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 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 outsourced to Majestic Bear Miniatures 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 :


14 April 2014

Beorn & Bear

I attended the GBHL Desolation of Stockport Hobbit SBG tournament at the weekend and would just like to say, what a fantastic 3 days it was.  Congratulations to the organizers James and Jamie who did an awesome job in both organizing and running the event itself and also for the excellent nights out.  If your an SBG player and would like to attend and incredibly good tournament keep your eye on the GBHL  You tube channel for the dates for the next tournament.  Seriously - its an incredible event with players travelling from all over the world to attend.

As I'm not much of a gamer (yet) I took along Beorn and Bear models to paint while I was in Stockport and quite surprised myself by getting them finished.  Hope you like them.

Beorn and Bear are on Cool Mini Or Not for voting so if you would like to register a vote CLICK HERE

Beorn and Bear current CMON rating  

Thanks for looking and I hope you like them.

Elladan & Elrohir Ft / Mtd

Busy week leading up to the Desolation of Stockport tournament run by the Great British Hobbit leagues James and Jamie.  As Shadow and Flame are now proud sponsors of the GBHL I was asked to paint up a few models for the guys to use in their battle reports. The first models selected were Elladan and Elrohir Ft and Mtd.  Had a tough time with the faces on these two - pretty strange sculpts but am reasonably happy with the result.  I will be painting these guys again soon for another client so lets see if I have learned anything about these sculpts second time round,  Here they are.

7 April 2014

Beorn (Part 1)

Another quick model.  Really have to step up the pace with the paint jobs now, so much to do so little time.  Working towards having Elladan & Elrohir Ft & Mtd completed for the GBHL  guys to take with me to their tournament in Stockport this weekend.

Anyway here we have Beorn.  The second version and bear form is coming up soon.

Thanks for looking and hope you like him.

30 March 2014

Legolas & Tauriel

Had to take a quick break from the Rivendell Army to catch up on a few other commissions.  Two of which are Legolas and Tauriel.  I have to say that these new plastic sculpts are outstanding pieces.  I will retake the pictures tomorrow as I am not happy with the current ones.  Too much light has destroyed the NMM effect on the swords.  I will upload these two to CMON once I have better pictures.

Hope you like them.

Tauriel and Legolas are on Cool Mini Or Not for voting.  Please click the respective link to register a vote. Much appreciated.
Legolas current CMON rating

Tauriel current CMON rating

1 February 2014

Shadow & Flame Gothmog The Lord Of Balrogs

Gothmog Lord of Balrogs

Although Dave Fredericks and I have been working together on various projects for quite some time now Gothmog Lord of Balrogs is our first official collaboration under our new business name Shadow & Flame. Quite ironic that the sculpt depicts Shadow and Flame the Lord of Balrogs himself.  
Have to say absolutely fantastic work again from Dave.  The level of detail he has crammed into this sculpt is quite frankly incredible.  I was petrified to paint it through fear of not doing the model justice.  I hope I have achieved a satisfactory result.  Hats off to you Dave, look forward to the next one.

I have added Gothmog Lord of Balrogs to my Cool Mini Or Not gallery and if you would like to register a vote and help me to move up the CMON rank then CLICK HERE TO VOTE.  I really appreciate your votes.

Gothmog Lord of Balrogs current Cool Mini Or Not score is

 Thanks for looking and your comments and criticism is much appreciated.

28 January 2014

Rivendell Commission Spears / Command / Heroes

Why is that kids manage to find every germ in their school and bring them all home for dad?  Off work with a virus at the moment (thanks kids lol)  but have managed to literally drag my way through the next installment of the Rivendell Elf Commission.  Hope you like them and C & C welcome. I have added the group picture of the Rivendell Elves to Cool Mini Or Not for voting so if you would like to register a vote PLEASE CLICK HERE
Current CMON rating  

 I close my eyes I can still see gold lines!!!  Big thank you to the One Rings Dr Grant who donated a pot of Shining Gold paint when i ran out mid way through this batch.

 And there we go this current batch added to the box.  Its filling up fast.  This will be the last time I see this lot so may they serve theyre new master well.  
"No in elenath hílar nan hâd gîn."  

2 January 2014


Happy New year first of all!!!!  Over the christmas week my lovely wife banned me from painting commissions and instead handed me a lovingly wrapped present which when i opened it turned out to be this great Mithril Miniatures Smaug model.  She said "If you really must paint over Xmas then paint this"  This gave me 5 days to complete the model only being able to paint during the night as days spent with the family or at work.  This is what I managed.

I have added Smaug to Cool Mini Or Not for voting and you can click HERE to register a vote.

Smaug current Cool Mini Or Not Rating

Thanks for looking.  Now back on commission again - time to finish those elves!!!!