Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Ta da! Alien nesting... stuff.

One can only hope the aliens would produce it in a process resembling this:

...and not by pooping it out of some specialized orifice and then lovingly sculpting it with their bare hands. But I wouldn't count on it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

"Whoever wins... we lose"

Alien versus Predator
15 mm scale

I never thought that tagline made sense - Predators supposedly kill a few armed people at a time, whereas Xenomorphs kill everyone indiscriminately. Not really equivalent.

Figures are "Vacation Alien" and "Space Demon" from Khurasan Miniatures. I don't see the Hunters on the site any more, I wonder if someone's lawyer gave him a call? (ed. - they're under "cinematic aliens", along with the classic B-movie Martians)

For basing, I'm going to sculpt some of that chitinous crap that Xenomorphs secrete all over their nesting areas in the movies, and maybe some techy floor remnants to fill out the base area for an infested colony effect.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Uber Villain

The Red Skull
15 mm

This is a quick conversion and paint job I did for my brother over the Thanksgiving weekend... a new commander for his Flames of War German army.

Red Skull was Captain America's wartime nemesis: a ruthlessly evil supervillain allied with the Nazis (but always pursuing his own agenda).

The original Red Skull as he appeared in comic books:

Monday, October 04, 2010

Mini Exchange #24 (that's a lot of exchanges!)

Well I participated in another Miniature Exchange this month, through Cool Mini or Not. I received some interesting stuff from leopardpixie, and I think this is the quickest I've ever painted what I received.

20 mm

African Shaman
20 mm

The first one is cute, the second is of... well, questionable cultural sensitivity. Also he's really thin and his legs broke off at the knees! That must be why he holds the spear. Fortunately, epoxy glue to the rescue.

Long departure

Months and months of no posts... the death of a blog. But I have an excuse, I got married and honeymooned and all that.

But hopefully, back to painting now!

German Valkyrie walker
15 mm scale

So this didn't turn out looking quite as good as I'd hoped, but it's good enough. I think it's a very wintery, chilly model, which at least is what I was aiming for.