Saturday, 26 May 2018

Fantasy Hero 13

These figures were started during last year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge and never saw the finish line. A year later and several hour or so's painting and here you have them.

Citadel ME25 Rangers of Ithilien

Moving on to the remaining AD&D Ranger figures for mid and high level characters next to complete this warband.

Next up will be more work in progress from the ancient world this time.

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Back to the Brushes 160

After a brief chat with Dave Imrie from Saxon Dog at Carronade the other weekend have finally decided to put some effort into painting this unit of peltasts that have been lingering on the fringes of the painting table since December last year.

In the back ground their smaller brothers in arms can be seen with just the first colour on their tunics. Its the same blue by the way

Some close ups to show the layering on the tunic.

Hopefully this will continue on to stands of slingers, prodromoi and companions in 28mm for the Macedonian army that was first planned about twelve years back.

Next up will be something from a certain book that has a lot to answer for, for many not just me by the way.

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Dance of Bronze 17

Slowly another 6mm Macedonian Phalanx moves forward; painted in less time than it took to trim, glue and base them in ranks of seven.

When viewed next to their colleagues the effect of massed 6mm figures does really work on the table. There will be more from this period in both 6mm and 28mm across the rest of this year as moving towards Basic Impetus again as rules of choice for Ancients.

Next up will be some work in progress pictures of these guys bigger brothers that have been cluttering the painting table since December '17.

Cheers for now

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Back to the Brushes 159

Continuing on from the previous post here are the first batch of command stands for the CSA infantry.

Also on the table in varying stages are some casualty markers for cavalry, foot and artillery.

For all of these figures will be block painting and washing in either strong or dark tone Army Painter wash. Looking to create a good atmospheric feel to the figures, that is dark and grim, with out taking a life time to do so. Time isn't something that is greatly available here although the figures do warrant some effort just not three layers and wash on an 18mm figure.

Next post will show some completed figures from a much older period.

Cheers for now

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

With a Rebel Yell 9

Been a while since anything for the American Civil War has been painted and here is the start of some seventy bases of infantry for the Confederates shown below.

Figures are from Old Glory's Blue Moon range and block and wash well enough for the rule of three foot. An interesting approach from a fellow blogger can be viewed here; wish had thought of this years ago.

To be used for with Battle Cry, Fire and Fury and Pickett's Charge.

Next up will show some more of the same in various stages of painting - predominately command stands too.

Cheers for now

Friday, 4 May 2018

Back to the Brushes 158

April has seen a change in pace and a rebasing project for a friend started and finished. A large quantity of 15mm British Napoleonics have been slowly removed from their original bases of card and plastic card and rebased on more substantial bases from Warbases in the form of MDF. 

The debris is removed prior to the gluing starting
The rebased miniatures await collection by their owner for varnishing and flocking; flocking glad that's not something to be done here.

 Some of the hairy arsed Highlanders as the rebasing progresses.

Hope to see these figures soon in either Command and Colours or Shako type games.

Next post will focus on work in progress assuming the technology doesn't completely fail; have had to resort to using phone to take images, uploading to Google Photo and then importing into blog as having serious issues with hard-drive on desktop. These first world problems are so testing.

Cheers for now

Monday, 9 April 2018

Back to the Brushes 157

First real painting session since the end of the Challenge saw some time spent on a few varied pieces, some un-started some partially painted, some just needing a new base.

During the Challenge a solitary elf was painted, based and finished. The fact is the elf was part of the Citadel High Elves C08 range and the link shows that the elf is far from solitary. 

Strangely enough tucked away in a dusty drawer in the lead mountain there is a full set of these very High Elves and below is the companion figure for the early painted War maid. Some colour to follow shortly for this figure.

A while back a Warband for Songs of Blades and Heroes was started using 'Ranger' type figures and below are two that are so very near completion. These are the original Rangers of Ithilien from Citadel's Lord of the Rings range circa 1985.

These two Foundry figures from the War of the Roses range are being rebased to hex bases as henchmen for some of the fighter types painted last year. These two gents were originally painted over twenty years ago and show some early progress with layering.

Lastly, have been catching up with Vikings on Amazon Prime and as a result these three figures have been dug out for painting. The chap in the buff coat is one of these figures that will be painted because its there, not because of any other reason, not happy with the flesh tones on this one and the coat may well change.

Butterfly painting at present however that helps with keeping the interest levels high before venturing into painting a full base's worth of figures in the one theme.

Cheers for now