Tuesday, 31 March 2015

And Now for Something Completely Different 24

The last of the figures painted for this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, an Uruk Hai leader from Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings range. This is a metal figure that has now been replaced with its new resiny counter part in "Fine Cast." Not something that will ever grace the painting table here.

Enough rambling here are the pictures

There will be more from this range throughout the remainder of 2015.

Cheers for now

Sunday, 29 March 2015

And Now for Something Completely Different 23

Shown here are several different range of figures to be used in Critical Mass at some point in the distant future. These all appeared in the last entry for this year's Analogue Painting Challenge.

First up is a half section for the ARC forces. The figures are from Ground Zero Games 15mm New Israeli troops and are the standard figure used for an infantry man in this force.

Next up, again from GZG are missile and las-cannon armed troopers that will be used for Tank Hunters in their own right or as support troops within platoons.

The next miniatures are from Critical Mass and are their ARC Drop-ship Troopers. Slightly larger than the GZG figures but not so they can't be used together.

Next to be painted in this range will be Augmented troopers - that is power armoured - from Critical Mass and then a range of support weapons from GZG. Then the walkers and vehicles.

Cheers for now.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Blood and Souls for My Lord Arioch 4

Another two Chaos Warriors from Citadel in the early eighties. These figures were a part of the last submission for the Analogue Painting Challenge and were a blast from the past.

First up is an iconic figure that was a major image in the start of what some now refer to Oldhammer: Harry the Hammer or Uthmog Elvenblade.

This figure will be used a Chaos Champion in Songs of Blades and Heroes and possibly Oldhammer itself.

A great miniature that captures the feel of the early days of this gaming life perfectly; looking forward to seeing the future games with this one.

Next is another Chaos Warrior as shown in the Citadel Compendium Two - a miniatures bible at the time of publishing circa 1984.

There will be more from this range throughout the rest of this year as the other miniatures from this range are awaiting undercoating.

Cheers for now

All Hell Let Loose 12

Another set of "Big Cats" for the 20mm WW2 Germans that have been painted off and on for several years now. These were a part of the last entry submitted for this year's Analogue Painting Challenge. The three Panthers are all from Frontline Wargaming.

These models will hopefully see use in Disposable Heroes, Memoir 44 and perhaps even re-kindle a spark of interest in Rapid Fire.

There will be more to follow from the Challenge soon and a return to normal painting updates as well.

Cheers for now

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Dance of Bronze 9

This is the start of Macedonian and Greek armies in 6mm with figures from both Baccus and Rapier Miniatures.

These figures will provide the skirmish lines for both armies, although there may be more peltasts and Agrianians for both armies in the future.

Rapier Miniatures
In terms of quality of figure both Rapier and Baccus are good, although Baccus whilst slighter are the better. That said depending on what you want to achieve don't disregard Rapier Miniatures figures as they are good range.

Rapier Miniatures

All of the figures are based on 20 x 40mm stands and will be used for both ADG and Impetus once completed.

Baccus Miniatures
These figures are a major change of scale here away from 28mm and so far have been easy to paint. They won't however, stop 28mm figures appearing here either singly or on multi-figure bases.

Next up from this range will be Hypaspists as both spear and pikemen.

Cheers for now.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Blood and Souls for my Lord Arioch 3

As recently posted on Analogue Painting Challenge here are five more retro Citadel figures for Songs of Blades and Heroes.

A High Sorcerer of Chaos from CO2 as shown in Citadel Compendium Two.

Rackhir the Red, or at least an artistic impression of him for the Chaos warband. Although not strictly correct for a Warrior Preist of Phum - he is not monotone in red - the yellow ochre lifts the red and gold that has been used on other parts of the figure.

The next three figures are the back bone of the warband and are all from the Citadel Compendium Two's listing of Chaos Warriors.

With these three figures the emphasis has been on their arms and armour, key elements in the figures sculpts. The character of these sculpts sets them apart - personal opinion - from their modern counter parts.

There will be more from this range in the coming weeks.

Cheers for now