Friday, October 5, 2012

I paint miniatures. 

Not only do I paint, I also play table top wargames with those miniatures. 

It all started when fell in love with Ral Partha back in high school in California.  Almost every day, I went into a RPG and miniature game hobby store that was on the way to a friends house from school.  I would buy the occasional dragon, unicorn, griffon, etc, plus RPGs (especially Call of Cthulhu for fantastic reading material)...  Eventually I became friends with the regulars.

I got corralled into playing Blood Bowl, and it was a blast.  I still have my Dark Elf team (painted with model train enamels... the horror!).  When Necromunda was released, we all bought gangs.  Then GorkaMorka...   I learned to play with the most competitive of them, and every game, one of my dudes would die.  But it was all in good fun. 

Fast forward about 10 years... We've just moved to Maryland.  A coworker mentions he plays 40k.  I remember the fun times, so we go to the Glen Burnie bunker.  Sisters of Battle (which I remember coming out the FIRST time) are just being re-released as Witchhunters.  I'm hooked. 

Now I have Sisters, Orks, Wood Elves, Vampire Counts, Lizardmen, and Orcs and Goblins.  I got my husband involved too, and he has a couple of armies of his own.  We also paint and play minis for other games, RPGs and for the fun of it.

Most recently, I've been heavily involved in painting for Brusfire, an alternate history Napoleonic wargame with anthropomorphic animal soldiers. 

With all these various interests, I thought it would be a great idea to start a dedicated blog to show my work.  So, here are a couple of my most popular...

My Orks are called the Red Krows...  so my Stompa is an Angry Bird.  kaKAW!

And a more delicate paint job... Super Dungeon Explore Claw Tribe Barbarian:

And, Brushfire Hamster Berserkers:

I'll be trying to update regularly with more photos, and better photos!