The cottage is opened

A group of adventurers approached nicely looking cottage. It looked safe and homely. If only there was a way to see its interior and get inside.

Mini Monsters Cottage

Wait – there is a way!

Mini Monsters Cottage

Here is my cottage from Mini Monsters. Normally it has no interior – the set contains only walls and roof. It can be used for dioramas or wargames as a background for your minis, but I wanted to have someting more. From plastic card I made floor and basic interior (window and door frames). The wood texture and planks on the floor are made by scratching with sharp scalpel and then by rubing with rough sandpaper. I had to cut triangular parts of the wall pieces to have them glued to the roof, which was to be removable. I made pins from thick wire to help fixing the roof in right position on the walls.

Mini Monsters Cottage
Mini Monsters Cottage

The paintjob is also quite simple. After spraying basic colors with airbrush (very helpful!), I applied wash and drybrush. Then with sharp pointed brush I made corrections and painted details.
The cottage from Mini Monsters is really nice diorama piece (with affordable price too). It has lots of details and cool fantasy/medieval look. After my alterations I think that now it’s even better 🙂

Mini Monsters Cottage
Mini Monsters Cottage
Mini Monsters Cottage
Mini Monsters Cottage

Goblin Invasion (1)

After something big (Angrislaug) comes something small – a bunch of nasty little goblins from Aenor Miniatures. I purchased them through Kickstarter. I went for metal ones and it was a good choice. They were cheaper than resin and the quality of the casts is really good. Removing of mold lines is quite easy on those minis. In total there will be 22 goblins, 2 trolls and 1 half-giant. That is a serious warband!

I like the fact that each goblin is unique – some are tall, some are fat and short. They have different poses and weapons. The miniatures are detailed with various equipment like sacks, bones, pieces of armor and so on.
I painted first 3 goblin grunts. I’ve chosen rather colorful paint scheme for them and simple dungeon basing. More goblins are to come soon 🙂

Goblins - Aenor Miniatures
Goblins - Aenor Miniatures