Sunday, May 20, 2012

Germans, Greeks and Giant Scorpions

I’m not dead.

I’ve just been busy doing other stuff (mostly ridin’ bikes and doodling… it’s that time of year…).  I haven’t rolled dice in (mock, simulated) anger or put paint on any metal in almost two weeks… It’s really starting to cut into my production quotas! Anyway, here’s some stuff I got to painting over the weekend so far…

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)

Late War WW2 Germans from Artizan Designs.

A Giant Scorpion – this is actually just a cheap plastic dollar store critter that I’d picked up ages ago thinking I’d use as a Giant Scorpion but never really got around to it… well I’m about to kick off a Greek Mythology game with my kids and it seemed an appropriate time to get it finished up – it’s not like I put a LOT of work into this!?

I’ve based it so it could also be used in Hordes of the Things. I’m not entirely sure what I’d classify it as. Though it is a “giant” I don’t imagine them being slow and lumbering and… well… weighty enough to classify as “Behemoth” so I was thinking something more like beasts… or lurkers…

Strangely – right around the same time I was basing and priming this I stumbled upon another blog that had pictures of the exact same scorpion being used for the exact same thing (Hordes of the Things) for the life of me I can’t remember where I saw that…

Some more Greek Gods from Wargames Foundry. From Left to Right; Hermes, Eros, Athena, Poseidon, Dionysus, Hades, and Hephaistos.

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Hmmm… not sure. I have some very-nearly-finished Centaurs on the workbench that I should probably finish up… when I find the time. 


  1. Beasts (or 'beast') might work. I have a pair of giant scorpion-men that I have similar problems classifying--they had been behemoths, but they may get downgraded to knights the next time that army gets used...

  2. Lovely painting as usual. Those Foundry greeks really are very nice miniatures.

  3. The desert terrain in the background, is there a picture of just that? I'd love to see it.

  4. It's part of a hill that I often use for taking pictures of new figures - because it's easy to carry outside into the good light and I don't always want to use the green grassy terrain square that I otherwise use.

    I don't have a picture of just my desert terrain, but if you snoop through the blog you will find pics of it in After Action reports (or over at Savage Timmy's Playhouse - Where I post Savage Worlds game reports). Like This One, or This One, or This One...