Monday, August 6, 2018

WarGods Minis Month 2018- Serving Girls and Criminals

Even before hanging out a bit at the Crocodile Games booth at GenCon, I started painting these WarGods-related minis and thought about trying to get another WarGods Minis Month together for August and beyond (the"month" is a fluid measurement of time that could last akk the way into October if necessary). These will not all be Crocodile Games' WarGods minis but miniatures that would easily fit into the Antediluvian setting of Aegyptus, Olympus, Hyperborea, etc.
Not a single Crocodile Games figure in this installment! Hopefully next week will be either a bunch of Basti or some Priests.

From Dark Fable's many campaigns, first up we have a trio of Egyptian Serving Girls...

All three of these were started a couple years ago but sat partially painted until just recently because I lost focus and they all have so much skin to paint I lost faith in my skills.

I really love the apples or whatever fruit it's supposed to be on her plate.

Another Dark Fable miniature, the Egyptian Goblin. I've decided he will be part of the Nile Pirates Warband for the epic skirmish campaign I'm always working on starring Tebbi and Blackclaw.

A converted fantasy football mini from Impact. This is a slight conversion into the live version of a Crypt Lord from some of the old World Campaigns- Sejetmu Dread Axe of the Nile. He's the head of the slowly growing Nile Pirates Warband. I love him...
Below we have comparison shot of the live and undead mummified versions of Sejetmu. The Crypt Lord version was a random conversion just to make sure that my mummies weren't all Asar (humans) or Heru (hawk-headed guys). His backstory evolved from everything else going on in the campaigns and then I realized that he would be a great character to have show up in the Tebbi and Blackclaw scenarios...

Finally, from Alex Bate's Forge of Ice, we have the sleazy Merchant Häbo! This guy has been sitting partially painted since soon after I got him (early 2017?!). He will also make an appearance in the ongoing Tebbi and Blackclaw scenarios as a crime lord (spoiler alert!) or maybe he's just a misunderstood legitimate businessman...
Below, Häbo with some of his loot and a serving girl to bring him another drink.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Anubis Harbinger -First Mini of 2018!

The New Year brings with it a first mini!

This is a Crocodile Games Anubi Harbinger, on of the first figures sculpted and released for WarGods of Ægyptus. I've painted a couple of this figure before with different weapons options and the variant that's a human (Asar) Harbinger. 
This thing has been in progress for over a year. Now that he's done and off to his new home I'm hoping this small accomplishment will help jumpstart the painting engines and I'll get a lot more of everything painted this year.... We'll see.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Oasis of Desolation - Terrain Piece

I fully intended to get this done for the recent Trash Bash Competition at Roebeast's Magical House of Sunshine, but all sorts of stuff got in the way of painting time. But I vowed to get it completed and now it is.

The theme of the contest was medication containers- so I chose to use some Farxiga pill bottles. I've been thinking about doing this sort of thing for a long time but the contest was the spark that made me actually put the pieces together. The base is a thick textured plastic cutting board from the Dollar Tree (it was originally shaped like a lemon, but I slightly reshaped it so it wasn't so symmetrical).

Some Gesso medium was used to texture up the pill bottle pillars so that they didn't look quite so pill bottle-y. If I were to do this again I would spend more time on the texturing to make it look more natural- but it's supposed to be an unnerving place of ancient evil, so the texturing as it is works fine.

The oasis itself is made of some unthinned clear sealer with layers of progressively lighter blue paint. Then there were 2 layers of thinned gloss sealer on the top.


And here is the Oasis of Desolation being defended by Tebbi the Archer and Blackclaw (you can see their stalled adventures HERE) against a Nekharu warband. Tebbi and Blackclaw are in the employ of Sekhiesha the Scorpion Sorceress in this scenario...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Three Sorcerers

All three part of WizarDecember over at Dead Dick's Tavern from Weeks 3 and 4.

An old Celtos mini painted as the Necromancer from my warband in the Crocodile Games Ankhara World Campaign from 2005. the original figure was long since lost in the mists of time so I did this Special Edition version that's probably much nicer than the original.

Another Dark Fable mini- the vizier figure who would make a fine Master of Words.

And finally, a Crocodile Games mini- Asar Mistress of Words. I've painted another version of this one before, but I feel this one is probably the nicer of the two.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Duelling Bards

Two more from the Dark Fable line of minis to help populate Ægyptus with more than just warriors and mummies. This time we've got the Duelling Bards. Blind Ankhlus and Big Bukka the Beloved of Bes once travelled and sang the greatest Nile Blues songs ever heard by mortals. But on a trip to Pharos at the Court of the Pleasure Seeker something neither bard will discuss happened that tore their lucrative partnership apart. Ever since that day they have taken to spitting harsh songs that are obvious jabs at the other as part of their new repertoires. Their legions of fans often clash in the streets if the two bards are in the same city...

 Blind Ankhlus still claims to have written the famous "Salad Song"by himself giving no credit to Bukka.

 Big Bukka, the Beloved of Bes, has become highly sought after because of the tales of his adventures off the stage that have inspired some of his best known songs ("Going Back to Heirakonpolis" "Her Arrows Were Poison" and  "The Apis Stomp" being major crowd favorites).

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Dwarf Assassin (Dwarvember 2015 Mini)

Another one of the Dark Fable minis, this time the Dwarf Assassin. He shall be known as "Zartan of the Cult of the Cobra" for some secret reason. Which means there will be more of this Cult of the Cobra coming soonish.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lots of WarGods-ish Artifacts

 Lots from Crocodile Games and a couple from elsewhere.

 So I had this extra Sphinx head in my Ægyptus bits and I wanted to do something cool with it. Since I have a crazy dream of one day organizing and finding people who want to play a massive WarGods-based dungeon crawl game someday, I've often made treasure bits that would fit that sort of thing. So maybe it's an Excalibur-like kopesh held tight in the jaws of the Sphinx only to be removed by the true Pharaoh.

 Apis statue, partway painted since soon after it was released.

 Sadly the only part of the Olympus Amazons shipment that is completed so far- the Amazon armor rack.

Another long partially painted piece. I've decided this is the Ark of the Phoenix.

Another good dungeon crawl bit here- an old Ral Partha "research area."

 From Alex Bates' Forge of Ice, a Sleestack Library Skull. I tried to give it a sort of "crystal skull" look but it didn't turn out how I imagined.