Thursday, 9 May 2019

The Monsters of Malcor; Part 3

The next bunch of Malcor miniatures, or ‘Phase Green’ as I call it.

Glass Spiders: The Decanters of Death! Drinks trolleys with attitude. The globes are supposed to be filled with acid. However I’ve no idea how to paint realistic-looking liquid and envy those who can. So in the end I just picked up my brushes and splodged the paint on here and there.

Mantodeus: Giant insects that pounce on the unwary from their nests. This model was an absolute b*st*rd to put together, with more drilling, pinning and gluing than I’d happily apply to one mini. As a result I painted this with little enthusiasm, sticking to a basic all-over green.

Acrisbird: Terror birds from the tropics. I initially went for a black and white colour scheme on this model, but the end result looked like a very annoyed turkey, so I went back and, considering that green seems to be the overarching theme of this batch, went over the black bits with dark green. Now it looks like an very annoyed parrot!

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Call of Cthulhu RPG

This is just a short break in between the Malcor madness to bring you madness of a different kind.

For a while now I've been getting into the Call of Cthulhu role playing game (7th edition). I'm playing a number of play-by-forum games at

I've also been meeting up with some of the guys from the Herefordshire Board Gamers club for some actual sit-down role playing. I started jotting down notes for each game and this soon developed into a proper blog.

Said blog, if you are interested, is called 'A Pretend Terror' and can be found on the Yog-Sothoth website at