Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dog Soldier

Canid
25 mm




Just a quick mini to get me painting. It's another old one, "Grenadier 1985" is imprinted on the base.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Learning to Paint?!

Desert(ed) Village
9"x12"





I'm taking a canvas painting class, two lessons so far, and this is what I started working on yesterday. It's from a Nat. Geo. photo (top) of a village built for Bedouins in Yemen, kind of the Arab equivalent of making Indians live on reservations. They didn't go for it and this ruin was the result. I like the quasi- abstract, geometric and haunting look of the image, though mixing the odd palette has been a bit of a challenge.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Weird Reich

These just arrived in the mail from Dream Pod 9:

Loki and Valkyrie German Walkers
15 mm scale






DP9 minis seem overpriced to me, but since I can't sculpt/scratchbuild my way out of a paper bag, what choice do I really have to satisfy those World War 2 stompy robot cravings?