Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Back to the Brushes 43

Christmas and New Year have both come and gone; normality and routine return to everyday life and the painting table is revisited for the first time in a while. In a flurry of brushes the Mycenaean swordsmen are completed and are now just waiting basing, final picture to follow shortly.

The painting table has many items on it including a Hirdman  unit for SAGA and the original six Ninja for Songs of Blades and Heroes. These items will be finished over the next few weeks as last night saw a start to entries for the Analogue Hobbies 3rd Annual Painting Competition. The pictures below show some of the progress made and the variety of items being painted

More Ninja from Dixon Miniatures for Songs of Blades and Heroes.

Peltasts from Foundry for Impetus as Mercenary Peltasts for the Spartans and other planned armies.

Exdromoi from Gorgon Studio to be used as Skiritai in the Spartan Impetus army.

One of the 47 Ronin for Curt who is organising the competition. The figure is from Dixon Miniatures and will be next to be completed so there is something to add to the competition alongside the casualty markers completed during the holiday period.

Lastly, there are some SHQ SS Artillery figures to help complete the several pieces of artillery and anti-tank weaponary for the SS in Disposable Heroes. The guns have been started sometime ago.

Not much really, is there? These aside the main thrust of the painting for the competition will centre around Ancient Greece, being mainly for Impetus in bases of either Mycenaeans or Spartans. Oh and lets not forget some Vikings so SAGA can grace the table in 2013. Looking forward to it all...

Lastly, a warm welcome to:

  • HK
Hope that you find something of interest here.

Cheers for now


tradgardmastare said...

Ninjatastic there Ross!

Ray Rousell said...

That's quite a mixture of figures!

roma912 said...

Hi Ray,

Yes, its a deliberate ploy to keep the motivation up by painting different miniatures from varying periods of history. Hopefully, I'll reach my target.


Ian said...

Good idea to mix it up. I too have a very mixed bag, both periods and scales


DeanM said...

Man - lots of nice looking projects going on at the same time! At first I wondered about that older type helmet on one of the Peltast - not thinking I'd seen them on Foundry before - but of course they are those cool Gorgon figures - they do look very similarly styled & posed though. And the Ninja are great - gotta give Dixon a try someday. Best, Dean