Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 184

Day 28 and another command stand has been completed in the last few days of the #30days30figures painting challenge.

The figures are from Old Glory's Blue Moon range and hope to have another stand completed before the end.

Day 28

Figures completed 48

Cheers for now

Monday, 30 July 2018

How far Jerusalem?

The start of a new series of posts for this blog detailing the progress on several related projects in different scales.

Firstly, will be the Ayyubid army of Saladin for ADG in 15mm. Figures being a mix of Black Hat Miniatures (Gladiator Miniatures), Essex and Minifigs.

Next will follow the Late Crusaders again in 15mm with the figures coming from Black Hat Miniatures.

In between both of these will be some Crusaders and Saracens in 28mm. Undecided yet which way to go with these although there is a fair chance that this will involve a military order steeped in both history and myth.

The title of these posts is linked to the central theme and location for the armies and a hommage to an old favourite by Magnum:

More on this shortly

Cheers for now.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 183

Day 21 and 22 sees another two Romano Brits completed prior to basing.

This finishes the first Hearthguard unit for the Romano Brits with all the figures coming from Gripping Beast's Age of Arthur range.

Something smaller for the next few days and hopefully some 28mm figures for the last dash to day 30.

Day 22

Figures completed 45

By the way somehow I have got the days wrong as this actually day 26 so the above figures were painted on day 24 and 25.

Cheers for now

Saturday, 28 July 2018

#30days30miniatures - challenge up date

Now into the last third of the #30days30miniatures painting challenge and here is a progress update so far.

Figures painted and completed so far:

6mm - 20 cavalry
15mm - 13 infantry
28mm - 11 infantry

The majority of the figures painted have been started prior to the challenge beginning.

This challenge is an excellent way of tidying up the painting desk and is proving to be a great motivator to paint.

Here is the state of the painting table as of this morning.

Cheers for now.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 182

Day 20 of the #30days30miniatures and managed to complete another Romano Brit last night. This time another Hearthguard from Gripping Beast's Arthurian range.

The other two figures from this unit will be next up for completion over the weekend. There might be a few others as well time allowing.

Day 20

Figures completed 43

Cheers for now

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 181

Day 19 and moved back to Ancients for a brief change of interest.

The Foundry slinger below is from the first range of Greeks cast by Foundry. Different in both scale and sculpting style than the later World of Greeks range.

Back to the dark ages for the next few posts.

Day 19

Figures completed 42

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 180

Day 18 and another figure completed in the #30days30miniatures painting challenge.

This time the figure is the horn blower for the Romano Brits SAGA warband from Gtipping Beast.

Shown on his own and as a part of the Warlord vignette for this warband.

More to follow from the first set of Hearthguard for this warband in the challenge shortly.

Day 18

Figures painted 42

Cheers for now

Monday, 23 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 179

Day 17 of #30days30miniatures and another figure completed. This time the first of the Romano British Hearthguard from Gripping Beast.

Also spent some time basing Arabs over the last couple of days and have the first elements ready to show as finished stands. These will follow shortly.

Day 17

Figures completed 41

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 178

Day 16 in the #30days30miniatures painting challenge and the Warlord for the Romano British SAGA warband is finally completed.

The figure is from Gripping Beast and is a favourite from that range. When based he will have two different stand, the first and main stand will have a horn blower. The second will allow companions to be added as per the Warband rules.

To follow there will be the start of a hearth guard unit on foot and the horn blower.

Day 16

Figures completed 40

Cheers for now.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 178

Moving up to the half way point now and progress from day 14 and 15 below.

Above is a slightly fuzzy casualty marker for the Confederates in ACW. Whilst below is an equally fuzzy stand of 6mm Greek light cavalry.

Next up will see a return to 28mm and something new by way of a change.

Day 14 

Figures completed 34

Day 15 

Figures completed 39

In addition to being halfway through the 30days30 miniatures painting challenge this is the 500th post on Brushes and Bases. Become a follower and leave a comment if you haven't already done so.

Cheers for now

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 177

Days 12 and 13 of the #30days30miniatures painting challenge have passed and the following have been completed.

Firstly, the mid level Ranger from Citadel's AD&D range from the mid eighties.

This figure was originally started as a part of the 7th Analogue Hobbies painting challenge and just never got finished. Still need to complete the high level figure to finish the set.

Next up are two stands of Arab spearmen in 15mm for ADG. The figures are from Essex and paint up quickly.

These finish off the core infantry in an Ayyubids army for ADG or just about any Muslim army if you aren't being too pedantic about historical accuracy.

Day 12

Figures completed 25

Day 13

Figures completed 33

More to follow shortly.

Cheers for now

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 176

Slow progress over the last two days in the #30days30miniatures painting challenge.

Day 10 was spent basing the figures completed in the previous days of the challenge. These will appear in the near future.

Day 11 and the first of two Greek slingers from Foundry's original range of Greeks was completed.

The second will follow shortly along with an old Citadel figure from the AD&D range.

Day 11

Figures completed 24

Friday, 13 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 175

Day 9 of the #30days30miniatures challenge and another stand of 6mm Greek light cavalry have been finished.

Also finished the second cavalry casualty marker for Confederates in ACW.

More to follow shortly along with some final based pictures of recently completed figures.

Day 9

Figures completed 23

Cheers for now

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 174

Into week two now of the #30days30miniatures challenge and the last peltast is completed and ready to be based.

Will be continuing the Greek theme in both 6mm and 28mm over the next few posts.

Day 8

Figures completed 17

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 173

Continued progress with the #30days30miniatures painting challenge.

The second peltast is now complete and ready for basing. The figure is from Foundry's World of Greeks range and will see use in Basic Impetus and another systems in the future.

This evening will see the third figure completed and the stand ready to be textured and flocked.

Day 7

Figures completed 17

Cheers for now

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 172

Update on the #30days30miniatures challenge.

Day 4 
Completed another stand of 6mm Greek light cavalry.

Day 5
The first of two casualty markers for the 15mm Confederate cavalry.

Day 6
Returned to a larger scale for day 6 and completed the first of three peltasts for the second stand of these.

Day 6

Figures completed 16

Cheers for now.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 171

Day three of the #30days30miniatures painting challenge and another completed figure. This time another out of ammo marker.

Some more progress on 6mm light Greek cavalry and Arab horses.

More to follow shortly.

Day 3

Figures completed 9

Cheers for now

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 170

Second session for #30days30miniatures painting challenge and another couple of figures moved on to the shelf to wait on basing.

The last of the peltasts for the first stand completed below.

An out of ammo marker for ACW gaming with the figure coming from Old Glory's Blue Moon range of 15mm Confederate infantry.

Day 2

Figures completed 8

Cheers for now.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Back to the Brushes 169

First painting session for #30days30miniatures painting challenge last night saw the following figures completed ready for basing.

Above is another peltast from Foundry and below a stand of light Greek cavalry in 6mm from Rapier Miniatures.

The 6mm figures were started and completed in the same session - a rarity now.

Day 1
Figures completed 6

Cheers for now

Monday, 2 July 2018

#30days30miniatures - An introduction

Spotted this new painting challenge on Thoughts of a Depressive Diplomatist blog and thought this is a great idea to strive for.

The guidelines for the challenge are below and are simple to follow:

  1. At the end of each day, you need to complete the painting of one miniature.
  2. Basing is optional. 
  3. It can be any miniature you want, from any game, from any system, from any manufacturer. 
  4. Partially finished miniatures in your pile are fair game. I figure that this is about finishing miniatures, and working through those pesky figures in your vault. Why not include them?
  5. Have fun!

Sounds like a good basis of a plan and looking forward to starting this off tomorrow. 

Here is the painting desk as it stands just now:

So, will be removing some of the clutter over the next 30 days by painting 30 miniatures. To be fair most of them are already partially started but that is allowed within the challenge

Cheers for now.