Friday, 15 March 2019

Back to the Brushes 219

Still a lot on the painting table and not nearly enough time to complete it all for the Challenge's end on Wednesday. 


Main areas that will be concentrated on include the 15mm Crusaders, 25mm Dark Elves, 28mm Late Roman horse archers and more 28mm skeletons.


The Normans will have to wait until post challenge.

The board is set...

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Back to the Brushes 218

As the last weeks of this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge start the sudden realisation that hardly anything has been submitted.

This will soon change with the first of several batches being posted this week.

But first, some random work in progress pictures of current painting.


Command stands for the 15mm Crusaders.


Some Late Saxons from 1st Corps? These are being speed painted; block base colours snd washed with strong tone. No more than twenty minutes painting on each.


The rebasing continues with all painted Germanic Tribes and Hun cavalry waiting for their bases to be textured, dry brushed and flocked. This time round all of the Late Romans, Germanic Tribes and Huns will have the same basing flock and tufts. This will enable all of them to be used as a part of the same or different armies. Simples

Thinking that starting this during the AHPC IX wasn't the best thing to do.

On top of the amp, there are some Undead, Moors, Germanic tribes and Late Romans as well.

More to follow shortly along with some completed pieces from the Challenge.

Cheers for now.



Sunday, 24 February 2019

Back to the Brushes 217

Moving forward with another three sets of figures. 

First up, Late Roman archers from Gripping Beast. These will be ideal for supporting missile units and skirmishers. Also pictured are the first Crusader cavalry in 15mm as well as some command figures. 


Next some classic plastic skeletons from Citadel along with the occasional metal figure in here too.


Last up, original Normans from Foundry. These have had more colour added with two layers of flesh added and the base coat for the armour and metallics.


More to follow along with a rebasing update.

Cheers for now.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Back to the Brushes 216

Continuing to work on the Late Romans just now with a horn blower from Foundry now ready for basing. On reflection glad this figure never sold on previous clear outs.


This figure will join a previously painted command figure also from Foundry.
When finished the stand will be used in ADLG. Base as always from Warbases.

More work in progress to follow shortly

Cheers for now.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Back to the Brushes 215

In between painting entries for this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge there has been a large rebasing project underway.

Here is the first unit in the early stages of rebasing including six newly painted troops to fill out the ranks.


The figures are all from Gripping Beast with Little Big Men to complete the look.


When finished these will be shown in the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.

Cheers for now.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

With a Rebel Yell 12

Painted in 2018 and finally based and ready for action in 2019 these casualty stands and command stand are from Friekorps and Old Glory's Blue Moon range.


Needing to go back to using the main camera rather than the phone cam, however its a time thing and everything can be done on the device. Time can be daunting just now.

Some what more daunting is the twenty odd stands of foot at the back of the painting desk. Will get there soon.

Cheers for now.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Back to the Brushes 214

Haven't been updating on work in progress of late and really should be doing so more often.

This year has seen a major rebasing project start with all the Late Romans and allies being rebased for ADLG. 

As expected this has created a few gaps here and there which has resulted in the following. 


Heavy infantry from Gripping Beast that are so very nearly complete. A bit of work on the trousers and the spears and its off to the basing queque. These six troopers will complete two stands of heavy swordsmen protected that are core units for the Late Romans.


Next up is a Hun horse archer from
Gripping Beast. This figure will complete a stand of light cavalry bow giving five of these once the rebasing is done. Whilst fragile units these are key to the Hun army and will stand as allies in the Late Romans and Goths.


Next, a mounted horn blower from Foundry which ironically have tried to sell on several occassions and failed to do so. This figure will join one of the command stands currently being worked on.


Three more figures from Foundry above that will be used in a similar fashion as the Gripping Beast figures above; to fill the gaps left over in the rebasing. These are well on their way to being ready for basing although there will be a slight delay as the transfers for their shields are on their way.


Lastly, a composite unit with riders from Gripping Beast and armoured horses from Footsore Miniatures. These are one of three units of these on the painting table at present.

The finished figures will be shown as part of the IX Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge later this month.

Cheerd