Commission Work Available

I have decided to add a commission painting service to my website. If you would like a miniature or group of miniatures painted up by myself then please do not hesitate to contact me here in the Dead Marshes or on the Shadow & Flame website or facebook to discuss your requirements for your chosen piece. I am happy to paint miniatures from all ranges although you would need to be clear in what you wanted from the miniature - colour specifications etc.
Conversions available - Please note that heavy conversions / scratch sculpts will be completed by Ukfreddybear / Flame and then mailed back to myself for painting. This option is extremey good value for money and you come away with an exceptional unique miniature for your collection.
Prices will be extremely good value of that I promise.

Want your own piece of the Dead Marshes? Feel free to contact me in the Miniature Painting Service or click on the quote button above this notice to discuss further. Alternatively you can email me at :


31 August 2014

White Horses : Magazine Painting guide

I was asked some time ago if I would write a painting guide for a brand new hobby magazines first issue.  I agreed to write a guide for painting White horses as I have been asked quite a few times in the past on the One Ring forum for guides to paint them.  

Once the magazine is published I will add more details.

Thanks for looking.

25 August 2014

Azog (Shadow & Flame Conversion)

Next up is a converted Azog the defiler.  Conversion work completed by Dave "Flame" Fredericks.  Great little model to paint up.  Got to have some fun with it adding the blood and gore.
I have added this version of Azog to my Cool Mini Or Not gallery so if you would like to register a vote Please Click HERE.
Thank you for your continued support.
Azog current CMON rating

24 August 2014

Fellowship Hobbits. Frodo, Sam, Merry & Pippin

Next on the paintstation was the four hobbits from the Fellowship.  I had forgotten how small these guys are. Fun making mushrooms again.  Glad these guys are done and dusted and i can move on with the next project (which incidentally is also almost complete).

 Hope you like them and please feel free to leave a comment.  Next update is imminent and is something a bit special ;-)

15 August 2014


Client requested that the model be painted based around the colours worn by Elsa from Frozen and the base be made up of ice and snow.  Needed to get this turned around in a hurry as so much to do at the moment.  Hope you like her.  C & C most welcome.

11 August 2014

The Master of Laketown

Next up on the paintstation was the Master of Laketown.  This was a fun model to paint, lots of character. The base drove me insane.  I am not very experienced in using resin and failed on this base on the first two attempts.  Third time lucky : )

The Master of Laketown is on Cool Mini Or Not for voting and if you would like to register a vote please CLICK HERE.  Thank you.

Master of Laketown current Cool Mini Or Not rating

Hope you like him and thanks for looking.

28 July 2014

Young Eomer & Dwarf Kings Champion

Been a busy month this month so progress a little slow.  Have got quite a few models on the brink of completion so should have some updates coming up a little more regularly.  First up is a Young Eomer conversion.  Conversion work done by Flame of Shadow & Flame.

 Second up is the Dwarf Kings Champion.  Again conversion work completed by Flame.  First time using clear resin to simulate deep water.  A little tricky but will be attempting it again in the near future for sure.

Thanks for looking and I hope you like them.

24 June 2014

Invisible Frodo, Aragorn & Boromir Conversions

Next up a couple of nice little conversion pieces on commission.  Dave sculpted elven cloaks onto the Aragorn and Boromir models.  Great to paint.  Quite like the hooded Aragorn piece.  The invisible Frodo was tough to paint lol.

 Click the pictures to make them bigger.  Thanks for looking.

12 June 2014

Ultramarines Chief Librarian Tigurius

This is the very first Warhammer 40,000 miniature I have ever painted in my life.    The chance arose to paint this guy when a very good friend of mine asked me to paint this model up for his son whose 12th birthday is coming up this week.  I have to say I enjoyed painting this up (maybe a little too much lol)

Anyway time to head back to Middle Earth once again.  Three more commission pieces a whisker away from completion.

Just like to wish Tyler a happy 12th birthday and I hope Tigurius serves you well.

I have added Chief Librarian Tigurius too my Cool Mini Or Not Gallery and if you would like to register a vote you can click HERE.  Thanks for the continued support.

Ultramarine Chief Librarian Tigurius current Cool Mini Or Not rating

1 June 2014

Thrain the broken, Thranduil, Bard & Girion

Next up a bit of a mixed batch all for the same client.  Thrain the broken was a really tough model to paint.
Some of you guys who have been following my progress here in the Dead Marshes may already know this but I have a new website up and running now after joining forces with a fantastic sculptor in Dave Fredericks (Ukfreddybear)  aka Flame.   Please check out our new site at and feel free to follow our progress there also.

Thank you all for your continued support.  I love to hear your comments.  Anyway i hear you .. "get on with it!!"

I have added Thrain the Broken to my Cool Mini Or Not gallery.  If you would like to register a vote please CLICK HERE

Thrain the Broken current CMON rating 

 Thanks for looking : )

25 April 2014

Gandalf the White

Another quick turnaround job for the lads at the Great British Hobbit League, this time its Gandalf the White. Away on my holidays now so see you all in a week : )

As usual click the pics to enlarge.

Enjoy and thanks for looking.