Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Back to the Brushes 85

Some work in progress pictures as promise of the current stand of Mycenaeans that are being painted. This stand will be part of the last submission for the Analogue Paining Challenge this year as well as being the centre piece for the infantry element of the Impetus army. The figures are all from Redoubt and the unit is slowly taking shape.

Below there are several hired hands from Artizan Designs that will be used to boost the Lawmen gang for Dead Man's Hand. These are also part of the painting challenge and are progressing well.

There are also three undercoated preslotta orcs hiding top left of the picture next to the brushes.

Lastly, there are the Earp brothers. The figures again are from Artizan Design and from left to right you have Virgil ( long coat), Wyatt pointing centre and Morgan advancing. Two of these are completed and will be based this evening, the other hopefully completed tonight.

That's all for now but there will be some more work in progress pictures very soon.

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Dance of Bronze 8

Shown here is another recent entry from the Analogue Painting Challenge. This time it is two casualty figures from Redoubt Enterprises Trojan War range.

The figures are well posed and paint up well. These will be used as casualty markers for Impetus when the army finally takes to the table. Hopefully this will be some time soon too.

The work in progress pictures will be next up showing some more of the above and other work too.

Cheers for now

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Dance of Bronze 7

This was the third part of the recent entry into the Analogue Painting Challenge. The figures are from Redoubt Miniatures Trojan War range and are based here as a stand of javelin armed light foot for Impetus.

The shields have been painstakingly painted to match in with those from previous stands of this army and whilst the end result is worth it, sometimes it doesn't feel that way when painting them.

Work progresses on another two stands for this army at present with hopefully another one being completed before the end of the challenge. Time will tell on this though as there are many other shiny toys waiting to be painted too.

Pictures to follow shortly of some varied work in progress.

Cheers for now.

And Now for Something Completely Different 18

Pictured below are a few Artizan Design figures that will be used as a part of some Pulp Hero gaming set in North Africa in the future. These have all recently been shown in the Analogue Painting Challenge.

These figures have been painted with a certain film in mind. The central figure should spark memories of Major Arnold Toht from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Well that's where the inspiration came from.

The Braune Bruder (Brown Brothers) are his hired helpers and will be part of his group in several games coming up in North Africa. Planned for the future are some of the DAK, again from Artizan Design.

As with all of the figures from Artizan theses have been a pleasure to paint.

Next up will be something Homeric and some work in progress pictures too.

Cheers for now.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

A plea for help

Is anybody else having any bother with Blogger? Most times I try to move from one blog to another or comment on somebody's blog I loose connection with the Internet. This is making maintaining my own blog increasingly difficult as well as reducing my ability to comment on other people's blogs.

Has anybody else encountered this or any other problems with Blogger at present? It is getting to the stage that Word press or Tumblr could be better options. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Cheers for now.

Friday, 21 February 2014

And Now for Something Completely Different 17

Another seven retro orcs from Citadel and Ral Partha taking the total so far to twenty-one. These have been painted avoiding brighter colours as is common with many figures from their modern counter parts. These have recently been entered into the Analogue Painting Challenge.

By using colours from Foundry's WW2 range these orcs have a more uniform and militaristic appearance which is more realistic given their warlike nature.

The choice of colours whilst painting gives the orcs a darker look which suit their nature and lifestyle and reflects the personal interpretation of these warriors from fiction such as The Lord of the Rings.

The figures have been great to paint and are full of character and nostalgic memories of games gone by. So much so, that a Oldhammer Orc army is being researched for a future project.

There will be more completed work to follow over the weekend and hopefully some work in progress pictures too.

Lastly, a warm welcome to:
  • Lord of Excess
  • JFaria
Hope that you both find something of interest here.

Cheers for now

Monday, 17 February 2014

Back to the Brushes 84

Well things have been up and down here over the last three weeks. The phrase "Your post has been made redundant but there are other alternative posts you can apply for" has been used. What this means and when it  will be resolved will take some more time to filter through.

Still it was better than what was expected.

In terms of painting, have fallen way behind with the planned  painting for the Analogue Painting Challenge. There has just been too much going on to fully concentrate on painting properly. That said the follow have just been finished off ready for posting to the Challenge.

Sorry, very dodgy pictures but you'll get the idea.

There will be more from the above army soon as well as some other figures that have been nearly finished for a while. The Orcs are finished too, although they have started something, that being an army for Oldhammer 3rd edition. This is a long term project but will be great fun to break up painting the ancients. More of this to follow shortly...

Cheers for now