Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Back to the brushes

after a few weeks of no activity on either the painting desk or the blog here are few pictures of the almost completed Panzer Grenadiers for Disposable Heroes in 20mm. The figures are all from SHQ and are based on 20mm squares from Warbases - or other suitable sizes for 2 man elements and support weapons. Basing from Impetus has come in to good use here in trying to create a cohesive feel to the sections and the company as a whole as well as helping in the team bases.

HQ Section with attached Sniper
1st Squad
2nd Squad

Each squad has 2 MG34 teams which have been based in 2 differing ways to distinguish on the table as shown below:

The next few pictures show the company support elements:

The Buzzsaw
80mm Mortar
Panzerschreck Team
The final picture shows WIP on a 75mm IG and crew - where obviously the crew still have to see the working end of a brush.

There is still another 10 man section to paint and a few other support options; PAK 40, 120mm mortar and a second MG42 team to complete the company and support options. All being well this will be done and dusted by the end of the year. On that note, the Allied Spartan Phalanx and Macedonian Cavalry are next in line on the desk - all of which need a good dusting before any painting takes place.

Also a quick welcome to:

  • Remco de Groot

Hopefully there will be more posts in the next few weeks as the Spartans have been dragging on and there are many plans within plans to complete in the future.

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Beginnings and retro figures

A good break has been had over the last week, with no computers or connection to the Internet. Its amazing how quickly you adapt to not having something that is now taken completely for granted.

On return from holiday a trip to the loft was made to return various items of luggage and assorted items to their respective storage places until the next time; during this time a brief raid was made into the lead mountain in search for some retro figures from the early eighties. The result is below:

This figure was probably one of the very first 25mm miniatures ever painted. No toning at this stage just block colours and orange sleeves. Don't ask why the choice of colours as the figure was painted in 1984 and the memory isn't that good. On reflection the blocking is fairly clean and considering the figure was painted in a mixture of enamels and oils, it still looks fairly crisp. The figure and his 7 other comrades - all from the Citadel C08 High Elves range - are now full stripped and awaiting undercoating. Line drawings of the range can be seen here; needless to say there may be a far bit of ebay searching over the next few months to try and complete this range. 

If anybody has any figures from this range, the Dark Elves and Half Orcs of the same era please contact me if they are no longer required as willing to trade or purchase.

Normal service will resume shortly as routine starts to set in and time presents itself for painting new and retro figures alike.

Also a warm welcome to:

  • Geordie an Exiled Fog
  • Craig
Hopefully the blog will continue to interest you as it continues to grow in the future.

Cheers for now