Monday, 19 August 2019

Back to the Brushes 234

Another progress update on the 30 Days, 30 Miniatures painting challenge currently ongoing. This time only two figures completed.


Firstly, a Moor from Gripping Beast that is needed to complete a stand of heavy infantry. This figure was originally started earlier this year and has just languished behind everything else.

Next, is a plastic skeleton from Citadel or Games Workshop or whatever they are now branded.


Originally started in last year's AHPCIX, it wasn't finished before the end of the challenge. Might have been supersition as it would have been the 13th of its lot, might not have. So its finished now and regardless of when it was finished it will always be the 13th of its lot.

Day 19 - 9 figures completed

Better get a move on as time is marching on.

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Back to the Brushes 233

Further progress for the 30 Days 30 Miniatures with a Moor and five Norman/Christian Spanish Crossbowmen completed.


The next five crossbowmen are already underway below.


The colour of the tunics is more muted than that of the finished crossbowmen which will give the finished units a slight variance in colour.

Next will be more Numidians and Spanish skirmishers for the Caesarian and Carthaginian forces that have been getting worked on.

Day 11 - 8 finished figures

Cheers for now 

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Back to the Brushes 232

As mentioned in the last post another 30 Days 30 Miniatures Challenge was started earlier this month. To outline the basis of these personal challenges here are the guidelines used:

  • To paint 30 figures of all shapes and sizes in 30 days
  • The figures can be partly painted as the main point is to complete figures that have been forgotten
  • Basing is not necessary to count as completed
  • Any scale is good
  • Too have fun
  • The end date is set by your start date - 2nd August will be the end date here
  • To post updates as often as possible
  • Lastly to show a round up post with a group picture of everything.

Simple enough and the real point is to have fun. So on day 7 here are the first two completed figures. 



The figures are from Foundry on the left and Red Box on the right. A father, son pair for a role playing campaign in a semi historic and magical Arthurian world. The Foundry figure is the son!

Day 7: 2 figures completed. 

More updates to follow shortly. 

Cheers for now. 


Friday, 2 August 2019

Back to the Brushes 231

Been a struggle over the last week and a half to get some good time to paint; however that changed in a positive way last night and a good start was made on the mercenary crossbowmen for all things Dark Ages.

Below is the bedlam on the tray just now with a lot of Greeks in progress held up by a delayed, well not delivered, paint from a reputable figure supplier. The crossbowmen are on the pallette - ceramic tile - and and will be used as Mercenaries, Normans, Christian Spanish and even First Crusaders.


There are another dozen of these to be painted that will be used for ADLG and Hail Caesar in the future. Those shown below will see use in SAGA and WAB. Yes, that's WAB.


The figures are from Gripping Beast and will be the first figures for the 30 Days 30 Figures challenge started yesterday. Full details on the next post.

As mercenaries in WAB the crossbowmen will see action with a Norwegian based Viking army at 1,000 points. More of that in the future.

Cheers for now

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Fantasy Hero 18


 Another figure from this year's AHPC, and this time a classic Citadel Dark Elf.


An age old favourite and painted as the Curtgeld for this year's challenge. Hopefully over the remainder of the year there will be more from this range appearing over the internet as the darker nights come in.


A simple colour scheme with Madder Red taking centre place on the cloak - obviously. The pale flesh is a Citadel paint triad that will have to Google to replicate on future Dark Elves.


Cheers for now

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Imperium Sine Fine 18

The blog has been neglected a bit over the last few weeks with the start of an instagram page: @brushesnbases. Not looking to stop blogging just moving forwards with tech a bit. The real challenge with the two feeds is not to duplicate.

So it's, time to show some completed work from this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. The stand below is a command stand for Late Romans in ADLG. 




The colours picked for this figure tie in with two infantry units that are being re-purposed presently for show here. Matching in to a figure painted almost fifteen years ago was entertaining as elements of my painting style have changed over the years.


Base from Warbases as were the tufts and scenic decor.


Hope that this is something of interest to anyone who is looking.

Cheers for now


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Back to the Brushes 230

Moving onwards and upwards wirh the Caesarian Romans from Gripping Beast.


The next stand to follow shortly along with something old

Cheers for now