Posts Tagged ‘Painting Update’

Hobby update 14/8/17 – Everything looks blue, plus an announcement

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

Greetings all – welcome once more to my weekly look at the stuff on my hobby table. At the moment, in amongst working on commission stuff I’m trying hard to get the Dusk Knights into a place where I can field fully painted armies in my games once more – thanks 8th! More after the break.

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Hobby update – 7-8-17

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

Well, here we are in August already – that didn’t take long did it! I didn’t have quite the painting time this last week that I normally would, but I still got a few things done. I’ll be having a bit of a review of what’s still on the table I think later on this week, probably including some pics of all the units I’m still working on getting done, but for now there’s a quick look at what I’ve been up to recently, and a few broad plans for the future (subject of course to change at GW’s whim next time they release something shiny I want).

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Hobby update 31/7/17 – Progress rocketing along!

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all – it’s that time again where I generously grant you a quick peek into my painting pile! This week, with the advent of the new space marine codex and having finally settled onto a 2000pt standard list following extended unit testing I’ve been going back to the dusk knights to get that list up to scratch. More after the break!

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Hobby update 31/7/17 – Progress rocketing along!

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all – it’s that time again where I generously grant you a quick peek into my painting pile! This week, with the advent of the new space marine codex and having finally settled onto a 2000pt standard list following extended unit testing I’ve been going back to the dusk knights to get that list up to scratch. More after the break!

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Hobby update – 24/7/17 – finishing some projects off!

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

Greetings all – it’s a personality flaw I guess, but being a hobby butterfly to the extent that I am often means that I don’t get to finish units off as much as I would like to – I get distracted by the new shiny instead and a unit will sit in my paint…

Hobby update – 24/7/17 – finishing some projects off!

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

Greetings all – it’s a personality flaw I guess, but being a hobby butterfly to the extent that I am often means that I don’t get to finish units off as much as I would like to – I get distracted by the new shiny instead and a unit will sit in my paint…

English Civil War Clubmen (and Women!)

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

Productivity is up a bit this week – I finished off a bunch of 17th Centruy civilians that will most likely see service as Clubmen in various forces for The Pikeman’s Lament.And then there’s this fellow…Mounted Preacherman from Redoubt Enterprises. H…

English Civil War Clubmen (and Women!)

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

Productivity is up a bit this week – I finished off a bunch of 17th Centruy civilians that will most likely see service as Clubmen in various forces for The Pikeman’s Lament.And then there’s this fellow…Mounted Preacherman from Redoubt Enterprises. H…

Mike Bravo Miniatures

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

A package from Mike Bravo Miniatures finally arrived a week or so ago. It was a bit of an ordeal to get it, but I’m pretty happy with the figures. About a year ago they’d self-crowd-funded a new line of models: State of Emergency. It included British t…

Mike Bravo Miniatures

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

A package from Mike Bravo Miniatures finally arrived a week or so ago. It was a bit of an ordeal to get it, but I’m pretty happy with the figures. About a year ago they’d self-crowd-funded a new line of models: State of Emergency. It included British t…

More English Civil Warriors

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Awaiting the arrival of my new computer today, I thought I’d mess around on Amanda’s “work” computer and see if can start to figure out how these new programs work.I’ve been working on a few more items for my Pikeman’s Lament forces for the English Civ…

More English Civil Warriors

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Awaiting the arrival of my new computer today, I thought I’d mess around on Amanda’s “work” computer and see if can start to figure out how these new programs work.I’ve been working on a few more items for my Pikeman’s Lament forces for the English Civ…

Hobby update 17-7-17 – Gravis Captain done, lots more in the painting queue!

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to the little window into my hobby life! This week I’ve still managed to get progress on a few different things, but lots more to come – enjoy!First up, I finally managed to get my Gravis Captain finished.  This has felt lik…

Hobby update 17-7-17 – Gravis Captain done, lots more in the painting queue!

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to the little window into my hobby life! This week I’ve still managed to get progress on a few different things, but lots more to come – enjoy!First up, I finally managed to get my Gravis Captain finished.  This has felt lik…

Hobby update 10-7-17 – Setting the scene.

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings fellow wargamers, welcome to my hobby cave once more, let me shed some light on the projects that I’m working on at present so you can all be inspired and shower me with praise (joke).

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Hobby update 10-7-17 – Setting the scene.

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings fellow wargamers, welcome to my hobby cave once more, let me shed some light on the projects that I’m working on at present so you can all be inspired and shower me with praise (joke).

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Jet Bike!

Posted on July 5th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by


With Rick’s Robot finally off the workbench, I’m back to building Jet Bikes! I built four of the last few days, have another two partly assembled, and finished painting the first of the aforementioned four last night.

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

This was assembled with parts from the Jet Bike Construction Kit Kickstarter and are available from Ramshakle Games.

Flames totally make it go faster.

I built this one for my friend Johnone of the organizers of ToonConWhere I will be running a game of Faustus Furious in September  making use of all these jet bikes. I have a second one for him that I’ll be finishing up next, then one for me and one for Amanda (and I’m sure the kids will be hounding me to help them with theirs!). Then I’ll have to play another GAME!!

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

MORE Jet bikes! It’s really the only thing I have no the workbench at the moment. Well the only thing on the workbench that I’m at all paying attention to!?

Jet Bike!

Posted on July 5th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by


With Rick’s Robot finally off the workbench, I’m back to building Jet Bikes! I built four of the last few days, have another two partly assembled, and finished painting the first of the aforementioned four last night.

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

This was assembled with parts from the Jet Bike Construction Kit Kickstarter and are available from Ramshakle Games.

Flames totally make it go faster.

I built this one for my friend Johnone of the organizers of ToonConWhere I will be running a game of Faustus Furious in September  making use of all these jet bikes. I have a second one for him that I’ll be finishing up next, then one for me and one for Amanda (and I’m sure the kids will be hounding me to help them with theirs!). Then I’ll have to play another GAME!!

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

MORE Jet bikes! It’s really the only thing I have no the workbench at the moment. Well the only thing on the workbench that I’m at all paying attention to!?

Hobby update 3/7/17 – The Dusk Knights muster

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Welcome into the depths of my hobby desk once more.
This week I’ve mainly been working on my marine models – getting a few bits up to scratch to get them on the table.

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Hobby update 3/7/17 – The Dusk Knights muster

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Welcome into the depths of my hobby desk once more.
This week I’ve mainly been working on my marine models – getting a few bits up to scratch to get them on the table.

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Rick’s Robot

Posted on July 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Not much going on here. I haven’t been doing much painting or gaming. June’s been frightfully busy and I’ve not been feeling great the last two and a half weeks. I haven’t even been getting out for many bike rides.This weekend my folks are moving into …

Rick’s Robot

Posted on July 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Not much going on here. I haven’t been doing much painting or gaming. June’s been frightfully busy and I’ve not been feeling great the last two and a half weeks. I haven’t even been getting out for many bike rides.This weekend my folks are moving into …

Hobby update 26-6-17

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

Morning all!

Wow, seems like an age since I last did one of these – let’s get right to it then and see what’s on my hobby desk at the moment.

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Hobby update 26-6-17

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

Morning all!

Wow, seems like an age since I last did one of these – let’s get right to it then and see what’s on my hobby desk at the moment.

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Odd and Sundry Bits

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Below is a collection of an assortment of odd and sundry bits that have been haunting the periphery of my work area for some time, partially painted, that I’ve recently –  over the last month – finished off… but didn’t feel any one group necessitated a post all of their own… or maybe they all could have, but I was feeling lazy…?
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Two English Civil War cavalrymen. One, on the left, is from Old Glory the other, on the right, is from Perry Miniatures.

The two finish up a unit of heavy cavalry for The Pikeman’s Lament.

An English Civil War musketeer casualty from Perry Miniatures. You can’t see it, because it’s hidden by the grass, but he’s sitting on his musket.

A Teutonic Knight Casualty from Gripping Beast. The beginnings of a Teutonic Knight retinue for Lion Rampant. I have two units of Mounted Men-at-Arms and an assortment of pilgrims and clergymen and a bunch of cavalry to paint up for the force. Well… some of the clergy are already painted… I’m not sure what I was thinking when I decided to pick up the knights… seemed like a good idea at the time…? I’ll probably need to pick up some Mounted Sergeants and some more foot for the force at some point… maybe when I actually get some of the other units finished!!

First two of the Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter, which arrived a couple weeks ago, that I’ve “painted”. There wasn’t much painted involved – other than the base.

The Wizard I actually have a not-so-translucent version of – so I can make him “invisible”.

I’m not sure why I ended up with the invisible/translucent dude with the hammer…?

Three Lead Adventure Miniaturespost-apocalyptic survivors.

Two more post-apocalyptic KGB from Lead Adventure Miniatures. I finished the others from this set back in February

One of the figures from the Psi-Paladins and Techno-Barbarians Kickstarter for Mutants and Death Ray Guns.

A Grenadier Guards Officer from Miniature Figurines Winter of ’79 range.

Three female police constables also from from Miniature Figurines Winter of ’79 range.

Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath from Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter. I got all the big mythos creatures out of this set. Painted up this guy as an adventure I’m prepping to kick off a Cthulhu Invictus campaign involves a Dark Young…

With the wizard for scale – he’s pretty damned big! Shub0niggurath herself and Dagon are even HUGER?!

A terribly out of focus shot of three Grymm sniper specialists from Hasslefree Miniatures. Their camouflage was so good the camera could just not recognize what to focus on…

Are the Grymm supposed to be like Space Dwarves…? I think so. But given that hasslefree minis are on the slightish side, I though they might fit in with one of my units of Imperial Guard Ratling snipers.

Unit of Ratling snipers. They’re still on the slight side… maybe female Ratlings are smaller and have tinier heads than the males of their species…? I probably should have converted their boots into big feet to match up with the GW guys a bit better… ah well…
That’s it for me for now. Need to do some planning this week and figure out what I’m going to work on in the coming months…

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:


Game Plan 2017: What’s Next…?