Friday, 28 December 2018

Back to the Brushes 208

Hope that everyone had a great time over the festive period and are relaxing in preparation for the New Year. 

Today was the first real painting session for this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge and a varied host of Undead have been started. 

The 28mm figures at the back include Mithril Miniatures and Citadel; both from back in the late 80's and early 90's.

In the foreground are more 15mm undead archers from Alternative Armies/15mm co. 

There are a few other figures in the wings that have been started. It's been a in the moment day so moved from one group to the other as the flow went. No worries just going with it and will see what the next session brings. 

Cheers for now. 

Monday, 24 December 2018

Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas to you all near and far.

I hope that 2019 brings you hope, faith and peace in whatever you do. 

Next year will be time for change and restarting faltered projects; regardless of hobby or real life.

Back to the Brushes 207

There are already points on the board and some fantastically painted miniatures to view in the Analogue  Hobbies Painting Challenge.

The painting table as it stands with the first figures for this year's challenge front and centre.

Next are freshly prepared Ancient Greeks from Foundry. These have now all been undercoated.

Will be a few days before there is any real painting time for these retro figures.

Cheers for now.

Friday, 21 December 2018

It was the night before

The Ninth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge...

Every where was quiet and all over the blogosphere hands were as busy as elves preparing the Little Lead Men for the challenge.

Some of the Little Lead Men were very very little whilst others were a bit bigger but they were all shiny in the beginning. That is of course until the busy hands used the big grey and black spray clouds and covered their shiny cores up.

Soon the grey and black sprayed Little Lead Men would be brightly coloured with glorious colours so they would shine once again.

As the days lengthen after the winter Solstice follow the progress of the Little Lead Men as they follow in the footsteps of the first Little Lead Man recoloured after a long time in the darkness.

The question is; which one will be first?

Cheers for now

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Back to the Brushes 206

The IX Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge starts on Friday 21st December and the prep is still moving towards completion. 

To add to the spirit of the challenge the Late Roman army currently based for Impetus will be rebased. 

Wargames Foundry Late Romans

Rebasing is the bane of many a gamer, for some the end of both system and army. To avoid selling the Late Romans and gain the most use of the figures; the frontage for the of the basing will be 60mm. Nothing new there, however this will allow ADLG, the DBx family, Hail Caesar and Impetus to be played.

On reflection, the hassle of rebasing is offset by the use it will offer in the future.

Cheers for now.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge Round up 4

This challenge was indeed that with mixed motiviation for the hobby in general this past 5 - 6 weeks.

The final challenge came this week with being away with no internet access or 4G. The feeling of isolation lasted for about an evening then the digital detox started. Recommend it to all - disconnect for a week it is rewarding. It also meant however that this post is late, the shame!

So, back to the challenge and yes it was a success with more than thirty figures being completed in time, just mind you.

Two 28mm figures for SAGA or any Dark Ages skirmish game in general. A Gripping Beast Viking on the left and a Foundry Norman on the right.

A Macedonian phalanx in 6mm with 27 figures on a 40 x 30mm.

A mix of stands for ACW gaming with figures from Freikorps (centre) and Old Glory on the outsides. The single figures are for break through markers and the others are casualty markers.

Here is the group shot of everything together; 37 figures in total including the terrain piece.

6mm: 27 infantry

15mm: 7 infantry

28mm: 2 infantry and 1 terrain objective marker.

Cheers for now