Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween (in 28mm)

Happy Haloween folks. Both of these models come from Mega Miniatures. The witch was part of their 20 model Fantasy Town Folk set. I never thought I'd paint her, but then I had the idea for the Song of Blades and Heros game: Pilgrims vs. a witch and her monsters. I went for a bright red dress, rather than the typical black ensemble. The fire is molded plastic from an old 1/32 Marx playset.

9 comments:

Eli Arndt said...

Excellent work there. Nice choiceo f variation on the witch. I didn't expect you to go with the green skin, but you make it work.

I might add that your headless monsters from the previous post might make good summoned horrors from the Pit. There is a certain medieval charm to them that just speaks unspeakable horrors from Hell.

Chgowiz said...

Nice! What is a Marx playset?

Andrew said...

Thanks, dudes! Marx was a toy company popular in the 1950s - 60s. They made plastic 1/32 play sets like WWII guys, AWI, Civil War, Cowboys, Ben Hur, etc. The old molds were picked up my a few companies, so you can get re-issued figures. I think the camp fire comes from a Boy Scouts set.

Eli Arndt said...

Did you actually get to play your Halloween game?

Andrew said...

Hi Eli, I almost did. I was going to do a solo game Friday night, but then I got too tired. Everything is painted, so I'll just make sure to do it later.

Thanks for asking, I didn't think anyone was interested!

Eli Arndt said...

Interested indeed. Would love to see how you play it out.

-Eli

Secundus said...

Nice fire you have there, You've chosen the colours well. It looks as If you have a bulb inside it.

I have seen bulbs on the Warlord games web site. There are battle line bulbs and torch/fire bulbs. Have a look, you might be able to put one under your plastic fire and make It glow. very atmospheric in the low light and with a witch scrabbling around it could be just the thing to finish off your village set.

Just a thought.

Andrew said...

A bulb would be very cool! My grandpa uses them for his little town set-up. He has little flickering flame-like bulbs. I have to admit I used a little digital trickery for this photo. I painted the fire bright yellow/orange, and then bumped up the saturation of these color in Photoshop. I also darkened the edges of the photo to create shadows. (This is not something I do to my photos usually)

JBUDD NEWS said...

Wowzers. Have you done any zelda maps?