Archive for March, 2010

Star Trek Miniatures

Posted in Sci-Fi on March 31, 2010 by botwt

Here is the beginning of my Federation Fleet (Klingon Fleet still to be purchased). From largest to smallest are the NCC Heavy Cruiser (Enterprise), NCL Light Cruiser, Frigate and Shuttlecraft. I picked these really nicely detailed ships from Amarillo Design Bureau, they have an extensive selection of models from Federation, Klingon, Romulan to everything in between. Great looking pieces and should be a blast to paint up…think I’ll work on one of my Shuttlecraft models first.

Undead Banner Bearer and Spectre Hobbit #1 Finished

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy on March 29, 2010 by botwt

Well, not having much energy for running around and doing things yesterday, I chose to spend most of the day at my hobby deskย  finishing Nathan’s banner bearer and one of my hobbit spectres.

Now…it’s off to work. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The Rebuilding of Pullman Passenger Car 629 (WIP)

Posted in Wild West / Historical on March 28, 2010 by botwt

I purchased a really nice Lionel train for Perdition’s Gulch, but needed a passenger car to go along with it. So after blowing the budget on the steam engine and its tender I scoured eBay for an inexpensive passenger car. I found that I liked the looks of the older Pullman cars, but the price tag was still a little steep. Then I came across this broken down unit…with a new paint job, some new trucks and a completely redone inside this passenger car will be just what the doctor ordered!

Spectre Hobbits (WIP)

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy on March 27, 2010 by botwt

Here are two spectre hobbits I made from a spare Merry and Pippin (never trow away any of your conversion parts….you’ll never know what good they’ll be later on). The skeletal parts were from Ebob’s skeleton armatures and just adding bits of tattered greenstuff makes perfect torn clothing.

Undead Standard Bearer and his little Hobbit buddy (WIP)

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy on March 27, 2010 by botwt

Still plugging away on Nathan’s Undead Standard Bearer…he is coming along well I think. I almost gave up on this scheme and went for the classic ghost look, but kept pushing forward and after painting the rusted sword I was sold. That is when the ADD stuck…and his hobbit buddy was created. I used an old chopped up hobbit I had laying around in my drawer and used one of Ebob’s skeleton armatures for his missing parts. Once his greenstuff parts are dry I’ll give him the same rotten look the standard bearer has.

Quar Sniper Finished

Posted in Sci-Fi on March 22, 2010 by botwt

He was a fun (and tiny) model to paint up. Think that they will look pretty cool in my display case once I finish off the rest of the company.

I came away pretty impressed on how the lens on the rifle turned out and that I was able to paint his open eye without too much issue as it was really close to the rifle’s scope. The camouflage looks really cool in real life…blown up in the photo…ehh, but that is ok. ๐Ÿ™‚

A little Sci-Fi update

Posted in Sci-Fi on March 20, 2010 by botwt

For those that know me in this hobby, I have little ability to stick with one type of miniature for long periods of time (which is why I rarely paint large ones often…however I have quite a few I need to tackle). So in between painting a batch of Hobbits or Rangers or some such I dabble with another model here and there. I presently own 10 of ZombieSmith’s Quar models and think that they are a great little distraction here and there for me.

Here is a Quar sniper. I am going to paint his skin to look like my dachshund Ogi. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nathan’s Undead Standard Bearer

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy on March 20, 2010 by botwt

Well, this awesome little bugger arrived earlier this week and I am loving the detail! For a home made sculpt it rivals even the best miniature from the big companies…Nathan, you have the skills to really do some wonderful things in this hobby and I really hope that you develop your craft and I look forward to shilling out more money for your future projects!!

Minotaur #1 Finished

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy on March 14, 2010 by botwt

Wow, I am shocked that I completed him today…then again I am sure I’ll find something wrong here and there and won’t be ever truly finished with him, but for now I am pretty happy.

Minotaur WIP Update

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy on March 13, 2010 by botwt

Well, having Hobby ADD can be a terrible thing as it seems to keep you from finishing off jack, as is in this case. I was only planning on painting one minotaur and probably selling the rest of the parts on eBay…then inspiration struck….why not make a white minotaur. The plan for this one is to make him bloody. I have been checking out different hobby sites on how to paint a convincing blood and found that a paint by a company called Tamiya made a really cool Clear Red that once mixed with a bit of GW’s Black Ink comes out looking terrifyingly real! So the plan is to gore-up his axe and probably get a little spatter on himself for effect…probably also a dead body on the base as well.

So here is the update on my 1st minotaur and then the inspired white one…neither are close to completion and I really need to force myself to finish one before I complete the 2nd.