Thursday, December 07, 2017

Devils Brigade

Space Devils
15 mm scale

I break bread with the late heads 
Pickin' their brains for angles on all the evils that the game'll do 
It gets dangerous, money and power is changin' us 
And now we're lethal, infected with D'evils

 


About a year ago I undertook this ambitious (for me) and enjoyable painting project for a particular miniature company.  I haven't heard a peep since about them being released or not, so I've decided to share them here.  I was really impressed by these horned aliens: both the sculpting quality and the variety of poses are excellent.  They look like they're coolly stalking across a battlefield, fearlessly picking off their outmatched opponents with high-tech hand weapons.

They're both menacing characters, and imposingly large in 15 mm scale:

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Avenging Outlaw

Phoolan Devi, "Bandit Queen of Uttar Pradesh"
28 mm


I was intrigued that Bad Squiddo Games (aka Annie Norman), purveyor of "believable female miniatures", made not one, but three models of this controversial, but memorable figure from India's recent history.  Was she a hero avenging women and the mistreated lower castes?  Or simply a murdering brigand?  As usual, real people can't be pigeonholed, and her story holds a mirror to the desperation and unjust treatment women and lower-caste Indians faced during her lifetime, and continue to struggle against today.



Seema Biswas as Devi in her 1994 biopic;
obviously the model for this sculpt.