Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Back to the Brushes 223

The notion that a clean desk means a productive worker is an artifact of the mid-20th century. ... Mark Twain, for example, chose to leave his desk cluttered whenever he was photographed: Albert Einstein famously pointed out that "If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe? 

Which way I willI go?

Perhaps only the fates will know?

Or is all of this just for show?

Drawn in too many directions on the painting table; time for a more focussed approach.

Cheers for now.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Back to the Brushes 222

The great thing about painting figures for a Arab or Moor army is the adaptability of the main troop types. Spearmen, archers, skirmishers and light cavalry are easily inter changeable between different armies.

This is less so with more specialist troop types and looking at the lists for the Granadine armies circa 1450 hand-gunners jumped out of the page as just that one.

After trawling the net to see if suitable figures could be found, as only four will be required. No such luck.

So what to do? Well Gripping Beast produce plastic Arabs and the Perry Twins produce plastic Late Medieval Mercenaries which include hand-gunners. Like many things the answer is simple once found: kit bash.

The results are below and with a bit of milliput here and there these will do the job nicely.

Overall, very pleased with these and and think that they  will fit in well once finished. 

Cheers for now

Friday, 12 April 2019

Back to the Brushes 221

Spent some time with a brush the other night and started colouring in some more Moors.

Supporting archers in the foreground for ADLG and Moor spearmen for SAGA to the rear.

Another stand of Arab cavalry for ADLG in 15mm was also completed at the same time, however this isn't pictured here. These will follow soonish. 

Needing to settle back into a painting rthyme and start to clear some of the part painted figures on the table off. More on this and future plans in the next few posts. 

Cheers for now

Monday, 1 April 2019

Back to the Brushes 220

After a week away from the brushes post Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge a return to the painting table shows the carnage left behind.

With three major rebasing projects ongoing at present:

  • Late Romans and allies
  • Moors for ADLG and SAGA
  • English Civil War in 15mm 

There hasn't been any space or time for painting.

The top of the composite picture shows the whole painting table in its chaotic glory with a range of 15 and 28mm figures in varying states of painting.

The bottom two pictures show the ECW (left) and the Moors for SAGA. One part needing basing the other finished.

Hoping to get back to painting some dark age types this week.

Cheers for now.