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Posted on May 22nd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

After a brief chat with Dave Imrie from Saxon Dog at Carronade the other weekend have finally decided to put some effort into painting this unit of peltasts that have been lingering on the fringes of the painting table since December last year.In the b…

Dance of Bronze 17

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Slowly another 6mm Macedonian Phalanx moves forward; painted in less time than it took to trim, glue and base them in ranks of seven.When viewed next to their colleagues the effect of massed 6mm figures does really work on the table. There will be more…

Back to the Brushes 159

Posted on May 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Continuing on from the previous post here are the first batch of command stands for the CSA infantry.Also on the table in varying stages are some casualty markers for cavalry, foot and artillery.For all of these figures will be block painting and washi…

With a Rebel Yell 9

Posted on May 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Been a while since anything for the American Civil War has been painted and here is the start of some seventy bases of infantry for the Confederates shown below.Figures are from Old Glory’s Blue Moon range and block and wash well enough for the rule of…

Back to the Brushes 158

Posted on May 4th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

April has seen a change in pace and a rebasing project for a friend started and finished. A large quantity of 15mm British Napoleonics have been slowly removed from their original bases of card and plastic card and rebased on more substantial bases fro…

Back to the Brushes 157

Posted on April 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

First real painting session since the end of the Challenge saw some time spent on a few varied pieces, some un-started some partially painted, some just needing a new base.During the Challenge a solitary elf was painted, based and finished. The fact is…

Fantasy Hero 12

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The last of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge VIII entries below including some Alternative Armies Ghouls and Dixon Miniatures Ninja. Achieving a good tone on the tone black is to say the least a sod and often ends up requiring knocking back…

All Hell Let Loose 14

Posted on March 31st, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The first painted WW2 vehicles in over a year and hopefully not the last this year.  All three vehicles come from Britannia Miniatures – now Grubby Tanks – and have painted well. Shown below from left to right there is:SDKFZ 140 Flakpanzer 38…

Back to the Brushes 156

Posted on March 28th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge has finished for another year and 76 hobbyists have put down their brushes for a while. Below are the finished figures and models for this years challenge totalling 306 points just 6 points more than the …

Fantasy Hero 11

Posted on March 18th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Yet more 15 mm Undead as recently submitted to the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. The figures are from Alternative Armies except the stand of 6 wraiths from Essex Miniatures.Cheers for now

Back to the Brushes 155

Posted on March 11th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

As this years painting challenge draws near to completion so do the three pieces of WW2 German armour that will be a part of my final submission.20mm WW2 vehicles have become a constant part of the challenge submission as this the seventh that I have b…

Fantasy Hero 10

Posted on March 11th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

The forces of Undead continue to grow with the following additions. These will see use for Basic Impetus Fantasticus and HOTTThe Grand Wizard – Major Hero standThe Champion – Minor Hero StandThe Knight Captain – Major Hero standThe backbone of the army…

Fantasy Hero 9

Posted on March 8th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

A couple of retro fighters from Citadel; both of which have recently appeared in the Analogue Painting Challenge.First is Sir Cador Celestor a Lawful Knight from the early days of Citadel.Below is Cedric who originally appeared in the third Citadel Com…

Blood and Souls for my Lord Arioch 6

Posted on March 6th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Another two retro Chaos Warriors from Citadel that have recently been submitted in the Analogue Painting Challenge.Had originally thought about changing the colour of the cloak on this Chaos Warrior, however, now that he is off the painting table the c…

Back to the Brushes 154

Posted on February 26th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Some more work in progress as the Analogue Painting Challenge moves into its final weeks.The Chaos Warrior and Lawful counter part above and below are now waiting on basing being completed.The Skeleton Chariot moves closer to completion and has only th…

Back to the Brushes 153

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Some work in progress pictures for this year’s Painting ChallengeThis one is now completed C01 fighter from Citadel.Two groups of Hearth Guard for SAGA with figures from Gripping Beast’s Romano British. Across this warband will be using a very limited …

Fantasy Hero 8

Posted on February 13th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The title should really be Heroine as the figure below is an Elfess, if such a word exists, but that would be too much like work – only joking. This figure is from the Citadel Compendium 2 released back in 1984 and along with others from the C08 High E…

Fantasy Hero 7

Posted on February 12th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

A recently completed Citadel Orc from sometime a go – not really sure on the age of this one.Opted for a more grey-green than some of the very bright greens that are often used with Orcs. The base colour is from Foundry’s poorly received World War II r…

Back to the Brushes 152

Posted on January 31st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A variety of pictures of work in progress at present as the Painting Challenge reaches its 6th week.The painting table at present, from top left to bottom right:Finished awaiting varnishing and photographingCitadel C01 fighterFoundry PeltastsVarious Ci…

Fantasy Heroes 6

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

The second part of the first entry to this year’s Painting Challenge – 15mm Undead Skeletons from Alternative Armies. Sabot bases beckon for these guys and others from the same army; had thought of rebasing then remembered how much I grudge the ti…

Blood and Souls for my Lord Arioch 5

Posted on January 20th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

First entry for this year’s painting challenge saw a return to 2015’s challenge and retro Chaos Warriors from Citadel’s heyday – personal opinion there.Opted for a limited pallette with both of these guys to let the figures to do of the work.For sculpt…

Back to the Brushes 151

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Some work in progress pictures that are ongoing at present.Two different sets of Skeletons from Alternative Armies. Both are currently on 40mm bases however this may change as they may be based for Basic Impetus Fantasticus or maybe just saboted for th…

Back to the Brushes 150

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A few work in progress pictures for the Challenge so farThe Eternal Guard from Alternative Armies move on unholy step closer to completion.The orc is a straggler from before the challenge that will be finished soonTwo retro Chaos Warriors from Citadel&…

2017 in Review

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under , . Posted by

How did 2017 fare in terms of painting and gaming? A bit late due to the dreaded lurgy striking the house down over the New Year.Will start with the painting and the year started with the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge VII – the sixth for here. Ma…

Back to the Brushes 149

Posted on January 5th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The first work in progress pictures for 2018 – taken in 2017 – with a variety of periods and scales been shown.Above a retro Citadel figure posing as an Evil fighter, so far the armour has been base coated and washed with strong tone. Further washes an…