Thursday, May 31, 2012

Roll Out the Barrels

When a little liquid refreshment is needed Ind Coope is ready to deliver barrels of joy.
Old Man Carstaires is ready to accept delivery of this truckload of liquid gold.
The truck is a die cast piece from Lledo, I just touched up the barrels, lights, grill work, tires and some metal details.  Then I did a light "dusting" to make it look like its the end of the day and the truck hasn't been washed down yet. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stones of Power

In the forest strange metallic "stones"of glowing power seem to beckon to the unwary.
But wait do our eyes deceive us our are the stones slowly changing position?
And who is the strange figure walking, err floating, between them?
As the Stonekeeper disappears into his domain with his charges we are left to wonder at what powers are at play in this strange land.

The Stonekeeper and his stones are all metal pieces from Privateer Press.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Captain Carrot City Watch

Captain Carrot Ironfoundson, of the Ankh Morpork City Watch secures the peace and enforces the law with his commanding presence.
At a height of over six feet, he is also the tallest dwarf on Discworld (he was adopted when found as an abandoned baby).
Carrot often visits his dwarf friends in the city. 
Carrot is a very large "30mm" metal piece from Micro Arts Studio.

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Shield Says It All

The shield design of these knights tell the story of each. On the field of battle the identity of friend and foe via the shield is of critical importance to all the warriors.

All three are metal 25mm pieces, the two on the right are from Ral Partha, but the first is from a manufacture lost in the mists of time (sorry I can't remember the company name).  I painted them all for Middle Ages skirmishing and D&D in the 1970's.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cousins of the Blade

Warrior cousins Sir Kurt Nuits (green) and Sir Cnut Nuits (blue) have always fought as a team.
They have taken their teamwork to the extreme of wearing the same design of heavy armor.
Fighting in unison has had many advantages for these cousins of the sword blade.
The Nuits are 25mm metal pieces from Citadel that I painted in the late 1970's.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Last Archer

Amid the ruins of his Lords fortress, Alric Oakson sends shot after shot into his enemies.  He is the last archer and will sell his final moments dearly in a fight few will remember, but duty and honor require no less.
Alric is a metal 25mm piece from Minifig that I painted in the 1970's.  He was among my first Middle Ages soldiers and saw a lot of action in both historic and fantasy battles until he was retired in the mid 1990's.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho, Frost Giant

Stor Fryse the Frost Giant  does not suffer fool adventurers in his lands as the late wizard has discovered.
He is especially testy in high summer when he would rather be sleeping in a comfortable frozen cavern.
His lands safe, Stor heads back to his mountain retreat to await the next idiot who dares disturb this lord of the North.
Stor Fryse (Big Freeze) is a metal piece from Ral Partha, the dead wizard is a 25mm piece from Minifig.  I painted them in 1980 for my D&D campaign.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


In the fast paced battlefields of the the Reiters were a swift strike force of blazing pistols. A staple of many armies from the late 16th century to early decades of the 17th century the Reiters were light cavalry with a special flourish.
They developed a special tactic where they would charge towards the enemy, and let blast with their pistols at near point blank range.
They would then wheel away from the enemy, returning towards their lines, reload and repeat the maneuver. When the enemy was suitably weakened they would finish them off with a sword melee.
These are metal 25mm pieces from Hinchcliffe that I painted in the late 1970's.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I Am the Gladiator

Velox Mortem the Gladiator knows no other way of life than fighting for his life.
A freeborn, he chose to be a gladiator for the fame and thrill of the kill.
Velox Mortem is a metal 25mm piece from Ral Partha, I painted him in the late 1970's.

Monday, May 21, 2012


The nightmare of all frog giggers-two giant frogs looking for a quick bite.
Coming from the Mystic Swamps of the under dungeon, these two have enjoyed more than a few unwary travelers.

These metal pieces are from Archive Miniatures.  I painted them in the late 1970's for my D and D campaign.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Power of the Steppes

Charging out of the morning gloom of the Steppes, charges a raiding party of Cossacks.
Known for their horsemanship, and ferocity, the Cossacks drove fear into the hearts of their enemies.
These are old Hinchcliffe 25mm metal pieces that I painted back in the late 1970's.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

2-Handed Killer

In battle, Sven uses his powerful two handed swing to cleave his way his enemies.
Sven is a Viking warrior (although there is no evidence that Vikings actually wore horns on their helmets) bent on looting his way to the wealth he needs to afford a wife and farm in the land of the Norsemen.
Sven is a metal 25mm  figure from Ral Partha.  I painted him in the late 1970's.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Ready Your Crossbows

"On my mark, latch your bow strings," cries the sargent. As his men ready their crossbows.
These are old Minifig 25mm metal pieces that I painted in the late 1970's.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Model A

Lady Victoria Marksmaster is ready for a little Pulp adventure using her favorite all purpose vehicle, the famous Model A.
One of the more identifiable car's of the pre-war years was the Ford Model A.
Cheap to build, cheap to buy and they ran and ran and ran. 
More than 4,800,000 Model A's were built between 1927-31
This is a metal and plastic piece "the 15 Millionth Ford" from Lledo that I repainted to look used and abused.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I'm Ignoid Snort-No I'm Ignoid Snort-No I'm Ignoid Snort-No ...

Will the real Ignoid Snort please croak up? 
A pod of frogmen seem to be confused as to who is the true Ignoid Snort!
But a with a little knocking of head (their favored form of communication) it becomes apparent that they all are Ignoid Snort-its both their individual and tribal name.
So individual or as a group, Ignoid Snort is ready for action.

One of the surprises for my D&D Mystic Swamp was that there was an infinite supply of Ignoid Snort's. Seeing one appear at the rear of the party right after they knocked off one in the front was always fun. These are all metal pieces that I painted in the mid 1970's.