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Welcome to my Blog showcasing the development of my Old Skool Citadel Halfling Fantasy Army

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Last Post of the Year, Merry Xmas Everyone!!!

Well I am gearing up and packing my bags to return back to New Zealand for Christmas with the family so I would like to take this time to wish eveyone a happy and safe Xmas and New year.

I have had a surge in posts towards the end of the year having regained a bit of drive on my halfling army project and hope to have many more updates more regularly next year with more unit releases and also some halfling product reviews and scale comparisons as well as any other cool halfling related stuff I can find.

Here is a small teaser for next year, pun intended the first six completed models of the Evil Halfling unit.....just waiting to be varnished and bases flocked. This unit marks the halfway point of my army with only 4-5 units left in the lead pile....ha only 4 or 5 depending on whether I can hold of buying more halflings. But I have vowed not to buy anymore until I have almost completed the army.......we will see how that goes.....

Bye for 2011 ....

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Halfling Witch Hunters

If you are looking for the Top 10 Halflings article it is the entry directly below this one.

I have finally got round to getting pictures of my latest Halfling Unit ....Van Halfling's Halfling Witch Hunters. I tried to achieve the look of crazed religious "The Crucible" styled halflings and it is definitely my favourite unit yet.

Next in the painting que is a unit of Evil Undead halflings.......should be a couple of pictures up next week.

The unit consists mostly of C11 Hallfings lead by Heresy's Van Halfling Hero and a Ogre Executioner thrown in for good measure.

Please click on the images for larger shots.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Well to keep things interesting around here I have decided to compile a list of what I view as the top 10 halfling sculpts of all time in regards to character and quality (ok I lie it's 11 but who's counting anyway?) so without further adue......

NUMBER 11: Halfling Pimp, Citadel C11 series, unreleased.

Although he may not be the greatest of sculpts this plump lil fellow slyly creeps into the top eleven as he was never released commercially and coupling this factor along with bags of fatty and slightly cocky character he becomes a much sought after and ultra rare gem for the avid halfling collector.

NUMBER 10: Puggy Baconbreath, Blood Bowl Halfling, Games Workshop.

This badass lil fellow despite his diminutive nature Oozes with toughness which in turn cements his place as one of the most iconic halflings of all time.

NUMBER 9: Tailsman Expansion Halfling, Games Workshop.

An unusual plastic halfling, this brave fellow represents all that is great about halflings.....fat, happy and heroic!! Another plump halfling icon right there.

NUMBER 8: Mirlton/EM4 Mounted Halfling Paladin (painted by Steve Dean)

A resulptof Mark Copplestone's original and now very rare halflings this model  unfortunately is one of the few mounted halflings available and an ideal general for any halfling militia army. A lovely lil mini and one of my favourites.

NUMBER 7: Psycho Hobbit, Games Workshop Ltd Edition

This overly spikey warrior is sheer unadulterated lunacy of which only a madcap halfling could get away with. The rareness and sheer bizarreness of this model places him on the fringe of the top 5. I am not sure how many of these guys were produced but he is relatively rare and highly sought on e-bay.

NUMBER 6: Dicarus Darksword, Reaper

One of my personnel favourites and one of the few Reaper Halflings that scale up well with the old C11 Halflings. A very dark and smooth characterful model that would be at home as either a scout, thief of assassin in any deserving warband. Great model.

NUMBER 5: Unreleased Halfling, Games Workshop

There are two great variants of these fantastic sculpt and he would easily of taken the number one position if he was made available commercially, but unfortunately as he was never released he looses points due to the selflessness of those evil fat cats at GW. A peg leg, eye patch, armour and big weapons.....pure class.

NUMBER 4: Lil Pea, Marauder Halfling (painted by Witchhunter)

Ok so his name isn't Lil Pea but hey he is the size of a pea  being one of the smallest halflings available, great detail, pose and extremely characterful making him easily one of my firm favourites. Pound for pound or gram for gram in his case one of the most characterful minis out there.

NUMBER THREE: Van Halfling, Heresy Miniatures (painted by Witch Hunter).

A simple but superb and very unique character laiden model ideal as a halfling hero for any situation. Having multiple arm options also adds to his versatility. Another all -time halfling great.

NUMBER TWO: Hallfing Chef, Games Workshop, (again painted by Witchunter)

Wot a fat angry hobbit wielding an over sized meat hatchet......WINNING!!! Who could ask for more really?? A fantastic timeless sculpt right there. An all time classic.

NUMBER ONE: Cecil the Ogre Slayer, Citadel C11 Halfling

Some of you may be surprised by this selection but I have chosen an old C11 solid base halfling called Cecil the Ogre Slayer at the greatest halfling sculpt of all time. A saucepan for a helmet, an over sized cape, an over sized shield, over sized armour and then topped off by an undersized dagger this wee fella is a must have for all you unstable halfling lovers out there. Can't you just picture him fighting against the odds to slay an hungry ogre in a last ditch attempt to avoid becoming part of his halfling broth? A deserving victor in my opinion which duly sums up the true halfling spirit and character. Love him!!!
ps: I apologise that you have to put up with my terrible painting on this one.

Noteable mentions that didn't quite make the cut......

Citadel C11 Piggyback Halflings...(also the barwench)

Warploque Miniatures Halfling General

Reaper Halfling Dragon Rider

Citadel LOTR Mounted Frodo

Hasselfree Roman Halfling (painted by Blackfly)

Black Hat Halfling Musician

Victoria Lamb's Halfling Cowboy Billy Bagshot

 Karate Kid Halfling

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Byding My Time

Well I'm waiting for some new bulbs and lamps to arrive so I can try to get some decent photos of my recently completed Halfling Witch Hunter unit.......so while you wait in anticipated I figured I would share a few cool halfling pics that I blatantly stole off www.coolminiornot.com .........they are not my work and you miught have to click on a few for a lager shot.......enjoy.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sneak Peak

Well I have almost completed my Halfling Witch Hunter Warband so while you wait for the final 3 minis of the set to be completed I thought I would give you a sneak peak of the next unit

.......Evil Halflings!!! Includes but not limited to halfling vampires, sorcerers, skeletons, devils, halfling chaos knights and cultists.......

Also a few halfling heroes

Some nice halflings I found painted online (not mine)

By Tercio Creativo

Ok so it's suppose to be a kid pirate but it is possibly one of the best halfling sculpts I have seen.

Mochilero of the Old Purples:

Capitan Rioja

Oh and some naps I have painted and rebased

Blackwatch highlander

32nd Cornwall

Saturday, August 27, 2011

New Camera

Well I have become increasingly frustrated with the poor level on my photos and with a trip to Europe on the cards in a couple of weeks I took the opportunity to upgrade to a new photographic weapon....Olypmus 310 with 14mp and 10x optical zoom for the bargain price of only $160 AUD.

Anyway here are the latest results of my new toy.....a great improvement I think but still not 100% perfect. Also keep an eye out for my next unit on the cards which I am over half way through painting and is already set to be a cracker with loads of character........Halfling Witchhunters none the less!!!

1st up my latest unit being a gnome warband.

New photos of my older units

Oh and I found the following guy online(again not my work), pretty amazing huh, Frodo from the old citadel LOTR range......luckily I have two of these to paint up.