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 :


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.

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.