Sunday 1 October 2023

Inktober 2023: Papercraft RPG Characters Day 1 Dream


Its been pretty quiet here over the last month or so as I seem to be going through a bit of a hobby hiatus at the moment as I've been so busy with work and so knackered that I just don't have much energy for hobby shenanigans when I get home but its October so that means Inktober has rolled around again!

Instead of drawing character portraits or Rusty Robots, this year I decided to put together a bunch of tiny standee characters with each prompt giving me a pair of heroes, villains or monsters to add to my collection of papertech gubbins!

To get the ball rolling, here's the first entry in the form of a pair of Dream Mages:

Dream Mages

Dream Mages specialise in entering the Dream World and are equipped with horns of sleeping powder to aid in their travels. I rather enjoyed making the little guys as they're pretty quick and easy to draw up and put together and hopefully I'll have a load of handy figures for RPG games by the end of the month.

They're a little bit rough but I quite like how they turned out and we shall see what the rest of the month brings and how I get on with the project.

In other news, I nipped into a local hobby shop in Broughty Ferry called Space Craft which has been there for some time now but I only discovered it the other day. I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was with a good selection of wargaming and model kits. On top of that it was bright, clean and well laid out with excellent staff who were cheerful and friendly without being overbearing.

I ended up picking up some 1:72 scale Hundred Year war figures with a vague idea of putting together a Lion Rampant army on a budget.

I didn't really enjoy cleaning the soft plastic that the figures are made of but they're surprisingly nice figures and I'm working on painting up a unit to see what they turn out like. I also picked up a box of Napoleonic figures in the same scale which I want to convert into a Turnip style project at some point and ended up spending £17 which got me nearly 90 figures which should keep me entertained for some time to come!

I've tons of stuff that I really want to work on, especially as my rulebook collection keeps expanding, giving me ever new ideas for games to try out but as we get closer to the festive season, I suspect my time is going to really be at a premium but we'll see how things go!

Until next time, All the best!


  1. Welcome back! I haven't done much in the past few months either. Happens to all of us. Hopefully I can get some Orktober models out. Great to see more standees though!

    1. Many thanks!

      I've got lots of ideas for more gubbins and I'm sat painting up some Stargrave troopers at the moment for use with the Death in the Throneroom campaign for Planet 28!