Sunday 24 March 2013

Kev Adams (Goblinmaster) attacked in his own home...updated 23rd April 2013

You might have already heard the news about Kev. Awful things to happen to anyone. I'm lucky enough to know Kev quite well and a more decent sort of bloke you will not meet. He is now out of hospital and doing well however this sort of incident stays with you, long after the physical aspects have healed and gone. A lot of people in the hobby have got together in support and Dags and Geronimo have set up a Facebook page 'Goblin Aid' to help raise funds to help - the b*stards took his computer among other bits. If you can please support it, I have been following Kev's sculpting for as long as I can remember. Check out the 'Kev Adams Challenge' for a good history of his sculpting......

27th March; Here's the updated list of sculptors who've, most generously, volunteered their time and talent to make a Goblin....

Tre Manor (RedBox Games)
Jason Wiebe (Reaper, etc)
Chaz Elliot (WotC, Citadel, etc)
Des Hanley (Otherworld)
Alex Bates (Forge of Ice)
Steven Marchant (Inso)
Stuart Powley (SLAP minis)
Mark Evans (Crooked Dice, Fenris, etc)
Warren Beattie (Hasslefree, etc)
David Drage (Iron Mammoth, Scheltrum, etc)
Matt Gubser (Dark Age, Rusted heroes, etc)
Sylvain (Golgo Island)
Kev White (Hasslefree)
Davide Tedeschi (Shieldwolf)
George Fairlamb (Black Cat bases, Fenris etc)
Bill Thornhill (Musketeer)
Gary Morley (GW, etc)
Mark Craggs (World of Twilight)
Phil Hynes (Monstertown USA)
Tim Prow (Wizkids, Heartbreaker, etc)
Paul Gargon (Mad Clown)
Andy Foster (Heresy)
Alex Hunter (Warploque)
Werner Klocke (Freebooters' Fate, etc)
Minghua Kao (Hasslefree, etc)
Bob Olley (Olley’s Armies, GW, etc)

Top blokes, all

- Dags

27th March, great news;

"Operation over
All well,feeling much better
Regards, Kev (GoblinMaster) Adams"

On with the show - greens to be molded......

Werner Klocke

Davide Tedeschi

Gav Fry

Kev White

David Sonderquest

Gary Morley

George Fairlam Wizard & Familiar

Bill Thornhill

John Pickford

Mark Craggs

Jason Wiebe

Mati Zander

Tom Emmett

Brilliant bust by Philip Hynes with a great likeness (see pic at the bottom)

Some of Kev's greens sculpted for White Knights Emporium.....

Kieran Billings

Bob Murch

Steven Marchant

Alex Hunter

David Drage

Tim Prow

Eyle Alexander

Bob Olley

Pedro Navarro

Gael Gourman

Jo Brumby

Dave Leigh

Des Hanley

Gros Zizi III

JohnEdwin Manor

Jonas Plass

Chaz Elliot

Minghua Kao

Paul Gargon

Sonny Bundgaard

Stu Powley

Yan Hoarou

Print by Marty Witmore

A young Kev from the 80s

And if you're wondering what the collection is all about this is it.....Kev after being allowed home following the attack.

Latest news, direct from Kev himself;

"Thanks, I really appreciate what you and everyone else is doing to help me, I feel bad as I've not communicated on Facebook but I've never wanted to join and the best way for me to get over what happened is to get my head into something creative so I'm compiling lots of music as its a hobby and great fun as i love mixing and doing interesting things with synths and ambient sounds.
It means I will be locked at desk when i get back to work as there’s lots of new sounds to keep me interested .I'm hoping to give it a bash next week as my eye is improving .I was on a roll and making my first female models and am itching to get back .I'm lucky I didn’t lose my sight in right eye, socket was that badly smashed that my eye was lower than it should be and the operation was very complex they tell me .Still got a broken jaw and nose is broken in three places and i was shown x-rays yesterday of how my face was all caved in and why they used metal plates to rebuild cheekbones .I hope they catch these idiots before they kill somebody .I'm not happy because they got the wrong house as its my neighbour who they were trying to rob but we both have gravel drives. There’s been a spate of similar robberies and a girl was mugged the other night outside the local shop by three hooded thugs who sound like they could be the same lot. I'm on the mend and will bounce back, there’s a new picture attached and I don’t mind if you post it so people can see I'm ok. I'm healing very well due to the fact that I drink lots of wheatgrass and juice vegetables and eat a lot of fresh fruit, I'm totally into a healthy raw vegan diet these days so I will soon recover."

At The Mountains of (Lead) Madness.....

Insanity rules throughout Lovecraftian (and other) tales of the Cthulhu mythos so I thought I would let you enter my own fevered the shape of the many WIPs on my workplace and the cluttered hobby areas I inhabit.....

These 2 pics are of a late 70s vignette entitled something along the lines of 'Incident at Simga 9' or similar......I think it's a Tony Ackland sculpt but can't find a reference (although I have seen it possibly in an old Military Modelling)

A Sanderson Wizard with cowering wench I picked up at the same time... 

 I also traded some minis for these Tony Yates sculpts....yet to identify the range, they all have FA underneath base followed by digits. I'm guessing an old company called Plastiform but more research is needed....

Another complete unknown picked up in the same trade......

Thanks to Marcus Ansell at Wargames Foundry I am the proud owner of these Citadel 'Ferocious Fishmen' all converted way back when for playtesting the original Warhammer 40K, then affectionately known as 'Rogue Trader'

These are my original fantasy versions bought when they were first released (although back row, left, appeared at some point in the last few years) Citadel FF65 Ferocious Man-Fish...check out the Collecting Citadel Miniatures WIKI here.

Comparison shots for those interested.....


A Westwind Productions evil Nazi doctor and his genetic playthings (GDOOM03 Clone Tanks)......lots of fun!