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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Burrows & Badgers: FreeLances Oathsworn Miniatures Kickstarter

26 Sep

It’s seems like it’s been ages since I highlighted a good crowdfunder, so in respect of that, i’ve decided that this weekend I’m going to, starting off with Oathsworn’s Burrows and Badgers Freelances campaign.

For fans of anthro type minis with a fantasy theme, these are a fantastic addition to their growing range. There’s Foxes. rats, cats, rabbits, otters, and more. Especially cool highlights include the adder mage, armadillo warrior, and slave badger amongst the new selection.

On a side note, Warhammer players (or age of sigmar) will find the rat figures a perfect match for Skaven forces, as I am sure that other games will benefit from these too, or simply download the Burrows & Badgers rules, free from Oathsworn.

I love the look of these figures, and are lovely sculpts. Unfortunately as per usual, I’m skint so can’t take part, which is a pity, but no doubt in the future I’ll be buying them direct when funds allow when they are on general sale.

This project is fully funded with only 9 days left, so if you want to get involved, go and check it out via the link below!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oathsworn/burrows-and-badgers-freelances-anthro-animal-minia

 

Miniature Obscura: Unusual miniature ranges you might not be aware of….

27 Jun

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….

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Taking inspiration from life….

9 May

Some of you may wonder why exactly I have taken upon myself to at some points, to sculpt strange chicken mutant creatures in my endeavors.

The Clukkatrix and the chukk being the examples I’m referring to (in the photos), but I do get asked just why my creations come about.

clukatrix

Simply put, the things around me influence me a lot, and in these instances I admit are inspired by my chickens. I’ve kept chooks for a few years now, and since having a flock I wish I’d done it years before. Not only are they easy to keep and maintain, but provide an essential service to myself and my clan (well, egg production)

As much as I love my cats, I think I actually prefer chooks (sorry cats!) not that my cats don’t provide usefulness around my home (they keep the woodmice getting in our house) but when your getting a box or more of free range eggs everyday (you know how much a box of large free range eggs are nowadays, anything from £1.50+) it’s hard to not admire them from their household input. I find them fascinating, and spend ages watching their behavior and nuances, each one with separate personalities, studying them more and more you see the similarities to the prehistoric, I imagine that dinosaurs were similar to them in both movement and ferocity (yes, chooks are sometimes very aggressive to each other, other animals and humans) There is indeed something extremely primordial and raw about these creatures that intrigues me, hence the miniature chicken references.

Simply put, I love my chooks.

To top things off, I’ve been incubating for the past few months with no avail, that is until yesterday. Now I have to say all the patience and constant temperature and humidity checking has paid off.

chook0004

Finally, with today’s latest arrival, that’ll be 10 in total from the 12 that were incubated, not bad me thinks! although these tiny polish bantams are no trouble to house and feed, I’m sure that things will change really rapidly and they’ll soon need loads of room and cost a kings ransom to feed!

All in all, will this lead to more mini-sculpts of chicken related mutants and madness? Probably not, but I’ve always wanted to make the Chukkasaurus Rex……

 

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