Thursday 28 February 2019

CCIX. Lesser Demons and a Wodewose - My Sculpts in Metal

Painted another batch of future Harwood Hobbies releases. 














Friday 15 February 2019

CCVIII. Bloodfiend and Custodian Wraith - My Sculpts in Metal

If you follow me on Instagram you might have caught this yesterday: I've received a bunch of metal minis cast from my last year's sculpts. I'm quite thrilled about it. The minis will see a release by Harwood Hobbies soon, so if you like them you'll be able to get some for yourself.  I'll be painting one of each through the next couple weeks, and I'll definitely let you all know when they become available.

I've already painted the first two:




These ghosts are white metal miniatures, and 37-40mm tall. The bases I put them on are 32mm diameter, but they were designed to fit OK on 25mm slotta bases.

I'm actually really looking forward to seeing other people's paintjobs on these.

Friday 8 February 2019

CCVII. Inq28: Sister Beata

Finally got round to painting this model. Bought Canoness Veridyan months ago, as she fit in perfectly with my Inquisitorial retinue. Since the mini was already based on a Blanche illustration, I ended up leaving her unconverted - a rare occurrence on my workbench. She was painted in the same loose style as the other characters. This is actually not faithful to the artwork (it's an actual illustration, not a sketch) but it was more important that she blends in with the warband. Here she is, with a paintjob and a new name:

Sister Beata.

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Another thing I want to tell you about in this post is the launch of liminal, my new slow-burn project in a new setting. It involves miniatures but has no gaming component to it. It'll be me exploring further what I can do with scenic miniature photography, in bringing to life an eerie world and its denizens using as little accompanying text as possible. If you end up finding the content there to be murky and unclear, means I'm doing it right.

I want this project to have its own space, so I started a blog for it: HERE. This blog is not going to feature any WIPs or discussions of backstory, inspiration, etc., the way you're used to seeing from me. However, some 'behind the scenes' content about liminal may appear here on Gardens occasionally. By that I mean the technical stuff: how I set up and shoot my photos or craft the scenery and models, etc.

Saturday 2 February 2019

CCVI. The Remains of Saint Talula

Saint Talula. 

Folk mystic, and later travelling death monk. Propagator of trepanning, for therapeutic as well as spiritual purposes. Invoked against headaches and demonic possession. 

Talula was strangled to death in retaliation for performing a botched trepanation procedure which resulted in the patient's demise.


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Trepanning, or trepanation, is drilling or scraping a hole in the skull in order to expose the brain. This was usually done as a cure for various physical and mental ailments. Evidence of the practise goes back to the Neolithic times. 

Hieronymus Bosch.

This little mummy was a commission. I'm really happy with the result, it's better than my first attempt. I'd purchased some more colours of pigment powders and a pot of Agrellan Earth in the meantime, so I could really go to town on the cracked skin and dusty clothing. The sculpting is better as well. Dimensions of the box are once again 6,5 x 7,5 x 3cm.