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Scribbs’ Incidental Diversions

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About the Project

A place for all the models that don't fit into any particular project. Expect a range of different genres and companies, often painted for no real purpose other than to just have some fun and to act as a palette cleanser to break up work on other things.

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Elucidian Starstriders - Rogue Trader & Officers

Tutoring 2
Skill 2
Idea 2
2 Comments
Second half of the Elucidian Starstriders Kill Team, which essentially covers all the Rogue Trader and her officers. I tried to give each figure a bit more individual colour schemes, whilst still keeping some sense of unity across the whole.Second half of the Elucidian Starstriders Kill Team, which essentially covers all the Rogue Trader and her officers. I tried to give each figure a bit more individual colour schemes, whilst still keeping some sense of unity across the whole.
Finished Kill Team all together.Finished Kill Team all together.

Elucidian Starstriders - Voidsmen & Best Boy

Tutoring 4
Skill 4
Idea 5
No Comments
Can't remember the last time I painted some GW 40k figures. I love the design of this Kill Team, and they've made a nice change from recent historical projects.Can't remember the last time I painted some GW 40k figures. I love the design of this Kill Team, and they've made a nice change from recent historical projects.

Space Ork Captain

Tutoring 6
Skill 8
Idea 8
2 Comments
Cybork Freebooter captain plus the last couple of crew members.Cybork Freebooter captain plus the last couple of crew members.
The whole crew all finished up.The whole crew all finished up.

Space Orks

Tutoring 6
Skill 8
Idea 8
3 Comments
Recently arrived figures from a KS by Meridian Miniatures. Proper hefty, single piece metal casts, sculpted by Kev Adams. Had a lot of fun painting these, with a few more to come.Recently arrived figures from a KS by Meridian Miniatures. Proper hefty, single piece metal casts, sculpted by Kev Adams. Had a lot of fun painting these, with a few more to come.

Otherworld Miniatures

Tutoring 6
Skill 7
Idea 7
No Comments

Half a dozen fantasy adventurers from Otherworld Miniatures. I think Otherworld’s figures are tremendously characterful, really hitting the classic representation of fantasy from the early D&D days.

Not my best painting, but I had a lot of fun with them.

Otherworld Miniatures
Otherworld Miniatures
Otherworld Miniatures
Otherworld Miniatures

Robot Trooper & Orc

Tutoring 6
Skill 8
Idea 8
No Comments

A couple of random individual miniatures. First a robot trooper from Gydran Studios, and then an Orc by Fist in the Eye, who was a very late effort for Orctober.

Robot Trooper & Orc

More Mercenaries

Tutoring 5
Skill 7
Idea 7
1 Comment

Second half of the mercenaries all painted up and ready to join the previous lot.

More Mercenaries
More Mercenaries

Mercenaries

Tutoring 6
Skill 8
Idea 8
2 Comments
Mercenaries

These are the first half of a set of resin mercenary figures sculpted by Meridian Miniatures and based on artwork by Black Crab Art.

I’ve had these for almost a year now, mainly as I was a bit intimidated about painting them. I sometimes worry about doing  justice to good quality figures, which can lead to them getting sidelined, completely negating the point in buying them in the first place. Normally as soon as I start putting colour down, everything gets easier and I lose myself in the painting process.

This lot (and the wildcat in the last post) are some of these awkward models that I have struggled with, but I’ve challenged myself to try and work through a few before the end of the year.

Mercenaries

Wildcat Warrior

Tutoring 6
Skill 7
Idea 7
No Comments
Back to painting tartan for a Burrows and Badgers wildcat.Back to painting tartan for a Burrows and Badgers wildcat.
Wildcat Warrior

Wiglaf Miniatures and Jon Hodgson Backgrounds

Tutoring 9
Skill 12
Idea 12
4 Comments

I recently returned to my handful of unpainted Wiglaf Miniatures, splitting them into a two rough groups and picking a trio of different colours to act as a unifying scheme for each.

As mentioned before, these are very nice 18mm sculpts, very easy to paint, just the right amount of detail without becoming cluttered.

I had a bit of fun with the very oversized flags. The designs are based on illustrations from the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript dating from ca.800 AD. That’s about 150-200 years after the era these models depict, but made in a Columban monastery in either Scotland or Ireland. The Columban monks spread from Iona around to the North of England, so I figured that the images were appropriate if not necessarily contemporary.

I got these figures finished just as a book of photo backdrops arrived in the post. Made by Jon Hodgson, these backdrops are fantastic, well worth checking out. Books are available to buy via Bad Squiddo games.

Wiglaf Miniatures and Jon Hodgson Backgrounds
Wiglaf Miniatures and Jon Hodgson Backgrounds
Wiglaf Miniatures and Jon Hodgson Backgrounds
Wiglaf Miniatures and Jon Hodgson Backgrounds

Cat Piper

Tutoring 7
Skill 9
Idea 9
1 Comment
Another Burrows & Badgers figure. Really quite a simple sculpt, but a good model to break out the tartan paint on.Another Burrows & Badgers figure. Really quite a simple sculpt, but a good model to break out the tartan paint on.
Cat Piper

Cat Huntress

Tutoring 7
Skill 9
Idea 8
2 Comments
As per usual for this project, a little palette cleanser after working through quite a few historical figures. Again, I grabbed a Burrows & Badgers model, a cat huntress. I had settled on a colour scheme for the dress a while ago after watching The English on TV, but there's been a fair lag between getting that inspiration and putting it into practice.As per usual for this project, a little palette cleanser after working through quite a few historical figures. Again, I grabbed a Burrows & Badgers model, a cat huntress. I had settled on a colour scheme for the dress a while ago after watching The English on TV, but there's been a fair lag between getting that inspiration and putting it into practice.
Cat Huntress

Tengu Rogue

Tutoring 8
Skill 10
Idea 9
No Comments
Took a little break from Outremer to paint this little tengu/kenku/bird folk rogue. Whilst it wouldn't be too far out of place in Burrows & Badgers, this figure is from Oathsworn Miniatures other range, Sensible Shoes, which has a nice selection of realistic fantasy heroines. The intention is to use this figure as a Preen in Five Leagues from the Borderlands.Took a little break from Outremer to paint this little tengu/kenku/bird folk rogue. Whilst it wouldn't be too far out of place in Burrows & Badgers, this figure is from Oathsworn Miniatures other range, Sensible Shoes, which has a nice selection of realistic fantasy heroines. The intention is to use this figure as a Preen in Five Leagues from the Borderlands.
Tengu Rogue

Platypus Warrior

Tutoring 6
Skill 9
Idea 8
1 Comment
Another Burrows & Badgers sculpt that pretty much painted itself.Another Burrows & Badgers sculpt that pretty much painted itself.
Platypus Warrior

Necropolis Priests

Tutoring 7
Skill 10
Idea 10
2 Comments
A trio of priests/cultists by Meridian Miniatures from their ongoing collaboration with Black Crab Art.A trio of priests/cultists by Meridian Miniatures from their ongoing collaboration with Black Crab Art.

Wiglaf Miniatures

Tutoring 9
Skill 13
Idea 12
No Comments
Wiglaf Miniatures

I managed to get hold of a small sample pack of Wiglaf Miniatures. These are really nicely detailed 18mm sculpts by Mark Copplestone, great fun to paint up. Definitely worthy of their shortlisting for Indie of Year 2022, and I’ll probably get some more at a later stage.

Wiglaf Miniatures
Wiglaf Miniatures

Knight & Squire

Tutoring 8
Skill 12
Idea 11
No Comments
A pair of sculpts by Meridian Miniatures as part of their ongoing collaboration with Black Crab Art. These were part of a Kickstarter that arrived late last year. Lots of excellent sculpts that are equal parts intimidating and exciting to paint.A pair of sculpts by Meridian Miniatures as part of their ongoing collaboration with Black Crab Art. These were part of a Kickstarter that arrived late last year. Lots of excellent sculpts that are equal parts intimidating and exciting to paint.

Android Xenoseeker

Tutoring 8
Skill 8
Idea 9
No Comments
This is one of plastic Starfinder RPG figures produced by Archon Studios. Although 28mm, the proportions are quite slender, and details a little shallow, so I been putting off painting it. Motivation and inspiration came in the form of the solo-RPG Notorious arriving in the post. This rpg is essentially about playing one of the bounty hunters from Star Wars as they track down a contracted target. Reading the rules got me keen to paint an appropriate model, plus the cover of the book gave a nice colour scheme to use.This is one of plastic Starfinder RPG figures produced by Archon Studios. Although 28mm, the proportions are quite slender, and details a little shallow, so I been putting off painting it. Motivation and inspiration came in the form of the solo-RPG Notorious arriving in the post. This rpg is essentially about playing one of the bounty hunters from Star Wars as they track down a contracted target. Reading the rules got me keen to paint an appropriate model, plus the cover of the book gave a nice colour scheme to use.

Adder Mage

Tutoring 6
Skill 9
Idea 8
No Comments
More Burrows & Badgers. I probably should have tried to push the contrast between the black patterning and the other scales a bit more, but happy with the sheen.More Burrows & Badgers. I probably should have tried to push the contrast between the black patterning and the other scales a bit more, but happy with the sheen.
Adder Mage

Mistghasts

Tutoring 7
Skill 9
Idea 8
No Comments
A trio of mistghasts for Burrows & Badgers. Super fast painting effort, tried lazy flame lighting by letting the dry brushing be a bit imprecise. I think it just about works, although I may come back to these at a later date if I change my mind.A trio of mistghasts for Burrows & Badgers. Super fast painting effort, tried lazy flame lighting by letting the dry brushing be a bit imprecise. I think it just about works, although I may come back to these at a later date if I change my mind.
Mistghasts

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