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.

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…

Anyway, on to random RPG rant time… Continue reading



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.

So, here’s a post about my thoughts so far on Exalted and its system, as well as showing my speed-painted character too! Continue reading

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.

I have managed to do three character conversions this weekend though, so at least that’s something! Now to paint them… Continue reading