Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Adventurers in 15mm

I started this blog to post pictures of miniatures and think about how people make them and use them. And by Crom I will. 

Seer of Castle Godless   

Charcoal Burner
Freeholder Skald 
Invoker with Crabeye Helm

15mm doesn't get enough love. The scale is really fast to paint and forgiving of the kind of exaggerations that I like. It's also great to paint another scale if just to reveal how much GW's design has colonized your imagination. 

The problem with 15mm miniatures for me is that their features often get a bit same-y. One way to deal with this is to sculpt your own. The other is to get minis sculpted by Bob Olley, like the ones Splintered Light sells, and give up on painting human figures - but that's another story. These four are 15mm (foot to eye) "human cultist" sculpts by Martin Baker, produced by Rebel Minis. They've all received new faces and hands to make them a bit more like haptic homunculi. (Thanks to Patrick of False Machine for explaining why I always want to paint goblins and dwarfs even if I don't want to.) 

Because they're all so little, I thought I might base them up together eventually for game duty, so they've got rare earth magnets drilled into their integral bases, instead of something with  bevel. Still not sure about the base colour - maybe slate grey's more appropriately grim.