Monday, May 31, 2021

Insurrection Moo

Uplifted Cattle
15mm scale

The dark secret of the demise of Paragon Exoplanetary's Corporation's terraformer pig colony did not remain hidden for long.  Independent hacker-journalists raided the corporate servers and leaked hundreds of files detailing not only the pigs' extensive genetic alterations, but also the bio-engineered paramyxovirus that suddenly killed them all just as they finished their terraforming work.

In a big galaxy, the leak didn't make headlines everywhere, but the news did reach the vast pastoral agri-colonies operated by The Green World Inc.  There, genetically enhanced cattle who farmed themselves for milk became outraged by the murder of their fellow livestock.  With the help of sympathetic human farmhands, they hacked their restraining implants and, using seized and improvised weapons, took over the colonies and declared independence from the company...


"Moooooove out, girls!"

These amazing figures are from Alternative Armies; "Uplifted Cattle" HOF161.  Quick to paint, fun to have!  "COWS TOGETHER STRONG!"

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Thank You Verra Much

Alien Elvis
15 mm

Yeah man, you know people from outer space
People from outer space they come up to me
They don't look like like Doctor Spock
They don't look like Klingons all that Star Trek jive
They look like Elvis, Elvis

Sometimes I just do things, and I don't know why I do them.  Alien Elvis is a converted CP Models figure, the body is from the "boiler suited alien minions" set and the head is my sculpt.

You'd think the Tweed, Ontario Elvis Festival wouldn't be a draw for
interstellar visitors.  You'd be wrong.  It's not about the scale of the
event, it's about being among other true fans.

Everything, everywhere will be Elvis
Why do you think they call it evolution anyway?
It's really Elvislution, Elvislution
Elvis is everywhere
Elvis is everything
Elvis is everybody
Elvis is still the King

Thursday, May 20, 2021


Starvaulter Mercenary

Stay the hell out of way 'cause the girl don't play none
she walks softly but she carries a big gun

Her job of choice is whatever pays the best... her weapon of choice is the Starvaulter ion-particle projector; technically a crew-served heavy cannon but she just slings it over her powered armour.  So... stay uprange.

The "Starvaulter Instructor" is an Ion Age miniature from Alternative Armies, given as a free bonus in August 2014 and still available.

Painted as an update to this badass figure from 2014.

"THIS is your high value shipment?!"
"It's a thirsty planet..."

Friday, May 07, 2021

A Change will do you good

Chaos Warrior of Tzeentch
28 mm


This figure is actually a conversion I did... ten years ago?!  It's based on a Heroquest chaos warrior, with some added greenstuff and a Tyranid arm.  It's been sitting around for all that time, waiting to be painted.

I'm very happy with how the Thousand-Sons-like colour scheme worked out, and kind of wish I'd extended it to more of the armour.  But maybe it stands out more this way.  The skeleton on the base is, I think, an atmospheric touch.

Chaos brothers from another mother...


And another small project I finished recently:

Three Witches

You've got to pick up every stitch...
Must be the season of the witch

These CP models classic-style witch figures are admittedly not my best paint jobs ever... But I like their poses, which together rather remind me of Charlie's Angels 🙂