Saturday 8 December 2012

A Gift from the Art

If you're still racking your brain for a thoughtful gift for a loved one this Christmas then look no further!

Thanks to a great post a while back, from fellow blogger and Oldhammerer, Chad over at Maximum Rock and Role Play, my problem was certainly solved! 

He and his wife run a fantastic little business called Our Bookish Life, which sells all sorts of nice literary gifts. What caught my eye though, were Chad's excellent illustrations of scenes from various novels, drawn on pages from the (recycled) books they were from. 

Although I was rather taken with the Lord of the Rings and Slaughter House 5 (Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favourite authors) illustrations, I noticed Chad also took custom orders. Now, while my better half doesn't often come here to check up on what I'm up to I'm going to keep what I got for her a secret.

However, I did take the liberty of treating myself to this!

A rather fine representation of Conan battling the Two Frost Giants - brothers to the beguiling and treacherous Atali, daughter of the God Ymir, which should give you some idea of Chad's excellent work.

I may have to commission another couple of pieces in the New Year, perhaps featuring Atali appearing before the wounded Conan at the start of the story and her capture towards the end - it'll make a nice triptych for the wall in my games room... 

Friday 7 December 2012

An Englishman's home is his...

Mighty Fortress!!

Yes, I am the proud owner of the original Mighty Fortress having failed woefully to exercise any willpower whatsoever, after I'd seen it advertised on the LAF - thanks again to Notts Gamer. This is one of those classic pieces of Oldhammer loveliness that I've hankered after ever since seeing it in the 3rd ed. rule book.

There is a downside to all this though - I think I need a new gaming table...

... as there's not much room left!

I should really have taken a pic of the original box it came in as well but I was in too much of a hurry to recreate some of those lovely shots from the Warhammer Siege book.


So I'll have to add playing a siege game to my long To Do list...

Best get on with painting up all that Orc artillery I've been amassing!

Tuesday 4 December 2012

A Goblin, a Goblin - My Kingdom Four A Goblin...

Sorry couldn't resist massacring a bit of the Bard for this post! And if you didn't get the finely wrought pun then let me enlighten you...