Well, back into the hobby with a bit of a splash. I'm working with the most wonderful Philip Page of Slug Industries on a very secret project.....so secret in fact that I can only show a few work in progress shots that I've been allowed to paint. The Dead God is a resin casting via Chris at Macrocosm designed by Kev Adams who is responsible for all of the current Tenoch range. The dias and throne are by Phil. So much more to come.......
Friday, 25 January 2019
Sunday, 23 December 2018
Well, it's almost that time again so here's wishing you all a wonderfully festive Noggin the Nogmas and a Happy New Year! This will be my first Xmas without my mum so it will be strange not to be travelling to her house on the day for a traditional Christmas dinner with the children.
The Noggin Kickstarter will be getting fulfilled early January now due to her recent passing. Hopefully the New Year will see more projects as well with Noggin, the Tenoch, Politicos and a couple of secret ones in the works......
A picture taken by my brother towards the end of October.....a couple of days later she had no memory of going out.......she deteriorated so quickly during November it was a real shock to us all. I will miss her forever. Love you my mummy.
Monday, 26 November 2018
Some years back, Pete Brown of The Mouldmaker mentioned his love of Noggin the Nog in a Facebook (I think) conversation and I got to thinking that there were no sculpts for this immortal series.......sooooooooooo.....I threw caution to the wind and sculpted one out of epoxy putty......the results were certainly not earth shattering ('I've seen worse' said Pete very diplomatically) however when the latest Noggin master mould was being made up there was space for my own piece........pure vanity and not a commercial release for obvious reasons!
Nog cavalry and new crows painted by the marvelous Andy Hides....
Masters of the Woodsman and Miner - note that the Miner can be used without the larger base on Nick Cases' boardgame 'Tales of the Northlands'.....
Poor pic of both versions of the flying machine and the Kickstarter badge painted again by Andy....
Sunday, 11 November 2018
Dulce et Decorum Est, by Wilfred Owen
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.
Gas! GAS! Quick, boys! - An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime ...
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under I green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, --
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.
Sunday, 28 October 2018
Well, just under 3 days left......would certainly appreciate a share or two! So many minis to be produced!
The Miner and Woodcutter greens have been added now....
Peter Firmin's illustrations from Nick Case' game 'Tales of the Northlands'.
Noggin's Army is a personal favourite on mine.....
Monday, 15 October 2018
Quite a few more sculpts have been mastered including the idol alternative for the palanquin. Also a small range of 'Froglings' for which I have yet to work out a background......kind of typical Kev spaced out types :)
The palanquin idol to be produced in resin.....
The initial range out on the hunt......available here.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Well, I finally got my act together and launched the 2nd of the Noggin Kickstarters for The Little Soldier Company. It's close to funding and runs to the end of the month with a planned fulfillment for December in time for Xmas. Please spread the word!