Just wanted to share my completed Tiamat. I respect anyone who has taken the time to paint this. Feel free to let me know what you think and post pictures of your own painted miniatures.
Amazing paint job!!
That is crazy good. How long did that take to paint?
Hey Kim . Thank you . it’s hard to gauge. months since I started , but covid unemployment gave me lots of extra time to finish . if I were to take a guesstimate, maybe 80-100 hours across 6 months…. I’m incredibly slow at painting though and took frequent back and shoulder weed breaks … :-)
Painted her 2 years ago.
Yours is good too.
Amazing paint job!! I love the yellow teeth.
As well as my numerous GW 40k figures and vehicles I have a number from other manufacturers as well. Such as this charming fellow:
This is a plastic model that came as a kit. Annoyingly when it first arrived it had two of one wing and was missing the other. It then took about two months for a replacement to arrive from the US.
My blue dragon from my D & D days.
I also have dragons, including this one from Heresy Minatures. That’s a 12″ ruler at the the bottom for scale.
Top notch man. Would love to get into miniatures, but that requires space and resources, which are lacking at the moment. Seen a lot of YT vids on how to paint miniatures. Some of these guys come up with some amazing paint jobs.
A while ago I noticed that there didn’t seem to be many Star Trek miniatures out there despite the number of RPGs there have been over the years so I set about converting these:
More recently I also scratch built a shuttle to go with them:
Could you tell me where one would get something like this?
Are there any particular models above you are interested in? There are a lot of different companies that make these, ranging from individuals who might cast or print figures out of their own home up to some pretty big companies. eBay of course can offer a lot of them but beware of anything listed as out of production. I’ve seen figures listed this way that were still available brand new for less money on the manufacturer’s website.
You might want to try looking up some of the following companies on line (there are of course many more):
Heresy Miniatures – this is where I got my large dragon model
I’m researching for a pair of videos about collecting 40k Imperial Guard and part of one of these will cover the issue of proxies, using figures not made by Games Workshop in 40k games. When looking to see what was available I think I found the most awesome proxy figures that would make even the most hardened Khorne berserker think twice. The Blood God would not look favourably on fighting these troops:
These figures are the Urzan Liberty Corps.
Orkie Warboss with war trophy…
And here’s my Ork warboss in mega armour.
Plus Ork Mex Buzzgob with the plans to his latest secret weapon:
As well as painting standard and converted miniatures I have also scratchbuilt a range of 25/28mm scale vehicles. In each case I set myself the challenge of making a basic core from just a single sheet of roughly A4 sized (297x210mm) 1mm thick plasticard.
Main battle tank:
Infantry fighting vehicle:
I’ve also made a command vehicle, APC and recovery vehicle variant of the IFV.
Wheeled explorer (also needed some tube for the wheels):
I’ve created a number of military and civilian variants of this wheeled vehicle.
That A1 Abams is sweet.
Thanks. The MBT was based more off the Challenger 2 (hence the multiple bands around the main gun) but I designed it so that the basic core could be modified to produce whatever you wanted. I made a short video about the process as well:
(note that this was made before my website moved and I think there’s a link to the old one at the end of this)
There are also videos about the IFV and explorer variants.