Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

Shadow Empire – Terracotta Warrior Halberdier Unit

Posted on June 26th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

My first unit for my mythological Chinese/ undead Cathayan army for Dragon Rampant is done, a unit of terracotta warriors. A four point heavy Infantry unit with the ‘Undead – No Feelings’ rule. Lo-Pan’s rank and file.I’m really rather delighted with ho…

Phoenix Show, Rheged Centre

Posted on June 25th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

It was a beautiful morning when I set off to Penrith and the Rheged Centre for the first show organised by the West Coast Gamers of Cumbria, I went for three reasons, I had nothing better to do this morning, I thought I would support the endeavour and …

Bolt Action – Panzer Grey painting tutorial

Posted on June 24th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

While painting the latest addition to my Royal Hungarian army forces, a Panzer IV, I decided to record the process to share how I have painted the model and in particular the ‘Panzer Grey’. Read on as I show you step by step how I painted this vehicle.

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Bolt Action …. what Action?

Posted on June 24th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Despite everything I haven’t played a game for several weeks, usually due to circumstances outwith my control but nonetheless I am gnawing at the bit to get started. Simon has agreed to take part in a mini campaign but he has had other commitments on a Tuesday night recently so it looks like it will be July 5th before we can start. I was going to run through a game here at home and if the weather breaks I still may be able to do this on Sunday, however if it is nice you have to take advantage of the sun when you can and I will be out.

I have almost completed the reflocking of my Dark Age armies so last night I put together my latest vehicles for Bolt Action, a Marder III and an M10 ( read an interesting discussion on names here). I like both, but guess what, for the third time I have had to write to Warlord Games and complain about missing or damaged parts, this time the front hatches on the M10 are missing. I have liked all the Warlord stuff I have bought but I am getting more than peeved off by their quality control, and despite them being on the ball and sorting things out for me it would be better if they made sure things were perfect before I lay out £25.

On the tray.

I am tempted to get a couple of command cars at the show near Penrith tomorrow, if I do I shall check the contents before I leave. Another thing which got on my goat was that despite handing over £25 I had to go online to get the instructions for the M10 and neither it nor the Marder contained a decal sheet. If Warlord are cutting corners then the price should reflect this, they don’t have to give the choice of several different Divisions but the vehicles should at least carry national markings.

I am being told I am a painting machine, not really, when I start a project I won’t stop until it is finished, this is one reason I do not have the usual lead mountain many other wargamers collect, my mountain being no more than a traffic bump. But once I get to a certain point I do stop and then am loathe to add anything else, for instance no more Dux Brit figures, no more starships, no more WWI stringbags, no more cowboys. I have also just about reached my target for WWII scenery and figures, although I will admit to wanting more vehicles.

I do want to get an enemy for my Romans but this is a project for the winter months so is some time off. That I suspect unless I get someone who has as much spare time as me and can come to my house to allow me to use all this stuff, will be it.

What about Brexit you ask, I shall leave my thoughts on that until the View on Sunday, but let me say that this is only the second time in my life that I have got what I voted for.

Some WW2 tanks

Posted on June 20th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I finished up some 1/72-scale German tanks this weekend, just in time to run a game at the club tomorrow! I don’t usually cut things that close and I’m happy to have these done.These are kits I got about a year ago from Tim in Saskatoon. The Panther is…

Drafty in ere Sarge!

Posted on June 20th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

My last (for the time being) house has now been completed, despite not heeding the instructions and testing the build beforehand it has gone up well and I am chuffed, I am especially happy with the brick rubble which is an excellent product. I am going…

Adeptus Astartes – the pefect weapon.. WiP 2 Adeptus Astartes – doskonała broń..

Posted on June 20th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Today just another Imperial Space Marine 2016 WiP picture. I didn’t like his previous colours so I started repainting him..

Dzisiaj kolejne zdjęcie WIP Imperial Space Marine 2016. Poprzednia kolorystyka nie przypadła mi do gustu, więc zacz…

Battle Wear – Part 2

Posted on June 18th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

It seems like an eternity since I started this model (see Part 1 of the article here) but unexpected ill health has meant that I haven’t been able to do much these last few weeks. Luckily I now have to … Continue reading

A few 15mm monsters

Posted on June 17th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ve spent much of this week building some plastic kits (finally done and primed) so painting was minimal. I did knock off two monsters I found in one of my Battlelore boxes.The guys above is a hill giant that I decided to make an ice giant with some b…

Warhammer Quest – Silver Tower

Posted on June 17th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I recently picked up Game’s Workshops newest board game – Warhammer Quest Silver Tower. This is a remake of their earlier classic, Warhammer Quest, although the mechanics are pretty different. I won’t talk too much about how the game works, as they have a pretty good gameplay overview on their website.

The game comes with around 50 miniatures, with several of them being duplicate sculpts. These are GW style wargaming figures, not the cheapo plastic board game figures most dungeon crawlers come with. The figures require assembly, with clippers, glue, and all, and if you’re adventurous, paint.

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Posted on June 16th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

I have ticked off several things on my project list over the last few days, the new building, the Bren gun team and now my latest vehicles for Bolt Action, this leaves one building and the other half of the reflocking to do.These two transports are Fat…

Blood Bowl Ogre Team Complete

Posted on June 16th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Here is a BB Ogre Team I did for Steve of the Podcast Both Down (Yes, THE BB Podcast Both Down).I give you the Gnob Headz. Sorry for some rough photography. I was in a real rush to take these so I could get them mailed out before traveling…Ugly model…

Star Wars Armada: Mon Cal Repaints and an ISD fit for an Admiral.

Posted on June 15th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Relatively quick post today! I recently touched up some of my Armada ships just for fun. I took a lot of inspiration from Parker’s beautiful paint jobs.

I settled on a blue-ish purple with white tiger stripes for the big boy and one of the shrimps. I really like how it turned out on the MC30, but the big MC80 is actually fairly difficult to get looking cool. It’s just a lump of a ship, and sort of difficult to approach.
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Showcase: Cerastus Knight Atrapos, "Adepticon" themed

Posted on June 15th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

I finished my Cerastus Knight Atrapos today (Hooray). He had been done for about 5 days, but I had to wait on getting a sweet textured rolling pin from Green Stuff World. This one is based with their “Dutch Bricks” pattern).This Knight is from Cypra Mu…

Painting Eureka 15mm/18mm Napoleonic French Infantry – My First 15mm

Posted on June 14th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

The first part of my new 15mm Napoleonics project is to paint up a battalion of 12 figures for 1815 French Line as I am most familiar with their uniforms.This battalion is from Eureka and consists of 2 x Line Grenadiers, 2 x Voltigeurs and 8 x Fusilier…

Samurai in the Cherry Blossom Land.. CMON Samuraj w Kraju Kwitnącej Wiśni

Posted on June 13th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The happiest plasticine Samurai in the Cherry Blossom Land is finally on =) You can vote for him here. 

Najszczęśliwszy plastelinowy Samuraj w Kraju Kwitnącej Wiśni wreszcie jest na =) Możecie na nieg…

4xD: Paint it grey; The Monotone Monologue

Posted on June 12th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Now, there must be some of you out there thinking to yourselves that I seem to favour the colour grey quite a bit. Maybe it may be a subliminal reflection upon myself and my psyche, but there is method in my madness. Sure, I have to admit that a great deal of my terrain work […]

Last of the dwarves

Posted on June 11th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

A few days of rainy weather gave me enough time to finish off the last of the Battlelore dwarves that have been patiently waiting on a painting tray for months.These are big dwarves for 15mm figures (probably close to 25mm dwarves). Above we have some …

Night Goblins Warboss and Shaman base tutorial Poradnik robienia podstawek

Posted on June 11th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You said you liked my Night Goblins Shaman base, so while making a base for Night Goblins Warboss I also made a base tutorial to which I invite you below =)

Ponieważ spodobała Wam się podstawka do Szamana Nocnych Goblinów to przy okazji ro…

Dark Angels – Old Skool Assault Squad Red Planet BASE!

Posted on June 9th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

By popular demand I’m repainting the bases on my Rogur Trader era Assault marines. I contemplated going yellow, as the Milliput sculpting is supposed to be vegetation but red was really the only sensible option. Of course this does with the fluff of th…

Shroud Mages done

Posted on June 4th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

So I finally finished the final fleet for the Fayre Winds & Foul Tides demo game. These are a mix of first and second generation Shroud Mage vessels from the Uncharted Seas range from Spartan Games. The difference between the sculpts is really shocking. The second generation were computer designed and look significantly better than […]

Russian Big Wigs of the GNW #3 – A middle wig

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

This final piece in the series of three is painted as a brigadier of infantry. He is a slight conversion from the cornet figure in WLOA48 with an officer’s arm replacing his original open hand.The sentinel beside him is painted as a Semenovski Guardsma…

The Arrows and Arrows of Outrageous Misfortune

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

If you are a proper, dyed in the wool wargamer who has been at it since you were in short pants then you will have several pet theories, these will normally fly in the face of accepted knowledge and if voiced will mark you out as deluded at best and a …

Adeptus Astartes – the pefect weapon.. WiP 1 Adeptus Astartes – doskonała broń..

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Today is a small anniversary because this is my 100th post on The Fantasy Hammer =) I thought it would be best to celebrate it with a new project, so I immediately started painting Imperial Space Marine 2016 =)

Dzisiaj mały jubileusz…

Shadow Empire – Terracotta Warrior Officer

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 under , , . Posted by

This guy is the test model for a new force, my first army specifically for Dragon Rampant, the Shadow Empire of Lo Pan. He was a “shadow emperor” appointed by the First Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Lo Pan was put on the throne as an impersonator because the …