Friday 25 September 2020

Journeys in Middle-earth- more heroes

These are the heroes from the Shadowed Paths expansion. They took me many more weeks to get done than I had anticipated.

Shadowed Paths heroes

You've seen Gandalf before:

Gandalf the Grey

Arwen Undómiel, the Evenstar. A beautiful name that rolls off the tongue. I always try to emulate the breathy way Hugo Weaving says "Ahhhhr-when".


Dís is a character named in Tolkien's legendarium. She's the sister of Thorin Oakenshield and the mother of Fíli and Kíli. I don't really like her sculpt; it doesn't fit my vision of Middle-earth. I still don't know how to pronounce her name- I think it rhymes with 'geese', but I suspect it may rhyme with 'this'.


Eleanor is a made-up character; a Gondorian noble.


Balin is the famous Balin from The Hobbit and the ill-fated expedition to reconquer Moria. I think he's my favourite of this bunch. He has his iconic red hood and white beard, and is accompanied by a raven. I painted this dark blue (like Arwen's hair) as I think blue looks better than shades of dark grey.


Friday 18 September 2020

40K Biophagus and field surgery

This chap is a Biophagus, a Genestealer Cultist who dispenses injections of elixir and concoctions to make the brood stronger, faster, and even more aggressive. He comes with a familiar. I really did not enjoy painting all the smoke and glass- it was quite frustrating and unsatisfying, but looks better in the photos than it does in person!

Genestealer Cult Biophagus

"Qualifications? They must be in my other lab coat."

I also painted a Field Medicarium. I based it on 60mm MDF and added some limbs. I am quite happy with the shade of green- it gives that mid-twentieth century antiseptic establishment vibe. I understand Uhu glue gives compelling stringy blood- I may need to try this, but don't want to overdo the gore.

Field Medicarium

"I promise, I won't feel a thing."

These bits would make for a Rogue Doc in Necromunda as well.

Skull-o-meter™: 3

Friday 11 September 2020

Batman Season 2 heroes

I picked up some more Batman: Gotham City Chronicles heroes:


The post-2016 'Rebirth'-era Batman has a distinctive purple lining to his cape. I wasn't a huge fan at first, but it has grown on me with time and it was fun to paint.

 Detective Comics #981 (2018)

Red Hood

Red Hood is Jason Todd, a former Robin who is an edgy bad boy anti-hero and uses guns. For more on the various Robins, see my post here.

Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1 (2016)

Gang of Robins

The Gang of Robins are teenagers inspired by Robin to become inner-city vigilantes. 

We are Robin #11 (2016)

Friday 4 September 2020

Some Necromunda bits

The Muse struck me, and I finished off a few pieces for Necromunda. There are also some scenery bits here which haven’t shown up on WwB previously.

Some ammo crates and boobytrap markers

This shrine was an experiment using transfers from Forgotten Chapters, which I am pretty happy with. I have a convoluted process, but the end result is satisfying:
  • Gloss varnish
  • Vallejo 73.213 Decal Fix
  • Apply decal
  • Vallejo 73.212 Decal Medium
  • Army Painter Anti-Shine


Beast lair

Priority marker

Control panels

Barricades and obstacles

Skull-o-meter™: 8