Saturday, 20 October 2018

Back to the Brushes 201

This 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge has come to an end. Below are the last figures painted for this challenge; a solitary Norman from Foundry and 18 Arabs from Essex.


Two different scals and two very different painting styles. The 15mm figures are painted using block and wash whilst the 28mm figure is layered from base colour to highlight.

Will post a full review of this challenge shortly.

Day 30

Figures painted: 30

Cheers for now

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Fury of the North 22

Today is the 952nd anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

The picture below by Angus McBride shows the moment when William, Duke of Normandy raises his helm to show he is still alive.


Below is another interpretation of the same moment however, this time from Colin Patten and Gripping Beast.





Not the best pictures however the natural light hasn't been the best when the free time has been available to take the pics. 

Cheers, for now.n

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Back to the Brushes 200

Day 21 of this 30days30 miniatures painting challenge sees the continuation of the Romano Brits with another Hearthguard for SAGA


As with previous members of this warband the figure is from Gripping Beast.

A spontaneous decision last night saw the painting subject being taken from the rear. Worked out well and two long forgotten Foundry Normans saw some colour for the first time in over a year.


It would seem that the point of this painting challenge has strayed somewhat as there are more figures edging around the painting table than at the start. Need to sort this out and finish off some of those figures that are nearer the finish line than others.


Oh that and the fact that its the last third of this challenge.

Day 21

Figures painted 11


Cheers for now

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Passing the line

Just noticed that this blog has crept past the quarter of a million views.


A huge thanks to everybody for their views and comments; it is really appreciated.

Cheers for now

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Imperium Sine Fine 16

The first unit of hearthguard for the Romano-British/Arthurians for
SAGA warband.




The figures are from Gripping Beast and have stood the test of time well being about twelve years old. The shield transfers are all from Little Bigmen Studios.

These figures will fit in well with the newer Colin Patton sculpts available from Warlord Games which the cavalry look like particularly good figures for this period.

More to come shortly including progress in my current 30days30miniatures painting challenge.

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Back to the Brushes 199

Thirteenth day of the 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge sees two very different items painted and finished.

First up is a generic piece of scatter terrain from the Lord of the Rings skirmish game from Games Workshop.


This will be used as an objective marker in SAGA and there is a second one that will be painted as desert terrain for use in Crusaders SAGA.


Next are six Eboats from Navwar. These are from a long stalled project for General Quarters. Due to the size and limited painting these will count as only one completed figure.

Day 13

Figures completed: 10

Cheers for now

Friday, 28 September 2018

Back to the Brushes 198

Day nine of this 30day30miniatures painting challenge sees a return to a long forgotten project - Mordheim. The figures below make up the first part of the Cult of the Possessed warband.


Shown above are three Beastmen from Black Tree Design. These required the shields and various small pieces of equipment painted and have done so for about ten years or so.


Next are two figures from the original warband, the Magister on the left as viewed and a henchman with the battleaxe on the right.

Deliberate choice of colours with red mask and emerald green robes on the magic user. These colours are used throughout the figures in this warband regardless of the status of the character. On both of these figures again there were only small pieces of equipment and personal items to be painted to complete.

In the background the next figures to be completed can be seen even if out of focus.

Day 9

Figures completed 8

Cheers for now.