Sunday 25 April 2021

ANZAC Day 2021: Two Up

Two Up is a peculiarly Australian gambling game which is not illegal on ANZAC Day. The ‘spinner’ tosses two pre-decimal pennies off a wooden ‘kip’ and bets are placed as to how they will land. The ‘Ringie’ runs the show and calls the results.




Pennies on a kip

These WW1 figures are from Eureka Miniatures, sculpted by Alan Marsh. The spinner holds the kip as the Ringie oversees, and a digger regrets his luck. The vignette is accompanied by an officer- this is the Colonel, turning a blind eye.

Lest we forget.


  • Australian War Museum
  • AAP
  • Roland Scheicher, CC BY-SA 4.0
[This is my post for Ann's April challenge]

Friday 23 April 2021

Descent Lieutenants

Here are the Lieutenants (villains) our heroes must overcome in the first wave of Descent second edition releases. My understanding is that these are plastic recasts of first edition metal figures, and are closer to 25mm. There is certainly some scale creep going on in later Lieutenant sculpts! Contrast Flesh Tearers Red has a good showing here.

Descent Lieutenants

Belthir, mercenary dragon hybrid

Sir Alric Farrow

Lord Merick Farrow

Lady Eliza Farrow

Baron Zachareth

Splig, self-declared King of All Goblins

Friday 9 April 2021

Descent monsters

Following on from the Heroes, here are the monsters from the core Descent boardgame. I've been dabbling with Citadel Contrast, and the range of browns is very handy. The Shadow Dragons and Merriods were a bit challenging to shade and highlight.

Shadow Dragons






Goblin Archers

Cave Spiders

Flesh Moulders

Friday 2 April 2021

40K Genestealer Cult gunslinger

The idea behind this figure is ridiculous, and I love it. The Kelermorph is a three-armed preternaturally fast genestealer hybrid. I kitbashed mine with an eyeless head- he is X'toichi, the blind gunslinger.

X'toichi the Kelermorph

I got him years ago and stalled on painting him because I couldn't decide how to do his cloak- brown, blue, purple? I'd like to add some patterns like Blondie's poncho. But Ann's Immaterium gave me the impetus required to get it finished, with her 'Neglected but not forgotten' challenge.

Skull-o-meter™: 1