Sunday, 2 April 2017

Dragontooth Kali - finally!!


Well, after searching high and low for a long time, I have managed to pick up this miniature. I would love to get a loose one in order to paint her as I hate to open mint packaging......yes, the geekometer is running high today.


Here is a pic of a loose one.....Goddess of Time, Creation, Destruction and Power....


And a pic of Tom Loback's own painted piece. RIP Tom.


I'm still after a copy of Thor (and some others if you care to check out the wants tab at the top of the page) so please check your lead mountains.....


Lots of Dragontooth pics etc on the Lost Minis WIKI.

As always; deartonyblair@virginmedia.com

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Zombies sir! Thousands of them.....well, a few......


My good mate Pete Brown (he of the Mouldmaker fame) is running a short Kickstarter to produce a handful of Landsknecht Zombies....the sort that every house needs. He is to be encouraged in his madness, especially when the more that backers pledge, the more the freebies appear. I am a needy soul and love my freebies.....the link is here and below.




 Do mention that I sent you..........


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Asgard Miniatures 1979 Catalogue....


Asgard Miniatures empowered the launching of many of today's hobby sculptors and personalities such as Bryan Ansell, Jes Goodwin, Nick Bibby, Tony Ackland and Rick Priestley. Where would our hobby be without them? If you 'do' Facebook then I urge you to join the Asgard Miniatures Collectors Group created by Mark Stevenson.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/374124639635741/

Below you (should) find the Asgard 1979 catalogue as a PDF file.......I've followed instruction to embed it however even I don't trust myself. If needed, a direct link to it is here.

Monday, 27 February 2017

A friend has passed away - Pete Armstrong AKA Greblord.


I thought 2016 was bad. Life is starting to suck this year as well. I knew Pete a little back in the 80's when I worked in GW Manchester and he was a Sheffield counterpart. He was a bit of a legend as he wrote painting guides as well...the early Citadel catalogue ones were his. I didn't see him for many years barring a stint at a sheffield Triples, possibly in the early 90's, where he was getting rid of some of his collection...I got the impression he was having bad times but he didn't see me and I didn't feel comfortable interrupting. A couple of years back another friend (Mark Hides of http://reallifesabugger.blogspot.co.uk fame amongst many others) tried to get identification of an old Asgard mini which I identified and then borrowed the pic for the Lost Minis WIKI, not thinking about the source. I edited the colours as the paint job (not his) was not so good.....


Pete then posted on another forum about having seen his picture stolen and used etc. The forum defended me as it has never been for financial game and I admitted I should have asked him, he admitted he'd blown it out of proportion and from then we corresponded regularly about the hobby and life in general. He, like myself at the time, was married (happily, unlike mine) with 3 munchkins. We saw each other at last year's Salute (2016) but missed each other at the post show drinkathon as we'd set up at different ends of the pub - we had a quick 5 minutes as he was leaving to catch his train and that was the last I saw of him. We carried on corresponding until it stopped later last year. His own blog http://greblord-littlemen.blogspot.co.uk/ was last updated in November 2016. He was a great character as many other people have pointed out and leaves behind his wife and 3 little girls. I'm sad. 2017 is not starting too well. 

Lots of Pete's pics on his Google+ account https://plus.google.com/+PeterArmstrong

Live long and prosper Pete, many will be raising a toast to you.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Dragontooth GI-6 Big Meg and Her Stewpot


Mick Leach over on the Facebook Old School Miniatures Group put a challenge up to drag something out of the depths of your collection and finish it.....I chose Meg as she's been sitting there for at least 10 years. Reactions to her have been occasionally 'interesting' to say the least. One of Tom Loback's more gruesome sculpts although, for me, she is beautiful. I still need to take some decent pics but here she is along with the work in progress shots.....


Just noticed in this old pic of Tom that she is sitting there just above the gas burner to the right...


She had sat like this for some time since adding her to a large Games Workshop monster base....I'd undercoated in the red leather and started on a too-light skin tone...







Her rear has since been 'suitably dirtied' although the thought of looking on the internet for example images stopped me before I pressed search.....



The rear has been cleaned up a little since....I also decided to tone down her 'nipples and lips'


A few relevant pics from a previous post......






I believe this to be the photo used for the advertising copy above. Need to take a decent pic of it.


That's all for now...please check my Dragontooth wants tab on the top in case you can help my addiction.....

More Dragontooth giant pics on the Lost Minis WIKI and more blog related posts here.


Sunday, 22 January 2017

New Year - New Blog Minis.....


Well, there comes a time in every man's life when he says 'enough is enough'. Today is not that time. Without further ado I bring you 3 new greens from Bob Olley....awaiting a few more before production however thought I'd share.....

Gaddo



Kim Do



Sad Do




We even got a mention on the Wargames News and Terrain Blog.

So many projects under lock and key...quite exciting really, only current lack of finances keeps these in check. Probably a good thing.....

More soon.