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Lethal Ladies sculpted by Kev White

Too fun not to paint.

I have a fair number of miniatures that I buy simply because I want to paint them not because I have any game use in mind.  This is often the case with sculpts by Kev White.  His dwarf character pieces lead to my starting an entire Kings of War army but that’s for other posts.  This is about some of the wonderful female figures he has created that demanded paint as soon as I had them in hand.  These examples come from his own company Hasslefree Miniatures ( as well as Reaper Miniatures ( The bases are from Secret Weapon Miniatures ( as well as MicroArts Studios (


Steam Boudi


Steam Boudi from Hasslefree Miniatures

A wonderful Kev White sculpt.

Mounted on a MicroArts base.

There are a couple variant sculpts as well I will have to get a hold of.


Sister Diogenes


She is a miniature I fell in love with while searching for a male cleric on Reaper’s website.

Turns out she is sculpted by Kev White.

Sister Diogenes will, no doubt, end up a role playing figure.

Turns out I have a second copy of her in my Bones3 Core Rewards.

Pirate Crew

A Hasslefree mini mounted on a MicroArts base.

Kev White’s minis have a tendency to look ready to move.

I love the sense of narrative a good base can bring to a miniature.

Another Hasslefree mini on MicroArts base.

I think of them as ship’s crew but could be great zero level characters.

Gotta love striped pants. Fairly easy to do and looks so stylish.


Bunni (with a heart dotting the i)


Hasslefree Miniature on a Secret Weapon base.

As good as the MicroArts bases are, Secret Weapon Miniatures are my favorite.

Love this one so much I picked up both variants.

Another figure about to step off her base.

It may be the post apocalypse but that’s no reason not to stay clean.


So, there are a few of the pieces I’ve finished that were sculpted by Kev White. I hadn’t intended on focusing on his work initially but once I started going through my pictures I realized I had plenty by just him. That means I’ll have to do separate posts for the Bombshell Babes or other pirate minis I’ve been working on. Until then, it’s back to the painting table.  There’s always more dwarfs to paint after all.


What are you waiting for? Get the other me done pronto!


Summon the Wizards


Back and improved


Having joined in and thoroughly enjoyed Angry Piper’s ( November challenge to paint and post a dwarf a week I jumped at the chance to participate when he announced the December Wizard challenge.  It gave me the perfect excuse to take on some of the wonderful wizard figures by Hasslefree Miniatures that were sitting in my Unpainted collection as well as a reaper Bones I really wanted to add some runes to.  Since he was largely done I started on him while the other three were waiting for their primer to dry.



Terracotta highlighted with orange contrasted nicely.


Took the opportunity to work a little more on the green glass bottle.


I think the runes add to the sense of movement


Abbra-ca-pocus! Poccus Cadabra!


Week Two I had an Elven Sage who seemed custom sculpted for a character from a recent lethal role playing game a friend ran.  Using the Dungeon Crawl Classics role playing rules, we each ran multiple characters as most of them wouldn’t make it to the end.  The female half elf sage was the only one of mine who made it all the way through the harrowing adventure, still clutching the skull of an ancient fallen hero.  Even though Aron doesn’t really use miniatures in his game I like having a 3D representation of my character and this one was perfect.  The fact she looked fun to paint was bonus.



I knew she needed a cool base and MicroArts’ new plastic inserts really fit the bill.


Secret Weapons Miniatures product Realistic Water is easy to use and makes a nice difference.


Love the texture of the stonework


Such nice details and sense of movement.


Another great Kev White sculpt.

Such a lovely face and anatomy I decided against tattoos or face paint in the end.

Such a lovely face and anatomy I decided against tattoos or face paint in the end.


Next up were two figures I ordered as soon as they were cast in metal simply because I loved them and wanted to eventually paint them.  I’m still waiting for the “Casting Lenore” to make it to pewter but was happy to have a reason to paint the one I have.  But I finished painting Amalthea first so she became my entry for Week Three.



I call her Lady Winterwillow


Another MicroArts base to add character and environment


I’m fairly pleased with the freehand work


Can’t quite see the gleam on the top of the orb.


The base adds to the whole Frostgrave Ruins idea.


Talk to the hand!


Finally, all that was left was “the one whom angels named Lenore”.  With the holidays and all that they entail I didn’t actually complete her by the fourth Saturday deadline but as Angry Piper shared my issues he extended it until the end of the year.  I sent my final photos off at 10:30 PM on the thirty-first.  Whew, squeeked through.



Lenore though she is Lady Mooncrow in my collection.


Despite having to repaint and start over, the cloak offered lots of fun surfaces for freehand detail.


I love how the MicroArts base inserts give one a lot of options in how to base the figure.


More pleased with the border than the moon


The shattered statue on the base is such a nice detail I wanted to draw some attention to it by mounting her balanced on the broken pieces.


Now get back to work on those dwarf Berserkers. The base isn't going to fill itself

Now get back to work on those dwarf Berserkers over there. The base isn’t going to fill itself








Micro Arts Bases Update

Finished painting Belit and her first officer.  They have other names on the Hasslefree website but they currently escape my memory.  I also finished the two dwarf spearmen I glued to my new plastic Micro Arts bases.  I have to say I am so pleased with them I am looking to purchase more especially the Graveyard line I skipped first time around.




Belit's back

Belit’s back

Nubian Guard goes to sea

Nubian Guard goes to sea

Back of first mate

Back of first mate


The last two Hasslefree dwarfs I had armed with my extended spears were finished so got glued down to two more of the Ancient bases.  I like how scattered bits of masonry and tile work look a little like my Kings of War army bases.  Ties them all together even though they aren’t for the same game system.  All from one great kingdom no matter what system or scale.  I’m a bit odd that way.



top view


Adds nice bit of height to the base


Without distracting from the mini


The fallen leaves are a nice detail



They are also great fun to paint.


I went with Autumn colors to echo the decline of the ruins


Ready for action and matching his comrade.


Not only am I going to need to some of the Graveyard bases they just released but will need more of the Ancient for my growing dwarf force.  Then there is the Frostgrave gang that will need to go on the Enchanted bases so I’m sure there will be more pictures in future.