Fimm McCool's

Fimm McCool's

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Following on from our article in the current Miniature Wargames mag, it's time for some pre-orders! Order your copy of The Wood second edition at before the 22nd March and you can get one for just £15, 25% off the cover price.

With art from the excellent John Sibbick how could you not? ;)


Monday, 11 February 2019

Woods terrain and photo shoot

Aaaargh! It's mid February! I have a March publishing date looming so things are very mental here, so much still to do! However, I have finished 6 boards for the new edition of The Woods and done the first photoshoot using them, so that's one thing off the list.

A bit of inspiration from the Isle of Skye for this rocky outcrop. It will site back to back for one big peak, front to front for a narrow valley or side by side for a ridgeline. This will probably be a big part of my display board for Salute.

Closer to home, these are inspired by Puzzlewood and the Forest of Dean Scowels. I want to keep adding stuff to these until it's properly overgrown.

Using castle bits from Scotia Grendel I have built a dwarf fortress in the rocks, kinda Game of Thrones I'm told (though I've never watched or read it). These go back to back to make a fortified island in the river, back onto the Storr rocks for a mountain backdrop or sit side by side with a gatehouse and drawbridge (yet to be painted) in the middle of the main wall.

And here are some photos of miniatures in their new surroundings:

(Huts from Fogou Models)

(Toadstools are Scotia Grendel)

(Stone circle from Scotia Grendel)


Friday, 25 January 2019

They're rats, Jim, but not as we know them!

It's not quite the end of January, and I have painted some ratmen! Not classic skaven (though they've gone on square bases to go into my skaven army) and nor do they add up to 500pts for this month's contribution, but at least they are painted!

They are 'gnawlochs' from Oakbound Studio's new The Woods book which is coming soon, and these chaps are on Kickstarter along with some fishy dudes right now: Deep One of the Powell Darks

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

A tale of one

Yup, it's a tale of one lamer. I have completely failed to get a single ratman painted this month.

To be fair to myself I have-
Sculpted 3 ratmen
Almost finished 6 commission pieces
Painted and created a kickstarter for the new gnomes and goblins
Built a goblin siege tower
Painted some new rock formations for my gaming table
Written all the creature entries for the new The Woods book
Drawn and painted 3 new art pieces for the book
Done a show and contacted several publishers and magazines
Bought a house

But none of that excuses me, sorry I have failed you.

I am taking a lot of December off, I will do better. By January I should then have enough skavenslaves to do the final part.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Gnomevember offerings

Hi there, me again.

Some of you may have seen I have a little kKickstarter on the go for gnomevember which contains some sculpts by various prestigious names- Martin Long, David Powell, Diego Serrate, Philip Hynes and Alessio Cisbani (plus a few from myself). These chaps have long been simmering and were due to be released to complement The Woods sourcebook Thunder Under Mount Silence, however I was finally prompted to get them sorted by some beautiful artwork from Mike Wolmarans (Tenerbae Studio) and Christian Schwager. Here 'tis:

Stunning, no? This is for a new The Woods book, of which more later. But for now here are the models as they popped out:


Hope you like them. Do stop by the KS and say hi! Goblignomic Wars Kickstarter


Friday, 2 November 2018

The Fourth Annual Oldhammer Forum Golden Gobbos Painting Competition 2018

We've had a great load of entries in the Golden Gobbos this year, so here they are in all their glory (and no particular order).

Chaos Dwarf Sorcerer
My name is Zragg, the undefeated,
The evil gods chose me to bring despair and destruction to the world!
Fear the holy handgrenade of Hashut, the Father of Darkness!

Terminator Captain


Dwarf Warrior


Skeleton Warrior
Godfreig wrestled with the burning fire inside his head trying to recall where he was. The last he recalled was marching resolutely with his fellow farm hands under the stewardship of his Baron, towards what seemed to be an endless tide of savage green maws and glinting axes. His mind continued to slide back to the darkness pulling at his soul, the constant nagging to walk ever onwards as if drawn by some unnatural well. He stumbled on. Rounding the small copse, the burning inside his skull became stronger as he began to vaguely register other shambling figures resembling folk he dimly recalled. Turning back to where he was heading he caught sight of a wizened man hunched in discoloured robes, clutching a glowing staff of ebony coloured wood. As he fell into line with the growing throng his mind slipped away, replaced with the lobotomised command of a darker power.
Lutheran Darkshade gripped the glowing talisman in his right hand and smiled as the legion of undead assembled before him. 




Dark Elf Swordsman Captain

Dark Elf Crossbow Captain



Reaver Titan (yes, it counts... single, 28mm scale figure!)


Mercenary Captain
'...Across the Border Princes men tell a tale: of a child raised in the slave pits of the corrupted Chaos Dwarfs. Forced to fight for survival for the cruel pleasures of his masters; the child was raised in blood and slaughter. In time the boy became a man, the man became a champion. His masters paraded him like a prize pony, adorned in the armour and helm of an ancient hero…
…The tale tells how he broke his chains, cast off his collar; turned on his masters and cut them down in an orgy of vengeance and fury, escaping the dark heat of the pits ahead a blood-crazed mob of freed slaves hell-bent on the destruction of their former masters…’


Goblin King
(bit of a cheat, it is meant to be one model, but it's so glorious I don't care. ;) )

Cast your votes now: Here