Thursday, 7 November 2013

XXXVIII. Another November

My, my, time flies. Almost a week ago, on November 1st, it had been exactly one year since my first post in Gardens of Hecate. In that time I have converted and painted 44 miniatures and built around twenty pieces of various terrain, displayed across 38 blog posts. I still haven't played a single game; but hey, all in good time. Thanks to all folks who follow and comment on my blog, be you among the 63 registered ones or one of them lurkers. Big thanks to Dave Taylor for featuring Gardens of Hecate in his own blog; as that really helped people notice this place.
Anyways, happy birthday Gardens: ) 

A peek into my display cabinet, where the Gardens collection currently takes up two shelves.

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Wyrd's Rotten Harvest online painting competition is running a bit late, they suddenly moved the deadline for a few days. But the galleries are now finally up: Rotten Harvest 2013 Galleries. I'm not allowed to say which entries are mine until after the voting has ended on Nov 17th, but if you go through the Not Quite Dead Yet category it shouldn't be that difficult to guess one. The polls should be up on Wyrd forum sometime today, so if you're registered there- do cast a vote for your favourites.

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What's next? A bit of walking plantlife; namely, a mandragora and a tree-man. Both are meant for scenarios I'm working on, but more on that later.

My mandragora is still a sketch. There will be three versions of it: buried, uprooted and dead. I'll make the uprooted, running one out of a spare Nurgling, and the other two will be completely scratchbuilt.

The tree-man is an Ent from GW's LOTR range. It used to have a face, but I removed it and added some branches to the front of its head. In a scenario, it will be the guardian of a powerful magical item.


  1. Time does fly!
    Congratulations on the blog anniversary, and thank you for always putting out such wonderful content. :)

  2. Looking forward to seeing another year's worth of excellent and evocative miniatures and posts from you : )


  3. Keep up the good work :)

    Ive always enjoyed catching up on your posts,

  4. Here's to another year. I'm a recent follower, and I really enjoy this blog. The aesthetic is so pleasing to me.

  5. Congratulations on your first year of blogging and godspeed for another year - or ten ;)

    This blog continues to be an extraordinary source of inspiration and quality content, and there's really nothing quite like it -- this is probably as close as possible to what Hieronymus Bosch would be up to today, if he were alive and into tabletop gaming ;)

    Keep up the fantastic work!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, krautscientist!

  6. Really great work! You are really good at creating an atmosphere in you creations