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Chronicles of the Wayfarer

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

My name was put forward by my Facebook friend and blogger James aka Jimboba to paint some miniatures by a new manufacturer. (Jame is an excellent painter and you should check out his superb blog: http://warchest.co.uk/blog/)

The makers of these figures were (still are, I believe) looking for painter/bloggers to paint some samples to help publicise the release of their “Chronicles of the Wayfarer” 15mm fantasy range. They accepted my offer and soon four exquisitely crafted figures arrived from America.

Follow up emails and posts on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Chroniclesofthewayfarer/) informed me that this was to be a competition, in fact the first of several competitions. They simply asked that in return for the free figures, we write an honest review of the figures.

 Knight of the Kiln Leader (KKL)

They are justifiably proud to produce some of the most intricately detailed 15mm figures I’ve seen. The only other 15mm figures with this amount of detail that I’ve seen are the sci-fi figures by White Dragon Miniatures (https://whitedragonminiatures.co.uk/). They are 15mm to the eye, and are realistically proportioned, although the armour is probably best described as ‘heroically proportioned”. They give the distinct impression that they have been digitally sculpted rather than physically.

 Shield Legion Leader (SLL)

The resin figures come with a textured base that appears to be a crevice crying out to be painted to look like lava, and it all  required very little cleanup. The detail is as crisp as you need at this scale and takes the paint very well. I did wash them in soapy water first; not sure if that’s really necessary. One of their painters has said that there may be too much detail. I don’t agree. Whilst the detail is probably more than you’d need for 15mm figures, a pale base coat and wash would be all you’d need to show it all off beautifully. For those of you who like to get stuck into the detail, you’ll have a field day with these beauties!

 Crossbow Leader (CB1)

There is a definite pseudo-Greek look to the figures, and other figures suggest that they have a background all planned out to drop them into. I hesitate to suggest that a game may be forthcoming, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

 War Screamer Leader (WSL)

I’m not sure when the range goes live, how extensive it will be or what the manufacturer’s website is yet, but You can follow their progress on the Facebook link above. I’d be grateful for a vote in the competition while you’re there if you feel so inclined. 😉
(https://www.facebook.com/Chroniclesofthewayfarer/)

They have previewed some new art to accompany the range by the estimable Todd Ulrich, and that alone should have you clicking away to have a look.

Cthulhu Wars – Cultists

Posted on April 5th, 2017 under . Posted by

SLAP Miniatures Space Dorks Kickstarter

Posted on March 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The latest Kickstarter campaign from SLAP Miniatures has just launched, and this time it’s the turn of the greenskins, or Space Dorks.I’m a big fan of the SLAP Minis 15mm ranges, even the Global Defence Force, which some complained were too small (I…

SLAP Miniatures Space Dorkz Kickstarter

Posted on March 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The latest Kickstarter campaign from SLAP Miniatures has just launched, and this time it’s the turn of the greenskins, or Space Dorks.I’m a big fan of the SLAP Minis 15mm ranges, even the Global Defence Force, which some complained were too small (I wi…

Fiddler Mech part 2

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under Posted by

Well, this post has been a long time coming!I started this model last year. You can remind yourself what I wrote back then by clicking on the following link: http://thecolourintospace.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/fiddler-mech-part-1.htmlIt started like this:…

ARC fleet Hydra mech (loadout 2)

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

So this is the alternate loadout for my Kra’Vak mech as mentioned in my last post.The buzz saw and claw were inspired by a Stargrunt scenario on Hyperbear’s website (here http://www.hyperbear.com/sg2/sg2-scenarios-ork.html ). The scenario was…

Prince August Orc

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I came across this rather odd looking figure in a box I picked up from a freind a while ago. Not knowing who made it, I asked the experts on the Vintage Miniatures facebook page and got an immediate, if unexpected reply.It seems the figure is one of th…

ARC fleet Hydra mech (loadout 1)

Posted on February 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I needed a mech for a scenario I found online that I want to try. The scenario was written for 40k forces, but for a different game. Not owning any 40k (and it being in the wrong scale anyway) I decided that I should replace the Orks with the lovely ne…

Cthulhu Wars – The King in Yellow

Posted on February 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

Ghoul queen

Posted on February 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Painting for the Cthulhu Wars game is coming along nicely, but there’s nothing finished to show yet. I’ve decided to start with the cultists to get the mental obstacle of painting 24 nearly identical figures out of the way before launching into the wei…

Unarmed Xar

Posted on February 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I’ve been rather busy painting figures for Cthulhu Wars recently but I made time to paint the latest Xar from Ground Zero Games.A great addition to the range, I love the kung fu poses! I’ll need to watch Falling Skies soon, I think…