Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Back to the Brushes 226

In amongst painting the flesh tones on approximately 60 ancient Greek Hoplites and skirmishers found a spare twenty minutes to block and wash this Caesarian Roman from Gripping Beast.

This is a test figure to see how it goes using this approach to paint a small force for ADLG. Small as there are only so many figures available in the lead pile and thankfully this will remain so as Gripping Beast have no immediate plans to re-release this range in the near future.

A few things need changed and perhaps the use of dark tone on the armour to lift it more but other than that happy with the result.

Once based with his fellow legionnairies, shielded and Little Big Man transfers who will notice the speed painting.

Back to painting flesh tones this evening.

Cheers for now.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Back to the Brushes 225

A quick snapshot of the painting desk as a few items have moved over to finishing line.

More on the finished items shortly.

Cheers for now

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Back to the Brushes 224

Its been a bit slow on the painting front this month with little of anything seeing any paints. There have been a few sessions on the next stands of hoplites for most systems. The figures are from Foundry and are painting well.

We were happier in black. 
Those on the left screen as viewed have been blocked with Tallarn flesh from Games Workshop. On the right of the Tallarn Fleshed figures have been painted with Mediterrean flesh shade and midtones. The highight will follow shortly.

The figures are the start of a generic hoplite army based on 60mm fronts and there are a lot of them to come

Cheers for now.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Alea iacta est

Every now and then you win a game, lose a game and even get a draw. All this good and to be expected with any game board, table or otherwise.

What is not so good is when its all the fault of those bloody dice! So its out with the old and in with the new!

Will getting new dice make a difference: probably not however they look good and you never know what will happen when you roll the dice.

Alea iacta est as Caesar is reputed to have said as he crossed the Rubicon.

Cheers for now.