Category Archives: 28-32mm fantasy

MANNIKIN STUDIOS, The Old Squaw, Puss in Boots, and the Ogre

Mannikin Studios has just released two new model sets for their range of Arthur Rackham characters.  From the announcement on their website:

The Old Squaw is based on artwork from Rackham’s illustrated edition of Rip Van Winkle, and is our third release for this series. It is a four-part resin model and measures 31mm to the highest point. The Old Squaw comes with a 30mm round base, a cauldron, and one familiar.

Puss in Boots and the Ogre are based on Rackham’s illustration of the two characters in Charles Perrault’s tale “Puss in Boots” (Le Maître Chat, ou Le Chat Botté). Puss is a single part model measuring 13mm to the tip of his nose, and matches the size and build of our Grimm’s Cat. The Ogre is a three-part model and measures 41mm to the top of his head. Both models are cast in resin and come with a 30mm base.

The Old Squaw, Puss in Boots, and the Ogre were sculpted by Jody SIEGEL of Imbrian Arts and cast in resin of the highest quality. These models are comprised of small, delicate parts, and as such are intended for advanced modelers.

Both sets are available now from our store for just $16.50 USD each + $3.00 worldwide shipping.

There is a limited number of casts currently available for this release, but we may produce more based on demand.

ALCHEMISTS OF DIRZ, Atropos, the Aberration 4-12

Stéphane N’Guyen (a.k.a. XUR), recently shared his completed entry for the July/August 2012 DragonPainting challenge.  The theme of this challenge was “large humanoid” or anything that would fit on a 40-60mm base.  I have a feeling he’s going to win this “contest” hands down, assuming it is indeed a contest.

Be sure to check out the rest of the thread to see this beast come together via a series of great WIP photos.

Who is Stéphane N’Guyen?  I offer up this as a reminder, for those of you still scratching your head.

CONFRONTATION, New Card Sets Coming

UPDATE: Unfortunately, something came up the day after I posted this, and I won’t have a chance to work on the new card downloads until the weekend of 15 September.  Details to follow.

A reader recently wrote to me about a couple missing cards and images in the Aarklash Archive (see right cuff), which is being phased out and replaced by the more robust and scalable Miniatures Archive.  He was kind enough to provide some of this missing content, including the cards featured here.  I was in the process of adding them to the zip file that is currently available for the Dwarves of Tir-Nâ-Bor when I discovered that I have more cards than I thought.

I’m going to prioritize creating these new card packs this weekend, and make them available for download from the Miniatures Archive after the holiday.  They may not be complete, but they’ll be closer than what is currently online here.

In the meantime, here are the cards for the Meteors of the Aegis, courtesy of a generous reader.

MAGAZINES, Kinetic7, Issue 1

Kinetic7 has announced the publication of the first issue of their digital magazine and the public launch of their website.  Kinetic7 is devoted to skirmish games, painting, modeling, and introducing a number of important individuals in the miniatures world through articles and interviews.

MINIATURES ARCHIVE, Familiars Page Finished

All of the content and metadata for the Rackham familiars have been uploaded to the Miniatures Archive.  There is a main page for the familiars as well as pages devoted to each blister.  I still need to add a link to download the cards, and will likely add more information to these pages.  For now, however, all images, concept art, and metadata are accounted for.

MINIATURES ARCHIVE, Alchemists of Dirz Complete

I just uploaded the final model profile for the Alchemists of Dirz page in the wiki.  I’m going to do some lower-hanging fruit next before starting the next big faction page, Cadwallon.  In the meantime, enjoy the Dirz profile pages.

MINIATURES ARCHIVE, Alchemists of Dirz Half Complete

I just uploaded the page for the Kassalis Vanin & Sidiamie blister in the new wiki archive.  With that the Alchemists of Dirz catalog is half complete.  I’m getting pretty fast at this, so the second half should not take as long.  That being said, this is a very manual process, and the old archive (see column on the right) is still there for now.

For what it’s worth, I’m also making a small dent in the companies entries.