My fave things about miniatures, is the fact there are loads of really weird and wonderful stuff to be found, yeah I like the usual stuff too, but I much prefer the more out there and wacky. In fact, the weirder the better!
I thought that I’d highlight a few of the more unusual from what’s available that some of you might not have seen….
Another KS campaign I quite like the look of, is the Doggerland Ice age mammal miniature set. The styleof these minis is right up my alley in terms of execution of style, I really do like cartoony stylised stuff, so its no wonder my eye was drawn to these. Yes, there are lots of people who actually detest this kind of styling due to its non realistic portrayal, but I think these are grand!
I’d just like to add, that Doggerland refers to the lost land beneath the sea that used to connect the UK from the european mainland during the last ice age, and not a theme park for people who meet in car parks for weird sex!
There are only 5 days left if you want to become a backer, and indeed this KS is a full funder, so you’ll be backing a winner if you get involved, check out the link if this prehistoric project gets you pre-hysteric (ok, don’t give me the cold shoulder…sigh!)
Hand-Sculpted Miniature Ice Age Mammal Set by Dina Andrews Walker — Kickstarter.
The first time I ever heard about the Slenderman, was when one of my kids mentioned it to me, and asked if I ever heard of the legend (as if it was real) To which I told him that it was probably made up, as I’d not heard about it at any time. He and my daughter point out refused to believe me and even now, they still hold a mixed view on just where they stand in regard to the whole thing.
To carry on with my 15mm space orc lot, I thought I’d share my latest addition to them, my squiggoth. It’s a repurposed scotia-grendel 28mm warbeast (a Kev adams sculpt I think) that I had knocking around. With an added howdah and a large cannon (plus a few random snotlings as 15mm grots for crew, it’s shaping up nicely.
There’s still a bit left to do, a highlight here and there, a few bits to add and a banner or two, and of course the basing to do before I’ll call it a day and stop, but it does mean that slowly, but surely my orc force is getting there.
I’ll admit that I’m not the greatest painter, but one still has to keep their hand in it so to speak. I the type that will always be faffing until the end of time, trying to add to stuff in order to get a better finish. I’ll also hazard a guess, that I’m not the only one!