Saturday, September 24, 2022

Bloated Ghoul

This may be my best ghoul yet. I painted him in shades of green, drybrushed the boils in shades of yellow, then added bile for good measure. 

Friday, September 23, 2022


Dogmeat is the shared name of some loyal hounds appearing as companions in a number of the Fallout computer games. There are also several miniatures of Dogmeat for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. Above we have the basic version. 

Next, we have one wearing shades. 
And finally, one Dogmeat variant has the luxury of some basic armour plating. 

Thursday, September 22, 2022

A Better Class of Ghouls

Jeff's excellent advice on painting ghouls is welcome, but the techniques he described are a hair too advanced for me at this point. So I cheated a bit, adding generous quantities of True Blood paint from Green Stuff World. Combined with ink washes, the blood helped me mask some of my mistakes. I'm quite pleased with the face on the top ghoul--pretty terrifying. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Sergeant Prestown of the Yukon

I took my time painting this pair of miniatures from Pulp Figures. I started with the mounted Mountie, painstakingly entering a zen-like trance in order to keep my hands from shaking as I painted the pinstripes, straps, and stirrups. 

Once I completed Sgt. Prestown, I painted his horse in shades of golden brown. I kind of regret adding an ink wash; even after highlighting over the wash to take away some of the muddiness, I still think the horse looked better pre-wash, as seen below: 

What do you think? 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

My First Masking

While painting these barricades, I noticed a roll of Scotch tape on my desk. I decided to try masking the barricades in order to paint some straight diagonal lines on them. The basic technique worked, but I have to improve my execution. Even so, I'm glad I attempted it! 

Monday, September 19, 2022

Silverback Gorilla

Somehow I've obtained quite a number of primate miniatures. I decided to make this gorilla a silverback. 

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Billions and Billions of Iterations of Carl Sagan

I think Carl Sagan would be fascinated by the (what appears to be) sudden explosion of AI capability. Despite many prompts I couldn't get Stable Diffusion to get Carl's face really correct, but it came close, and I think the spirit shines through. 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Albert Einstein

Here are some images of Albert Einstein generated by Stable Diffusion in response to my carefully crafted (!) prompts. 

Friday, September 16, 2022

Romulan Unmasked?

At first I thought this figure was a Cardassian, so I painted him in shades of brown. But now that I see it close up, I think this might be another Romulan. Either way, I think the brown suits him. 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Romulan Operative

Colours are all right except for the base, which I hate. Facial definition is okay. Disruptor is hard to see. The Tal Shiar would not be pleased. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Ghoulish Failure

I'm not a fan of how Modiphius sculpted these ghouls, but that's no excuse for my terrible paint jobs. I just couldn't get a handle on how to create a rotting flesh effect. Ink washes didn't do the trick. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Mister Handy

Here's a Mister Handy robot from Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. I used some rubble to hide the support pole that gives Mister Handy the illusion of hovering. 

Monday, September 12, 2022

Script Girl in Scarlet

Here's my interpretation of Miss Spingler, the script girl from this Pulp Figures set. Whoever painted the catalogue image did a far better job than me, but I'm content with my version for now. 

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Son of Frankenstein

Here's my second iteration of Frankenstein's monster from Pulp Figures. I think I like this one better than the first; the skin turned out better, and his features are well-defined. I like my colour scheme, too. 

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Friday, September 09, 2022


Here's 28mm-scale little girl. I've named her Juana. I can't really tell what she's clutching in her hands, but I've decided it's a stuffed bunny. 

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Wednesday, September 07, 2022


Here is a monk I've named Kalsang. I need some kind of macro lens to get better photos of these; he looks much better in person. 

Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Here's a 28mm-scale dog from Pulp Figures. There are some weird artifacts in this photo, but you get the general idea. 

Monday, September 05, 2022

Silver Subway

Sean gave me a 28mm-scale subway entrance! For the longest time I've been trying to decide on a paint scheme, until finally I settled upon Sylvia's black-and-silver wedding theme. I think the choice gives this subway an old school film noir look. Also, I tried to create the impression of light coming up the stairs from underground, but it's not particularly successful. I'm glad I tried it, though. 

Sunday, September 04, 2022

Here's another wrecked sedan for Fallout, Villains and Vigilantes, Twilight: 2000, or any other modern or post-apocalyptic RPG setting. I painted this one black, then added silver to the dents and used weathering pencils to create rust, dirt, and smoke damage. 

Saturday, September 03, 2022

A Survivor in Greene

Here's one of the earliest released miniatures for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare; he's an unnamed survivor from Fallout 4's early stages. As suggested by the box art, I painted him in green camo, with middling success. 

Friday, September 02, 2022

Scored Four Dungeon Doors

Here are four more dungeon doors from one of the Dungeons & Lasers sets I Kickstarted. I used drybrushing to paint the wood surfaces and teeny weeny brushes to paint the metal and stone bits.