Race: The Oopaggel

The Oopaggel are native to the inner system planet of Oerwoud. This desert world was once covered by lush forests but an ecological disaster transformed it into the toxic wasteland it is today. The only remnants of the world’s more hospitable past lay in isolated sanctuaries. Most of the atmosphere is toxic to other races but can be breathed…

Corps Officer Heavy Rangers Squad Medic with Alien Head

For my third Oogappel alien I modified the Medic from Dust Tactics’ Corp Officers Heavy Rangers Squad with one of Hasslefree Miniature’s Alien Heads. This finished up the squad but, fortunately, I have another from Asmodee’s excellent Black Friday sale. I went with the stock set-up for this batch, aside from the head of course, but I’m…

Corps Officer Heavy Rangers Squad Commander with Alien Head

For my second Oogappel alien I modified the Commander from Dust Tactics’ Corp Officers Heavy Rangers Squad with one of Hasslefree Miniature’s Alien Heads. I got a new shade of red for this one and I was pleased with how it turned out. Otherwise, I thought that the finished product got the job done but continued to be frustrated by…

Corps Officer Heavy Rangers Squad Mechanic with Alien Head

I took my next big plunge in modifying the Mechanic from Dust Tactics’ Corp Officers Heavy Rangers Squad with Hasslefree Miniature’s Alien Heads to make my first Oogappel alien. This is one of the custom races in my upcoming Science Fantasy campaign. I got two of the Corp Officers Heavy Rangers Squad pack for $4 from Asmodee in a…

Dragonman Warrior

I did a very quick paint job on Reaper Bones’ Dragonman Warrior. I’m planning to give it to one of my younger brothers, who loves playing aggressive draconian types, but I needed to get it into the mail! So I knocked this out in two hours and I kind of wish that I’d given it more time…especially…

Miniatures are a useful hobby

Every young child seems to have one favorite security item. For some children it’s a blanket, for others it’s a stuffed animal, and for my daughter it’s a very old wooden bus. This bus has been handed down through at least two generations and it didn’t take well to the rough treatment it received at…

Plague 1st Generation

Most of the evils in my upcoming Science Fantasy game are beyond the players’ ability to confront directly. I want to have some manifestation or avatar for those evils that the players can be threatened by directly. When I saw Mantic Entertainment’s Plague 1st Gen miniature my thoughts went immediately to Phantasy Star’s Dark Force. In particular, the…

Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster

I kept on seeing Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster listed as an inexpensive source of great science fiction miniatures. This got my interest and after looking into it, I decided that this would be the primary source of technologically equipped human miniatures for my upcoming Science Fantasy game. I found a used copy for sale on ebay and decided…

#GiveThatMiniASandwich

Kneadatite, also known as Green Stuff, is an epoxy putty that’s used not only to make changes to miniatures but to sculpt miniatures. I did a few conversions without it, relying on plastic putty from the hardware store, but while it secured well it was not easy to sculpt. For my first use of Kneadatite…

Sarah Blitzer, IMEF Sniper

One of my first thoughts when I sat down to paint this miniature was, “Somebody give that girl a sandwich.” Fortunately, I had just gotten in my first batch of Kneadatite and decided to #GiveThatMiniASandwich. Sarah Blitzer, IMEF Sniper is a miniature from the original Reaper Bones Kickstarter. I continued practicing the techniques shared in…