Saturday, March 23, 2019

You came to the wrong neighborhood

Alien thugs

The streets of Dropfall are home to a wide array of unsavory and dangerous characters... these two nonhumans make a career out of violence and petty theft.

Figures are from Alternative Armies: Kardul and Oni.

"Look at humans!  Fancy pair is them... Think they took wrong turn, yes?"

"You again!"

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Children of the 80's

As a kid in the 80s, I played with the classic 80's toys - especially GI Joe and Transformers - almost every day.  In the last while I've run into the blogs of a few hobbyists who are tabletop-gaming 28mm GI Joe...  It's a pretty cool idea, and presents the chance for lots of fun hobby projects.  From Katsuhiko Jinnai's "The Realm of Jinnai":

Wow... stunning work, and nostalgia overload :O  I am unsure where he gets all these amazing figures; some are clearly conversions but many seem to be custom sculpts?!

Now I've found a very cool new thing.:

For Cobraaaaa!

For Eterniaaaaa!

Like Jinnai, Doctor Merkury does a lot of converting to produce his Joes... and He-Man characters!  And my personal fave: he 3-D prints Transformers!  What?!

As a bonus, both these bloggers are fantastic photographers who use backdrops and terrain pieces to maximum effect showing off their work... which I can really appreciate :D

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hail to the chief

Barbarian War Chieftain
15 mm

OK, this is going to be the last Barbarica figure for a while.  These guys are some of the best 15 mm figures I've had the pleasure of painting, but I need a change of scenery!

Here's a group shot.  A fine looking bunch, I think!

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Everybody Dance Now

Barbarian Dancers
15 mm

All alone I have cried
Silent tears full of pride
In a world made of steel
Made of stone...

Whether preparing for battle, celebrating a victory, or just hailing the end of another long winter, every barbarian feast needs some drumming and dancing.  Hopefully, the dancers' ritual will please whatever wild pagan gods their people worship, and herald another year of prosperity...

Once again, models are Copplestone's 15mm Northlander Characters, via North Star Military Figures.  Since someone mentioned it below, the skin tones and highlights on these two figures are all Army Painter Warpaints "Barbarian Flesh" mixed with white.  My previous Barbarica figures used this as well as some Vallejo Pale Flesh and GW Vomit Brown.

"Sigrid, I'm not sure I approve of her new style..."