Friday, August 19, 2022

Nekharu Bell Ringer Conversion

This little freak is a headswap on a Dark Fable mini giving him an altered Nekharu head. He could be a musician or a Witch or even an assistant to one of the Priest of Aten Revealed miniatures. 

I needed to sculpt a little bit on his neck to cover to joint. The 'growth' on the right side of his neck was a happy accident that he should probably get a doctor to look at (the Nekharu are supposed to be diseased with boils and stuff so I though it was fitting).

Here we see the lil guy with various other Nekharu- above he's hanging out with some witches while below he's joined a group of the Paladins of Despair.

And here we see the lil guy with the Priests of Aten Revealed!

Monday, August 15, 2022

Greeks Need Boats?

This thing is friggin' awesome and I probably I need some more of them. I picked this up from the Sea Dog Game Studio booth at GenCon 2022. I've been looking at their 28mm boats for 6ears and was peer-pressured into picking one up this time. I'm so glad I gave in.

The sail probably wouldn't actually work but it gets the point across that this is a boat for getting miniatures across the waters. I went with a basic brown but I've seen another with a great grayish white scheme that makes me realize they would look good in almost any colors.

The sail is a piece of fabric painted on both sides to stiffen it. I notched the the stick that came with it and a trimmed down chopstick so they would fit nicely together. I used white glue along the mast to hold the sail in place. We'll see how long it holds.

The golden fleece on the side of the boat was something I thought would be cool to add. I originally thought about putting in some amphorae and other equipment but decided those would be best created as standalone scatter pieces that could also fit into the boat.

The fleece itself is made of greenstuff and a resin skull. It turned out way more convincing than I expected.the Helen of Troy figure looks pretty cool next to the fleece. 

Finally we see how well standard 20mm-based figures fit with the boat en masse, well two 3-man/Amazon hoplites.

And an overhead view shows the slight bit of room between each figure.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Amazon Attack '22 - Raider Standard and Musician


More mounted Amazons gallop off the painting table. These two are minor conversions to get a Raider standard and musician because they would be useful additions to a larger unit.

The musician was given a plastic horn from an old GW High Elf kit. I thought about a more elaborate conversation with her blowing the horn with either the shield or spear on her back but in the end decided simply stowing the horn on her back would work best.

For the standard I though about chopping off the spear tip and using one of various devices to make a fancier standard. But I like how the spears look so I went with some plastic bits that seemed like they would work better for the no-nonsense Raiders. It's simple, but they know what it stands for.

Here we have the Standard and Musician with the recently finished Raider Heroine.