Thursday, December 25, 2014

Sanity Claws

Merry Christmas!
 חַג שָׂמֵחַ
Happy Festivus.
Merry Crimbus!
Happy Mercenary Day!
Great Pudding's Feast!

As some (especially Oldhammers) will know, Sanity Claws is a Limted Release mini from approximately 1986. More info on his origins can be found at the exquisite Realm of Chaos 80's.

I'd like to think that he's a dimensional being from the Warp, bringing Change once a year to all who wish for it...his bag seems full of all sorts of unspeakable wonders.

I couldn't work up the courage to affix this guy to his base. I wanted the snow to look just right and was having trouble. This will definitely be a reminder to myself next time to "just do it."

When it comes to the painting itself, I was inspired by Ivan Albright and his most famous work for the movie, The Picture of Dorian Grey.

Image Source: Wikipedia

Friday, July 25, 2014

 Wunderkammer Miniaturum I.

My recent favorites, painted between the years 2011-2014.
I will ocassionally curate a miniature miniature exhibit from time to time. This was originally going to be an entry for the exhibit entitled "These are Some of My Favorite Things" at the ASU Ceramics Research Center.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

More animated miniatures.

Horror-faced Apsiring Champion of Tzeentch.
Games Workshop Citadel parts:
*Ork body, arm.
*Chaos Warrior Axe arm.
*Horror of Tzeentch head, reveresed.
*Mouth-Inset Eyeball from Chaos Spawn sprue.
*Tentatcles from Green Stuff (Knead-Tite Epoxy Putty)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Testing out an animated GIF


Satyr Female (Satyar Tiebandigerin)
Das Schwarze Auge, Ral Partha Europe

Friday, January 03, 2014

My Little Cthulu

Miniature from the excellent Night Terrors range by CP Miniatures. Would like to know the sculptor, perhaps George Fairlamb? He has sculpted the Hook Horror from this range.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

  ~~The Great Pudding ~~
WIshes You a

Happy Christmas!

The Great Pudding was inspired by this single entry in early Warhammer 40K Lore:

"As the governor of a hive-world you find it difficult to keep order at the best of times. Things have been getting worse since a madman started a new religion based around the premise that a  vast floating pudding would appear to make life better for everyone -- the people have stopped working, even the military has been affected and you can't rely on your own staff anymore. Yesterday you caught your mother reading a pamphlet entitled, "The Pudding is coming-- ten reasons why you should believe." Today the prophet of this insane religion, the Rev. Jeronimo Kipling, will be conducting a whistle stop tour of the run-down city bottom district of Tumbletown. You have positioned a special unit to attack and kill him. The troops dressed in civilian gear as you intend on blaming the whole thing on a rival religious group (possibly the Anadentists or the Church of the Lucid Shirt Button). The target will be surrounded by the usual bodyguards and mobs, and his vehicle may be well protected."

Work forthcoming inspired by the Anadentists.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Wrath of Heroes: The Quick Goodbye

In memory of this cool, fun, characterful game, I present the concept I entered for the Hero Design Contest, sponsored by The best part of this whole experience was that Mythic created a Hero similar in style to mine, Xuq'ls The Gibbering, and his alternate skin was that of a Blue Horror!

~Golmir, Herald of Tzeentch~

Army: Daemons of Chaos
Theme: Mobile & Disruptive--Stances, Charged Abilities and Counters.

HP: 750-800 (variable)

Traitor Aura: deals 15% more damage on rival Chaos heroes and receives 5% less heals.


Stance I: Storm of Chaos

1.) Fickle Flame: medium-range missile, bounces from one target to next within 25 feet, 40 (20 + 20) total damage, if no other nearby target: 30 damage to one target. *Adds stack to Boon of TChar

2.) Boon of Tchar (release on 3 stacks): AOE Buff (25 ft) on friendly targets—one random ability cooldown resets.

3.) Warp: Short-range teleport (random location)

4.) Rag Doll: Clones a stationary (but Ability-miming) Decoy, explodes after 2 seconds, 180 AOE DOT (60/sec.for 3 seconds)

5.) Change Stance—Heart of the Raven (25 sec. cooldown)

Stance II: Heart of the Raven

1.) Tendrils of the Dreamer: AOE melee attack (5ft.), 25 dmg, Has 5% chance to max Golmir’s HP to 800 for 10 seconds. *Adds stack to Wave of Change.

2.) Wave of Change (release on 3 stacks): Counter Debuff , aura (5 ft range, lasts 3 sec) raises cooldown by 3 seconds on target’s
ability that was used on Golmr (if attacked).

3.) Orange Flame, 3 sec. invulnerability/counter aura, feedback dmg on targets attacking Golmir (max 3 targets, max 90 dmg total).

4.) Dance of Fools: AOE Debuff blast that knocks heroes (max 3, incl. friendlies) 25 ft. away to random locations.

5.) Change Stance—Storm of Chaos (25 sec. cooldown)

Offense: 2/4
Support: 2/4
Complexity 4/4


1) Perk: Violet Fire, unlocks at 18 Assists (9+9)

High-damage single target. medium-range DOT flame spews from Golmir’s mouth. 200 dmg DOT over 3 sec.*

*Additional Effect: If target dies, will leave a Pink Horror (600 HP) that attacks with Fickle Flame (powered with Green Fire) and Tendrils of the Dreamer in 50 foot radius for 5 seconds.

2) Alt: Aekold’s Gift of Life: summons misc. flora & fauna in 25 ft. radius, 3 random heroes (including enemies, if any) restore 27 life/sec. for 3 sec. in AOE (if any), *Replaces Rag Doll.

3) Mastery--Green Fire: Adds a 3rd flame to Fickle Flame but has an 9% chance to hit a friendly target.

4) Alt--Disc of Tzeentch: summons disc that increases speed for limited time. *Replaces Warp with a 4 second Sprint immune to Root, Snares, Pulls, and Knockdowns.

Archive link for contest entry

Hero Contest Results

Wrath of Heroes: Goodbye thread