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 :
Deadmarshspectre@sky.com

D.M.S

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 http://www.shadowandflame.co.uk 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.

21 April 2014

Eowyn Ft & Mtd

Another commission piece for the Great British Hobbit league (GBHL) this time its Eowyn Ft and Mtd.  Had fun with this one.  More chance to practice with blue/white NMM.  Similar end result as the last attempt at this incredibly hard technique however this attempt only took me around 30 mins as opposed to a couple of hours last time.   Happy with the end result tho much more practice needed.
Hope you like her and C & C welcome as always.
Click the pictures to make them bigger.
Eowyn is now on Cool Mini Or Not for voting.  If you wish to register a vote please click HERE
Eowyn Sheildmaiden of Rohan current CMON rated

Thanks for looking.  

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.