Things have been slow around my painting table lately. With increasing work hours due to the longer days of summer it’s been difficult to put aside time for art. But like anything in life your hobbies will always wax, wane, and evolve with you. The only important thing is to never give up trying to find time somewhere for the things you love. Until things calm down I will continue to pump this blog full of the coolest new miniatures and companies for you to explore. I have been able to hit the table a few times and my first bust is really coming along
There’s still a some amount of blending and shading to be done on the left side skin but it’s over the proverbial hump now. The cloth is also going to take a few more sessions but overall I’m happy with the project. He may not win the competition but it’s exciting to think I’m really pushing myself to move into a new level of skill.
Do you wake up in the night sweaty and thinking about 90’s cartoons? Do you or a loved one have a pop culture problem? Do you see miniatures, board games, or cards out of the corner of your eye? GhostBusters II is ready to serve you, and it’s friendly Kickstarter is waiting for your call.
Returning after its first successful Kickstarter “Ghostbusters” Cryptozoic is back with a sequel that adds new tiles, scenarios, and miniatures.
The game follows the events of the second Ghostbuster movie but also relies heavily on references from the 90’s Gostbuster cartoons.
There’s not much information about how to play on the Kickstarter page, but there a links to videos that will show you gameplay. It’s a cooperative game for 1-4 players that seems to be able to scale difficulty and level up players between scenarios. And of course it comes with a massive slimy pink box full of miniatures and stretch goals. Unless you want to dish out for the exclusive white collectors box, available only through the Kickstarter.
So if you love Ghostbusters, miniatures, and board games (and you probably do). Check out this Kickstarter and watch some videos. However let me leave you with a warning so my mind and your wallet can rest as ease. Cryptozoic isn’t known for making the best board games. And the first Ghostbusters game is considered to be a little bit of a running joke in the board game world. So if your a lover of flawless gameplay and mechanics, make sure you do your research. If you just want the minis or simply love the idea of playing as a Ghostbuster with friends, movie running in the background, I would say go for it! Like bad movies, sometimes a hilariously bad game is still a blast and worth every penny.
Click here to go to the Ghostbusters II Kickstarter page
Today we’re going to look at one of the newest kids on the miniature block. Beyond Miniature is a Spanish company that was started in 2015 by Alejandro Prieto and Arnau Lazaro. These two friends began commission painting in 2012 and Beyond Miniatures has grown naturally from that partnership. They currently have only a single miniature available for sale. “The Hobgoblin” is designed by Alejandro and Arnau and is sculpted by the legendary Pedro Fernández. It’s a stunning piece and certainly creates excitement to see what else is coming in the future.
The journey for Beyond Miniatures is only starting, but it’s a company worth keeping an eye on. Alejandro and Arnau are very open about their experience and speak about their desire to keep learning and improving wherever possible. With this welcoming attitude they should have no problem finding their way into the realms of great miniature companies.
To visit Beyond Miniatures and check out their gallery click here