20 November 2020

Dark Elf Queen on Throne

Although I can't abide spiders, I bought this not-so-mini because it looks cool and is something different to paint. I picked it up during my last visit to Brookhurst Hobbies, about a week before we left California. I actually bought quite a few figures during that visit, but the majority of them are in storage.

18 November 2020

Argamite Explorer (and another zombie)

I bought this odd little chap as part of a bigger Reaper order back in February this year. He appealed to me for the usual "doesn't look like anything I've painted so far" reason, and I thought he'd be fun to paint. Despite this mini being sold since 2019, I can't find any painted examples of him on the interwebs, not even on Reaper's forum, and I have no idea what "Argamite" refers to. I've named him Ixlr.

10 November 2020

Lockdown Unit Challenge part 1

With my Slaanesh warband project progressing nicely and loads of time on my hands, you'd think I'd be churning out painted minis. Nope. We all have our slumps, and I'm no exception. Then Dave over at Wargame Sculptors decided to announce a Lockdown Challenge: paint a unit of troops, in any genre, and it gave me the kick in the backside I needed to hit the paints again. 

5 November 2020

Hans, Post Apocalyptic Survivor

My post-apocalyptic/zombie survivors usually come in groups of four, but Hans is such a badass that I decided to post him on his own. This decision has nothing to do with the fact that I don't have three other survivor figures right now, oh no.

24 October 2020

Zombies: Sarge

"Zombies (2)". That's Reaper's imaginative name for the pack of two minis I got at Brookhurst Hobbies back in August. As you might have guessed, there are two zombies in this pack, but I just painted one as the other has a ton of flash on it and I just couldn't be bothered. 

22 October 2020

A Vamp for Vampifan

It's always a shock to hear of someone who's blog you've been reading on and off has died, and reading the final post of Vampifan — aka Bryan Scott — is an awful experience. Bryan was a horror fan, a prolific blogger for 11 years and loved miniatures, both painting them and playing games with them. 

21 October 2020

Slaanesh Warband: Chaos Thugs 2

Back when I started this Slaanesh warband project I ordered all the figures off one Ebay seller, and she was kind enough to chuck in a few free ones, including two Chaos thugs. They were the first warband minis I painted and I really enjoyed them. I didn't think I'd get any more thugs until I was stupid enough to go on Ebay last month.

14 October 2020


According to the Pathfinder Wiki, sinspawn are "emaciated horrors with unnaturally long arms and legs". I didn't know that when I saw it on the rack of Reaper minis at Brookhurst Hobbies back in August, only that it looks creepy and cool. 

15 September 2020

Random Space Marines vol.5

Here we go again, this time with a Soul Drinker, a Salamander and an Iron Snake.

31 August 2020

On hiatus

With our move to New England only 11 days(!) away, I've packed away all my figures/paints/basing stuff and all the other accoutrements of the hobby. The boxes above contain all my brushes and paints along with a bunch of unpainted minis, bases, superglue and everything else I'll need to get some painting done once we're there.

22 August 2020

Zombie shark

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the display case, here's Simon the shark. Sorry, zombie shark.

Random Space Marines vol.4

Three more Marines, spanning 10,000 years of Imperial history. Guess which one's the traitor?

20 August 2020

Urban Zombies 2

I'm not sure why these are called Urban Zombies as they look like they're from the Victorian era. Whatevs. It took me a while to like these enough to buy them as I've never been a fan of zombies with weapons. But during a undead-buying spree back in February I decided to splash out on them, and for once it wasn't to get free shipping. 

16 August 2020


The penanggalan is a vampire from Malaysian mythology — a vampire with a bit of a twist.

13 August 2020


Ladies and gentlemen, meet Reddit.

9 August 2020

Summer of Scenery: Warhammer Cottage 2 — I seem to have made some progress

As we all know, Rome wasn't built in a day. It would have been, only they were waiting for the undercoat to dry. And the troll to bugger off.

8 August 2020

Dreadmere Wight

I probably need to add a label for "Minis I bought to get free shipping on Amazon".

7 August 2020

Zombie hunters part 5: The kids are OK

Here we go again, with Baker, Suzi, Amoy and Finn. All are Hasslefree minis.

2 August 2020


As per usual I've decided to bestow names on these plastic people, so meet Poopy and Lanky.

1 August 2020

Tinley, Female Wizard

Tinley wears all black all the time, listens to Disintegration* on repeat and decorates her bedroom with Sisters of Mercy posters. She really wishes she was called Isobel but her mum still calls her Tinley.

27 July 2020

Slaanesh Warband: Chaos Warriors

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Chainmail. How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways.

24 July 2020

Sister Hazel, Plague Nurse

Sister Hazel Plague Doctor

If anyone can think of a more apt mini to paint at this point in time, I'd love to hear it. Maybe a Plaguebearer wearing a MAGA hat?

21 July 2020

The Changed

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Harwood Hobbies makes four Changed figures, so today's mystery is "why did I only buy three of them?" Answers on a postcard, please.

18 July 2020

Gutrags, Stitch Golem

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Another day, another impulse buy. I liked this chap partly because he looks like those odd little buggers in the movie 9 and because he's just creepy.

16 July 2020

Devil Girl, Supervillain

Devil Girl, Supervillain reaper miniatures

Devil Girl is from Reaper's range of superheroes/supervillains. She was an impulse buy as I thought the figure was really cool.

15 July 2020

Zombie hunters part 4: Town and country

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Today's post is brought to you by Cleo, Mike, Tony and Billy Joe.

12 July 2020

Slaanesh Warband: Daemonettes

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Five metal Citadel minis for the equivalent of six quid? Welcome to the 80s.

5 July 2020

Summer of Scenery: Warhammer Cottage

Photo from the original White Dwarf article. As if mine's going to look as good as this.
Dave over at Wargames Terrain Workshop has another challenge: make a piece of scenery or terrain. The challenge lasts through to the end of August, so I figured even I should be able to bang out something by then. I've chosen a project that I've wanted to make for ages and is a blast from the past: the Warhammer Fantasy Cottage, which first appeared in White Dwarf in 1990.

30 June 2020

More zombies

With all the zombie hunter posts I've been doing, I thought it was about time I posted some of the zombies they're hunting.

28 June 2020

Mister Mangel

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You're driving through the English countryside in the spring sunshine. A figure in a field catches your eye and you pull over for a better look. It's a scarecrow stuck in the brown earth, the sun glinting off a rusty sickle that's been jammed in the bundle of sticks that forms its left hand.

25 June 2020

Random Space Marines vol.3

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Here's three more of the Emperor's finest: from left, Marines of the Void Dragons, Death Guard and Tiger Claws.

23 June 2020

Daughter of Yog-Sothoth

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I don't know who sculpted this mini, but they did an awesome job. It really is horrifically repulsive.

21 June 2020

8 June 2020

Zombie hunters part 3: A bit of a mix

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Four more intrepid zombie hunters line up for your perusal. From left, say hi to Evie, Woolsey, Joanne and Taylor.

4 June 2020

Girls with guns 2

My first Girls With Guns post had a bit of a theme, as all the minis were from one company (Hasslefree) and were all from its futuristic soldier line. This time we have three minis from three different companies in three different genres.

2 June 2020

30 May 2020

Cthulhu Shrine

Ever wanted a shrine to an Elder One in your living room for the low, low price of $2.99?

29 May 2020

Monster May(hem): Cloak Fiend

With teeth like that he must be British. I'll call him Derek.

23 May 2020

Random Space Marines vol.2

Another month, another trio of genetically engineered and heavily armed super soldiers. From left we have a Celestial Lion, a Flesh Tearer and a Space Shark Carcharodon.

21 May 2020

Slaanesh warband: Uden the Sinner, Chaos Sorcerer

Uden the Sinner sighed, the sound like the last breath of a dying man issuing from his golden helm. Behind their angled slits his eyes glowed an eldritch green.

"No, mortal," he said to the cowering girl. "That is very wrong." Holding up his Icon of Chaos, its metallic sheen reflected in the girl's terrified eyes, Uden moved closer to her cringing form.

"I distinctly remember asking for nonfat milk in my latte, and this appears to be full cream."

20 May 2020

19 May 2020

Slaanesh warband: Chaos Thugs

Meet the first two members of my Slaanesh force: Jilas, left, and Houmon.

17 May 2020

Monster Month: Burrowing Horror

I thought Tracy would be my only entry for Monster Month, but then the combination of an unpainted mini and a boring Friday produced this loveable chap.

16 May 2020

13 May 2020

Monster Month: Dark Young

I'm taking part in Monster Month, a painting challenge set by Keith over at Dead Dick’s Tavern and Temporary Lodging. There's no prize, it's just a bit of fun open to miniature painters and bloggers.