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Swords & Dorkery

"We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different."--Kurt Vonnegut

Last Build Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:02:44 +0000


Minotaur, ettins, more sneaky hobbitses (We hates them forever!)mikemonaco

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:01:34 +0000

On the left, an Asgard halfling; right, a Reaper minotaur by Sandra Garrity. The only thing these two have in common (apart from being painted the same night) is that both were purchased at conventions. The halfling was purchased at Neovention, a fairly big convention that used to be mostly held at the University of […](image)

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Two Beowolves and sneaky hobbitsesmikemonaco

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:00:11 +0000

I’m getting closer on finishing up all my barbarians (excluding a bunch of plastics), and I think this one is the oldest — the Ral Partha Beowulf, which dates back to 1978 I think. Mine had some filing on the base so I’m not positive; the Lost Minis Wiki also shows a version with a […](image)

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Barbarians, halflings, and some monstersmikemonaco

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:00:31 +0000

Here’s a real grab bag. A few barbarians I hadn’t posted yet. Two from Asgard (Viking Forge recasts): This one sort of replaces a figure I lost … not really sure when. But at one point I had this and a similar unarmored and beardless dude which is no longer in production. Both originally came […](image)

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Nagas, mushroom men, hell hounds, and a thingthingmikemonacoD&DNaga.JPGImage result for naga monster manual dfc

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:00:38 +0000

Am I still painting a lot? Oh hell yeah. As usual, quantity takes primacy over quality. First up, two nagas from the Descent board game. They follow the old Monster Manual illustration pretty spot-on. Though I didn’t apply the mascara. For scale, here’s a Grenadier wizard I probably didn’t post already. He should have had […](image)

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Human giantsmikemonaco

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 19:19:13 +0000

“Verbeeg, or human behemoths, are a race of human giants…”–Monster Manual II Per the Monster Manual II, verbeeg are 8 1/2 to 10 feet tall, while firbolg are 10 1/2 feet tall. These two were sold as Firbolg during TSR’s short-lived turn as a miniatures manufacturer, but I always thought of them a half-ogres or […](image)

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Barbarians at the gate!mikemonacoImage result for faceless eunuch dreamblade

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 22:58:30 +0000

This Sunday I got on a bit of a painting tear and finished off a bunch of barbarians. The oldest ones first. The two ladies on the left are the Heritage “barbarian woman” from the Cavern of Doom set. The leftmost is in better condition; the other one broke repeatedly long ago, and I had […](image)

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Sun, 29 Oct 2017 16:00:05 +0000

Games Workshop’s unique and problematic Warhammer monster the Fimir has been pretty thoroughly documented here, so I don’t have much to add. I occasionally wish I’d picked up a few more of the metal ones, and when I bought some Viking Forge recasts of some Asgard stuff, I decided the Many-Armed Skulker would be a […](image)

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Five minis in search of a thememikemonaco

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:00:47 +0000

The Reaper version of Carrion Crawlers (Charnel Grub) are pretty sick looking. These guys are plastic Reaper Bones version. I kept the classic green and red look of CC for these but tried to make them look a little paler, like maggots. I still have some work to do on the slime trails and bases, […](image)

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Another Rat on a Stick variationmikemonaco

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:00:28 +0000

Some day I’ll settle on a recipe. This year I used “Gimme Lean” again, and blended white beans, with a bunch of sage, basil, salt, garlic, and little oregano because the beans sort of watered down the sausage flavor. The resulting mix was plenty to make something like 30 or 35 rats, including five “jumbo” […](image)

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More flesh for Frankensteinmikemonaco

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:00:32 +0000

Still working on Halloween-related minis, I finished two flesh golems — or rather a flesh golem and a homonculous. The Tom Meier/Ral Partha Frankenstein is a nice sculpt although the detail on the face is kind of obscured by mold lines I couldn’t quite remove. The other guy is a MegaMinis recast of the Metal […](image)

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