I wish I could simply enjoy this and not immediately think 'I've got to do that next'!
I know what you mean!
My Prehistoric project has really taken on a life of it's own.
What started off as quick job to get some miniatures painted for TUSK has grown to cover armies for HotT, a winter Tusk project and a collection for an Australian theme for the setting. I have some large Kangaroos, Bullockornis (Demon Duck of Doom), and Megalania from MY Miniatures, hunters from QRF and a converted Diprotodon (giant looking Wombat), Thylacines (Tasmanian Tigers), Thylacoleo Carnifex (marsupial lion) and Genyornis (large waterfowl – Emu with stumpy legs).
Finally, I have started to paint miniatures for TUSK in 28mm for a demo type game late this year...
Outstanding painting and visual presentation, Lewchips. Really impressive. My favorites are that vignette with three chaps out on the front porch of their cave, who have no idea they're about to get pelted by rocks from above, and the little crossed-tusks shrine. Again, well done. You definitely captured the feel for what the world must have been like before Vegemite™.
Inspired by your recent post on this thread, I decided to focus and recently finished the miniatures for my Winter Tusk project.
Even though my original intention was to base my terrain setting in an early winter, I got a little carried away with the application of the snow. I am more likely to see a unicorn running down our main street than snow, so playing with it even in a modelling format was much more fun that I originally thought it would be.
All of the miniature except the 'Very Cranky Bear' are by Acheson Creations. The Cave Bear is by Copplestone Castings.
I also have some wolves by Pathfinder Miniatures for the set that are not pictured here.
Thanks for looking! I am off to have some Vegemite™ on toast... Ahhhh, life is good
Every time you guys post your pics, it motivates me to keep re-reading the "Sticks and Stones" rules and start planning for the next CanGames, which is a year away, but I will need to get the figs., paint, make terrain, and playtest (amend and continue playtesting, repeat), so I better get cracking!
If you ever feel the inclination to post some pics...
Happy to oblige...
Above are pics of my Inupiat Eskimos (15mm M.Y. Miniatures), which I photographed years ago, literally ON the frozen Arctic Ocean, just off Barrow, Alaska, 12 Feb 2005. Temp at the time was a brisk -15F.
Here's a view below of a HOTT Behemoth (also 15mm M.Y. Miniatures) from my "Inupiat of NARL" HOTT army.
This posed shot was photographed in much more comfortable conditions. (Grins.)
I would love to play game with these miniatures today, or your penguin army... It is so insanely hot here, that perhaps using them would rub off on me and wouldn't think about the heat so much!