I'm very excited to announce my upcoming "Triumph of Death" Kickstarter launches Friday May 12th!
|A true legion of undead.|
Every idea or mad scheme starts with a back story...The first miniatures wargame I played in was an epic battle between a Renaissance skeleton army and Romans run by the notorious Alan Lucien. The miniatures were old Minifigs models from the late 70's or early 80's, with stylized Romans and a fantastic undead/skeleton army. They were possibly the first skeleton minis ever made and modeled after Hans Holbein's Dance of Death, or "Totentanz" renaissance wood block prints from the 1500’s. They weren't the best sculpts, but man - did they catch the essence of the period. Those skeleton hordes and that "Totentanz" style stuck with me like a first crush. Older than Oldhammer, my bell had been rung!
|Hans Holbein's Death and the Landsknecht|
I've always wanted to recreate an updated line of minis in the Totentanz style, but never had the sculpting chops to pull it off. Last year I became friends with an amazing sculptor, Drew Day Williams, who shared my passion to create a range of 28mm skeletons in the vein of Renaissance artists like Holbein, Dürer and Peter Breugel. This is how the "Triumph of Death" (or ToD for short) range of miniatures came about.
|A detail from Breugel's " Triumph of Death". This is what we are making!|
|skeleton marching open hand, with javelins and coffin lid shield|
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that I've whet your appetite!