Sunday, 20 January 2019

Fantasy Hero 18

Below is the first submission from this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge or AHPC IX for short. 

The figures are all from and are a part of a HOTT army that grows yearly. 

One stand of archers and one of crossbows; plus skirmishers  from each.

There will be a few more for this army in the remainder of the challenge which will complete the army for the time being.

All the figures are painted with base, wash and dry brush for a table top standard suitable for this scale.

The composite picture will become a feature in the blog from know on, allowing different angles to be shown together.

Next will be work in progress on a long stalled project.

Cheers for now

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Back to the Brushes 211

Its bloody chaos out there; with a bit of just about everything on the painting table just now.

Looking to rationalise parts of this over the coming week and really start getting to grips with this year's painting challenge. 

Next up will be some completed work as a part of the process. 

Cheers for now

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Dance of Bronze 20

These little fellows were painted during the 30 days 30 miniatures challenges in 2018 and have only now been fully based.

All three stands have figures from Rapier Miniatures Greek and Macedonian ranges.

Three more phalanxes are needed to reach the required amount for a DBA army and each base will require a rear stand for ADLG as the bases are double depth.

The cavalry will see use as medium Greek cavalry in both Greek and Macedonian armies with Companions and more medium cavalry to follow.

As always the massed effect of 6mm figures is hugely appealing and perfect for basing on 40mm fronts.

Next up will be some work in progress pictures then histoical and fantastical figures in varying sizes.

Cheers for now.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Back to the Brushes 209

First post of the New Year, so let's not delay over much.

Best wishes to everyone and may your brushes never splay.

Quick work in progress picture to start 2019 off with.

These are from a long stalled project that is the Late Romans. As the original army is being rebased at present to 60mm fronts to suit ADLG, a few gaps are appearing during the rebasing of the same. Thankfully, there were more than enough of these Gripping Beast figures to fill in the ranks when they are rebased. It will be interesting painting these to match their previously painted figures as my painting style has changed a bit since 2006/7 when these where completed. All the more fun!

Only 15 days into this years AHPCIX and the plans are changing already. Nothing new there. 

Cheers for now

Friday, 28 December 2018

Back to the Brushes 208

Hope that everyone had a great time over the festive period and are relaxing in preparation for the New Year. 

Today was the first real painting session for this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge and a varied host of Undead have been started. 

The 28mm figures at the back include Mithril Miniatures and Citadel; both from back in the late 80's and early 90's.

In the foreground are more 15mm undead archers from Alternative Armies/15mm co. 

There are a few other figures in the wings that have been started. It's been a in the moment day so moved from one group to the other as the flow went. No worries just going with it and will see what the next session brings. 

Cheers for now. 

Monday, 24 December 2018

Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas to you all near and far.

I hope that 2019 brings you hope, faith and peace in whatever you do. 

Next year will be time for change and restarting faltered projects; regardless of hobby or real life.

Back to the Brushes 207

There are already points on the board and some fantastically painted miniatures to view in the Analogue  Hobbies Painting Challenge.

The painting table as it stands with the first figures for this year's challenge front and centre.

Next are freshly prepared Ancient Greeks from Foundry. These have now all been undercoated.

Will be a few days before there is any real painting time for these retro figures.

Cheers for now.