Posts Tagged ‘28mm’

Test of Honour – Force Construction (Part 2)

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So I hope people found the first part of this article helpful and in most cases it’s going to have given people more questions than […]


Posted on March 28th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I was actually searching through the boxes for a head but found a foot … I guess now I found it I ought to see if there is more and paint it someday.

Spiders Are Done

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

Anyway I have finished off the Reaper Bones Spider Swarms for Savage Worlds and Dungeon and Dragons. It’s good to have something else finished. All the time consuming drying has been done already so it was a fairly quick process.

Maybe I am getting work done because I am naffed off that I am finding the urge to do something. The house is generally never cleaner that when I am naffed off and it is pretty clean today not to mention getting a load of jobs done around the house. The truth is probably that I am a bit naffed off with myself because of what I am doing or not doing. Decisions to be made I think.

I went with brown as the main colour with a little bit of a wash and a highlight. Perhaps it’s not as menacing as black but I have just done the beetle swarm in black, blue wash and grey and I didn’t want the two  bases turning out like carbon copies of each other (I am not sure that I like the phrase carbon copy any more, it makes me sound older than I feel). When I think back this model this is actually quite a pricey model. £7 of figures and a £1 of bases plus a few bits and pieces. It’s certainly the biggest base I have ever used. Now I just need to figure out a way to transport them.

I have also done a bit more written work on some post apocalyptic stuff I have been working on. I have been working on it for a good long time now, you would hope it would be finished by now.

Still, I am tired now.

The one about using the blog more

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

I’ve been avoiding the blog lately and just posting straight to the FB page. Partly because it’s just that bit easier to share quick photos from the workbench, but mostly if I’m being honest because the fething database got corrupted by scrapcode and over 75% of the image links broke. No …

Spanish Civil War Moroccan Regulares Command Team

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

Here is the first in series of small posts from me this week. This time it’s a quartet of Moroccan Regulares: an NCO, a rifleman, their officer and his banner bearer. These 28mm castings are from the excellent Empress Miniature…

Test of Honour – Force Construction (Part 1)

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

At last Test of Honour is finally out and we can start looking through the huge mountain of cards and start working out what we’re […]

28mm Modern Oil Rig

Posted on March 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve been putting together some terrain for an upcoming 1980’s Pulp game, inspired by a table set up I had seen at a Fall In convention locally. I decided that I would use the excellent Systema Mdf terrain for the buildings and structures on top of the…

AHPC: The Aftermath…

Posted on March 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hoi,Pfew! Hanging on with my fingernails and shear perseverance, I managed to finish the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge and gain my points target of 1500 points. It was my 3rd Challenge and even though I now can say I know the drill it is still ex…

Spider Swarms And Making Progress

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I have come very close to missing the post tonight. Having posted at least daily for three months now I really didn’t want to miss the deadline. My other half tells me the clocks are going forward as well which really would have cut into me time to pos…

Pulp Alley and 54mm Highlanders

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I actually made it out to a club night this past week! Bruce kindly hosted Terry and me in a game of Pulp Alley. A game mechanic are plot points and these figures below were placed about the table to indicate where these were.Players contact a plot poi…

Union Naval Landing Party for Sharp Practice

Posted on March 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

When the Civil War broke out, the Union navy had a mere 7.000 men and forty functioning ships. An intense recruitment program was started, often trying to lure men into service with exaggerated promises of prize money. At the end…

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End Of The Swarm

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

I think this is just about finished. Add some more highlighting, a little more texturing and a bit of flock later and this is about it. It looks okay to me. Looking back at the process I think I got things pretty much right. Maybe I could have built th…

Chain of Command: When being better prepared does not mean having a better game

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

Another desert duel 

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Digging into the desert for Chain of Command and TMWWBK

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Desert terrain family shot

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Swarms Again

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Today has been hard work but at the eleventh hour (well the tenth hour to be accurate) I decided that I had to do something. This is probably down to the power of the blog. If I am going to post every day then I should have something to post especially…

Hotlead Frostgrave Warbands – Part 2

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In the first part of this two part series, we looked at three Frostgrave Warbands available for use at Hotlead. In today’s post, we look at the other three.The first Warband is the Summoner’s Warband. If I were playing (and not as the Nameles…

My Analogue Painting Challenge VII

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

This years Analogue Painting Challenge has come to a conclusion and I have to say its been an absolute blast. My painting output has been consistently high throughout the event and I have shaved a significant portion off the summit of my lead mountain!…

Learning Curve: Deadzone Initial Thoughts

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Anybody that has followed along with this column will realise by now that I am just an average Wargamer.  I like shiny new stuff, I […]

Frostgrave Demons – Chilopendra and Tiszirain (Showcase)

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

Nick Eyre of North Star Military Figures sent Must Contain Minis four official Chilopendra Miniatures (from Frostgrave) and a Centipede Demon for the upcoming Hotlead Convention. These pieces will be act as my “boss” figures on my Frostg…

Quantum Leaping old paint jobs – part 2

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

Quick recap: I term the process of renovating old minis with ropey paint jobs as “Quantum Leaping”.  It is “putting right what once went wrong” […]

To Kill a King, Warlord ECW Supplement.

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

YES! Finally Warlord have released a source book for this period, while the Pike and Shotte rulebook did have sections covering this period ,it’s nice […]

Swarm Bases For Savage Worlds And D&D

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

Swarm bases have been on my mind for a while, mainly for Savage Worlds and although I don’t really play D&D it would be nice to cover as many possibilities as possible. Swarms are one monster types that you don’t see a lot as models. It’s not that …

Hotlead Frostgrave Warbands – Part 1

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

Today’s post is a quick look at 3 of the 6 Frostgrave Warbands I am hosting for Hotlead. If you are interested in trying the game out, be sure to come out to Hotlead and sign on the signup sheets for my games. I run games at 2pm and 7pm on the 25t…

Selenite Warriors

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

Apart from the Theme rounds I have almost exclusively focused on historical 6mm figures. But the madness of the Challenge has infected my grey matter and I’ll be finishing with something completely different. I have always had a love of Victorian and p…

Learning Curve: Blood Bowl Dark Elves, Clear Bases and Magnets

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

G’day!  Welcome back to see the finish of the Dark Elf project started a few weeks back.  If you need a recap then head over here […]