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Orcs, Orcs and more Orcs

Posted on June 10th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

I have been painting…. honest I have. The thing is I have been painting Orcs, lots of orcs and they pretty much all look the same. So really there hasn’t been much point in putting up a post which would show all the same models over and over. Here ar…

Laois Masters

Posted on February 10th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

I mentioned last week that I am attending a tournament at the end of the year called the Laois Masters. This will be its third year to be run. I can’t guess what effect ninth edition will have on the format but the current composition rules are interes…

More Savages

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Here is the progress on my bunch of Savage Orcs. These are slow to paint and it is going to be at least two more months to get them done. The flesh is the problem and a complete lack of time to paint. I am getting an hour late in the evening maybe two …

One Months Tally

Posted on February 2nd, 2015 under , . Posted by

I am going to try and keep a tally of what I have painted this year. Time seems to fly by and little progress is made, a tally won’t keep me motivated but it will indicate how lazy I have been. Unusually I have an aim for hr I want done by the end of t…

Savage Orcs: old vs. new

Posted on January 26th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I thought I might show you my previous painting attempts on these Savage Orcs. Guess which one is the old one? I painted them fairly simply over ten years ago. The skin was something like a Scorpion Green(GW) base coat, then an ink wash and finally a d…

First Pair of Savage Orcs

Posted on January 19th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Savage Orcs are next on the list to get painted. I bought these when I lived in England many years ago. There was a good second hand shop for miniatures where you could get some really great deals. A lot of my students paltry income was spent there on …

Night Goblins finished?

Posted on January 15th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Finally these sixty models are done. It was quite a slog towards the end but I managed to push through. I have refrained from finishing the bases as I may have to put them on round ones all too soon. Hopefully that doesn’t come to pass, it would just f…

Boarboy conversions

Posted on December 17th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I have loads of Boars and hopefully a load of riders for them. I haven’t dug through the bits box to see exactly what I have yet but there should be some. I don’t really like the old Boars that much so I have decided to make a few changes. As the heads…

Belated Spider Riders

Posted on December 11th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I finished these models a while ago but I forgot to post them here. I am really glad I got them finished as I was not enjoying painting them. I can’t say that they were particularly hard to do but they just took so long I got bored. I had intended doin…

A third of the way done

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

There would seem to be a lot more Night Goblins in my army in comparison to Orcs. I have brough sixty spearmen with me and now I am almost a third of the way through the regiment. Not bad going for ten days painting. I have absolutely no basing materia…

Finland, Finland, Finland

Posted on November 27th, 2014 under . Posted by

I have just moved to Finland. A new opportunity for work arose and I went for it. At the moment absolutely no gaming is happening. Not only do I not have any time but I really didn’t bring anything with me. The best I can expect is a few board games or…

Spider Riders still

Posted on October 13th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Finally some progress on these has been made. I don’t think I really like these models much but as I paint them and assemble the regiment they are starting to grow on me. Though I think everyone experiences that as they paint the large regiments in …

Night Goblin Shaman

Posted on October 6th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

While I should have been painting some Spider Riders I instead got distracted with the Battle for Skull Pass Shaman. I don’t have much painting time, less than the last time I made the same complaint but I am making some very slow progress on this arm…

Forest Goblin Test

Posted on July 30th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Here is my test Forest Goblin, I even managed to do the base. I am not 100% convinced yet on the basing. It is more or less what I usually do but so far so good, eh? As for the model itself I am happy. The green is the same as the Night Goblins. With s…

Horrible Spiders

Posted on July 24th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I think the weirdest thing about the Forest Goblin Spider Rider’s mount is that at a distance of two or so feet in a darkened room they look all too convincing.However I managed to get forty of these models I don’t know. Even though it would look aweso…

Night Goblins done… for now

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I finally managed to finish my second regiment of Night Goblins. I manage to snatch about half an hours painting every evening after work and some longer stretches at the weekends. These thirty were easy enough to paint too as the models while excellen…

Yet More Night Goblins

Posted on July 10th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I am slowly working on my Night Goblin Arrer Boyz at the moment. Work is once again busy and combined with good weather and a few beer festivals I am supplying I really don’t have as much time as I would like. I do get to squeeze in about an hour a day…

Nasty Night Goblins

Posted on July 1st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I finally finished the last model in this horde. Forty night goblins can take a while to paint.I still have to make sure that I didn’t miss any detail. There is always something left out I find. I also need to decide what I am doing with their bases.I …

Bonus Boss

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I picked up a few Black Orcs recently on eBay. This miniature was included so I decided to paint him up as a break between the tedium of rank and file. I had to spend a lot of time cleaning him up as he hadn’t arrived in a good shape. Mainly the arms n…

Night Goblins

Posted on June 17th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I have absolutely no time at the moment for just about anything especially keeping this blog up to date. I have been slowly painting of an evening and here is the current WIP of my Night Goblins.I am going to get my long neglected Orc and Goblin army t…

Tale of Malifaux Bloggers – Month Two

Posted on March 19th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

It is better late than never. I wasn’t able to get to the internet until yesterday and so I couldn’t update the Tale of Malifaux Bloggers. I have a few minutes this morning to get my stuff updated between various errands. So first of all I still haven’…

Gathering the Clansmen

Posted on March 14th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Looking at the collection of Dwarves I have I noticed that I have a lot of regiments that I wouldn’t consider finished. I have for instance thirty three Clansmen. So with the current thoughts about Dwarves I decided to finish off a few of these regimen…

Angry Anglo-Danes for SAGA

Posted on March 12th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I had been attempting to get a few more models done for SAGA recently. The easiest way to increase a force is to paint some Huscarls. I painted these four in a rush to try and have them ready for last weeks eight point clash. Work intervened and I fina…

SAGA 8 points

Posted on March 11th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

I managed to finally get another Saga game in recently. This time at eight points. I wanted to test how the system worked once you increase the points value. This time extending it a third beyond its comfort zone. I was playing my Anglo-Danes and was f…

Dwarven Expeditionary Force

Posted on March 10th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I am bizarrely interested again in my dwarves as I have mentioned a few times. I have quite a few other projects going at the moment from SAGA , Malifaux, Warhammer Ancient Battles to Muskets & Tomahawks. I am being really ill-disciplined at the moment…