nice.

Little is known of Angel. She's been around a while and she's the stern but loyal leader of the Ghosts.

Sculpted by Shane Hoyle, the figures have lots of lovely details without being over-fussy in the way some big companies' figures can be. They're well cast and paint up really nicely. The detail is crisp and little cleanup was required.

The kickstarter funded in well under an hour, so these figures are definitely coming. All 10 Ghosts are now unlocked and you can also get some Guinea Pigs with guns. You know they'll come in useful sooner or later! Rumours of a gun-toting capybara may or may not be true...

In honour of Annie's chaos army (see here: http://ralphslittleworld.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/dragon-rampant-at-firestorm-games.html?m=1 ), I decided to give Abra bleeding eyes!


Monday, 14 November 2016

Have Fun Storming the Castle!

I recently saw this set of Pirate Miniatures on the Antediluvian Miniatures' website and panic bought them. They look familiar somehow...

I asked my wife how I should paint them; she just said "as you wish", so I just used my imagination.

Tempted as I was to paint them with my left hand, I thought the results may not be quite what I would want from such a beautifully sculpted set of miniatures, so I used my usual right hand, and starting with Bonetti's defense, reached for the paint.

I look forward to devising a scenario for these chaps. It'll probably involve a land war in Asia.

In case you must know who makes them, get used to dissappointment.
(or look here: https://antediluvianminiatures.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/shop/  )

Please understand I hold them in the highest respect.