Sunday, 13 September 2020

Back to the Brushes 276

The next finished item was painted from start to finish in just over 90 minutes. This ruined column from Templar Scenery is intended for use with Mortal Gods and other skirmish style games in 25 - 28mm.

The pictures show the painting in two stages:


Above is the work in progress picture showing the column painted in Citadel Dheneb stone and washed with Army Painter soft tone. Looking closely will show the start of the layers in the column in the base coat.

Above the finished item with layering completed in two stages:

  • Layer 1 - Base coat Dheneb Stone
  • Layer 2 - Dheneb Stone and Wraithbone mix (1:2 ratio)

The pillar was finished off with a light dry brush with Wraithbone and White mix (1:1 ratio).

The base mix is from the Geek Gaming Base Ready range - Mediterranean Soil; a new item here and the first use, that is this column is promising for future basing. It will certainly be quicker than the current method of gluing sand, inking, dry brushing and then adding static grass and tufts. 

Now to the stats

Day 13: 1 x 28 ruined column, taking the total this challenge to 2 items.

With 17 days to go until the end of this challenge there is a lot of painting to do; however there has been a lot of painting happening in the background too. 

Hope that you found this of interest. 



Thursday, 10 September 2020

Back to the Brushes 275

First finished item for this month's 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge and this time it is the dread 88mm Flak 36. This model has sat undercoated in desert yellow for many a year and finally saw the soft end of a brush over the last week. 


The model came from Under the Bed Enterprises (think) and was purchased at a show sometime ago; mostly likely Carronade. 

A full crew for this would be ten men and by looking at the base there isn't going to be enough space for them all - looks like a support base at the rear or side might be the order of the day. 

The base is from Warbases and is pre-laser cutting so it has also been gathering dust somewhere just like its figure. 

Now for the stats

Day 10 - 1 x 20mm Artillery piece

A few to go to get on target for this month. 

Cheers for now. 


Tuesday, 1 September 2020

30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge September 2020

 Last months 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge was successfully completed as below




Struggled with time to post updates for this challenge over the last few days; so here is a final recap of August's painting: 
  • 20 x 20mm D.A.K from SHQ and Battlefield Miniatures (sadly out of production at present)
  • 2 x 28mm Citadel Orcs
  • 5 x 28mm Gondorian Archers from Gamesworkshop
  • 3 x 28mm Late Roman Horse archers from Gripping Beast (Footsore mounts)

Starting another 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge tonight, 1st September. As with last month there will be no theme to this, just to paint and complete 30 miniatures regardless of their starting condition. 


The outline of the challenge is detailed below, however the main point being to have fun with your hobby.

  • To paint 30 figures of all shapes and sizes in 30 days
  • The figures can be partly painted at the start 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 - 30th September will be the end date of this challenge
  • To post updates as often as possible
  • Lastly to show a round up post with a group picture of everything.
Hope that you will find this interesting.

Cheers for now

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Back to the Brushes 274

Another two figures finished painting and this time it is two Orcs from Citadel. 





The righthand figure is from the champion from Uzegod's Mothercrusher Black Orcs and the other figure is an archer from Citadel's Orcs. Both are part of a long lived project to collect and paint some iconic Orcs for Dragon Rampant and have fitted in nicely to this month's 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge. 

Day 26

2 x 28mm Infantry
16 x 20mm infantry

18 figures in total

Cheers for now
 

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Back to the Brushes 273

Its bloody chaos here

In amongst all of this happening there has been some painting done and now mindful of the date here are the first finished figures; 16 20mm D.A.K from SHQ. 




These complete the basic platoon and support options for the D.A.K in Chain of Command although there are several other support options to be completed to finish the force off. 

Day 23

16 x 20mm figures completed

Cheers for now. 


Saturday, 22 August 2020

Back to the Brushes 272

Blink and before you know it another month is drawing to and end and this has been an eventful month with a few significant dates happening:

  • Reaching the half century
  • Celebrating 20 years married
  • The young Padawan starting school.

Whilst this has all been good and rewarding in very different ways, there has still been a little time to get some painting done including the following work in progress pics:

The Late Roman archer's horses are already done and these two ponies belong to some undercoated Huns. 

Half of the started Gondorian archers for Dragon Rampant. Been playing about with the base colours for the plate armour with these so there will be some difference in the finished appearance from previous figures in this retinue.  

More Prussian Landwehr moving slowly forward. The blue is taking more time than anticipated for such a large area of colour. The base coat is looking more like a contrast paint and requiring over painting when it shouldn't. 

Hope that this has been of interest to you 

Cheers for now

Saturday, 1 August 2020

30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge August 2020

Last months 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge was successfully completed as below



Starting another 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge tonight, 1st August. As with last month there will be no theme to this, just to paint and complete 30 miniatures regardless of their starting condition. 


The outline of the challenge is detailed below, however the main point being to have fun with your hobby.

  • To paint 30 figures of all shapes and sizes in 30 days
  • The figures can be partly painted at the start 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 - 30th August will be the end date of this challenge
  • To post updates as often as possible
  • Lastly to show a round up post with a group picture of everything.
Here is the starting point as the painting table currently sits, so lots to be getting on with as usual. 


Hope that you will find this interesting .

Cheers for now