Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Wonderful Blast from the Past

Following a trail of links, this morning I found myself inspired by a set of photos of an old-school fantasy army made up of vintage Minifigs and Citadel sculpts, and paint jobs inspired by King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King.

Love the pine bark armor and pine cone standard!

You really can't go wrong with animated hands, especially giant ones.

There need to be more saturated pastels in today's painter's palette.
When it comes to miniatures, I absolutely eat this stuff up. This sort of whacked-out imagery evokes memories from my childhood of strange books and movies, imagery that made me fall in love with all things fantastic. It brings to mind Brian Froud and Alan Lee and Terry Gilliam and innumerable other creative visionaries. It reminds me of a time when all fantasy wasn't necessarily grimdark and serious and codified.

Check out the full photoset here and bask in the trippy glory!


  1. Anonymous6:21 PM

    It really is an amazing army.

  2. Old School, maybe, but as impressive or better than anything currently. The animated hands are way cool - and the faces on the shields were all hand-painted? Amazing.


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