Category Archives: Eureka

EUREKA, Cú Chulainn

Eureka Miniatures has recently announced release of the Cú Chulainn model for their 28mm Myths range.  From their announcement:

Also forming part of this release is our 28mm figure of legendary Celtic hero Cú Chulainn – a miniature we especially commissioned from sculptor Jody Siegel of Imbrian Arts (check out his excellent figures on his website here). Cú Chulainn is a hero of pre-Christian Irish Mythology and the stories of the Ulster Cycle. A mighty warrior of great renown, he was infamous for his terrible battle frenzies (or ríastrad) which according to the legends were so intense and violent they contorted his human form and temporarily rendered him a monster! Our figure shows Cú Chulainn in dramatic pose, on the brink of ríastrad, about to hurl himself on his enemies. In keeping with Celtic heroic traditions he fights naked (so some parental discretion might be advisable here as far as our younger customers are concerned).

I’ve been looking forward to this release for a long time.  Jody’s always been one of my favorite sculptors, and I think his conception of Cú Chulainn is a brilliant interpretation of the character.  I plan to order the model this weekend, and hope to feature pictures of it here soon.

EUREKA MINIATURES, Cú Chulainn Preview

Jody Siegel of Imbrian Arts recently previewed his incredible sculpt of Cú Chulainn for Eureka Miniatures on the OzPainters forum.

Cu Chulainn is a character from Celtic mythology. He’s known to go into “warp spasms” which is similar to berzerker rages but according to some of the stories the body sometimes takes on some strange contortions similar to shape changes. The client wanted the miniature to be more human shaped (and naked) so I decided to make the veins very visible to show off the stress that the body is under.

This is an incredible sculpt.  It’s dynamic, exudes power, and has the perfect amount of detail for a model of this type (enough to make the sculpt come to life, but restrained to the proper degree so that it’s not overly intimidating to paint).  I’m getting two.

Victoria Lamb’s Labyrintus

From Victoria Lamb’s Web site:

Labyrintus is a miniature game by Victoria Lamb. It combines the spectacle and craft of a miniature game with the fun and ease of play of a board game.  A fast paced game for 2-4 players with a playing time of 30 to 60 minutes. Each player takes control of a team of 4 creatures and attempts to be the first to get through the Labyrinth. But beware, things may not always be what they seem, your progress can be thwarted by other creatures, the shifting Labyrinth and even your own tactical choices.Labyrintus is a miniature game by Victoria Lamb. It combines the spectacle and craft of a miniature game with the fun and ease of play of a board game.  A fast paced game for 2-4 players with a playing time of 30 to 60 minutes. Each player takes control of a team of 4 creatures and attempts to be the first to get through the Labyrinth. But beware, things may not always be what they seem, your progress can be thwarted by other creatures, the shifting Labyrinth and even your own tactical choices.

A recent post over at Tabletop Gaming News reminded me of this project.  After some browsing I was elated to learn that the miniatures for the game are already available from Eureka.  I’ll be picking up Billy Bagshot, the twiglets, and the fairies soon.

Billy Bagshot

Twiglet 1

Twiglet 2

Fairy 1

Fairy 2

Kallistra 10mm Viking Huscarls

Copplestone Horse Tribe infantry (left) and Kallistra Huscarls

Kallistra Huscarls (lefft), Magister Militum greater orc, MM ashigaru, and more Kallistra Huscarls

Kallistra Huscarls (left) and Copplestone City Spearmen

Kallistra Huscarls (left) and GW Warmaster Swordmasters of Hoeth

Kallistra Huscarls (left), Eureka Anvil dwarf, Eureka Warspite elf, more Kallistra Huscarls

Old Glory Persian commmand (left) and Kallistra Huscarls

Eureka Frog Warrior Musician

I recently finished this piece as a present for my brother.

You can purchase this model from Eureka Miniatures or Eureka Miniatures USA.

I apologize for the poor quality of the photos.

Frog Warrior Musician from Eureka Miniatures

Magister Militum Ashigaru, et al (100mm macro)

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Magister Militum ashigaru

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Copplestone Horse Tribe infantry, MM ashigaru, Copplestone City Guard

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Old Glory Persian command, MM ashigaru, GFI/AIM Persian command

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Eureka elf archer, MM ashigaru, Eureka halfling militia

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Eureka Anvil dwarf, MM ashigaru, Eureka Warspite elf

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GW Swordmasters of Hoeth, MM ashigaru, MM orc

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Magister Militum Ashigaru, et al

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Magister Militum ashigaru with spears & command

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Copplestone City Guard, MM ashigaru, GW Swordmasters of Hoeth

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Copplestone Horse Tribe infantry, MM ashigaru, Old Glory Persian command

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Eureka elf archer, halfling militia, MM ashigaru, AIM/GFI Persian command

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Copplestone half-orcs, MM ashigaru, Copplestone orcs

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Eureka Anvil dwarf, MM ashigaru, Eureka Warspite elf

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