From the painting desk #34 – Weary old pirate

August 4, 2015

Another painted pirate! I wanted a change from painting to ship, so went for something smaller. He’s a Black Scorpion miniature, and very Long John Silver-ish with his missing leg and crutch. I painted him as a weather-beaten, wiry older pirate. I think the end result is suitably nasty looking individual, definitely up to no good.

Click for a larger version

Click for a larger version

For the base I used a grass tuft from Army Painter. It was my first time using basing tufts, and I’m in love! Expect plenty of tufts in the future, and give them a go if you haven’t already.

This was the 19th mini I’ve painted in 2015, so better speed it up a little. Comments welcome!


  1. Very nice. Great looking bad guy!


    • Thanks Bob!


  2. Splendidly grubby looking Sea Dog!


    • Thanks Somet! It’s a lovely mini, I’m glad I could do it some justice 🙂


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