Tuesday 6 December 2011

Female Armour: Grace Duval's Joan of Arc

An amazing suit of armour made from old bicycle tyres. Conjurers Fremen stilsuits, Hellraiser Cenobites, and a kind of Mad Max post-apocalyptic neo-medievalist aesthetic.

Grace Duval. Full set here.

Not sure quite how practical the armour may be, it is heavily decorative and the materials (cardboard and old bike tyres) won't stand up to much combat action - the design could possibly translated into hardened leather. There are some echoes of corsetry, and Elisabethan ruffles and frills which keep the the armour feminised.  Of course, bonus points are awarded to Duval for having seemingly welded two undeniably French artefacts - the Tour de France and Joan of Arc. The model (Emma ?) is porting nice warrior hair too.

Friday 2 December 2011

Halfling Character Reference

It's unofficially, officially the month of the OSR halfling. Chris over at Halfling House has published his Top 10 Halfling miniatures of all time focusing on the chubby Citadel C11 range, and Migelleto over at Grumpy Old Troll is de-Tolkienising his D&D little folk.  So I'm here to chime in with a selection of the finest Hobbitty faces:

Sid James - Bingo Buggins
Terry Scott - Tobomory "Toby" Cuttingshedge

Richard Briars and Penelope Keith
Lord and Lady Cranknortle
Tove Jannson - Daphne 'Fee' Glossop-Dorkins
Bernard Cribbens - Wickham 'Wicky' Bluffing-Mews

Billie Piper - Lady Myrtle Chuffnell

Jenny Agutter with a shotgun.  Harriet Worplesden

Thursday 1 December 2011

Fighting Fantasy / John Blanche Original Art Sale

A really nice piece from John Blance has come up for sale on eBay. It is from Fighting Fantasy: Clash of the Princes: Way of the Warlock.

Djinn by John Blanche via

For sale on eBay