Halloween's coming!

Everybody knows, on Halloween witches aren't riding brooms – they're riding pumpkins, of course!
I managed to catch a photo of one, her name's Elise.
Elise the witch
Click on the pic for more shots!

I did some mistakes in the highlighting but I like her very much and I'm really satisfied as she almost exactly worked out the way I wanted her.

Although I'm not a big fan of such festive days I want to point out a link to fantastic pumpkin gallery and tutorial. This guy's crazy...

Oh! And here's a link to the creepiest but also funniest video I have seen for weeks! Watch the The Life and Death of a Pumpkin!

I wish you all some funny days, with good games and bad horror movies.

October 2006 by WitchfinderGeneral

MegaMinis' new Metal Magic

Till the end of August DiscountHobby.com had a big reduced-price sale of their "Mega Miniatures" line. The price of most miniatures was 60 US-cents, so I ordered together with some friends a BIG lot of miniatures (about 100 metals!).
Now, in October the package arrived, ready to be picked up from the customs. Yes, I had to pay additional tax. But the figures were still bloody cheap!

Most of the "Mega Miniatures" are actually re-releases of the old "Metal Magic" line from the German company Hobby Products.
They are all fantasy miniatures. We ordered skeleton- and chaos warriors, orcs, barbarians and different weird stuff.
Of couse I already knew the Metal Magic miniatures and I own a lot of them.
When I first saw the new miniatures I was a bit shocked because there's a lot of flash sticking out. But it isn't that bad, only a few suffer from very strong mould lines. No displacements or other problems a sharp knife couldn't fix.
If you look closely you can see the detail isn't as sharp as it is on the original Metal Magic castings. That's just because white metal doesn't take the detail that well. In return white metal is much harder and doesn't lose detail or gets damaged that fast.
The miniatures were delivered unblistered and without the original Metal Magic base but the slot minis came this useless slot base.

In general they are allright and you hardly can get so many lovely sculpted miniatures for such a low price. As soon as they release the missing miniatures of the range I'll order again.

October 2006 by WitchfinderGeneral

More cases

Today I went to the craft store which offered again some lightweigt cases really cheap. In the next weeks I'll modify them to store and carry my miniatures safely.

3 Alukoffer

Unfortunately they didn't had the lamps I wanted but I ordered them and I'll get them in a few weeks (at least I hope so).

October 2006 by WitchfinderGeneral

En garde Monsieur Hobbit!

Here you can see two of my favourite miniatures at the moment.
Olivia, the female Musketeer, challenging the Halfling Knight.

HobbitKnight vs FemaleMusketeer FRONT

Olivia is from Reaper Miniatures. I glued her directly on a plastic base and to hide the cast-on metal base I sculpted the cobblestone over it.

The Hobbit Knight on his pony is the work of Mark Copplestone from his time at Grenadier Models. It's a one piece model, perfectly sculpted, moulded and cast.

HobbitKnight vs FemaleMusketeer BACK

The Hobbit isn't completely finished, his base needs some grass and I want to do a nice freehand painting on his shield but I need first some more practice (*blush*)...

By the way, this is somewhat a premiere for me. That's the first picture of a miniature I took with artificial light. The red looks a bit too flashy… I hope I can improve my photography skills fast.

Without doubt the Hobbit Knight is going to win. Who else do you think would be an equal opponent?

October 2006 by WitchfinderGeneral

Let the games begin!

welcome to my new weblog.
If you want to know more about me read this page or ask me.

I’ll write here about miniatures I recently discovered, bought, painted, build or converted, about rules, books and articles I read, about games I played, about meetings and conventions I attended and about many other different things.
The purpose of this blog isn't to show rare miniatures off or to display my extraordinary painting skills. It’s just a logbook of my work and I hope some people may find here something interesting or enjoyable that's different from most other websites.
I try to post at least once a week, so come by from time to time.

October 2006 by WitchfinderGeneral