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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Little Wing

As the baby of the family, Little Wing is a spoiled brat. She was a bit of an "accident", arriving in the 6th century of her Fathers life. Filled with menace and mirth, Little Wing brought disruption to the existing family hierarchy.  "A little competition among them won't hurt a thing," their Father could be heard muttering "Maybe they'll evolve"

She's from Dark Sword and is a 15mm sculpt done by Larry Elmore. The base is 30mm and is from Wyrd Miniatures.

That completes the Little Monster siblings. And I like these little guys so well, I'm putting them in a little spin-off short story of their own.  The working title of that piece is "On the Origins of Zombies". It will only take a few posts to tell the tale and I'm still painting figures for "The Wyrm of Connemara"

The painters and gamers out there know exactly why I'm taking this side-trip. Something shiny has caught my eye and I have to paint it NOW.

This is a 15mm Bushwoolie sculpted by Tom Meier and available at his online store at Thunderbolt Mountain. I have three of these little guys in different poses and this is one of them.


Now a couple of Bushwoolies aren't enough to justify the trouble of a short story. There's also this figure.


This is a teaser photo of the backside of the heroine of my story, Suzie Swagger.  If you want to see the front-side and find out what Little Wing, some Bushwoolies and a Pirate babe have to do with the origins of Zombies, you'll have to tune in next week.

It's Wednesday folks and for some people that means it's time to do a little whinging and moaning about their lives. I say stuff a sock in it and focus on something positive. I know I will.

102 comments:

  1. Nice work, love the little monsters, and the last photo is quite a tease! Looking forward to more!

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    1. Thank you. I'm really trying to get a handle on these little 15mm before I paint up my Essex figures.

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  2. Hi Anne, I like the three figures you have painted.I see the pirate in Facebook and It looks brilliant how you paint it

    Slainte!

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    1. Thank you Kike. I was finally able to photograph her and wanted to preview her as a Facebook Exclusive!

      Slainte!

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  3. oh, these figures are too cute! and the colors so bright, I like it very much!

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    1. Thank you Michele. You know me and colour-I need my world filled with it!

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  4. Oh I say the origin of Zombies, sounds like my sort of side step! Great work again Anne!

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    1. I'm getting as bad as you Michael on these little side journeys. This zombie story will be a little on the "unconventional side" Maybe I'll create a whole new genre of gaming!

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  5. I love the back story of Little Wing and this post is great Anne, the figures are just simply awesome as well, you've done a brilliant job again!

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    1. Thank you Matthew and it looks like you're doing really well so far with the Winter depression. I've perked up a bit as the sun has been shining here.

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  6. Hola Amiga
    Magnificas las figuras,los mostruitos son muy majos y la señorita ni te digo
    UN SALUDO

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    1. gracias mi amigo.

      Little Wing es bastante agradable y la hembra es bastante!

      Slainte!

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  7. Excellent work Anne. The blonde hair in the last photo is amazing. Can't wait for next week and more photos of her!!!!

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    1. I picked up a triad for blonde hair from Reaper and I really like the highlighting it gives. She's quite cute from the front, I promise!

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  8. Very nice pics Anne, thats certainly a pert butt you have there ;-)

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    1. She's got a lovely bum does she not. Thank you Scott!

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  9. Mmmm is Suzie single Anne? Lovely work and colours.

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    1. As a matter of fact Suzie is unattached at the moment and she's looking for a good man! I'll tell her you're interested and see if she'd give you a go!

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  10. Fantastik work Anne , i like your colors , good paint ;) .
    Slainte!

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  11. Excellent work Anne. Really like the eyes on the Bushwooley. Distractions? New shinies?? Never happened to me, but good luck with getting back on focus! Ahem. Aah. Yeah.

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    1. It's the perils of the hobby and really it's not our fault. There's just so much tempting lead out there and I've wanted to paint these Bushwoolies up for months. Finally could not longer resist them so I painted one up. And of course one thing led to another and now my painting table is crammed with mini's!

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    2. Have a blast with 'em! That's why it's a hobby.

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  12. Very nice figs with lovely details (especially the 3rd... if you know what I mean). Jokes aside, I like Little Wing's base a lot.

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    1. That's the first scenic base I've ever done and I enjoyed it. I don't buy them usually because of the expense. I'm going to have to find a cheaper source for them as Malifaux is very expensive.

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  13. I absolutely love the Bushwoolie! Dare I say it's adorable? I can't wait to see how the side story plays out next week.

    Are those leaves the brat on painted, Anne? They look so real it's hard to tell for sure...

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    1. The Bushwoolies are cute and only bite when provoked and these little guys are going to be provoked and the consequences will be dire indeed.

      The leaves are decorative brass pieces that sit on my dining room table.

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    2. They look to cute to be dire. The color on him is very deceiving - you did a great job. I wonder who is going to provoke the poor little guy?

      I thought for sure you painted the leaves!

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    3. I've got a figure from Hell Dorado that I'll be using for that. He's the fool who sets the whole thing in motion.

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  14. So you're making up all these backstories? Well done. Also, simply due to cuteness, I like the Bushwoolie a lot.

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    1. Yeah the backstories are mine. I used to write a lot of fiction when I was younger and this is a nice excuse to get back to doing it again. I bought these little guys months ago and am just now painting them up. He's got two brothers and one of them looks quite dangerous with a mouth full of razor sharp teeth.

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  15. Lovely work on all three figures Anne - definitely tuning in next week to see more pics of Ms Swagger

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    1. She is a tasty morsel isn't she. I had to have her as soon as I laid eyes on her.

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  16. The bushwoolie is awesome, and so is the first, hopefully they don't quench a zombies thirst. And the cat would like to chew that arse haha

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    1. No, the bushwoolies survive the tale, it's an idiot of a human that starts all the trouble. You may snuggle up to this babe if you like Cat and your female Pirate Cat is on the painting table and has been primed. I'll start painting her sometime this week.

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    2. Geez the pussy willows are sure showing up for this feline hahaha

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  17. Love the little creature and the teaser figure! Been thinking of getting her for my pirates.

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    1. Dark Sword's got some really nice Pirate Babes. There's a few others I'd like to have one day.

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  18. OMG that Bushwoolie is super adorable :) Are they good or bad creatures?

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    1. They are good creatures and only bite when attacked. They just want to be left alone to live in the hedges of wilds, but you know some people just can't stand to see beauty thrive.

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    2. oooh, I want them as the protectors of my realm and guardians of my elven gardens :)

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    3. They look scary when provoked. A mouthful of teeth, but if left alone they're sweet as pie.

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  19. I do want to know what they have to do with the origins of zombies. Those little things are so adorable I can understand you wanting to just stop and paint them. A little side trip could help anyway with a huge project.

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    1. The big project is going to take months and months to complete and this way I can keep people entertained while I continue to paint those figures.

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  20. Little Wing and the Bushwoolie are so CUTE! And my, what a CHEEKY piratess!

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    1. She's a cheeky wench she is. You're figure has been primed and is on the painting table. I hope you like lavender!

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  21. Anne, I totally LOVE Little Wing! Nice paint job there.

    And, are you only showing us the back of Suzie Swagger because in the front she is actually......A DUDE?!?

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    1. No she's definitely all woman and quite a beauty. I hope you guys like her!

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  22. Love the figures Anne, looking forward to the big Reveal

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    1. I've got quite an eclectic bunch of figures for this little short story and I don;t think Suzie will live up to expectations.

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  23. Great work again as always. Love the effect on the base of Little Wing, and glad to see you back at the table painting away. Not touched a brush all day....yet. Then again I have all day tomorrow :-)

    Ian

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    1. I set up a little painting station on my bed and I rather like painting this way. Very comfortable and I may switch to this method entirely. Hope you are feeling well Ian!

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  24. Wait, Wednesday is a day we get to whine and complain? No one told me that! Darn! Now, I have to re-plan my whole day!
    Great work on those figures. I love all 3!

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    1. Generally Monday is thought to be the most depressing day of the week, but studies have shown that it's Wednesday when people express the most dissatisfaction with their lives. You're not the whining type Andrew as you tend to be upbeat most of the time. Can't imagine you feeling sorry for yourself ever.

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    2. Oh, well, I have my moments, but, mostly, I'm more interested in doing something rather than wallowing.

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  25. I have no idea what a bushwoolie is, but I like it.

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    1. When Meier had children he really got into sculpting some fanciful and playful stuff for his son. I've bought a couple of those pieces and they're really unique and stylized. He also wrote this really funny lore about them. You'll have to check it out on his website-great humour there.

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  26. I like Little Wing...and I can't wait to read/see the story! And I can think of a couple of fellows who are gonna really dig Susie!

    I'm glad you are doing well enough to be back here!

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    1. I think our boys will appreciate her "attributes"!

      Doing much better and I'm glad to be back Mel!

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  27. Hi, Anne. Very nice painting of these characters. Your rendering of the 15mm scale figures is crisp and colorful: just what the Dr. ordered. Your perseverance is paying off big dividends to you!

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    1. I'm almost ready to begin painting up Rays Regiment. I want to get those spot on for him as he's the one of the finest painters of Essex figures I've ever seen. Finally getting a handle on 15mm, both the painting and the photographing.

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  28. Anne,

    Love your work, but have a question. Your page states "All photos have been digimarked. If any of these photos are downloaded I will receive notification and I will request that Digimark trace the photo. A digimarked photo can be traced directly to the computer of the person doing the download. "

    I typically download and save pics of painted figs as a reference to use to try and improve my work, or pick up new techniques. I don't repost or otherwise do anything with them. Is there a problem with doing that? I don't want to overstep any bounds here.

    Thanks and please keep sharing your work.

    JJ Parus (as I don't have a profile and have to post anonymously)
    also terrement on TMP if you'd prefer to PM me.

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    1. I don't mind if people download as long as they ask first so please feel free to do so. I don't have the ability to PM as I'm just a Basic Member.

      Thank you!!

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  29. Blogger just ate my comment... >:| can't wait for next week!

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    1. I'm really enjoying these figures and you never know what others I may toss into this little tale.

      Or Freudian slip Paul.

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  30. Great looking figures and paintjobs on these Anne. I love the Bushwoolie its eyes look awesome.

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    1. I'm glad you like the eyes-those were the hard parts to make a colour choice about. Those little guys are so cool and easy to paint. Meier is my favorite sculptor and there isn't anything he can't do. He is the person who developed Green Stuff and he did it by accident when he was a teenager.

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  31. on the Origns of Zombies eh??? sounds most interesting. the new girl, Little wing strangly reminds me of my sister but I assume that any older brother would think that a little sister would upset the order of things. beautiful work! very keen to see where these stories progress.

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    1. She reminds me of my littlest sister as well. She was bossy, prissy and a diva who tormented all of us. The story is rather unconventional for zombie lore, but it's mine so it has to be strange!

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  32. The little blue one is cute...reminds me of sweets ..liquorice with sugar 100´s and 1000´s coating.

    Cheers
    paul

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    1. I like it too, very fun to paint. But don't eat them as they contain venom!

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  33. Very fun :) I like Little Wing a lot (the dark color of the skull is a nice touch), looking forward to the sibling's story. I really have to pick up some of those bushwhoolies, they're just too fun not to. Yeah- distraction by shiny is the story of my life :)

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    1. The sibling stories will be fun as they'll argue back and forth and their Father will have to settle their lively debates. The bushwoolies aren't at all expensive, but I have to warn you, once you get to Tom's site you'll find more things you want to buy. And he gives free swag with each order-further inducement to go there!

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  34. They are real beauties Anne, great name (Bushwoolie) but Suzie Swagger is the real star, great work Anne.

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    1. Meier wrote an entire lore around these little guys and it's both clever and funny. I knew you'd like Suzie!

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  35. Looking foward to the Origin of Zombies, sis!

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  36. well that is a nice backside you got there....smiles....oh boy, looking forward to some fun in that story too...that bushwoolie is cute....but then again that gives me reason to be scared...smiles...

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    1. Oftentimes the most dangerous of things come wrapped in beauty. Artists always convey Satan incorrectly, he is described as being the most beautiful of all the Heavenly host. Maybe one day I'll do a story to correct that and to explain how his beauty is really used.

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  37. Hey Anne, I'm hooked on finding out more on the "backside" of this story...heheheh, play on words! I'm not going to pretend I know much about these figures so I will be an onlooker until I get in the groove.
    In the meantime looks like you are having far too much fun! Good on you! And I second your comment about the whiners whereby I offer a spare sock (that's lost its mate) if anyone needs it! :P

    Cheers, Jenny


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    1. These are table top miniatures and most people use them for miniature gaming. I just paint them and make up stories to go along with them. The first two are just a little larger than a penny, so their pretty small!

      I'll take that sock as there are way too many complainers about these days!

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  38. Great work Anne, love the 15mm figure and the Suzie Swagger figure!

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    1. Thank you Ray. I may be finally getting a handle on 15mm and then it will be time to paint Ray's Regiment. Can I borrow the standard you have for Battle Axe Painting for the flag?

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  39. Very nice work, I love the colors you have chosen, especially shades of blue! Suzie is really...impressive!
    Best,
    Phil.

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  40. Oooh! I can't wait to see the front side of Suzie Swagger! I'm liking what I see of the backside! I know...I'm such a perv, right? lol

    Fantastic work!

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    1. I knew you boys would like Suzie. They've got a whole series of Pirate Babes and I may one day do a whole load of them for a dio. Need more money first though!

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  41. that's a greate arse! also love the small fluffy? furry ball thingy!

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  42. The front side? Oh, I'm more of a back side kinda guy... and that back side looks great.

    Seriously, though, these look wonderful, and I'm looking forward to seeing Suzie Swagger in action.

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  43. Fantastic painting Anne. You've done some really nice highlighting in blue.
    Can't wait to see the front of Swagger.

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  44. The colours are again superb! You did a great job on them Anne! The Little wings figure looks like a nasty caracter, the bushwoolie is cute and that last female figure is just candy for my old eyes! :-D

    PS: I'm pleased you're back!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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    1. She is a delight to the eye isn't she. I'm glad to be back and painting again Peter!

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  45. I can't believe I missed this. Everything is looking pretty sharp, but you seem to have gravitated to only using blue!

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    1. Bloody hell I have. And I'm doing a Wizard in blue robes right now. Actually the bushwoolies were done in Reapers Forrest Green which has a strong blue cast to it. I didn't know that until I started using it. I think red has scarred me so much I'm playing it safe!

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  46. I didn't have post on your blog since a long time, shame on me!
    another very nice mini and so well painted!
    I'm waiting for the stories, I'm sure that they will be great ones!

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  47. Aww these are sooo cute - I want a Bushwoolie :P
    Really amazing work! :)

    Tay
    x

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  49. Nice work here Anne ~ I like that you have stories for these gems, it makes the post interesting and colorful ~

    Have a good weekend ~

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  50. Nicely done :-)Saw the title and thought they'd be posted with the Hendrix song of the same title ;-) Keep up the painting the clans coming along nicely.

    Jason.

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