Archive for February, 2011

Tiny Sith Apprentice

Posted in Sci-Fi on February 23, 2011 by botwt

Came across this really cool mock-up of a Darth Yoda and thought that it would be fun to make a generic Sith Apprentice in this vein. I had left over Even Piell and Yoda miniatures to create this piece…basically just swapped his head.

Sith Apprentice


Knight Models On eBay Need Good Home

Posted in Reviews / Uncategorized / Misc. on February 23, 2011 by botwt

I have a few auctions going right now for some pieces that I no longer need and that are looking for a good home…low starting bids so you can grab ’em cheap, even the Buy it Now items are cheap!

Han Solo Episode V (Knight Models)

Posted in Reviews / Uncategorized / Misc., Sci-Fi on February 17, 2011 by botwt

New Knight Models 70mm Han Solo is coming out…cannot say I’m crazy about the pose, but the model is very well done.

Embo ~ Kyuzo Bounty Hunter

Posted in Sci-Fi on February 14, 2011 by botwt

Well another miniature created from parts of the not so fortunate. He is basically the Sith Apprentice, a Muun Tactics Broker’s left arm and the Chagrian Mercenary Commander’s right arm. I created his hat out of a fantasy miniature’s shield.


Vader & His 501st Legion

Posted in Sci-Fi on February 13, 2011 by botwt

Finished off Darth Vader and a small sample of his 501st Legion. With the outstanding Knight Models version of Vader being poised on a rock I decided to base his stormtroopers on simple sand/ballast bases.

For the 501st troops I wanted them to look as if they were transitioning from the clone trooper armor to the newer stormtrooper version. My captain (Appo?) has a clone helmet while the others just get a bit of blue on their shoulder pads for accent. I used these photos as the basis for my idea.

For the captain’s helmet I picked up a cheap clone trooper and pinched it.

Captain Appo

For the rank and file troops I used a myriad stormtroopers, sand troopers and scout troopers, gave them some blue accents and they were ready to go.

501st Legion Troopers and R4-K5

Finally Darth Vader. I used several shades of black and grey to get the look I needed for the different materials in his armor. Photograph does nothing for my paint job, but you can still get the idea of what he looks like.

Darth Vader

And here he is leading his boys on a hunt for outlaw Jedi.

Oácyning: Lord of the Oak-Enta

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy on February 13, 2011 by botwt

With a bit of conversion work I am sure I can make Oácyning into another Lord of the Rings Ent. Before long I’m going to have the whole damned forest of Fangorn…the trick is getting all these boys painted! At £59.99 he is a bit pricey, but there doesn’t need to be one than one of these purchased so I think I can deal with the cost. God, this hobby is expensive and addicting, but at least it isn’t detrimental to my health unless the wife gets a sniff of what I spent on this one. Might have to call it a Valentine’s Day present, hehe.

Games Workshop + Hobbit Gaming Licence?

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy on February 10, 2011 by botwt

It appears that Games Workshop has acquired the gaming licence to The Hobbit based on the upcoming film by Peter Jackson. That will be just awesome for me…I cannot get enough of their hobbits or dwarves.

Bring on more Bilbo Baggins models!!