June is nearly over, so here are the fantasy miniatures I managed to paint this month. As you can tell, by the last few posts, my attention span - well, let's be polite and say it wanders all over the place. I've painted fantasy, ancient Greeks, seven years' war, and WWII figures this month and… Continue reading June Fantasy
Today I'm featuring a couple of figures I just finished and a few more dwarfs. All of the figures are from Reaper Miniatures. I've been collecting and gaming with Reaper figures for about 25 years. It also helps that the Reaper factory and home offices are only a 30 minute drive from Floozy Manor. I… Continue reading A Violin Virtuoso, A Spider Demoness AND … More Dwarfs
The Floozy may be a slow painter, but she paints a little each night. This week I finished 3 science fiction figures and rebased 1 figure. I made progress on other figures, I just didn't get them finished. Painting Black Without Black I'm painting figures and putting together terrain to play 5150: Infestation from Two Hour… Continue reading When Black Isn’t Black – Painting Sci-Fi
Why Dwarfs? I admit I have an affinity for dwarfs. I've often told the story that it was my son who introduced me to the hobby of gaming with miniature figures. But until now, I haven't told you what my first figures were. See, we started playing Warhammer 40K and later Warhammer. My son collected… Continue reading Dwarfs!
Happy New Year, everyone! Things are marvelous, though a bit chilly, at Floozy Manor. I thought I'd start the year off with a review of a boxed set of figures from Reaper Miniatures. The initial boxed set, "Savage Beauty", and the individual figures began appearing shortly after the turn of the century, 2001-2003, and the… Continue reading Savage Beauty & Chicks in Chainmail!
They stank. They were dirty, grimy - and they stank. They sat down directly across from Rena Blackanvil. One had long matted blonde hair with icy blue eyes. She propped a formidable crossbow against her chair. The other had dark blondish looking hair done in two greasy braids. She had leaned a nondescript shield against… Continue reading Sisterhood of the Stench – Part 1
Note: This post contains photos of nude miniatures. They aren't Barbie doll naked, they are naked naked. Nymphs are female nature deities found throughout the wilds of Talomir. They are often the daughters of gods and mortals, but some were formed from nature herself. Nymphs live in places of wonder: springs, caves, forest groves, and ocean… Continue reading Menalippe’s Bestiary – Nymphs
Have you ever needed a monster or dragon in a game, but didn't have the big bucks for a metal model? Never fear, there are wonderful plastic models on the market that don't cost an arm and a leg, and best of all, they don't look like everyone's favorite purple dinosaur, Barney. For this last… Continue reading Plastic Monster Goodness
My Reaper Bones II Kickstarter arrived today. It was definitely a lift on an otherwise snowy dreary day. This Kickstarter had problems. First they had to redesign the molds for a few of the figures, mostly the larger dragons. Second, they had manufacturing time slippage in China. And third, the shipments were caught up in… Continue reading OH MR. BONES!
Texicon is one month away! It is hard to believe that I started this project in December & still have more terrain to build & a few more figures to paint. I received 2 new distractions since my last post. One of them fits into my Texicon game. Hinterland released female Askaris. Now the players… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 4
Texicon is now 70 days away. Miniature painting is well under way & will have more than enough miniatures for the game. I've completed the native village of 4 huts & have started building the jungle terrain. The one part of the hobby that I absolutely hate is assembly work. Whether miniatures with small fiddly… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 3
Well it has turned cold again here in the Dallas area & that means I can't spray any matte sealer to finish the miniatures I've been painting. I thought I'd go ahead and show them even though I still need to add model railroad ballast to the bases for texture & need to seal the… Continue reading Oh, Mr. Bones! – Part 4