Sunday, 18 April 2021


 A film title like above probably would be unacceptable in modern times, But I don't think the facially challenged has the same ring to it ! LOL

Have finished 5 of the gang members for the werewolf character I showed a little while ago 

First up is Snapshot Sal the female snake woman, and one of the quickest draws in the West. I've gone for a pale rattlesnake colour and markings, to add some different tones to the group, and added dark clothing as a contrast.

Next is Cry Baby Spike, so named for his self defence attribute where he can squirt blood from his eye to be able to escape, I've added a red teardrop just in front of his eye to show this.

Next up is Old Gill, hence he carries a shotgun as his sight isn't what it used to be. His white shirt was contrast paint over an off white base which gave a grubby feel, which I liked.

Next is Sharpshooter Rick, who is the crews marksmen, he doesn't like to get too close to the action.

Last today is Gator Hundee, prefers using his shotgun and blade, as his large hands struggle with the pistol, but will use if needed.

Here's a group shot to show all the different sizes of the crew and all will be available from the webstore by the end of the month. I am currently working on the last one for the group, as well as The seven mounted Orc's, and hope to have them all finished in time for Ann's paint the crap you already own painting challenge 

That's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Wednesday, 14 April 2021


 I've managed to finish the last of the orc's on foot and all the dwarves now, leaving the mounted orc's and the six new characters I've made (but Dave you've only shown 5 ! Indeed the sixth will be a bit of a surprise).

First up is the last two Orc's on foot, the one on the left has a Mexican feel about him, so went with a simple townsmen colour scheme, the Orc on the right was made by Gary, utilising some parts from the previous sculpt's and then extra work from him.

These next two I see spending most of they're time in the Saloon, being a barmen and a saloon girl, so I wanted the bases to represent this, I was going to use some of the bases I produce with floorboard detail, but the models wouldn't come of the basic bases I'd glued them to, so in the end I painted the bases to look like floorboards.

Last today are the remaining Dwarves, with an assortment of cowboys and a Bandito on the right. One of the things we discussed when doing the dwarf sculpts is should they all have beards, as this is often how they're depicted, we decided to do a mix of different facial hair that fitted with the wild west theme, and the occasional long beard.

All of these count towards Ann's paint the crap you already own painting challenge

That's all for this post, expect more Weird Wild West to come, until May where I start on Monster May(hem) which if you haven't signed up yet follow the link, and join in.

So until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Friday, 9 April 2021


 As I continue to work through my Weird Wild West miniatures for Ann's paint the crap you already own challenge, I've managed to get some more finished.

The first one is an Orc chef, the model comes with a vegetarian option of a turnip as well, but I went for the squirrel. Not sure I'd want to eat anything this guy made, but I'm sure with enough hot sauce ( the bottle in his belt) it might taste okay ! LOL

In Minaturemen's second Kickstarter they wanted to add in some female models one of which is the female orc above which they named Annie Orkly, was fun to sculpt, and paint.

Next we have one of the Dwarves, this one has a farmer vibe protecting his land.

Last today is the female blacksmith, because dwarves are associated with forging we decided to do a female as this was less common.

That's all for today, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Sunday, 4 April 2021


 With all the fellow bloggers working on Wild West models, I've felt the need to get on with some of the kickstarter models I did for Minaturemen. This also fits in nicely for Joe as he wanted to see more of the range, and also they will count to Ann's paint the crap you already own challenge.

First up today is the big guy, on the kickstarter he was painted up as a rare giant orc, but I fancied doing him as an ogre, with a world full of orcs, goblins and other various creatures, you need someone with size and firepower to keep the law !

Next is Ma Gwimm the matriarch of the Gwimm brothers, not so much a sweet old lady, but one with an attitude and a blunderbuss. Decided to push my skills here by having a go at gingham pattern, still room for improvement !

These next two Gwimm brothers are Bograt on the left and Scrapper on the right. Not the brightest bulbs in the box, as they can't work in the same direction pushing an orc coffin !

Here we have two more brothers Slick on the left and Nugget on the right, enjoying a friendly game of cards.

If so desired the brothers can be combined together to make this little scene.

Next we have Howling Odolf, riding his longhorn, I see him as a cattle rustler/robber, so feel he needs a gang to support him . . .

so have started work creating the gang first is a Racoon sharpshooter, haven't thought of a name yet for him, if all else fails I can always use trash panda !

The next 3 are all variations on the lizardman theme, the first one is based off a Gilla Monster.

the next is based on a Regal Horned Lizard.

And the last one is based on a Gator, as every gang should have some muscle, thinking of calling him Gator Hundee.

This last gang member is based off a rattlesnake, this is the female of the gang ( her buttons are on the other side on her waistcoat) 

This last picture is for Joe to show the original orcs, as I painted these a long time ago, so don't count for the challenge. I still have a lot to paint as I have 7 mounted orcs, 4 more standing orcs and 9 dwarves, that's before I come up with any new models.

That's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Monday, 29 March 2021


 To make life easier for Ann for her challenge roundup, I've collected all the models into one post for her. Not to just show what I already have done already, I have 4 more models to show first. First up is the first Landspeeder Tsunami, that has been sat waiting for far too long to have colour.

Next is a unit of basic landspeeders that I have modified for the sleeker style I prefer.

I had hoped to finish my last large flyer for my chapter, but ran out of one of the colours, I had ordered with time to spare, but still waiting on delivery of the paint, oh the joys of Covid ! LOL

The rest are the Battlefleet Gothic ships I have shown over the last month.

That's all for this post, next time will probably be some weird wild west pieces. So until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave