Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Back to the Brushes 99

A quick update on the painting progress at present - apologies for the lousy pictures. As has been the norm over the last couple of months a couple of different periods and scales have been getting worked on at the same time.

First up is another retro Chaos Warrior from Citadel. Bags of character here, although the pic really doesn't show it.

Next up are four AFV from Britannia Miniatures. These will be worked on over the weekend taking the total of completed 1/72 scale vehicles for WW2 waiting to be shown for the Analogue Painting Challenge to nine. There hasn't been an afternoon when the natural light has been good enough to take a range of pictures - as these quick work in progress pictures clearly show.

Last up are - although you may struggle to work out the 28mm figures - Uruk Hai from Games Workshop's LOTR range and 6mm from Rapier Miniatures. The Uruk are to complete a warband started just after the release of the Fellowship of the Ring and the 6mm are this year's major project.

There will be more to follow soon as well as some finished items from a while back.

Cheers for now

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Back to the Brushes 98

Here are a few work in progress pictures of a variety of different items that are being worked on at present:

First up is a command stand and three attack drone stands for Critical Mass. The figures are all from Ground Zero and will hopefully all be completed this coming weekend. These will be used in a supporting role in Critical Mass and have been a sod to glue into place; hence why there are still three to do.

Next are two Chaos Warriors for the growing Songs of Blades and Heroes warband. One figure is being painted in tribute to Rackhir the Red from the Elric Sagas, can you work out which one?


Next up are two roguish types from Otherworld Miniatures, the left hand figure as viewed will be making his way to Canada when completed.

Below is a Hertzer - Jagdpanzer 38 - tank destroyer again from Britannia Miniatures which should also be finished by this weekend.

Some 6mm figures from Baccus that will be making an appearance throughout 2015. These will be used eventually for Command and Colours and L'Art de la Guerre.

The last three pictures show the two places that all of this painting gets done. Apologies for the state of both.

Above is the folding table paint station that allows regular progress to be made throughout the year. As you can see there is not much room so the paints are all stacked in toolboxes at the side of the table when its in use as shown below.

Foundry Paints

The picture below is the actual painting desk in the study - again in need of a right good tidy up. The close up below show a unit of five Huns that will be getting painted in the next few months, their leader having been painted for several years now. The figures are from Gripping Beast and will be used in Impetus.

Bottom centre are three WW2 German Vehicles still wrapped

Now after all that chat about painting its time to go and actually do some.

Cheers for now.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Blood and Souls for my Lord Arioch

Here is the first a short number of posts that will centre around Citadel Chaos Warriors from the pre slotta era in the early eighties.

The title of the post comes from Elric himself, an original chaos warrior pledged to Arioch, Knight of the Swords and patron of Melnibone. If you haven't read Michael Moorcock's Elric saga then try and make the time to do so.

Both of these figures can be found in Citadel Compendium 2 and several others from this range will be appearing here soon. Still looking for a several of these figures to complete the set, so you know of anyone with some lead to move on leave a comment below.

Next up will be more work in progress and something completely different.

Cheers for now

Happy New Year

Wishing you all the very best for 2015

Cheers for now

Sunday, 28 December 2014

All Hell Let Loose 8

After a recent showing in this years Analogue Painting Challenge here are some 20mm scale WW2 German AFV of mixed utility and purpose.

First up is a Sd Kfz 7 (8 tonnes) from Britannia Miniatures.

Next is a Jagdtiger also from Britannia Miniatures. A true behemoth of a model the scale of which will be shown in some "family" portraits coming soon.

Next are a pair of Pumas (Sd Kfz 234/2) from Frontline Wargaming and whilst not as detailed as the Britannia models they paint up well and look good on the gaming table. Well, they will when they get used in the coming year...

There will be some more completed pictures to follow shortly along with some ongoing work in progress pics as well.

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

Back to the Brushes 97

Some more work in progress pictures for the Painting Challenge. First up some more 20mm scale WW2 German vehicles with two smaller cats to add to the collection.

This time the colour scheme is going to be limited to the base colour with some touches here and there of a dark brown. The brown has to be knocked back yet by stippling the base colour on top before the final dry brushing takes place. These two Pumas will also be used in Disposable Heroes and Memoir '44 in the New Year and are from Frontline Wargaming.

Another transport for Disposable Heroes below which is a Sd Kfz 11 (3t). This will have similar camouflaging as the previous transport model which is now completed.

Next up are more New Israeli troops for Critical Mass. In the picture below two of the figures have been previously painted and will not be included in the tally for the challenge.

These are missile support bases and the bases below are standard troops which will make up a half company if needed. The figures again are all from Ground Zero Games and will be used as ARC forces when gamed with.

Lastly, there are some stands of Confederate Infantry for Fire and Fury. The figures are from Blue Moon's range and will also see use for Battle Cry in the future. Trying to keep the painting varied with this year's challenge so hence the variety of periods. There will be some Ancients coming in the New Year along with more of the same. Tucked up in the top centre is the finished objective marker and crew for Critical Mass which is now waiting on basing.

That's all for now,