Sunday, December 24, 2023

Speed paints

Both these figures were painted using the underpainting and glaze technique I've been practising to try and do "quick, fun" paint jobs.  It results in satisfying deep contrast (eg. my WWI style Tau) but I think I'm learning to use it for a variety of subjects, both "grim/dark", and more brightly coloured.

Wererat Duelist

28 mm

With his two blades, he'll challenge you to defend his honor, or the last slice of pizza...

Ghoul Queen


To her, you ARE the last slice of pizza.

Saturday, December 09, 2023

The Moses of her People

Harriet Tubman


“I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land; and my home after all, was down in Maryland; because my father, my mother, my brothers, and sisters, and friends were there. But I was free, and they should be free."

Harriet Tubman, born an enslaved person in 1822 in Maryland, finished her life as an American hero who personally liberated over 70 other Black people from slavery, and guided a Union naval raid of Black troops that freed 750 others and destroyed their enslavers' plantations.  

After escaping slavery as a young woman she secretly returned again and again, on foot, to guide others north to Union states where they would be free.  She worked as a nurse and spy for the Union Army and was an associate of abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, and armed anti-slavery insurrectionst John Brown.

Later in life she was a suffragette, working alongside activists like Susan B. Anthony to demand the vote for women.

This figure is from Bad Squiddo Games as part of their "Community Miniatures project".