Once the test figure was down, I was happy to plow on with the other seven of these guys.I found the camo quite time consuming to do in a batch, and I have to admit it sapped me of a little bit of motivation at one point. However, I soon realised that …
Posts Tagged ‘28mm’
Just a quick post to let you know that the Arcane Library paperkit is now available for download from our good friends over at Wargame Vault. Once again it is made available as a pay what you want product, so that means you can get it free if you like (but any donations are greatly […]
I don’t like this shuffling many projects at once, there is lots of progress but not much feeling of achievement from finishing something! Thankfully that is coming to an end with the first one done, This article will be a finishing touches on the mode…
Hi everyone. If you were expecting the latest Grim’s Dungeons of Doom article this weekend, then I have to apologise and tell you that it will be coming up later this week. I have been side tracked by the work I’ve been doing on the latest PDF in my range, and I thought I’d share […]
After a long time, another post…some problems with computer and life…but I’ m back :-DStay tuned…6mm and 28mm images will follow… A commission work, 28mm miniatures for the boardgame Black Plague…And Happy wargaming!
Hoi,Continuing our series of America’s Highly Trained Daring Special Missions Force I present you someone who’s ready to Rock & Roll!Rock & Roll never was one of my most favourite figures in his first appearance, but the later version depicted …
The rule of 5. Unfortunately this week, my time has been limited due to working longer hours. So I wanted to look at batch painting larger units. The Blood Reavers, as last week’s WIP Part 1.Base Coating – The Big Bit.I have been working on a…
Typically, I post pics of my new stuff to the blog, but sometimes I am lax. However, this just arrived:
This is a great item, and I desperately need terrain pieces. Hopefully, I can get these set up in an eye-pleasing way (to the eternal critic – me!) in short order.
My first new brushes in ages. These are from Rosemary & Co., a great little brushmaker in the UK. The
Martin Schwartz was a mercenary from Germany who was brought to fight for the Yorkist cause against Henry VII at the battle of Stoke Field, the last battle of the Wars of the Roses.This model of him was given away free to attendees of the Partizan show…
I finally got done with some of the 1980s pulp heroes in 28mm. More to come!
While I have been busy with an urgent job for Brigantes Studio this had a positive effect on getting the French Line completed as I needed the desk space. Yes I could have shoved them to one side but not being far away from completion a final push…
Hoi,As talked about earlier I have been away from my keyboard for some time. This is mainly due to quite a lot of regular work and renovating parts of the house. This does not mean I have been totally idle on the hobby-front. Some spare time was found …
Hi All,Just thought I’d share what’s going on.We made it through the intro scenario, the zombies were worrisome. I got Clovis killed right before the end. The last room had 4 zombies in it. He had three dice to attack and missed all three. Was shredded…
Frostgrave have sunken it’s cold frosty teeth’s in to my and I am hooked. For the first game did I use one of my first painted models just to try the rules and game play. I liked the experience but I am not happy with the look of my Warband.As all seri…
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As always when I start getting towards the final 20% of a project I start losing focus and thinking about other things, it’s a really bad habit of mine. In order to at least channel this into something constructive I decided to start working on a base …
Back in February 2015, I attended my first ever Bolt Action event. Is was called BAMF and it was a 750 point event where I met some incredible and lasting friends. Bryan showed up with his incredible French to show everyone what the gold standard was. Anf showed up with a multiple vehicle list and freaked me right out! And the LRDG were in the house strong with Old Man Morin running the floor and Lachlan and Dave throwing dice like a couple of furious honchos. At that event I was lucky enough to to win the prize I had my eye on all day, namely the Blitzkrieg Wolverine. 18 months later, and the Rubicon M10/M36 has crossed my desk. So as opposed to doing a straight up review of the Rubicon kit I thought I’d pit the two models against each other and see what’s what.
After getting the Cthulhu Wars job out of the way I have been slowly getting back on track. I have painted most of my AvP: The Hunt Begins miniatures, with a few needing a bit of finishing off.While I paint them we have been playing Osprey’s A Fistful …
The game I’m enjoying most at the moment is the second edition of Sharp Practice by Too Fat Lardies. It is designed with 19th century black powder skirmish engagements in mind where the “big men” or leaders of the troops are fundamental to the action a…
Another year and another Saturday trip to St Helens to visit the Phalanx show, the main one in the North-West. No exhibition game from Furness Wargamers this year, but the usual suspects made their way down individually. Some of the goods purchased are displayed below.
The decision had been previously made by our group at the club to try and organise a Lion Rampant campaign, set around an unspecified area of the Mediterranean in the Crusader era. Given how disorganised we traditionally are this would be quite an achievement if successful. So there the three of us were, trying to sort out what boxes of plastics were needed.
|Templar Knight Horses|
|From Phalanx 2016|
I’ve initially chipped in to purchase a box of Fireforge Templar Knights (12 figs – 2 LR units worth) and a box of Foot Sergeants (48 figs – 4 units worth) – This is going to be split as part of a swap with Jim that should result with me having individual units of Mounted Sergeants, Foot Sergeants and Crossbowmen. This should result in a Crusader force straight out of the book. Jim’s going for a Spanish force, Matt an Arabic one. Out of the other campaigners, who were not present, Mark’s already going Arabic, and Dave M is rebasing his existing classic Medieval figures.
|Leper Knight Transfers|
Managed to get some inspiration from some Battle Flag transfers. Why go the boringly predictable Templar white and red when you can go the green and white of the Lazarus Leper Knights. Note to anyone trying to go faux Medieval with your fonts – the ‘long s’ is never used at the end of words – that’s what the small s was invented for. I initially thought it read Lazaruf, which sounds like a dodgy holiday resort!
The trader stands seem to be a bit larger than previous. It looked like Irregular Miniatures was missing, and only one Board-games stand, not many dedicated booksellers around either. Managed to get an Osprey on the Crusades for cheap from the Bring n Buy, and purchased a book about Pegasus bridge so I can read up and possibly expand on the Heroes of Normandie Pegasus Bridge scenarios once the fruits of the latest Heroes Kickstarter comes in.
Now that I’ve had look at the Plastic sprues the boxes breakdown was as follows.
Templar Knights –
3x sprue of Horses with Caparison (6 mounts), 2x Horses (6 mounts), 2x Knights (8 knights), 1x Knight command (4 knights), 1 set of bases.
|Templar Knights ‘Command’|
Foot Sergeants –
6x sprues of Sergeants, 2x bases.
Bases are dedicated to the ‘Deus Vault’ game system, so will probably break out the 2p coins for basing. I also purchased some grass tufts for basing purposes as I’ve never been proficent with using loose flocking.
I split the AoS box with a friend when it was released, and I intended to only collect and paint those particular models before buying any others. But, like the true hobbyist I am, I bought pretty much every cool model going thereafter, and my plans were squashed!
Stage 1 – Preparation.
First up, I would like to discuss the basing and priming of these models. Since one or two of the models already have rocks as part of the model, I wanted to carry on with this theme. I happened to be in Pets at Home looking for a cheaper alternative to basing materials, and came across these 2KG bags at £3.50 each. For the money I felt it was a good investment!
Once all the models were assembled, I based them by first superglueing the medium-grade rocks strategically and then once set, applying the fine-grade with PVA. Once completely dry I primed all my models with Halfords Red Plastic Primer, at £6.99 for 300ml. All the models in the main photo were prepared this way.
Stage 2 – Mass base coating and ink washing.
I painted all the armour edging in Scorpion Brass (GW) and the rocks on the base were painted in Dark Reaper (GW), then washed the entire model in Coat d’Arms Brown Ink.
Flesh was painted with Army Painter Brown Rose and then these areas were washed in Coatd’Arms Chestnut Ink.
All weapons and chains were painted with a basecoat of 50/50 Leadbelcher (GW) / Abaddon Black (GW) to really make it look dark. These are edge highlighted in Ironbreaker (GW).
Boots and straps were painted in Army Painter Chocolate Brown and given a wash of Army Painter Smoke.
Once all of the ink washes were dry, each area was given a highlight of its original colour, leaving the ink in the recesses.
All red armour areas were given a coat of Mephiston Red (GW).
Work in Progress – Part 2.
So this is Part 1 of my Age of Sigmar Khorne WIP. I will paint my second unit of Blood Reavers over the coming weeks before moving onto highlighting and detailing.
For now, have a look at my Slaughterpriest, who is almost complete.
Until next time…
Grim’s Dark Futures: Blasted Lunar Wasteland Battlemap, now available for download on Wargame Vault!
Once again I’m back with yet another PDF product in the growing Grinning Skull range, this time with some science fiction themed goodness, may I present to you the: Grim’s Dark futures; Blasted Lunar Wasteland Battlemap. This huge 38 page PDF printable battlemap measures 190cm x 95cm when assembled and is a perfect option for […]