Monday, 27 July 2015

Fury of the North 12

Another Gripping Beast Viking painted for SAGA and Lion Rampant. This figure was painted and completed just after the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge finished in mid March. Sometimes things can take a while to reach the final based figure seen below.

The figure is from Gripping Beast's newer Bondi Command packs and the shield transfer is from Little Big Men.

 The figure will also see use as part of a group Impetus army in sabot bases.

There will be another finished figure up for display very soon

Cheers for now

Sunday, 19 July 2015

And Now for Something Completely Different 25

There hasn't been much time over the last few months for hobby time. This is due to becoming a father for the first time in mid April to a bouncing boy. Everybody tells you to expect a change, however no-one can really prepare you for how much of change parenthood will bring. Have to say all good so far.

These pictures are the result of a long weekend off work and grabbing the time to quickly record some figures that were completed towards the end of March just after the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.

The figures are Games Workshop Uruk-Hai scouts from the releases that supported the Fellowship of The Ring Strategy Battle Game.The figures are great to paint and are full of the character of the Uruk Hai from the film.

There are currently another twelve figures from this range gathering dust on the painting table along with a few other bits and pieces from other projects. Hopefully as things become more routine hobby time will start to appear here and there and some more painting can be done.

More pictures of completed figures to follow over the next few weeks - time allowing.

Cheers for now.

Monday, 25 May 2015

General update

Well its been almost two months since the last post and there is not a lot to report. There are a few figures to be based from a range of genres however, no real progress has been made on any real painting. All of this and blog has reached record visitor numbers last month, strange thing this T'internet.

Hopefully, with a few days off coming will gets some pics ready and posted.

Cheers for now.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

And Now for Something Completely Different 24

The last of the figures painted for this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, an Uruk Hai leader from Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings range. This is a metal figure that has now been replaced with its new resiny counter part in "Fine Cast." Not something that will ever grace the painting table here.

Enough rambling here are the pictures

There will be more from this range throughout the remainder of 2015.

Cheers for now

Sunday, 29 March 2015

And Now for Something Completely Different 23

Shown here are several different range of figures to be used in Critical Mass at some point in the distant future. These all appeared in the last entry for this year's Analogue Painting Challenge.

First up is a half section for the ARC forces. The figures are from Ground Zero Games 15mm New Israeli troops and are the standard figure used for an infantry man in this force.

Next up, again from GZG are missile and las-cannon armed troopers that will be used for Tank Hunters in their own right or as support troops within platoons.

The next miniatures are from Critical Mass and are their ARC Drop-ship Troopers. Slightly larger than the GZG figures but not so they can't be used together.

Next to be painted in this range will be Augmented troopers - that is power armoured - from Critical Mass and then a range of support weapons from GZG. Then the walkers and vehicles.

Cheers for now.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Blood and Souls for My Lord Arioch 4

Another two Chaos Warriors from Citadel in the early eighties. These figures were a part of the last submission for the Analogue Painting Challenge and were a blast from the past.

First up is an iconic figure that was a major image in the start of what some now refer to Oldhammer: Harry the Hammer or Uthmog Elvenblade.

This figure will be used a Chaos Champion in Songs of Blades and Heroes and possibly Oldhammer itself.

A great miniature that captures the feel of the early days of this gaming life perfectly; looking forward to seeing the future games with this one.

Next is another Chaos Warrior as shown in the Citadel Compendium Two - a miniatures bible at the time of publishing circa 1984.

There will be more from this range throughout the rest of this year as the other miniatures from this range are awaiting undercoating.

Cheers for now

All Hell Let Loose 12

Another set of "Big Cats" for the 20mm WW2 Germans that have been painted off and on for several years now. These were a part of the last entry submitted for this year's Analogue Painting Challenge. The three Panthers are all from Frontline Wargaming.

These models will hopefully see use in Disposable Heroes, Memoir 44 and perhaps even re-kindle a spark of interest in Rapid Fire.

There will be more to follow from the Challenge soon and a return to normal painting updates as well.

Cheers for now