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Spire Tyrants and Skin Tone

I love painting skin. It’s one of those things I find very enjoyable that I know a lot of others don’t like doing. I wanted to try other skin tones, so bought myself a set of Scale75 paints focusing on skin tones.

I have used them to experiment on a Warcry Warband – The Spire Tyrants. They show a lot of flesh and it seemed a good idea. Most of the tones focused on dark skin. Here they are:

I loved how the colours blended together and how the warband has come out. The black and gold looks great against dark skin. Good experiment all round.

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Forster’s Foundry: Perfect Sons

Another new line we have added to the 3D printing website is the Perfect Sons – done by That Evil One, who also does the Luna Auxilia.

They are fun alternatives to Chaos Space Marines and the sculpts are great quality. Here are some of the ones we have made already:

There are a lot of minis in this range, and it’s going to take me some time to get them all painted, but I’m looking forward to it. My personal favourite is the robot stomper!!

Link to the range is here:

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Dungeons and Dragons: Ptolus 3.5

My friends and I have been playing a game of D&D for the past 8 years or so. We’ve been exploring and saving Monty Cooke’s Ptolus and it’s been a lot of fun. I play a barbarian, named Gjertrude and have been since level 3. The party hit level 19 during the last session, and we finally got to explore the dungeon at the top of the spire – which is what the entire game has been all about!

We fought elementals, ghosts, giant shark things I can’t remember the name of and got blown up by traps. We were mocked by dwarf ghosts, crunched by goo and found things in jars I would rather not speak of.

The dungeon background was made by our GM, and it adds a whole new level to the game. When he began playing, we didn’t even use miniatures or maps. It’s been a long running campaign and how we play has changed a great deal. Using minis and physical maps makes such a huge difference to the game itself and adds a great deal of enjoyability.

Hopefully, we will make it through the dungeon and save the world! But who knows what’s around the next corner?

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Forster’s Foundry Northern Ogres.

The 3D Printing continues to go well. Now that we have all the printers working consistently, we have been able to add another range to our store.

Printed under license from Txarli Factory, these Northern Ogres are now listed on the website and available. I have not yet managed to paint any as I have been super busy but they are in the works and I look forward to working on them:

There are more miniatures in the range too, and these shall be added to the collection soon. I love the northern theme that they have. Here’s the link to the store:

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Castellan Crowe and friends!

Now that the busy month of August has passed, I have had a bit of time to catch up on painting and get some work done. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a Hexfire box and have wasted no time in getting the Grey Knights painted. I plan on keeping the Thousand Sons so they have joined the waiting list of personal projects, but the Grey Knights were always going to be sold – which is why they got done first. Here they are in all the silver glory!

I thoroughly enjoyed painting these guys, and the silver turned out exactly how I wanted it to.

I started with a base coat of Leadbelcher, washed with Guilliman Glaze, then dry brushed with Stormhost silver. The blue tint shows through well without it being overpowering. The weaponry also looks awesome – I opted for layer blended swords so they didn’t blend in with the other metallics.

And of course, it wouldn’t be one of my miniatures without something fancy on the cloak!

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March the Month!

As some of you know, I lost my granddad in late 2020 to prostate cancer. It was a difficult time for a lot of us as due to the restrictions in place at the time, most of my family were unable to see him during his final days, or attend the funeral.

This is Grandad Jim

Prostate cancer is a serious disease that is already affecting other male members of my family, and men all over the world too.

I am taking part in a fund raising event called March the Month. I will walk 11k steps every day in September and try and raise as much money and awareness as I can.

Today is day 1 and I am off to a good start.

The link to the sponsorship page is here:

https://marchthemonth.prostatecanceruk.org/fundraising/debbies-march-the-month-for-prostate-cancer2021

If you can sponsor me, that would be amazing and you’d have my eternal gratitude. If not, a simple share would be just as helpful.

Thank you for all your support.

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Trickery!

I have created one of my own D&D miniatures using the 3D printers. It was fun to work on a character that I have a connection with and have played for over a year now. She is a tiefling rogue and doesn’t have a great deal of common sense!

She is obsessed with daggers, collecting random items of little value and having fun.

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Year 4 Anniversary.

It has become my tradition to make my husband something for our wedding anniversary using bits I have lying about in the bits box. This year was no different, though I feel as though this is the (second) coolest diorama I have ever made. Here it is:

Two skitarii bickering over a game of Warhammer 40k. It was fun to make. The question is, who won??

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Luna Auxilia Medics!

The 3D printing range is turning out to be pretty neat, and I am so glad when we manage to get some more printed successfully and added to the set. This week, we have added some Medics to the range, though whether they will help or harm the injured is another question entirely. I love these ones because the detail on the prints are clear and they have come out really well. I think these are a close second to favourite of mine, the first being the Conjurer with his flaming hands of doom!

The bonus is, I now get to spend the next day painting them to fit with the rest of the range! They are available at the Foundry here:

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Ad Mech Part 2

I have finished the second part of the Adeptus Mechanicus after what feels like an age. I have very much enjoyed the commission, and working on a whole army all at once rather than a few miniatures here and there. It was not as much of a slog as I feared it might be, but I did use a lot of red!

The only mini I have not pictured is the flier, as It is being sent part assembled, and it did not fit in the light box!

I shall be taking a bit of a break from the Ad Mech, but not for long as I already have a few more waiting to be done!