Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Miniatures Works in Progress

Here we see a few miniatures that I'm currently working on.  We've got a tentacle monster in a well, an evil sacrificial circle, a ranger, a bard, some thieves, and IG-88.  Quite an eclectic collection.  At any one time, I usually have a dozen or so miniatures in semi-painted states.  I find that I have a tendency to get partially through a miniature and then often hit a point where I'm not sure where I want to go with it.  In those cases, I will put the figure aside and wait for inspiration to strike.  In some cases this has taken years.  I paint other miniatures in between, but many seem to sit for extended periods of time. The tentacle monster emerging from the well, for example, was started in November 2008.  So, does anyone else find themselves setting partially painted miniatures aside for long periods of time?

Monday, January 18, 2016

Wow, it's been a bad year for music so far...

R.I.P. Glenn Frey 1948-2016

Miniatures Monday

This week, we have a superhero miniature that I was working on.  He's pretty much a low-rent Robin rip-off, but then I've always been a fan of sidekicks.  I'm actually rather disappointed with the way that this one turned out.  I've never been particularly good at painting yellows, and while the cape looks better than the photo shows, it's still not great.  I needed to use brighter red's and greens too, as the miniature doesn't quite have that four color comic feel that I was going for.  Nowhere near my best work.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Contemplate His Birthday on the Tree of Woe!

Happy Birthday to James (Thulsa Doom) Earl Jones!
Mr. Jones turned 85 today.  Honestly, these guys would have made quite the metal band back in the day. ;-)