Sunday, 23 July 2017

Making Bad: The Forgeworld Giant

If anyone remembers this guy then please leave a comment below! A few years ago someone at Forgeworld had a stab at redesigning his head and absolutely fluffed it up. So I just had to get this version of him, it took a bit of sourcing on eBay but I eventually found him living in Italy (like many old school wargamers).

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Making Bad: Mierce Giant

If you have been in the hobby for a fair while now you will notice that scale creep has been sneaking into the miniatures. What is scale creep? It's where over time models get made larger and larger in an effort to either look more impressive or to cram more detail on to the sculpt. I'm all for Orcs looking big and bulky but when your regular Orcs are the same size as Ogres you have a problem. Just take a look at some of the Giants from the 80's, they are smaller than some Ogres and indeed Orcs of today!

To that end you need a Giant that will stand head and shoulders above any of those guys, a real centrepiece of a model. Mierce have kindly provided that with an absolute huge Giant! Enjoy!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Making Bad: Cachtorr the Giant

Cachtorr one of the Giants of Albion set, there are two but I haven't got around to finishing the other guy yet. He came without hands when I bought him on eBay so I will have to do a bit of rescue sculpting I think!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Making Bad: More Meier Giants

Some more Giants for you. This time it's the classic and rather small Tom Meier Giants. Compared to current models they are probably about the same size as Ogres, in fact I think some of the new Orc models may actually be bigger! Oh scale creep where would we be without you? We would still have Space Marines standing 28mm tall...

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Making Bad: Hill Giant

the super dynamic looking Hill Giant he is a Dungeons and Dragons collectors edition sculpt moulded in a soft Forgeworld style resin. I really enjoyed making him as he is one of the most characterful Giants in my collection.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Making Bad: Gigantic Firelord

The mighty Gigantic Firelord armed with a huge pick and wearing heavy armour! A fearsome opponent I think you will agree.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Making Bad: Cloud Giant

The fab Ral Partha Cloud Giant, a glorious model from the good old days! One of the lankiest Giants with his long gangly arms and legs, he has a bit of a Popeye look to him with his big calves and forearms.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Making Bad: Marauder Giant

The huge Marauder Giant, this guy despite being a product of the 90's still dwarfs many miniatures of today. He is almost solid metal, just his torso being hollow.

I received him in a hell of a state and had to pin him back together and repaint him in my dark style to match my other Giants. I think he came out pretty nice all round. Of course there are always things you can do to improve things but if I did constantly try to improve all my models I would never get anything else done!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Making Bad: Tom Meier Giants

Some of the fantastic Tom Meier Giants produced in the late 80's. These fellas are lanky, deformed and some may say ugly, in fact most would say ugly! But I think they are fab little characters and they flesh out my Giant horde with some troops to boot.

My favourite one is the one with the stone axe and wolf pelts, he is a pretty cool guy.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Making Bad: Warhammer Giant

The Warhammer Giant, he is the last of a dying breed being cast in metal! As with all my Giants he is based on a cogged base and is in my signature grimy, gritty style.

See if you can find the Hobbit strapped to him...

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Making Bad: The Citadel Giant

The mightiest of the Giants the Citadel Giant, cast in solid lead except for the torso which is two pieces (signed on the inside by Alan Perry the sculptor).

He comes with 5 heads, 4 hands and 3 victims. Unfortunately I haven't finished the victims and spare heads yet, but he is getting there...

The video below shows off what I have managed to do so far and I think you'll agree the set up is much nicer than my older videos. We have the technology!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Making Bad (Series 3)

The 3rd series of 'Making Bad' following my endeavours in modelling and painting fantasy and science fiction miniatures is coming soon, stay tuned!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

300 Subs Special: Slambo

Thank you so much for the 300 Subs guys, I really appreciate the support! Please check out my celebratory video below where I burn, drill and generally destroy the new Slambo miniature.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Making Bad: Giant Chaos Battering Ram

The beast is done! Long live the beast! Finally after much procrastination and having a few stern talks with myself in the mirror I buckled down and finished off the mighty Giant Chaos Battering Ram. I'm really quite happy with how it turned out.

I think my favourite pieces are the addition of hinges to the roof tiles to give a more structured and armoured look to the roof, the use of chain to suspend the ram itself (that was a pain in the arse gotta admit) and the wheels, they turned out great!

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Giant Chaos Battering Ram

Well it's almost here, just putting the final touches to the crazy beast now! I really can't wait to get this up on YouTube for you guys.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Get it Painted! Giant Chaos Battering Ram (Part 4)

Progress on the Giant Chaos Battering Ram is slow. I have taken to gluing random pieces of milliput to my rams enormous base and painting rude daubing everywhere...

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Get it Painted! Giant Chaos Battering Ram (Part 3)

It feels like I am moving backwards with this project sometimes. There is so much left to do! I wonder if Tony Ackland designed this model to be so fiddly on purpose, just to see who had the patience to build and fully paint one!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Get it Painted! Giant Chaos Battering Ram (Part 2)

Getting there slowly but surely, finally got some pieces completed! Going well, going strong, keep going!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Get it Painted! Giant Chaos Battering Ram (Part 1)

Boom! New massive project has begun, wish me luck oh cruel and mighty gods of glue and paint. Grant me the strength of my youth so that I may finish this model with my sanity in check! Ok, here we go!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Anyone that reads this blog. I wish you a productive and happy year, may your paintbrushes never fray, your aim with your white eye dots be true and your varnish dry clear!