The first miniature is from Dark Sword Miniature and is a 32mm scale figure. This was sculpted by Jeff Grace and as usual with this manufacturer the quality is superior. On this figure I have begun to do some highlighting.
Meet Elsie, fellow blogger and member of The Alliance. Not only is Elsie an Elfin Princess, but she was the first blogger to be recruited to aid the Alliance in ridding the world of the feline offender Cat Yes folks, the story of The Alliance vs The Arse Licking Cat will be coming to you in 3D. (Elsie, your arm will be glued on later).
The next figures are Malifaux from Wyrd Miniatures and are 32 mm scale. These figures are Ronin and were sculpted by James Van Schaik. I felt like it was time for me to paint something other than Dark Sword miniatures so I could compare product lines and learn something new as a painter.
The first thing I noticed was the quality of the casting. There were a lot of mold lines, a lot of fletching and a lot of imperfections. When compared to Dark Sword miniatures, which sell at the same price point, I found this to be an inferior product. The poses are dynamic and the detailed sculpt of the musculature is what carries these figures. I also discovered that the paint behaved differently on these figures and it took me several attempts to alter my technique to adjust for this.
I have done nothing more than apply a base coat to these figures. I know the slots are upside down, but I will buy new bases and new inserts soon and use those.
This my fellow blogger Jax and she's a wild cowgirl. She's wearing sunglasses which you'll be able to see when I'm done painting.
Meet MaMTC another fellow blogger and she's packing some serious heat here.
And this is my daughter The Spawn. There's never a good time to run into her. Even without the gun she's scary.
What will these girls do, you ask? Why they will be saving us all in the terrible days to come. For there is an apocalypse on it's way. Something far more sinister, far more frightening and far more epic than the Zombie Apocalypse.
THE DINOSAUR APOCALYPSE!!
I found this bad boy when I went outside to water my flowers yesterday. He scared me shitless.
And these bastards were attacking my roses. I thought Japanese Beetles were going to be problem this summer, but they don't make a spray to kill these guys. So it's up to the Ronin to slay them in battle!!
The Hubby is scheduled for surgery tomorrow and I should blog again on Thursday or Friday when I'll have the finale of The Betrayal of The Lurker posted.
I want to take a moment to say this about the Hubby. I am a lucky woman to have married this man and I will be lucky no matter how this surgery turns out. I love him more today than I did on the day we met, because our love is tempered by time and maturity. We have been together for 25 years and married for 23 of those come November. Our love will go the distance.