Sunday, 12 June 2022

Back to the Brushes 343

Prep the beginning of all figures and in this case Arab Infantry from Old Glory and an elephant from Museum Miniatures. This is affectionately known by some gamers as a Death Star, can't say that has ever really been the case here as those pesky X-Wings always manage to destroy the group before it can get into range. 


The elephant is proudly sitting on a vintage base from Warbases; vintage as this was produced pre-laser cut bases became available from Warbases. 

A few more stands worth of infantry to be prepped ready for spraying later in the week along with some more Turkopolen horse archers.

Hoping to be posting more frequently again and looking to settling back to regular painting sessions now the new glasses have arrived. 

Cheers for now

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Back to the Brushes 342

Snuck in twenty minutes painting time this morning before heading to work.

The figures are Gripping Beast Romano Brits that are being painted to add to the main 28mm Late Roman army for ADLG eceteria 

The tunics have a base coat of GW Dheneb Stone, a soon to be finished pot of paint that the newer GW paints just don't match.

The base colour will be lightened by light grey then white for the final highlights.

Hands and bows are done and will be added in this evening once the tunics, belts and accessories are painted.

The command figures that were started alongside these will be up soon as starting to get a bit of interest in painting again. 

Cheers for now.


Tuesday, 7 June 2022

How Far Jerusalem 5

Here are the recently mentioned Arabs to chase the Crusaders away, with two stands of Turcopole horse archers from Gladiator Miniatures. 

The figures painted well however, the bow on one was miscast or damaged in transit/storage. Not the end of the world in any shape or form. 

A couple of lists from this period allow more than two stands for this so a very small order is on its way to fighting15s to add to the ranks. 

Next up will be beginnings of a special formation for the Arabs, known affectionately as a "Death Star." There will in fact be three of these in time but one at time works best just now. 

Hope you found this interesting?

Cheers for now

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Back to the Brushes 341

Rebasing is the bane of many a wargamer and it's no different here which is why these have sat in their storage box over the last 2 years waiting to be textured, flocked and tufted. 

The above Late Roman Equites Primo Sagittarii where originally painted and based back in 2013 for Impetus. They have now been joined by another unit below and both are now based on 60mm fronts for use in ADLG and anything else that suits. 

All the riders are from Gripping Beast as are the unarmoured horses. The armoured horses are from Footsore although they were originally purchased from their predecessors Musketeer Miniatures. 

The colour scheme was developed from the images on the Notitia Dignatitum shown below. in the second row, second from the left:

Used the red as a spot colour to allow it to draw the eye in rather than fill the figure with large areas of red; plenty of other figures to do that on. 

Will post some pics of the finished bases when ready and now looking at stand or two as the army lists allow it and the figures are already primed. 

Hope that this was of interest.

Cheers for now. 

Monday, 16 May 2022

Back to the Brushes 340

Bilbo said "Don't adventures ever end?" The same is true of some armies and the Late Romans are one of those here as there is always another unit needing painted.

This time it's a stand of light infantry archers that will be used in Later Roman, Patrician Roman, Romano Brits and possibly Arthurian Briton armies for ALDG in 28mm. Along with a few command figures to complete a general's base for ADLG.

The archers are from Gripping Beast and have these new fangled separate hand thingees whilst the command figures are from Foundry, the smaller sculpts of the two groups. 

Looking to make some quick progress on these chaps and integrate the command figures into an existing stand whilst the archers join the ranks of Light Infantry and support figures for DBA and ADLG. 

Hope that this was of interest to you?

Cheers for now

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Back to the Brushes 339

Well, its official that this paint pot is now completely empty. Like say proper empty on the lines of a good bottle of red where you wring out the last drops.

Having stood on its top end for a day before using the last drops were teased by an equally decrepit brush - basing is rough on the nylon brushes hairs. 

A few finished items including the afore mentioned Arabs to follow shortly. 

Cheers for now

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

How Far Jerusalem 4

Completed bases below for a second DBA Late Crusaders army in 15mm from Gladiator Miniatures. 

These figures are loosely based on the Knights of Jerusalem and the mounted knights and sergeants will follow later in the spring or early summer. 

Finding that there was an odd figure left over that wouldn't suit for a element of light horse on its own, the addition of a casualty figure saves the day. 

A few bases of Arabs to help chase the Crusaders on their way will follow shortly.

Cheers for now