Sunday, 25 September 2011

Its all a bit of a guddle

As part of this morning was spent preparing old figures for undercoating, in fact preparing 71 Citadel miniatures from 1983 to 1984. This has included stripping, filing, basing and generally getting in a right old mess. The most time spent at the painting desk in a while and still not a brush has been wetted. That will be changing very soon.

The desk as it was a few days ago, showing a mixture of 28mm Citadel, 28mm Ancients and Dark Ages and 20mm WWII in various stages of readiness for use. Well not really to be used, more like to be used in painting but that is another story.



A couple of pictures showing some of the old Citadel figures that have mysterious added themselves to the lead mountain and a few of the WIP Allied Spartan Phalanx in the top right of the top picture; remember them?

I was happier green!
One of the reasons as to why the interest in retro Citadel figures is shown above, great sculpts with character even when they are over twenty-seven years old. The above is from the C10 Half-orc range which even now still firm favourites in the collection. The pseudo Pilos style is a dead give away as to why apart from the overall stance and character of the figure. Never sure if this range was by the Perry twins or Ally Morrison, still great work who it was.

The balance of the figures have now been undercoated, so all being well there will be some progress on a variety of items over the next few days.

Lastly a rough picture of the a WWII British Paratrooper for Disposable Heroes. Might just need to touch up the face on this one as the picture shows all the mistakes too well.


Thats all for now


4 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

Looking forward to seeing the progression of these retro chaps...
Today I downloaded the wilderness supplement for SB&H -looks really interesting.
Will you be using them for skirmishing - you will get loads of warbands out of this impressive lot!
best wishes
Alan

Legion Games said...

That's correct, plan to use them for SB & H and a little bit of RPG as well. There will be a good few warbands in all this; High Elves, Dark Elves, Half Orcs and Dwarves, there might even be a Chaos Warrior and Orc warband as well.

The Dungeon supplement is interesting as well, but then so is the Arthur supplement. Too many games and toys not enough time :)

Cheers

Ross

tradgardmastare said...

Ross
I'm interested in your hex bases.Are you going to game using a hex mat/hex paper?Will you be using the gamin mat you got a while back then?

Legion Games said...

Alan,

no plans to use a hex system as it doesn't fit with the UOM for the game. The hexes came about because I liked them, they allow a bit more space for basing and I had some to hand. Fair enough I have had to buy more due to the numbers needed.

Cheers

Ross