Phreedh's Mini Stuff

Phreedh's Mini Stuff

LPL starting again...

InspirationPosted by Mattias Thu, January 26, 2012 08:16:35
It's that time of year again, friends. The Lead Painters League over at LAF has been announced and from here on until the 10th of March I'll be keeping anything newly painted under wraps. After that we'll be back with weekly updates.

As I've been pretty good with my updates recently, I would feel bad about just going silent for two months. I've created a new category to remedy this; Inspiration. After revamping the links list to the right a bit, I now keep only blogs there. Static galleries, conventional webpages, forum threads and other stuff will be posted individuallly in the Inspiration category.

To kick things off, I have a mammoth thread from Warseer. Harry's "This week I have mostly been painting..." is indeed a source of inspiration and motivation. It is without a doubt the main reason why I've painted 11 miniatures so far this year. Every time I read a few pages of that thread I get the urge to paint, and I usually act upon it.

While on the topic of Warseer, we have vintagephreak's quite awesome "Classic, all-metal Dwarf army" containing not only a LOT of little dwarfs, but many unreleased or very rare ones. All painted up very nicely!

Finally, another great retro lead thread on Warseer. Orlygg's 80s Retro Realm of Chaos.

Coming up next, this week's acquisitions. Possibly I'll change the blog engine too while I'm at it, switching to WordPress. More on that at a later time.

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The collection of Bryan Ansell

InspirationPosted by Mattias Thu, June 30, 2011 12:55:56

Bryan Ansell is a name familiar to most old school miniature geeks like me. For those of you not in the know, he once started up both Asgard Miniatures and later Citadel Miniatures. Many say he's also the one responsible (as managing director for Games Workshop in the mid to late 80s) for killing the soul of GW, turning it into an evil corporate machine rather than the nice jolly bunch of hippie gamers it used to be. Alas, I digress. He's done some awesome stuff in his time, and in the 80s he sported a handsome mullet.
A man in his position is bound to have some wonderful stuff hidden away, and that indeed he does! All round swell chap bridgend_steve has been cataloguing Ansell's collection of old Citadel studio miniatures. These are the actual models we could see in old White Dwarf and rule books, thus very mouth watering.

Head on over to the Collecting Citadel Miniatures wiki and take part of the retro extravaganza so far! Big ups and generous amounts of geek cred to Steve for doing this!

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Necromancer Tales' gallery

InspirationPosted by Mattias Wed, July 28, 2010 12:47:44

I discovered a very nice site today, with a wonderful old-school Citadel gallery. Go check it out at

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