Last 15 posts from Ralph's Little World

Cthulhu Wars – Hastur

Posted on July 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

After a brief hiatus, I am back on the Cthulhu Wars trail, this time with Hastur.I probably enjoyed painting this chap a bit more than I should have; for a predominantly yellow beast, I used a surprising amount of green, purple and red washes. If I did…

Cthulhu Wars – Hastur

Posted on July 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

After a brief hiatus, I am back on the Cthulhu Wars trail, this time with Hastur.I probably enjoyed painting this hap a bit more than I should have; for a predominantly yellow beast, I used a surprising amount of green, purple and red washes. If I didn…

The Beast Handler, finished

Posted on July 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Finished.At just over 70mm tall, the biggest head I’ve painted if you don’t count my own, and let’s not go there.Really enjoyed my first bust and I know which one I’ll be painting next. Watch this space……or don’t, it doesn’t really matter.You can g…

The Beast Handler, finished

Posted on July 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Finished.At just over 70mm tall, the biggest head I’ve painted if you don’t count my own, and let’s not go there.Really enjoyed my first bust and I know which one I’ll be painting next. Watch this space……or don’t, it doesn’t really matter.You can g…

The Beast Handler

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Still a work in progress, this is my first attempt at painting a bust. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while but haven’t been able to decide which one to try.This piece came up on my Facebook feed, I think it was the first bust by this company. …

The Beast Handler

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Still a work in progress, this is my first attempt at painting a bust. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while but haven’t been able to decide which one to try.This piece came up on my Facebook feed, I think it was the first bust by this company. …

Bianca, Ghost of Gaia

Posted on June 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another Ghost of Gaia finished, Bianca this time. I love this sculpt! I went for a bit of NMM on the power sword, not perfect but I’m getting there.I’m trying to get all 10 finished in between other projects before the current kickstarter ends and…

Bianca, Ghost of Gaia

Posted on June 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another Ghost of Gaia finished, Bianca this time. I love this sculpt! I went for a bit of NMM on the power sword, not perfect but I’m getting there.I’m trying to get all 10 finished in between other projects before the current kickstarter ends and…

Thrud the Barbarian

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I bought a set of Andrea paints at Salute this year to see what they’re like. It was the flesh colours set, so I had a look for a suitable figure to try them out on.There can be few (tasteful) figures with more flesh than Thrud. I’ve had him partially …

Thrud the Barbarian

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I bought a set of Andrea paints at Salute this year to see what they’re like. It was the flesh colours set, so I had a look for a suitable figure to try them out on.There can be few (tasteful) figures with more flesh than Thrud. I’ve had him partially …

Ghosts of Gaia 2

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Annie of Bad Squiddo Games is currently running another Kickstarter. Ghosts of Gaia 2 brings us reinforcements for the original range of post-apocalyptic female miniatures. Once again, the main figures are sculpted by Shane Hoyle of Necromunda fam…

Ghosts of Gaia 2

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Annie of Bad Squiddo Games is currently running another Kickstarter. Ghosts of Gaia 2 brings us reinforcements for the original range of post-apocalyptic female miniatures. Once again, the main figures are sculpted by Shane Hoyle of Necromunda fam…

Bad Squiddo Games Lagertha and Jade

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d show off a couple of figures that I painted recently.  Both are produced by Bad Squiddo Games, makers of “believable female miniatures”. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you really should…

Bad Squiddo Games Lagertha and Jade

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d show off a couple of figures that I painted recently.  Both are produced by Bad Squiddo Games, makers of “believable female miniatures”. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you really should…

Chronicles of the Wayfarer

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

My name was put forward by my Facebook friend and blogger James aka Jimboba to paint some miniatures by a new manufacturer. (Jame is an excellent painter and you should check out his superb blog: http://warchest.co.uk/blog/)

The makers of these figures were (still are, I believe) looking for painter/bloggers to paint some samples to help publicise the release of their “Chronicles of the Wayfarer” 15mm fantasy range. They accepted my offer and soon four exquisitely crafted figures arrived from America.

Follow up emails and posts on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Chroniclesofthewayfarer/) informed me that this was to be a competition, in fact the first of several competitions. They simply asked that in return for the free figures, we write an honest review of the figures.

 Knight of the Kiln Leader (KKL)

They are justifiably proud to produce some of the most intricately detailed 15mm figures I’ve seen. The only other 15mm figures with this amount of detail that I’ve seen are the sci-fi figures by White Dragon Miniatures (https://whitedragonminiatures.co.uk/). They are 15mm to the eye, and are realistically proportioned, although the armour is probably best described as ‘heroically proportioned”. They give the distinct impression that they have been digitally sculpted rather than physically.

 Shield Legion Leader (SLL)

The resin figures come with a textured base that appears to be a crevice crying out to be painted to look like lava, and it all  required very little cleanup. The detail is as crisp as you need at this scale and takes the paint very well. I did wash them in soapy water first; not sure if that’s really necessary. One of their painters has said that there may be too much detail. I don’t agree. Whilst the detail is probably more than you’d need for 15mm figures, a pale base coat and wash would be all you’d need to show it all off beautifully. For those of you who like to get stuck into the detail, you’ll have a field day with these beauties!

 Crossbow Leader (CB1)

There is a definite pseudo-Greek look to the figures, and other figures suggest that they have a background all planned out to drop them into. I hesitate to suggest that a game may be forthcoming, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

 War Screamer Leader (WSL)

I’m not sure when the range goes live, how extensive it will be or what the manufacturer’s website is yet, but You can follow their progress on the Facebook link above. I’d be grateful for a vote in the competition while you’re there if you feel so inclined. 😉
(https://www.facebook.com/Chroniclesofthewayfarer/)

They have previewed some new art to accompany the range by the estimable Todd Ulrich, and that alone should have you clicking away to have a look.