Thursday, 21 May 2009

Left to right: Arthur Raffles (gentleman thief), Inspector Harold Eastwood, Lieutenant Ernest Blackadder (on leave after his famous victory at Mboto Gorge), and William Constantine.

And the models (left to right) are Copplestone, Hasslefree, Musketeer, and Heresy.
The greenstuff on Harold Eastwood is a minor conversion to give him a waistcoat instead of a jumper. To be honest, I bought the miniature just because its a great sculpt, but to use him, I needed to make him look a little more Victorian. I suppose I could add a top hat. We'll see how it works when he's painted.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Just received my first order from the German Miniatures website Miniaturicum, including the figure set above, Chinatown Tong by Obelisk Miniatures, which will be perfect as minions of Dr Fu Manchu. Obelisk produce two more sets in the same series, Chinatown Civilians and Chinatown Merchants, which I will definitely be ordering now that I have seen these figures "in the flesh".

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Not particularly related to the subject of this blog, but an original, yet strangely familiar line of miniature figures. You should check out this page. Sculptor Aaron Brown has produced a wide line of figures for this curious race, plus a full background. A rulebook is due for release. I haven't bought any yet, but I am constantly tempted. Perhaps as an alien or undiscovered lost world race for the Extraordinary Gentlemen to encounter?

Just some more photos, while I practice with the camera.
The two miniatures in the top picture are Agents L and H from Ironclad Miniatures.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Her Majesty's Special Agents
My first version of the League. Almost finished: I need to do a bit of highlighting, and the bases, obviously. Hyde and The Invisible Man are Heroclix repaints, Mina Harker and Quartermain are Wargames Foundry, from their Darkest Africa range, and Nemo is also a Foundry figure, with a greenstuff beard and turban added.

Ironically, since I started these I have discovered Ironclad Miniatures who do a superb range of Victorian Science Fiction character miniatures (as well as some rather nice VSF tanks), which will eventually include all of the characters from the League, plus Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson, Agents L and H (Laurel and Hardy, the Men In Black), and John Carter, Warlord of Mars.

The Ironclad Miniatures really are great, and I already have Mina, Quartermain and John Carter, so I will be doing a second set once all the characters are available.
I also have a variant on the Hyde pictured above, with a top hat and a different head, which I want to paint up.

Thursday, 7 May 2009


This little fella's face, in my opinion, bears such an uncanny resemblance to League writer Alan Moore, who also happens to have resurrected the character Swamp Thing, that I just had to include him in my own League. The miniature is a World of Warcraft plastic figure that I have repainted. I like him so much, that I have also included him in my Weird War II Allied special operations unit, Section 13.

This blog is intended to record my efforts to assemble my own little League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (& Ladies) in miniature (28mm high to be precise), plus assorted enemies, associates and bystanders. Mainly for my own satisfaction, but also for gaming.

I have really enjoyed the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novels by Messrs Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, and the characters from those books will form the core of the miniatures I intend to convert and paint, but I intend to expand my League to include other characters that seem appropriate and take my fancy, such as Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and the like.

Inspiration includes the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novels, but also Scarlett Traces, Hellboy, BPRD, Atomic Robo, The Umbrella Academy, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and Heart of Empire, and I'm looking forward to representing many of the characters from those books too.

Characters I definitely intend to include so far are:- Mina Harker, Alan Quartermain, Captain Nemo, Mr Hyde, The Invisible Man, John Carter: Warlord of Mars, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.