Last 15 posts from Noobs and their paintbrush

Stoke on Trent Model Show and Figureworld 2017

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 Sunday just gone I was over in Stoke for the Stoke on Trent Model Show and Figureworld 2017.Here we have part of the Bulldog stand.Don’t you hate it when someone buys you a spitfire and you have “oh, I love that they are my fav” then all of …

Unboxing Purgatory’s Moloch

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, so here’s a little something for your Monday evening – unboxing Moloch from Purgatory.Moloch is a member of Murder Inc, and is a hell-fueled mechanical monstrosity. That description is pretty apt for not on…

WW2 US BAR Gunner Showcase

Posted on March 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

It’s time to show it all in its full glory.Lots of different angels Hope you all enjoy and any comments good or bad welcome.

Showcase – Twenty Year Project

Posted on March 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Been a bit quiet recently, apologies. I actually finished this a few weeks ago but haven’t had a chance to upload photos! Here is my completed Asurmen for the twenty year old model competition on Eavier Metal, happy to get this one finished after ownin…

WW2 US BAR Gunner Pt 2

Posted on March 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Carrying on with my WW2 US bar Gunner but working on the base.This base is a rather big one and more of a scenic base than a base to be fair.So to start off, here is it ready and primed to go.Then for the bricks I used red brick. And at this …

South Cheshire Militaire show

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Been to another Show come and see what was on offer.  This year the Show moved from the heritage museum to a school so the Major issue with lighting was not an issue this time.As like always they had people dressed up as usual here are two wh…

WW2 US BAR Gunner Pt 1.

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from my British officer, I thought It was time to move from the first world war to the second and you never know in a few years I might be painting a model from the thrid (trump!).Also with this one I am trying to do more in the basing are…

ArcWorlde Ogre Trooper – Showcase

Posted on February 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last week I shared my Deathwatch Blackstar, something that to me was more of a battle of attrition than actual fun. To counter this, I built and painted one of the models I picked up at Vapnartak a couple of weeks ago – the Albionnican Ogre Trooper from Warploque Miniatures.

Alex Huntley hand sculpts all of the miniatures for Warploque and in doing so gives them their signature character, particularly the faces. After painting a mostly flat panelled plane for a month or so, it was a delight to be able to work on something with odd angles and folds.

This particular chap is fairly large – he’s standing on a 50mm base – and would set people back £12 for the resin model.

I didn’t really want to have straight up silver metallics for the armour but didn’t want to add any rust or wear either, with him being a soldier in service of the Albionnican Empire, the main human faction in ArcWorlde, so I decided to play with the Scale Color Alchemy paints, adding Amethyst Alchemy into the recessed and lower portions of the silver, while I added some Emerald and Cobalt to the mixes on the raised sections. This is my first real play with adding them to other metallics rather than using them on their own and while it’ll probably take me a while to get used to it, I can seen the potential in using them, perhaps for light and shade or reflections.

The red with silver is the studio colour scheme for the Albionnicans and one that I quite like – it’s quite regal without being overly gaudy – I kept the gold trim to a minimum. I started with P3 Sanguine Base before moving to mid tones of Scale Color Mayhem Red and highlights of SC Berehit Red and Tiamat Orange (those three SC colours are from the Creatures from Hell box)

As I said above, the faces that Alex gifts these miniatures with are full of character – plenty of canvas for creating large amounts of depth and contrast. I didn’t want to highlight it too high, so instead took the shadows down to SC Sunset Purple over the Sanguine Base initial layer before moving back up with a couple of GW skin tones I’ve completely forgotten the name of. The hand on show allows for similar levels of shading and also has some finger nails to pick out, which I did with some GW Pallid Wych Flesh.

He was based simply with a couple of pieces of large gravel and a mix of S75 Rough Paste and Vallejo Sandy Paste and painted to match my other ArcWorlde bases.

Off the back of the slog that was the Blackstar, this guy flew by, getting finished in a few days. I think the size of him helped – there are details there, but he’s a big enough model (at maybe the same size as a 54mm scale human) that they aren’t obscured and so tiny as to require multiple attempts to get them right. The size of him also opened up the opportunity to try the different metalwork as there was more space to transition and move from dark to colour to light.

For a fairly speedy paint job I’m quite happy with how he came out and I’m looking forward to tackling more of the larger ArcWorlde monsters in the future.

Huddersfield Scale Model Show.

Posted on February 16th, 2017 under Posted by

The weekend just gone I was at the Huddersfield Show and here are some of the things that was there.I forgot my camera so all of the pics have been taken with my phone camera.First, we have a ww2 American something sorry I am not to sure what the …

ChillCon 2017 – Hosted by Chilling Wargamers and Asylum Wargames, Sheffield UK

Posted on February 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

We like a good show here at Noobs and their Paintbrush, be it one that has been going for yonks or a brand new event. In this case, we have a brand new one for you!

ChillCon, as the name suggests, is the first convention from the crowd in charge of the Chilling Wargamers Facebook Group (here) and Asylum Wargaming (here). While I could probably waffle on for a bit, I’ll let their memo do the talking to fill you in on all the right details.

Asylum Wargaming, co-hosts Chilling Wargamers, and chief sponsor S.L.A. Industries: CS1 will debut Sheffield’s new wargames show, Chillcon, on 27th May, 2017. Guests can not only look forward to guest speakers, tournaments and participation games, but also the cream of the UK’s independent wargames traders, manufacturers and publishers. The event’s participation and demonstration games will feature ArcWorlde and S.L.A Industries: Cannibal Sector 1 alongside Kings of War and Bolt Action tournaments, giving guests plenty to see and enjoy. They can also enjoy the event’s trademark Chillcon Carni and a free goody bag upon entry. 

Whilst confirmed traders include—amongst others—Warploque Miniatures, Daruma Productions, Dark Ops and Broken Toad, a limited number of pitches are still available. Traders or companies wishing to reserve such a pitch should email [email protected], as should potential partners or traders wishing to place their products in Chillcon’s goody bags.

Chillcon will be held at Ecclesfield School, Chapeltown Rd, Sheffield S35 9WD. Tickets will be £6.00 on the door or £5.00 in advance, with £1.00 of every ticket sold being donated to the Autistic Society, Help for Heroes and the Myasthenia Gravis Association.

Now, doesn’t that sound like fun! To get yourself some tickets or to check out the traders attending, head over to the ChillCon website and to keep up to date with the very latest news about the event, join their Facebook Event Page.

On The Desk – Twenty Year Project Part 3

Posted on February 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

More slow but steady progress this week on Asurmen. Last week we started repainting the cloak, I finished that up with some contrast work and a simple trim added. I’m eager to improve my freehands but the models I’m painting at the moment don’t seem to…

Deathwatch Blackstar – Showcase and a dislike of painting vehicles

Posted on February 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I detest painting vehicles. I don’t paint them often, which may be part of the problem, but there is something about their demand for smoothly painted plates and crisp edges, not to mention the large areas of metal work requiring attention that just do…

On The Desk – Twenty Year Project Part 2

Posted on February 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I haven’t done a great deal of painting over the last few weeks but a little progress has been made on Asurmen. First lets look at where we were after Part 1 (link)First up all the awful gold bits, back then I mostly just used metallics with no attempt…

Bolton Show 2017.

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I was there if you were as well then you know how good it was if not don’t worry I took pictures.And here they are.To start off with we have the Wirral table which I was displaying on.A ww2 german scene. With a kiss model photo bomb.And a shot at …

Icarus Miniatures Alliance Starter Set Unboxing

Posted on January 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I wasn’t expecting to be posting another Kickstarter unboxing so quickly after the last one, but I got a nice little box from Icarus Miniatures on Monday, containing their Alliance Starter Set. After having a quick peek at the figures, it would be rude…