Paint The Target

Huzzah! It’s a new month! As we sit here in the sweltering Summer heat at Lost Hemisphere HQ in the wilds of Canuckistan, we can hear the birds falling out of the sky as they succumb to heat exhaustion, we can see the fish leaving the lake and going to the mall where there’s at least A/C, and of course, we have a new gallery of Target submissions. For July, entrants were encouraged to paint miniatures that specialized in melee, in close combat, in getting all up in yo face (I’m so gangsta…). Let’s have a look!

49’s swinging the bareknuckle brawler that is the Incredible Hulk. I wonder what size shoes he wears… that’s probably canon somewhere, I seem to remember size 20-something bunny slippers in the 90’s.

Dieson got a start on Khador’s uber-kommando, Oleg Strakhov. The gun’s mainly for show, he’s all about the trench knife.

Lostie Drew makes me simultaneously want to throw away my brushes AND try harder with my own painting. The White Speaker from Kingdom Death speaks … um… whitely… to m. She’s probably saying something about pumpkin spice lattes.

Fiendil’s chaos cult Khannibals are converted to work across multiple game systems. They really need Tide To Go pens for those bloodstains.

Gillybot9’s Knight of Santiago takes issue with your heresy.

… cos sometimes you just need to arm your elephants with polearms and y our pandas with claws and y our snakes with… wait, how are they holding those?? JohnH, you’ve got some explaining to do…

When I set the theme for July to be close combat, I expected to see an array of melee weapons. I didn’t expect to see actual close combat! Mothman delivered!

SimonS made me happy this month with Kasaro-To from Relic Knights. I’m super excited for RK 2.0 to deliver with all new Black Diamond troops that I can field against things like this…

Steampyrite’s politely reminded us that board games have cool models too, such as Zombicide… he’s also reminded us to take our vitamins and eat plenty of fruits and veggies. Scurvy is hottible, and while it does apparently leave you with ripped abs, it also leaves you with ripped shirts. Tres unfashionable.

Volt_Ron’s commandos round out this month’s gallery. They’re probably hiding all the way down here at the bottom of the post to avoid that Knight of Santiago up there. I mean look at these three. You just know they’re heretics about something or other.


Oooh almighty dice gods! There are ten supplicants who see your approval! Which of them shall you bless? (*rolls dice*) This month’s winner is: Gillybot9! Send me an address at and I’ll get something in the mail for you!


I had thoughts of doing a theme about air conditioning to try to take the edge off, but decided we’d get back to our Latin roots instead. For August, I want you to paint something august. I’m talking kings and emperors and duchesses and princesses. I’m talking noble, be it in name or deed or attitude or shiny metal hat. Leaders by birthright or by blessing. As always, your justification can be spurious as heck, just make it fancy. The King of nothing is still a king…

Send in your pics of newly painted shinies to by Noon EST, August 28th. Deadline is deadline, people. Once more, one random participant will receive a little somethin’ somethin’ in the mail. You want somethin’? You gotta submit! Don’t forget to include your online handle! Oh, and if you can make the pics attachments to the emails rather than inline, that’d help me on the formatting end.

One Response to Paint The Target

  1. Avatar pRophaniti1978
    pRophaniti1978 says:

    A nice set of entries. I really must get something in for next month. Fortunately what I have on the table is very shiny!