Miniature Mondays: Quintuplets
Worst Yahtzee roll ever?
No, just our weekly theme. This week in our Miniature Mondays column, our content comes in fives: five projects that need mentioning and the final miniature in our five week challenge. I’m not saying that this week’s new projects fumbled a critical roll or anything…
Let’s just say that none of the miniature project’s covered below were able to convince me to give them money.
Before we get to the new side projects, a quick note: Darklands is coming to an end, and based on their stretch goals might be worth another look for some of you (as they are now much cheaper on a per figure basis.)
- Hard DayZ: Survival – This is a zombie board/miniature game that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast. It includes miniatures, but not particularly good ones. What this project is though, is a good example of miniatures being added to other projects in the hopes of boosting their appeal.
- ZAS 15mm Mercs – This project is a good example of smething else: a company trying to sell on Kickstarter what they would have sold anyway, and calling it “funding.” Miniatures that are this well, miniature aren’t really my thing. If you are into the 15mm scale though, feel free to take a look.
- Fall of Fae Miniatures Wargame – This one gets points for chutzpah if not much else. This project is seeking to fund development of its miniature war game’s world book and rule set, with miniatures to follow… eventually. Not that the author of this one see’s “no foreseeable risks as of now” and that if you decide to skip the $1 reward (a thank you,) you can instead opt for the $5 reward (a BIG thanks.)
- 2000AD Rogue Trooper Miniatures Game – This project is probably the best mini project to launch in the last week. It contains real content, and even waited till it finished fulfilling it’s previous project before launching this one. I’m not backing it, but for purely stylistic reasons that another potential backer might not necessarily have with it.
- Table Top Terrain – This decidedly confused project is technically in the miniatures category even if most of the rewards are anything but. I Think that this creator has access to a 3D printer, and wants to print terrain for people (based on the rewards,) but the only picture shows something a bit more traditional. All this aside, it looks like it’s going to fund despite itself.
For the last month, my friend Clint and I have been painting nearly identical miniatures in a friendly compitetion to motivate our practice. Sadly this week we have painted our fifth and last miniture in the set. Going forward, the plan is still to paint a miniature a week, though those miniatures will no longer be twins (at least until Reaper delivers it’s bounty in March.
This week we painted an ork. I was pretty happy with how mine (top) turned out, though I think the rust looks much better in person. This was also my first time using static grass ever; I was pleased with the result. Clint used a much more vivid color scheme, trying out some new techniques. I think he did an especially good job on the blade, mouth, and musculature.
Also this week, we have our first submission from a reader, another friend of mine: Justin. He is painting up a Menoth army, and sent me a picture of his recently finished Crusader.
If anyone else wants to join in the weekly cause, and get into the habit of painting practice, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org