I once again commissioned a mini of one of my all time video game characters in chibi form from Martin Baker. I’ve been a fan of Lara Croft since the very first Tomb Raider game, released 1996. Still got the original game box sitting on a shelf. The re-imagination of Tomb Raider in 2013 by Crystal Dynamics was a fantastic way to reinvigorate the character and the franchise.
This model is based on the 2013 version of Lara, featuring her new signature weapons, the bow and the climbing axe. The model was painted in the classic Lara Croft color scheme.
After painting mainly chibi minis for some time now, it wanted to paint something different.
As couple of mecha minis from Jon Paulson’s Mecha Front Kickstarter arrived late last year I jumped at the opportunity and began painting them. I loved mecha minis since I got my hands on BattleTech minis in the late 80s. Have painted dozens of those and the Mecha Front minis remind me of them a lot. As an added bonus they have a much more appealing size with 15mm instead of the 6mm BattleTech minis.
It took quite some time to finish the minis, as I was also fixing my damaged Warmachine minis at the same time. Some repositioning of the legs and adding magnets to the weapon arms so I could exchange the weapon layout also added to the time it took to finish the minis.
At long last all three variants of the Neo-Bloc Goshawk are finished. Need to find some time to try out the game system, soon.
I ran into some troubles with the menu of this blog and decided to do some updates and fixes to the site. Most of the stuff was behind-the-scenes tech updates but while working on the pages I decided to also do some minor restructuring.
An overwhelming number of spam comments forced me to add a captcha plugin to the comments. Up to 100 spam comments per day are not funny.
In addition to the technical updated I also updated every single mini page and added some background info for each mini and the name of the sculptor. Sadly I have no idea who sculpted most of the Privateer Press and Super Dungeon Explore minis. If you happen to know a sculptor for a mini, please let me know in the comments.
Late last year my trusted mini display cabinet broke down. Luckily only the lower three shelves were affected, but nevertheless over one hundred minis took a serious fall.
Most of my painting time has since been spent restoring those minis, and about 30 still need major work.
I have been working on some new stuff, too, which I hope to be able to post soon.
No pumpkins this Halloween, just Dragons. Little Dragons.
Didn’t get much painting done this month, just finished up the Dragon’s Clutch Spawn.
Hope to get around to some of the Relic Knights SDE minis soon.
My Relic Knights Kickstarter pledge including the SDE crossover minis arrived and the new SDE heroes from this set are on the top of my painting list now. Before I start with them I’m finishing up two SDE spawns, though.
The first of the two, the Fireflow Denizens, are done. They are the first complete spawn I finished for SDE.
Today I present another one of Velvet Marks custom chibis – Star Wars’s Aayla Secura.
Velvet Mark has been sculpting some beautiful chibi minis over the course of last few months. I decided to use his Harlequin Chibi Archer as a basis for my very own Harley Quinn.
Kaelly is done and so I managed to get all SDE Minibosses finished before the Relic Knights SDE crossovers arrived. This marks the first time, that I’ve finished all currently available SDE Heroes, Bossed and Minibosses.
I’ve started working on the Fireflow Denizens, but as I recently received a package with some new custom chibis from Velvet Mark, they will have to wait a bit longer to see some paint.
Finished another SDE Miniboss – Captain R. He reminds me a lot of LeChuck from the Monkey Island series, so I painted him up to look like LeChuck.
My quest to finish up all SDE Bosses and Minibosses is not done yet. Shortly before I finished the Captain the new Miniboss Kaelly finally arrived at my local game store. She’ll be up next.
My quest to “finish all current SDE Bosses and Minibosses” is nearing its end. Today I present the Death Spectre, a Miniboss from the Van Drakk expansion.
Only one Miniboss to go. Time for my Relic Knights SDE minis to arrive…