Photo Box

I don’t have a dedicated hobby space in my home. I keep most of my painting supplies in an old network switch box and my miniatures are secured in various plastic storage tubs. As such, I don’t have a great set-up for taking photos of the completed miniatures (doesn’t help that I just use my…

Urian, Spartan Warrior

I decided to challenge myself by entering Michael Mordor‘s monthly Reaper miniature painting contest for January. It’s great motivation to try new things rather than settle into what’s comfortable. Just settled on a @reapermini for @Goblins_Mordor's January #mordorpaint competition. Now I just have to paint it! Taking part more to challenge myself to improve than from…

Kasatha Technomancer

I originally intended for the Kasatha Technomancer to be my final miniature of 2017 but, true to form for the year, I ended up being on call with the kids and didn’t get enough painting time to finish it. So, instead, it’s my first completed miniature of 2018! Technically, this is the second miniature from Shapeways…

0 Hr Crucible Spacestation

For Christmas I was given several 0-hr miniatures for use in the starship segments of Starfinder. I think they were purchased from Miniature Market (one of my favorite places to buy miniatures – alongside Miniature Giant and eBay) in case you’re interested in getting some for yourself. On a cool note 0-hr has detailed floorplans…

Hero Forge Construct Brawler

Two years ago I ordered a custom miniature from Hero Forge for one of the players in my Broken Covenant campaign. I went with the strong white plastic (not sure it’s even available as a material anymore) and, despite that, it ended up being the most expensive miniature in that scale that I’ve ever purchased. Pricing…

Mermaid Warrior

Back in 2015, I went looking for a Mermaid miniature for my wife to use in the Broken Covenant campaign. Um. Yeah. It was quite challenging to find a clothed Mermaid miniature…much less one that looked cool… Fortunately Dark Sword Miniatures came to the rescue with their excellent Mermaid Warrior! This was a great sculpt to paint,…

Jynx

Another from Hasslefree Miniatures, Jynx is a fun sculpt that could easily fit in as a spellcaster in a modern fantasy setting or as a metahuman in a superhero setting. I’m looking forward to seeing her used as an exciting character in Starfinder. I experimented with the base this time around – kneadatite in rough waves…

Aviriel Tellerion, Female Elf

Two days ago I discovered that today was the 30th anniversary of the original Phantasy Star. In celebration, I impulsively decided to paint a miniature of the heroine of the original game – Alisa Landale. Hmm… I'll have to do another #PhantasyStar inspired mini in honor of the anniversary…but what… Don't have the bits I…

Octilon Star-ships

I’m come to the conclusion that Studio Bergstrom is the single best source of inexpensive starship miniatures online. Most of their miniatures are clearly inspired by popular media but they have a wide range of diversity and – barring iconics like a Federation Starship or the Millennium Falcon – it’s not too hard to make…

Plague Aberration

As demonstrated by my take on Plague 1st Generation, I am a big “phan” of the original Phantasy Star video games that appeared on the Sega Master and Sega Genesis systems. I’ve had the Plague Aberration miniature from Mantic Games on hand since Black Friday 2016 and finally decided to do something with it as…