Dungeon & Dragons: Great Wight Shark

James over at Gonzo History is running a competition inspired by Gary Gygax’s antics designing the original D&D monsters.  Legend goes that young Gary, looking for fantasy monsters to populate his dungeons, got a bag of cheap plastic monsters from Hong Kong and made up names and rules, bringing  Rust Monsters, Bulletes and Owlbears to life for the first time.  James’ challenge is to do the same and win fabulous magic prizes.

The competition rules I took to heart were:

  1.  Find something cheap and nasty and plastic.  Not any of this blog’s regular finely-detailed fodder, but something entirely unsuitable for real miniature modelling.  (“Did you try company X‘s miniatures?” you could snark.)
  2.  Reinvent it as something different.  It’s a challenge about creating a fresh iconic monster.  No point finding a cheap plastic toy dragon and painting it to be a … dragon.
  3. It’s explicitly not a modelling or painting challenge, so don’t expect to win with technical excellency.

Presenting the Great Wight Shark:

Dungeons and Dragons Soulfish

Putting the “soul” in sole fish.

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Choose Your Own Adventurers – Episode 14: Necromunda Mauretania, Space Amazon

Rogue Trader Choose Your Own Adventurers Logo

Necromunda’s just been re-rereleased, and there’s a piece of art floating around in White Dwarf and Warhammer Community that doesn’t correspond to any of the miniatures released yet, but is a lovely call back to a couple of 1980s classics.

Necromunda Mauretania makes all her decisions on the hoof.

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Chaos Thug Life 2

The Citadel Miniatures Chaos Thug range is melting pot of influences and ideas.  Unlike Games Workshop’s modern Chaos Marauders, who are uniformly bearded barbarians, the classic Thug range had odd chaps with mullets, Saracen-flavoured archers and even stray ninjas.

Hot as thuggery.

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Nemesis Chapter Primaris Intercessor Sergeant Space Marine

I painted my first Primaris Space Marine!  He’s Nemesis Chapter – an Ultramarines successor chapter with origins in the dark days of the Horus Heresy.

Sergeant Glaucon, 2nd Battle Company, 3rd Squad, Nemesis Chapter.  His banner reads ΝΕΜΕΣΙΣ – “nemesis” in Greek capitals.

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