Miniature Monday – Catch up/Project showcase
This time, we have warbands, 3D-printed minis, catch ups, WIP future entries and some weird projects…
(posted by Dirk)
I hope all of you are well and healthy. In our area the covid numbers are rising and the daycare probably will be closed again. But we will try to keep the miniature monday up and running.
I like the “show me your project”-type of articles as you can see what our painters are building and painting outside our normal schedule.
I haven’t finished any of my catch up Bones minis, but finished a personal challenge.
Since end of last year I got into the Gaslands: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat Game. You can play just with Toy cars, but it’s more fun to customise and paint your vehicles. After building a “starter kit” with 3 basic teams (color coded), some terrain, all counters, dice and templates you need and my first own team (the Burnin’ Liquor Boyz – on the “road” of the last picture), I set myself a challenge to build and paint a special “Easter Death Race Car” over the course of the Easter weekend. The terrain needs some painting, but I finished my challenge 🙂
I had a lot of fun and am eager to play a game with this “Zombie Bunny”. It’s made out of an old Matchbox car, a lot of scrap and bits from my Bits Box and tiny little Eggs out of Green Stuff.
Antonia finally joined the Gaslands-mania.
As she is not interested in cars so much, she decided to build a gang of post-apocalyptic barbarians riding gigantic spiders (we count them as cars and bikes according to their size). Besides some Bones and GW Spiders (and Ticks) she printed some big spiders and the bases with a Filament 3D-Printer, the print files were free from Thingiverse. The great thing with 3D-printing is: you can print it in any size you want 🙂 For the crew she plans to take Riders from 1:72 celtic cavalry (Italeri).
I think this is really a creepy fun idea and I like to see the finished warband (my car gang will undoubtedly do not want to meet this monsters in the wasteland 😉 )
Michael also had a 3D-printing project.
He said: “For this week, I’ve got an interesting set of models. When I was running a weekly game, I threw in a lot of references to performers in New Japan Pro Wrestling, which, even for professional wrestling, is pretty theatrical. The best of these were The Ungoverned, a group of extraplanar entities encountered mostly by the Wild Magic Sorcerer PC Garrett. Each of these was inspired by a member of the Los Ingobernables de Japon faction.
A member of my group who is into technology and 3D printing had purchased a resin printer and offered to print out minis for us. I made designs for each of the Ungoverned in Hero Forge and purchased the print files during the Black Friday sale in 2019. It took some time for my friend to get around to printing the models, and he had to mail them to me owing to the pandemic. Finally, starting in January, I began painting them. Three of the six also had extra pieces glued on, and a fourth got a little green stuff work.
I’m really happy with how these all turned out. Funnily, though, it’s crazy how many more options were added to Hero Forge since these were designed!”
Michael also send us an update for his Griffon, so check here to see his snow base.
Timothy painted a Warhammer Underworlds warband.
He said that he enjoys to paint these warbands. I can symphathize with that, as these warbands are nicely sculpted, with structured bases, are often in dynamic poses (more than the usual GW mini) and are only a small warband of up to 6 models, so you can finish them in a good amount of time.
I like the wolf riders. They are in fact the best wolf riders I have seen from GW. I fancy with taking one or two orc and goblin warbands for myself…
Jim send in some of his WIP, including next week’s mini.
He wrote: “I haven’t really been working on a lot, at least not on things that would be of interest! In the pic are the minis from the skeletal/undead monsters add-on from bones 4. You can also see where I’m at with Amrielle. The nun is for my still unfinished Blood Bowl team. I just can’t seem to get re-inspired. The wizard’s apprentice is from Midlam Miniatures and will end up going with Anuminar ( he’s Mickey Mouse in relation to Yen Sid). The cauldron and chest are from Wiz Kids sets I’m part way through painting. The dwarf is from a recent Kickstarter for a small group of decidedly Old School minis. Finally, the thief is Romag Davl, a new Bones USA mini that I received with a small order yesterday. I included him because the detail is pretty amazing for a plastic mini. I think this may be the best plastic figure I’ve ever seen! I really want to get painting this one.”
Arjen send us a catch up.
He said: “I started this one in October, but did not get it finished in time for the (Bedeviled) November Monday mini episode. The idea was to do a light effect from below, rather than zenithal. I originally had a a bright yellow and red base, but that did not look nice. After seeing Timothy’s version in this blog, I changed the base to a similar magma pattern (better a good steal than a bad idea, as they say). I think it works well as the source of the light. Looking at the picture now, I think I could have done the OSL effect a bit stronger. Even so, I think the mini has the fiery hot look I was going for, so I am rather satisfied.”
This week’s gallery:
05/03/21 Amrielle, Female Ranger (Bones IV Core Set)
Want to participate in the next post? Email the pictures of your minis until Friday 04/30/21 to
MondayMiniature@fantasymail.de (It’s a .de domain, in case emails are bouncing)
–> Attention: The submission date for photos is about three days before publishing date, to give us a bit of time to actually write about your pictures
This way you’ll have two weeks/one weekend to paint, and we have one weekend to write (which is the only time of the week where we (might, *sigh*) have some open minutes).
You can of course send in pics later, but to take out a bit of the stress (most pics arrive here rather last minute) please consider the three day deadline. Later pics will still show up in an update
Here is the link to Reaper’s graphic with all the core pieces, but it’s one and veeeery long picture so be prepared for some scrolling. On the other hand it has separate numbers for most of the pieces. I will add individual shop links as soon as they appear!
Here is the “Underdark” Expansion Darkreach.
Here is the Dreadmere Expansion
05/17/21 Pig with or without cart (No 17 & 18) (Bones IV Core Set)
05/31/21 Dreadmere Fishwife (No 409) (Dreadmere Expansion)
06/14/21 Oman Ruul, Wizard (Bones IV Core Set)
06/28/21 Dreadmere Tortoise and Handler (Dreadmere Expansion)
07/12/21 Ava Justinia, Female Templar (Bones IV Core Set)
07/26/21 Erasmus, Iconic Medium (Bones IV Core Set)
08/09/21 Troglodytes (one or more) (Darkreach Expansion)
08/23/21 Dreadmere Crone (Dreadmere Expansion)
09/06/21 Two handed Fighter (No 9 in the main pic) (Bones IV Core Set)
09/20/21 Dark Watcher (Beholderkin) (Darkreach Expansion)
On the list for later (or maybe extra homework?):
Half-ogre fighter (Link to metal version)
Knights (No 58-61, no links yet)
Dire Boar/Warthog (No 56)
More Townsfolk (No 50+ and 146+)
Small Heroes (some Halflings and/or Gnomes)
Tiny Foes (Kobolds and/or Goblins)
Brigand with heavy Axe (No 101)
These articles are very fun every so often. I do like being able to show off some other work. I try to do at least two other models along with what is on our schedule, but depending on how work is going, that isn’t always the case. As my teaching semester winds down, I hope I might get a better pace going.
Dirk’s car is crazy nutty cool. I haven’t tried branching out really much beyond painting models meant to be painted, but this is such a nifty idea. I could see it being a fun exercise for one of my more bizarre sci-fi/fantasy mash-up games.
Antonia, I’m looking forward to seeing the riders on the spiders! That’s a great use for the spiders and ticks too; if you’re like me, you may have a zillion spider miniatures already, so repurposing them for a different fun use is very cool.
Timothy’s goblin wolf riders came out wonderfully. I think the fur came out really well especially. I also like it when painting a small group that you can paint in the same style and colors; it makes you feel really accomplished to get it all done relatively quickly.
Jim has a whole horde going. I remember seeing the skeletal creatures during the KS, and being underwhelmed (hence I did not order them), but they really look great painted and on decorated bases. It goes to show to not judge the model’s potential by the unpainted version. Everything else is looking good. That’s interesting to hear about the Bones USA material.
I really like Arjen’s devil. This is one fiery fiend, and the lighting came out excellently. I also like the choice of the bright green for the eye, as opposed to more red or yellow. Well done!
Wow! A lot of great stuff from everyone. The only problem is now I feel both unproductive AND uncreative!
I’m not actually playing Gaslands, but I love the simple ruleset and the kit-bashing nature of it. Osprey has been a favorite publisher for decades!
The wolf riders and devil all look beautiful, if that’s the right word.
Mike’s minis are totally out of control! I love it.