Monday, 13 November 2017

Eye of the Storm

A good friend of mine: Lewis Morgan ~ Storyteller and Author ~ who also goes by the name of Zebong - Teller of Tales has penned a fabulous story ... and I, I have put pen to paper myself and come up with some illustrations to embellish the pages.

First Storm of Autumn is an intriguing tale of pirates, treasures, tree-houses, chainsaws, and more!

"A haunted ladder. A pirate's dagger. The greatest tree house ever built.
Scott promised his father that he would defend the family, but when your tree house is threatened by the chainsaw wielding pirate next door, there is only one option.
Stay the course and set sail into the jaws of the First Storm of Autumn!"

“It was given to me by an Arabian pirate prince. We sank his ship after a terrible battle and in exchange for sparing his life he gave me this.” Dad fixed Scott with a steely gaze. “You can have it if you make me a promise.”

First Storm of Autumn is currently available on Kickstarter ... in fact you better get in quick if you'd like to secure a copy, as there are only three days remaining! Funding has been reached, so if you you are keen on getting your hands on one, it will be a certainty!

There are various pledge levels available, One or more copies can be gleaned. you can also obtain Lewis' book "The Climbing Competition", from his previous successful Kickstarter.

Fine art giclée prints of the full-page illustrations I have created are also available - perfect for framing and hanging over your settee :)

If you're keen for a gander, please don't hesitate to check out the First Storm of Autumn on Kickstarter now!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The Doom Returns!

After two very successful KickStarters, Darcy Perry is back and badder than ever with a third... Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! III

Just over one week into it and it's already at six times its Funding Goal with the first of the Stretch Goals opened ...the many eyed Vel'Qhar; he's a real Party Monster :)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder many choices.

Eight new Heroic Scale, Old-School Style, delvers are currently available, with up to a possible five Legendary Pledge heroes joining their side; Vel'Qhar is open for business, and if funding hits 10k ...we'll be seeing something truly terrifying; The Dragon!

A shinier suit of armour has never been seen.


Doesn't mind getting his hands hand dirty.

The full range of figures from both previous KickStarters: Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! and Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! II are also available as add-ons.

So, if you're keen for some of these beautiful figures, hand sculpted and lovingly cast in fine metal; and I know you are; head over to the Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! III KickStarter page and choose one of the fine selection of Pledges available!


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Le Grande Totem

A couple of weeks back I got to create this set of pieces for an avid Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island player, from Boston, Massachusetts.
He requested a Morale marker, similar to one I had had made previously, in a double-faced totem style ...but this one was to be extra chunky!
At twice the height of the previous, it certainly has quite the nice weight to it :) Fun to sculpt too.

Sad face.

Happy face.

The usual suspects.


Thatching the roof.

Preparing to defend the estate.

Tropical bliss.

Don't let PETA see this.

Leathery hides.

Mmmmm... yummy!

Nuts from below.

Paradise ...or is it?

A home away from home.

Yes, the Ti-pi is sitting on the lid of Mombasa,
another fabulous game!

Tasty morsels.

Surf and turf.

A smorgasbord of organic, GE-free produce.

Nice and chunky.

Good times.

Hopefully this'll keep that pesky tiger away from our steak.

A good day at the office.

Packaged up (almost) and ready to send!

If you'd like, you can check out a bit more of my Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island pimpage here.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Something a Little Fishy

Salmon was on the menu with this recently commissioned Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island component pimp.

It was certainly enjoyable working on some different fins from my regular fishies and to get a nice blend of coloured clays to give them that recognisable (hopefully) salmonesque appearance.

Delicious with some dill and a squeeze of lemon.

You have to cook those tasty fish somewhere...

Cookin' with gas!

Somewhere to relax after a fine meal.

A few other things lurk on this island.

Crates, washed upon the shore.

Wood ...always useful.

Set the table, it's dinner time!


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Back in the Dungeon!

It seems like only mere days have passed since Darcy Perry of Star Hat Miniature's first amazingly successful KickStarter project, and already another is up and running ...and half way to its goal in little more than a day, if that.

Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! 2 is here, sporting a range of sweet new miniatures to suit your table-top RPG adventuring needs.

So far we have the below party of shady individuals, but I have a feeling we will be seeing more in the mix when those Stretch Goals start appearing and that Epic Pledge is snatched up.

From Chomsky the psychotic chainsaw-wielding gnome,
to Brynhildr the cross-dressing elven axe-man/maiden;
never a group of adventurers of more dubious morals has been known.

And then there's St. Andre Troll,
a fine shout out to Kenneth Eugene St. Andre, author of the superb Tunnels & Trolls RPG!
Watch that hammer!

So if you want in on some of this awesome heroic-scale fantasy pewter miniature action, head over now to Darcy's Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! 2 KickStarter page and get in on one of the pledges. You won't regret it.


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Rum and Goblins!

Hey folks :) Just watched the freshly released Part I of this very amusing battle report for Stronghold 2nd Edition, where Peter and Will at The Esoteric Order of Gamers battle it out at the castle walls.
I have no idea *wink* who crafted those war-machines they're pushing about, but the game sure looks fun! Great stuff!

Edit: Be sure to check out Part II of the siege too ... it's most amusing :)

While you're at it, take a peek at the huge list of truly amazing downloadable Board Game Player Reference Sheets created by The Esoteric Order of Gamers. If you have any of the games they have created them for ... and you likely do ... you WILL want their handiwork included within those boxes! They are fabulous.

I recently also got to make some new pieces among a batch of hand-crafted comestibles.
This time for Jamaica, a colourful pirate-themed race game set in the Caribbean.
The haul of morsels, including new sculpts depicting tasty sliced legs of ham, and corked jugs of rum, are off to a discerning gamer from Boise, in the US of A.

Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy ;)

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

Surf and Turf.

Smoked fishy goodness.

...followed up with a nice fresh fruity desert.

Happy Gaming!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Return to the Cursed Island!

A new set of my sculpted board game components, for Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island,  has arrived at its destination in the UK, and are now safely in the hands of their owner.

I got make a few variants on some of the pieces I had previously created for myself and others in this lot. New look Weapon, Roof and Palisade markers, as well as a double-sided Morale totem ... one side - with a smile - for when morale is high, and another - with a scowl - for when morale is down.

Individually personalised Cross markers displaying stones engraved with epitaphs included, and Traps for the King Kong scenario ... with bananas for bait!
A Military Might marker for 7 Wonders: Duel was also requested.

A glimpse of the motherload.

A most enjoyable (and pretty lengthy) commission.

One note I would like to make for those who may be interested in placing commissions. Please be aware of tariffs/import taxes you possibly may have to pay to have your parcel released to you by your postal service. Many countries don't charge a fee, but some do, as the UK resident who placed this commission discovered!

I do make note of this within my price-list/ordering info pdfs, and also on the invoices I send out.

I don't like the ecstasy people should be feeling when receiving my pieces to be marred by an unexpected fee. So please, hit up your local postal service if unsure, before placing a order! :)

Determination tokens,
plus a few alternate ones for special situations. 

The "two-faced" Morale marker.

New Palisade, Roof and Weapon markers.

...and their backs.


A nice, warm, home away from home.

Wasteland markers.

Have a heart, or four.

Food glorious food.

Furs from the local wildlife.

It's a TRAP!

El fuego.

A tiny desert island... as the Round marker.

The 7 Wonders: Duel, Miliatary Might marker.

The grand collection!