Here at Lost Hemisphere, we’ve always been fans of supporting smaller producers who provide quality products. I took great delight in reading an article on the boom in miniature gaming during the pandemic and how it’s actively helped so many people as they tried to cope with lockdowns and the like, and was interested when – at the bottom of the article that focused on GW – a smaller, independent company expressed how the pandemic hadn’t necessarily been as kind to some producers. Shortly thereafter I was on Bad Squiddo‘s website, checking out their shenaniganry. A parcel arrived at the Gdaycave yesterday, and thus I would like to show the shiny new chunks of resin that arrived.
Bad Squiddo focuses on two things of note: Realistic female miniatures for a variety of settings, and resin scenics. There’s other stuff too, but I’ll leave it to you to scroll through the website.
The first item on the list is the bugs basing kit. Resin sheets with a variety of beetles and other insects to add a little flavour to your painted sand and tufts. The sheets they’re molded on are thin, making it easy to clip out a specific insect to add to your leaf litter.
Next up is the limited edition Jeanne de Clisson, sculpted by none other than Kev White. Aside from it looking like a sweet model in its own right, I was pleasantly surprised to find out the Lioness of Brittany is an actual historical figure, with her own Wikipedia page and everything, including four marriages, storming castles, and commanding a small fleet of warships.
Now here’s the moneymaker for me. I’ve had enormous stone hands on my mind for a little while now due to a writing project I was involved in, so the idea of massive digits reaching out of the ground to be used for scenery and/or basing is just super cool to me at the moment.
These things are gorgeous, and a variety of scales as shown by unpainted Yuri, unpainted Intercessor Space Marine and unpainted personal D&D model from Heroforge. They’ll all see paint one day. One day. My pile of shame is significant.
The final piece of the puzzle was an extra thrown in as a thank you – an enormous folded leaf that makes me think immediately of the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland, but would work equally well as a base mount for any number of models. The casting is clean, the cleanup is minimal, and the detail is lovely.
Operating out of the UK, Bad Squiddo is oddly named, but worth a gander.