Monday, 11 December 2017

15mm Fantasy(III) - Here be Dragons (and some scenery)

I'm taking a small break from my Dragon Rampant warbands to make a start on some fantasy specific scenery and as the laser-cut MDF revolution hasn't gotten round to 15mm Fantasy scenery as yet, its mainly costly resin that I have been acquiring.

But before I get to the smattering of scenery I have done so far, this seems a good a post as any to show a couple of dragons I recently finished, one will be for my undead Warband (I'll let you guess which one) and the other was done with no particular warband in mind - I just wanted to paint up a traditional dragon:

And the other one:

Both Dragon miniatures are from Reaper and marketed as 28mm.

Next, the few pieces of resin scenery I have done so far:

which is an Orc/Goblin shrine from Alternative Armies.

The smallest hovel in Alternative Armies fantasy buildings range(I have most of the others and I must say they are fantastic buildings)

A re-purposed GW Warmaster(10mm) bridge.

A Fenris Miniatures (28mm) standing stone left over from a different project.

The next couple of pieces are both from the aquarium section of the local Pet shop (and cost a fraction of price of actual wargaming stuff):

a few small scenic pieces(from Alternative Armies), the pile of treasure will be used as a counter in one of the Dragon Rampant scenarios and the skulls will make the Aquarium temple a bit more undeady!

This next piece is my first ever purchase of 3D printed scenery - The Winterdale War Tower, I am really happy with it, its a great size and didn't cost the earth, my only minor quibble is the visible striations but on this particular piece with it being predominately stonework its not a deal breaker:

Finally a couple of pics of some of the stuff together to give an idea of relative size:

Still no progress on my Blood bowl Halfling team, but the lead pile has still gone down so that's one thing at least.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

15mm Fantasy(II) - The Orcs and Goblins

I am now over half way through my planned  15mm Fantasy project having just completed my Goblin warband, just some heroes(about half way done) and small elf warband(not even started) to go, plus scenery, but I've made a decent start on that too.

All the miniatures are from Ral Parthas Demonworld range unless otherwise stated.

First up is my Goblin leader (offensive light foot, with short range missiles and wizardling):

Two units of Goblin scouts


A Shaman led unit of Goblin Spider riders (lesser warbeast, with cunning, fear and wizardling)

Trolls (Bellicose foot with shiny armour)(Copplestone Castings)

A Giant(lesser warbeast with fear)(Copplestone Castings)

Orc mercenaries (offensive heavy foot), These are Battle Valor miniatures, and would have looked too large but I removed the integral base and just glued them by their feet, they now match size-wise with my existing stuff.

The whole warband:

Painting fantasy stuff is still proving to be a refreshing change from uniforms of one variety or another so I'm sticking with this for the time being, although I do need to crack with my two unpainted Blood Bowl teams in time for the new season in the New Year.(I'm hoping by continually mentioning this on here it will prompt me to actually make a start!)