Bombshell Miniatures: Bombshell Babes Kickstarter

Maelee the Mechanic

Maelee the Mechanic

I caved to the kickstarter temptation last year with the Bombshell Babes Kickstarter, run by Bombshell Miniatures. Their kickstarter (now complete) was to produce models and moulds for a range of female miniatures, and since good female miniatures are relatively hard to find and their concept art looked good I took the plunge.

Well, the miniatures arrived last week – there was a bit of a hiccup as the reinforcement packs I ordered weren’t in the package, but a quick message has them on their way – and I’m very impressed by both the quality of the sculpting and the quality of the miniatures!

They’ll be releasing these for regular orders soon – keep an eye on their website for updates.

I (once the reinforcements arrive) will have gotten 27 metal miniatures, a bunch of resin base inserts, smaller metal sidekick models (I’ll show them later), and a couple of sprues of weapons, all for $182.

Here’s what I’ve received so far:

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Miniatures for Exalted: Kai the Dawn Caste Solar

Big man with a big sword

Except for this guy, I haven’t done much other painting and modelling this week (I put together a few commissars I bought of Ebay as well). I literally just painted his base, hence why it’s still a bit wet in the photos, and I haven’t given him a varnish coat yet.

Regardless, this miniature is for my friend’s character in the Exalted campaign I’m currently playing in – he’s been using a rather weedy fighter miniature which doesn’t really suit his big and tough Dawn Caste character, so I bought the bits off ebay to build him a new one.

Cloak and Sword

The miniature is a Warhammer Fantasy Chaos warrior, with an empire militia head (one of my favourite heads ever) and a sword blade taken from a Chaos knight lance. I removed his second hand weapon from his left hand and left it empty.

The paint scheme is gold, roughly highlighted and washed with a light brown, mid and dark browns for leather and the cloak respectively, again roughly highlighted and washed with dark brown, and his hair and the cloak fur are black drybrushed through brown to white and then black washed.

Random RPG Models Time!

I haven’t really done any hobby stuff in the last week, so here’s the first of many things which are on the giant list of “pictures to post”. Today, here are most of my random fantasy-style miniatures which get used for D&D and Exalted RPG sessions. There’s only a couple of pictures, so I’ll just whack them all on the page without a “continue reading” link. These are all from various manufacturers – mostly Reaper, some GW, and a couple of miscellaneous (I think).

Various warrior/fighter characters

Wizards and mages and clerics (and runepriests, because they're kinda mages too)

Rogues and rangers

Some randoms, which I forgot to photo in with the others...

My collection of female pirate miniatures.

Finally, some town guard which are nearly unconverted GW Bretonnian models (you tend to need town guard quite a bit in RPG campaigns...)

I also own a bunch of random monster miniatures and a whole bunch of GW Lord of the Rings orcs & goblins, which I’ll post up next time I haven’t done anything during the last week.

Deathwatch RPG Character: Kestyr, Storm Wardens Apothecary

Kestyr, Storm Wardens Apothecary

Small mid-week update: I managed to put together and paint up my character for the Deathwatch campaign Winter is running for a few of us at the ANU Wargaming Society. He’s Kestyr, a Storm Wardens Apothecary. All-around pic and his background are after the jump:

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About RPGs I’m Playing (and Sisters of Battle Rhino Photos)


Unforunately, I seem to have misplaced my camera this week, therefore I don’t have any new photos. So, you’re going to get some photos of a Sisters of Battle Rhino I’ve had finished for ages (which is waiting for some sisters to go with it), while I talk about all the RPGs I’ve been up to. I’m planning on doing more in-depth posts on the RPGs for a while but I’ve never gotten to it because I want to take photos of some of the miniatures and D&D tile boards I’ve bought and made and so on to go with them, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

When I find my camera there will be new photos – I’ve finally started painting up all the chimeras, I’ve assembled (and magnetised) the leman russes, and I’ve assembled all the terminators – so now I just have lots of painting to do! Well, up until my Dystopian Wars Britannian fleet arrives in the post…

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So we managed to have our first game of Exalted this week, where our circle of new Solar Exalted have managed to drive off a pirate ship and its two(?) dragonbloods and find a mysterious island…

We have a wiki for our campaign, where we’re posting up character backgrounds and session logs and stuff – my friend Rudi is currently our scribe and is writing up our session logs quite a cool way, as if it’s a story.

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On the workbench: Still the same stuff, plus Mechanicus Chaos Lords and Exalted character



So the workbench is as crowded as ever, since I haven’t gotten much painting done in the last month or so, but managed to put together all five chimeras from over a month ago.

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On the workbench: d&d miniatures and terminators

So here’s my “to paint” box this week. Clockwise from bottom:

  • Bottom-Right: a LoTR Faramir model plus 5 reaper/warlord miniatures for D&D
  • Bottom-Centre: OOP Terminator chaplain, with new arms and bits-bashed crozius
  • Bottom-Left: Terminators
  • Top: Valhallans, miscellaneous
  • Right: Bits-bashed Trojan

Also included are some battlefield bits (barrels, crates) which I got, coz I’ve always liked those models and figured I’d splurge on them (they’ll be used for Inquisitor-28mm mainly).

I’ll show the D&D miniatures and the terminators this week, and I’ll get some closer photos of the valhallans and the trojan for later on.

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