Friday, 21 June 2019

25 years later

Hello everyone,

I've gone through a week of hell with both my wife and three children suffering from a severe cold and high fever, leaving me, as the most resistant one, to nurse them all back to health.
Luckily I haven't fallen sick yet and my oldest son is also already going back to school.
This left me with little time for my hobby but I did manage to finish some things I was already working on.

First and foremost my stars of this post, some (infamous) old-school Games Workshop Snotlings.
These guys were some of the first miniatures I ever bought with the pocketmoney I had, some 25 years ago. Without the funds for some decent paints a few of them were given a thick craftstore paint layer so I could use them in an RPG I was mastering, the rest of them ended up in a box not to see the light of day for many, many years.
When I visited my home in Belgium earlier this year, I looked through my lead and plastic pile to see what I could use for the projects I had planned and came across these guys again.
While they were meant for 28mm, they're perfect for 15mm too.
On top of that they are some amazing sculpts, with a lot of different facial expressions and poses (I got 19 individual models). Whoever sculpted these did an amazing job.
So, back in Australia I started to base and paint them up for Burning Sands.
They're a race of cavedwelling Trogs which,  in typical 80's cartoon style, are going to represent the slightly clumsy followers of the main villain, an Efreet who controls them through a Djinn.

Four done, only 15 more to go!

I also layed the final hand at my World of Twilight Legends Empire militia and knights.
Not in time for the painting competition but ready to play with.

Here's a group shot of all the Legends models I've painted so far. 

That's it for this week, back to my sick children :D.

Thank you for reading!

Best regards,


  1. Just brilliant! The Snotlings look amazing, I can't believe they are 25 years old, such great sculpts. I don't feel so bad about some of my long running projects now.

    1. Thank you Michael.
      Today I came across a similar post, but 40 years instead of 25. Suddenly I didn't feel so bad about it anymore 😁.
      They are indeed great sculpts, shame I only came to realise this after so many years.

  2. I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plagues. Mate, get used to it, colds and fever are the price we pay for our glorious summers. I've been working (coughing at) home for the last three days for similar reasons. Those snotlings are lovely. What have you got, an Aladdin's Cave full of treasures on the Continent?

    1. Hahaha, for me personally the summers over here a bit too hot, I like the mild winters here better 😉.
      I have been collecting for the same period of time as these snotlings had to wait for, so yeah I have quite a hoard, though I sold of parts of it in the past. When we moved to Australia I had no idea where we're going to end up so only took a very small part of my lead pile with me.
      Thank you for the comment!

  3. Wooow! That's really small and great!

    1. They're quite small (I do a comparison shot in my next post), something like 13mm to the eye I think. But as they're quite limited in detail and have large heads they paint up rather quickly. You would be surprised 😁.
      Thanks a lot for the comment Michal. Nice profile picture by the way 😊.

  4. Haha, those are Nurgle's undesired attentions. I hope everyone gets better. Resist!!
    I love your take on the Snotlings, these minis have aged really well. The Twilight riders look splendid to me, you can be happy!!

    1. Hahaha, luckily all my lucky charms seem to be able to divert the father's gaze (there's a real epidemy going on at school) and every has almost completely recovered. My sturdy fate in Sigmar (or the Emperor) spared me from the worst of his gifts 😁.
      Cheers, I'm indeed quite happy with how they turned out. I still got some conversions and sculpts to do so it won't be the last of these tiny Twilight.

  5. I hate fevers. When my son had them when he was young I was always worried sick. When I had dengue fever, it seemed that I was living in hell for weeks. Lucky that you are the most resistant :) And ... simply incredible work on the snotlings. They look fantastic.

    1. Cheers!
      Luckily we're all feeling better now. Especially the youngest worries us at times as he's very susceptible to these kind of virusses.

  6. Everything here is eye-candy, but I love the cave dwellers best!

  7. Hey, I saw I missed a comment you made on my 15mm cyberpunk crew post: "How did you get them to fit so well on the base? Did you clip off the metal foot all 15mm models are mounted on?"

    Answer is, yes. It is an awful, tricky job though, and I wouldn't recommend doing it unless you really need to for the basing style you want.

    1. Thanks!
      I was thinking about basing some models the same way you did but I'm not sure if it's such a good idea when they're mainly used to play games with. I suppose you glued them into place or did you try and pin them.
      I tried pinning the feet on a base in the past, but with a 0.5mm drill bit you don't have a lot of room to maneuver and the drill also snaps very easily which made me wonder whether it not it is worth it.