Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Welcome and update

A very quick post to welcome 2 new followers:

  • Scottz
  • Mike Whitaker
Thanks for following and hopefully you find something of interest here.

Due to an ongoing saga with the "seemless" transfer from one Internet supplier to another - this is being sent from a local library - there have been no posts over the last week, that however, doesn't mean that nothing has been happening. The Mycenaeans have moved on, as have the 20mm WW2 AB figures who are now complete. A speed painting trial has begun for Legends of the High Seas in 28mm but more of that later. Pictures of all to follow shortly when the broadband is reconnected - hopefully.

Cheers for now

Monday, 23 January 2012

Analogue Hobbies Painting Competition Update 7

Here are the first completed bases for the Mycenaeans that are currently on the painting table:

These figures have been relatively easy to paint and the flesh which has been commented on by several followers is the Foundry Triad - Mediterranean Flesh. Initially this seemed very orangey, but after painting some sixty odd Spartans it looks pretty normal now.

The light infantry should be completed by tomorrow so all being well there will be another entry to the Analogue Hobbies painting competition during this week. Hopefully this momentum will continue throughout late January into February and enable some points to be tallied up.

Thats all for now.


Sunday, 22 January 2012

Back to the Brushes 8

Another brief session at the paints this morning and Hector's Chariot is starting to come together. The horses have been painted after December 20th, but everything else was started prior to this date, therefore will not be eligible for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Competition. Here are a few work in progress pictures showing a possible layout for basing the models.

As you can see there is still a bit of work to be done before the final basing can be started. The base used is a standard Impetus base for cavalry at 120 x 80mm. This size does not allow for a straight basing with the chariot coming straight at you, however, the angled approach suits. It also follows some theories that these chariots slowed down prior to contact allowing for the aimed spear thrust of the hero and then the chariot runners then engaging the foe along side their hero. At this stage everything is coming together well and hopefully the final base will live up to expectations.

Back to the light infantry and archers this evening if time allows.

Lastly a warm welcome to:

  • Chema Sanchez

As always hoping that you find something of interest here.

Cheers for now.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Analogue Hobbies Painting Competition Update 6

Below are some more pictures of the work in progress for the above competition. There is little hope of catching the leaders now but it is still a worthy use of the miniatures and the blog. Well with no more waffling here are the pictures.

Tunic clothed light infantry with javelin

Tunic clothed light infantry with javelin

Tunic clothed light infantry with javelin

These three figures will be combined with the three below to create the first of two stands of javelin armed light infantry to support the three planned stands of long spear. Each of the two units of javelin armed foot will have round shields to make them more distinctive on the table from the long spear units that will have tower and figure-of-eight shields.

Loin cloth light infantry with javelin

Loin cloth light infantry with javelin

Loin cloth light infantry with javelin
Time permitting these should be well on their way to completion later this weekend allowing a bit more time to be spent on the three stands of archers as shown below.


The archers will be used to cover the long spear from behind. This allows the skirmish units the opportunity to avoid contact with the opposition whilst still providing missile fire at no penalty in Impetus.

Lastly, a warm welcome to another new follower:

  • Baconfat
Hopefully you will find something of use and interest here.

Thats all for now.


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Back to the Brushes 7

Just a few work in progress pictures below:

AB Figures entrenched British WW2 Infantry

This week has seen a few small started projects move one step closer to completion, with the above being painted in between ink washes drying on some bases that are completed.

Hector's Horse
The above horses are the only 2 items for Hector's Chariot that will be included in the Analogue Hobbies Painting challenge as everything else was painted prior to the start date.

The pictures below bring to end another project that was started some time ago and is now ready for the gaming table. Basic Baroque English Civil War - the first games was going well but time called an early halt before a formal victor could be named; looks like this could be a popular game in the future.

Hopefully there will be more to follow later this week.

Lastly, a warm welcome to the following new followers:

  • Cyrus
  • Curly Crusader
  • Lee Hadley
Hope that you find something of use on the blog over the coming months.

Cheers for now.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Analogue Hobbies Painting Competition Update 5

Again there hasn't been much progress with the work for the above competition and some participants have an unassailable lead. Still winning the competition wasn't the real reason for entering, making progress and charting the painting of the Mycenaeans was; so here are a few work in progress picture of the slingers which will be the last until they are completed and entered into the competition proper.

The picture below is the first of the archer bases that will be an additional skirmish element of the completed army. This is the first coat of the base flesh tone and the faces have been deliberately left black at this stage.

Hopefully there will be a few more pictures of these later this week and again apologies for the images.

Cheers for now

Back to the Brushes 6

Over the last week there hasn't been much time for the brushes unfortunately. Just a quick 15 minutes here and there. So here is a quick pic of the Dwarves for Songs of Blades and Heroes to show some progress. Apologies on the poor quality of the pic but the natural light today is dire.

Hope to get these two figures finished this week before moving on to some more to balance the warband out. Perhaps a few archers or crossbows and another frothing loon or something complete different. The good thing about these figures is there is very little restrictions on what can be used which makes the painting very free and enjoyable.

Cheers for now.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Analogue Hobbies Painting Competition Update 4

Due to a misunderstanding at this end the Dwarves that have been painted for the above competition have been withdrawn. Just a minor error in that they are not historical figures which isn't a problem as it gives some new pics for here. So without further ramblings here are the Dwarves:

The axe wielding loon is a Citadel figure from about 1986 and the menacing looking figure with the flail is a Marauder figure from the late 80's. The figures have been great fun to paint and the others will continue to be worked on alongside the Mycenaeans for the competition.

Cheers for now