Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Princess Romina!

Not too long ago, my partner in crime converted a Eureka warrior frog in response to my characteristic complaint of "how come there aren't any girl ones?"

Eureka loved it and are now casting the frog princess - Princess Romina!

Check her out at left! I think there is some fantastic detail in the conversion sculpting.
(photo courtesy of cdm on Lead Adventure Forum)

Monday, May 23, 2011

A-hunting we will go!

Two posts in one night! Just a couple of pics of one of my foot knights. Put together and modified for me by Christian. Check out the great pack on his back and the sculpted chain mail:

Thinking of attaching him to a unit of peasant bowmen and giving him the Virtue of Empathy ...

Wood Elves: Beginnings

Hi all,

Though my projects are nowhere near progessed as I'd hoped by now, I'm happy to report the beginnings of my Wood Elf army!

After what seemed an age of clipping bits off sprews, I managed to put together a bunch of Glade Guard, a Dryad and a Glade Rider champion.

See below for pics of said champion:

Apologies - not the best pics! Yet to name champion - oh yes, they will be named!

Hope to post some more pics soon. Would have posted Glade Guard but, sadly, they are still headless ...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Aussie Lead!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Lead Adventure Miniatures soon to arrive in Australia!

Yes, folks, it's true. These awesome minis will soon be available in Oz.

Check out the new Intergalactic Games Online Store for the entire range of LAM, as well as custom terrain and some great accessories!

Pre-orders for Lead Adventure Miniatures open now!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

To be or not to be

It appears that painting time is not to be for the moment (ah, the perils of undertaking postgrad education *sigh*). Only managed to get the base coat and wash done on 5 or 6 frogs this weekend, so no pics for now.

On the bright side, I discovered some pics from a Z scale train project I started working on with my partner in crime, Christian, about two years ago! Only some prelim shots, but it's a project we're hoping to pick up again later in the year.

Check out the pics at our new blog:

Monday, February 28, 2011

CanCon 2011 - the pics are in!

Okay, so the pics have been in for quite a while now ... just haven't gotten around to linking to them!

We didn't join any tournaments, just did a lot of shopping! But you can check out some of the action we saw at photobucket:

You might even see some awesome desert spires (see jungle-looking photo) custom-made by Christian!


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Froggie friends


It's been a while since I've posted, so here are some pics from the Battle of Frogonia project I'm undertaking with Christian.

Just painted these guys tonight - couple of hours of good fun!

 Hope to post some more BloodBowl progress soon too!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Progress at last! I have actually started basing my BloodBowl team!

The froglets have also seen some base action, yay! Okay, so not a terribly exciting progress pic, but tonight I based more minis than I have in the last year!

More interesting stuff coming soon :-)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pom-pom Party!

How cool is it that cheerleaders give you cool mods?

How not cool is it that most female minis are scantilty (if not indecently) clad? (And they wonder why there aren't many girls into the hobby :-P )

This is my first attempt at sculpting (and it's still a work in progress). I wanted their tops to be somewhat more tasteful; still needs some more shaping and smoothing:

Trying to maintain the body shape of the mini, while providing some cover up and showing the character's movement in the clothing.

Any tips?

Btw, don't forget to check out the battle between King Ribbidibit and his nemesis, Captain Pondscum at

Sunday, January 30, 2011


In anticipation of the Frogonia wars, my froggie army is preparing for battle. I've completed my first two minis, minus proper basing (to come soon).

Check out the new blog we've created for documenting the amphibious antics of the subjects of Frogonia!

The Woodland Sprites - still on the bench

Despite a couple of years on the bench, the Woodland Sprites are ready to make their comeback! Having already kicked some Norse butt in the Mad-Cap Cup, the Sprites are waiting for their new uniforms to come back from the designer!

They're in need of some shading and it would help if that extra, unpainted player were ready for action just in case. I think these Shadow Forge figures are a great alternative to the Citadel BloodBowl minis - they've got some great detail and are fun to paint. This is how they look so far:

I chose a non-wood elf colour scheme for a bit of fun. This coat needs re-visiting, as it was done about three years ago.

I'm also planning on having some cheerleaders, assistant coach and apothecary (but more on that later). A recent addition to the Woodland Sprites is a treeman:

This guy is going to give the Sprites a kick-ass defensive edge over their competitors! I'm thinking we might have to alter his pose a bit, so that he fits onto a normal, large mini base...

Anyway, this is the plan. Stay tuned for a player list, coming soon!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2011: The Year of the Brush

Greetings all and welcome to the Year of the Brush!

As you can see, my lead adventures were somewhat forgotten over the festive season - thanks to Mr. Mario and the new red Wii! - but I have resolved to get a heap of painting done in 2011. I've put together a list of some projects I'd run out of steam on in 2010, so these are first on the agenda for now:

Being a female hobbyist (a nice chap called me a "unicorn" today at the local GW), I tend to prefer female miniatures. Or at least sets of miniatures that are not entirely on the macho side. Hence my female wood elf team, produced by the obliging Shadow Forge. The "Woodland Sprites" were formed probably in 2008, though I don't really remember to be honest, but they have remained half-painted ever since! And with January being BloodBowl month, I thought it the perfect first project for the year.

The Battle of Frogonia (or something thereabouts)
CanCon 2011 was a sea of people. Perhaps a better metaphor is a battlefield - it was certainly a bit of a battle trying to get around the place! A visit to the Eureka stall proved very fruitful. While Christian checked the catalogue for all sorts of cool and battle-worthy minis, I discovered the adorable little animal miniatures on display. My decision to purchase a single frog standard bearer was quickly overturned and I ended up with an army of frogs! These comical characters inspired the now-in-planning-phase gameboard for terrain resembling someone's back garden, where the benevolent subjects of King Ribbidibit will face the evil pirate frogs (yet-to-be-named)! So painting these is a concurrent project with my BloodBowl elves, to be commenced on Australia Day (hopefully)!

Bretonnian Army
My long suffering (a.k.a. only undercoated) Bretonnian Army will get some brushwork this year. Only a pegasus knight unit and some militia and knights of the realm near completion for this one! To be painted: bowmen, knights errant, questing knights and a whole bunch of characters - a tall order!

Wood Elf Army
Recently acquired minis. Got some good stuff: wood elf battalion, 2 spellsingers, some waywatchers and some older figures. And (yay for birthday presents) the much anticipated (for me anyway) Sisters of Twilight! So, time to make an army list and get painting!

Dwarf Army
Noooo idea what I've got in my little boxes! Definitely a whole bunch of little guys, so my project is to figure out what I have and what I need and start the list and painting the minis.

Z Scale Train Layout
A year and a half or so ago we started working on a layout for a Z scale train set. It's a German steam train of some description, it's been so long since I've looked at the box that I've forgotten the model of the train! We've got an unfinished table in dire need of undercoating and "decorating" for lack of a better word. The goal is to get this done by the end of the year and make a perspex cover for it so we can turn it into a coffee table complete with working train!

I'm also hoping to get some revisions done on my first painting projects. The Bretonnian Damsel will hopefully have new highlights and Palomino Pegasus will have a nice finished base!

Now I'm all dizzy just thinking about all the things I've got to do, no doubt I've forgotten some, but it's a big list already! Hope to take some pics and upload them soon, so stay tuned for progress reports!