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  • giorgis 9:34 am on August 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt87 – Nagas 

    Here’s some Naga Swords and Naga Archers from the Alternative Armies Hordes of Things range.

    I tried making my own DIY sand using Acrylic Matt Medium, Yellow Ochre Paint and Baking Soda. The texture came out nice but I wasn’t a huge fan of the colour since coverage wasn’t great and I had to apply wash and drybrush on top. Came out a bit darker than I’d like. The texture is right though. Next time I’ll apply it over a light brown undercoat and it should be fine.

    Naga with Sword
    Naga with Sword
    Naga with Sword
    Naga with Sword
    Naga with Bow
    Naga with Bow
    Naga with Bow
    Naga with Bow

     
  • giorgis 11:48 am on July 28, 2022 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt86 – Winged beasts (2) 

    Here’s a Cockatrice and a Chimera from Alternative Armies Hordes of Things range that I got a while ago and had them sketch primed waiting to be painted.

    I finally finished them, and what I really enjoyed this time around was basing. I got me some packs of sand from the local dollar store, very cheap, in three different colours/shapes. There’s brown sand, gray sand and dark gravel. This means I no longer have to worry about painting, washing and drybrushing my bases. It’s brown paint -> glue -> carefully placed gravel -> sand spots -> grass -> let dry. That’s way faster than before. I always found basing boring (especially after going through the entire mini painting stage) but very important to have a nice looking mini. With this technique I get nice results in a single gluing step.

    Cockatrice
    Chimera
     
  • giorgis 11:49 pm on May 21, 2022 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt85 – Wraiths (2) 

    To expand my wraiths miniatures, here are 8 Wraiths from the Hordes of Things range by Alternative Armies.

    Wraith
    Wraith
    Wraith
    Wraith
    Wraith
    Wraith
    Wraith
    Wraith
     
  • giorgis 6:44 pm on May 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt84 – Adventurers (2) 

    Here’s some adventurers from the tabletop fantasy Asgard range by Alternative Armies. I really like these sculpts and how they’re armed to the teeth and carrying all their gear. I went with a bit different paints and basing than my standard fantasy, to make it feel like they’re in the dungeon (and gave the bases a grey instead of green rim).

    Halfling swordsman
    Halfling archer
    Thief
    Fighter
    Paladin
    Druid
    Cleric
     
  • giorgis 8:41 am on May 14, 2022 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt83 – Orc Horde 

    Got me some Alternative Armies orcs from the Hordes of Things range to try out. These are a bit smaller and less chunky than my Demonworld orcs, almost like goblins. So I went with a very pale green skin using a white base and the Army Painter Military Shader wash which gives a green tone. I went with a red tones (Karmin, Vermillion, Burnt Sienna) for their clothing and even used lots of bronze for metal parts as they have an Ancient Greece/Rome feel.

    Orc
    Orc
    Orc
    Orc
     
    • Bob 4:09 pm on May 15, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Your blog and mini painting have got me investing in 15mm scale miniatures. Do you know of any particular vendor that has decent 15mm soldiers in plate mail? Something that could pass for a knight or paladin? Struggling to find, especially in US. Thanks

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      • giorgis 5:16 pm on May 15, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        I think your best best would be Khurasan miniatures, particularly their Historicals range at 13th-15th century. Just take care to read any information regarding the scale as it’s common for historicals to be “true 15mm” and there’s only a few historical ranges on the Khurasan website that are towards “heroic 15mm aka 1:100 or 18mm”.

        For heroic 15mm these spring to mind: https://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/late-fourteenth-century.html

        You could also take a look at old glory 15s/20s but I haven’t tried these so I can’t say.
        At true 15mm you could take a look at splintered light miniatures player character sets.

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    • Bob 10:59 pm on May 15, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you

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  • giorgis 10:23 am on March 24, 2022 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt80 – Octopods 

    The number 80 of this series of blog posts includes … what else, Octopods! These aliens are from Alternative Armies Hordes of Future range. On hindsight I should have painted the eyes a different colour, as they’re big enough to make them stand out. I might return and touch them up with a purple colour in the future.

    I think they’ll make perfect pirates or other enemies for my Five Parsecs campaign or other similar sci fi games.

    Octopods Officer
    Octopods Medic
    Octopods Assault
    Octopods Assault
    Octopods Assault
     
  • giorgis 9:34 pm on March 22, 2022 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt79 – Sci Fi Dogs and more 

    Here’s a bunch of sci fi miniatures from Alternative Armies HOF and Ion Age range.

    Robot dog
    Robot monkey
    Dog
    Sandworm
    Sandworm
    Sandworm
    Sandworm
     
  • giorgis 10:05 am on March 1, 2022 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt75 – Winged beasts 

    Here are three winged monsters. A Manticore and a Griffon from Alternative Armies Hordes of Things range, and a Forest Dragon from Ral Partha Europe The Dark Eye range. The last one is a 28mm range but this is a small dragon and would fit my 15mm range with no issue.

    I painted the Manticore in a quite classic colour scheme. For the Griffon I went with a bald eagle inspiration for the eagle part. For the dragon I went with a Black Dragon colour scheme, by painting it mostly black and washing it with Military Shader to give it a more acid/slimy look.

    Manticore
    Griffon
    Black Dragon
     
  • giorgis 1:34 pm on February 16, 2022 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt67 – Elf Heroes 

    Here are the 8 Elf Heroes from Alternative Armies Hordes of Things range, which I explained in a previous post how I had a serious case of varnish frosting. Linseed oil seems to have solved the problem. So since it’s dry, they can be used. I’ll wait a few months before proceeding with my solvent based varnish if required.

    Elf hero with sword
    Elf hero with sword
    Elf hero with axe
    Elf hero with axe
    Elf hero with sword
    Elf hero with spear
    Elf hero with bastard sword
    Elf hero with axe
     
  • giorgis 5:05 pm on January 10, 2022 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt63 – Rad Zombies 

    This is the set of a handful Rad Zombies from the Alternative Armies Loud Ninja Games range. I painted them in more conventional flesh and bone colours, so that they can double as some sort of flesh abominations in typical fantasy, and they won’t be limited at Sci-fi tables.

    Rad zombie with sword hand
    Rad zombie with horn
    Rad zombie flesh shambling mass
    Rad zombie flesh shambling mass
    Rad zombie
     
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