Flintloque


The Pumpkin Patch - part two painting

Following on from my earlier post The Pumpkin Patch - part one construction, here I show how I painted this simple piece of Flintloque themed terrain.The groundwork was painted in a custom-mix of Beasty Brown and Charred Brown from Vallejo then drybrushed with a slightly lighter mix of the same colour. The small section of stone wall was painted in muted grey, drybrushed with Beasty Brown to show the texture and blend it into the ground colour.The green scrub was painted in various greens, starting with a dark green and subsequently highlighting up to a yellow-green to show the texturing of the man-made foliage used to model the scrub.I picked out odd stones in grey which were highlighted with white.Then 'washed' the whole base with Games Workshop Sepia and Black washes to exaggerate the sculpted detail.The pumpkins were painted orange. I started with a brown-orange base, then Hot Orange from Vallejo and highlighted with yellow mixed with the Hot Orange before adding a small green stalk to each one.

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The Pumpkin Patch - part one construction

This latest On-Line Build shows how a chance purchase in a charity shop led to a new piece of Flintloque themed terrain.The Pumpkin Patch part one the construction.I saw this box of seeds for sale in a charity shop earlier this year and at just £1.00 for the whole box, I thought I could use some of the seeds to build a small piece of terrain. As the box sat on my computer desk, my daughter asked if I was going to build a pumpkin patch and just two days later I have finished it.The image above shows the box of seeds - quite a few, in fact enough for a whole farm of pumpkins!The seeds vary from 9mm to 20mm across and look just like miniature pumpkins.I cut out a base from 3mm thick plastic card and chamffered the edges with a snap-off bladed knife before sanding the edges smooth. I have also scored the surface, as I feel this gives a better 'key' for the DAS.Next, I added DAS modelling clay which was added over dilute PVA glue.The small wall section was constructed from individual pieces of blue foam glued in p

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A Witchlands Hovel for Flintloque

A Witchland HovelThis tutorial was first published on Barking Irons Online. However since BIO closed this (as well as other tutorials) had been lost to the internet. I have reproduced it here as originally presented.My latest Modelling Masterclass features a simple Witchlands Hovel, the sort of wooden structure that could be found all over the undead frozen Steppes.  The model owes much to various postings on The Lead Adventure Forum and some images I found on e-bay. It is therefore not an original design. However with a growing Witchlands Undead Army I felt that it was about time I build another undead themed terrain pieces.ConstructionAs with most of my modelling projects it started with a simple sketch scaled for the slightly larger Flintloque miniatures. The sketch also shows a larger Russian style, log or wooden church which could easily be built using the same techniques and materials.I wanted the sub-assembly to be robust and after transferring the dimensions on to corrugated cardboard I glued the

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Four Cyprus Trees from 2012

Four Cyprus TreesA simple Modelling Masterclass by Tony HarwoodThis is another 'lost' tutorial that originally featured on Barking Irons On-Line from 2012 for details see this earlier post. I have reproduced it here as originally written.My most recent Modelling Masterclass articles have concentrated on larger or more detailed pieces of terrain. I thought it would be helpful to have a more simplistic terrain building article – something that we all use in or gaming. This post shows how I turned some cheap, second-hand ‘toy’ trees into these pieces of Flintloque themed terrain. Four Cyprus Trees.Some actual Cyprustrees - the illustration was found in a children's book.The four ‘toy’ trees were bought at a Toy and Train Fair for just £1.50 (for all four). They are simple bottle-brush trees with plastic or maybe even rubber trunks and were in a very sorry state with most of the foliage flocking missing.I removed the rubber trunks and clipped the twisted wire before inserting the trunks into small sections of bal

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Headless Zombies another 'lost' article this time from 2011

Headless Zombies – (how I built and painted them)By Tony HarwoodHalloween 2011 saw the publication on Barking Irons Online of a short story and gaming scenario written by me called Headless Zombies however Barking Irons Online has been closed-down and although some of the stories can be found on Orcs in the Webbe not everything has been moved-over.For full details of all three parts go to this link, this link and this link.The story was initially intended for the Tales from the White Liar short story series, but as the idea grew I decided that I would expand it to a longer story and three linked gaming scenarios for Flintloque/Deadloque.I suggested that Craig edited the story and gaming scenarios and then publish them for Halloween 2011 on Orcs in the Webbe which he agreed to do. In addition I decided that I would model a couple of Headless Zombies – both for my own amusement and to illustrate the Halloween Special.The operation was simple – just ‘Off with their Heads!’ &nbs

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The Gingerbread House from 2012

The Gingerbread HouseA most unusual Modelling Masterclass by Tony HarwoodThis article was originally published on Barking Irons Online as part of a series of Flintloque inspired terrain pieces. With the demise of BIO, this was another one of the 'lost' articles/tutorials and I have reproduced it here in full. The overwhelming response following a demonstration game at Salute 2012 in which the finished model had pride of place in the aptly titled Sharkes Gingerbread scenario has led to the full article being written.This has got to be the strangest, the silliest terrain building article I have ever undertaken.  Possibly the quirkiest ever written, by anyone! And even those who are familiar with the nuances and comic humour of Flintloque may require a little explanation.Every year Craig Andrews publishes a series of Flintloque themed articles as an Advent Calendar on the Web pages Orcs in the Webbe. In previous years I have written articles, short stories and gaming scenarios all of which can be found 

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Were-Chickens Coop

This particular model was first featured on the Blog back in October 2012 and was originally included as a Halloween Special on Barking Irons Online. Since then BIO has been closed down and a number of these tutorial have been lost. I have included some work-in-progress shots of the construction of this small chicken coop but have to admit to not having any painted images. Sorry.For details of the original post see this link.Construction started with some corrugated cardboard profiles.Which were glued together with my hot-glue gun.This was then clad with thinner card.The building was further detailed with strips of textured lolli-pop sticks which were glued in place with superglue.Detailing was done with more lolli-pop sticks and some scrap balsawood.The small door was built from even more lolli-pop sticks.While the roof was 'tiled' with wider strips of coloured lolli-pop sticks.The building was raised on a balsawood base and some balsawood legs.Before being added to an oval of 3mm thick plastic card.The

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Were-Chickens Coup

This particular model was first featured on the Blog back in October 2012 and was originally included as a Halloween Special on Barking Irons Online. Since then BIO has been closed down and a number of these tutorial have been lost. I have included some work-in-progress shots of the construction of this small chicken coup but have to admit to not having any painted images. Sorry.For details of the original post see this link.Construction started with some corrugated cardboard profiles.Which were glued together with my hot-glue gun.This was then clad with thinner card.The building was further detailed with strips of textured lolli-pop sticks which were glued in place with superglue.Detailing was done with more lolli-pop sticks and some scrap balsawood.The small door was built from even more lolli-pop sticks.While the roof was 'tiled' with wider strips of coloured lolli-pop sticks.The building was raised on a balsawood base and some balsawood legs.Before being added to an oval of 3mm thick plastic card.The

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Goblin Cacadores from December 2012

This article/tutorial was originally posted on Orcs in the Webbe way back in December 2012, but due to computer glitches and issue with OITW image hosting, the article and the images were lost to the Webb. I have reproduced the article here.ooOOooThis group of Goblins was inspired by a recent e-bay auction from billybonesworkshop. I came across these beautifully painted Flintloque Goblin Cacadores for sale and thought that it was about time I painted my own group of goblins which had been residing in my box of unpainted miniatures for years. I do not intend this short article to be a full painting tutorial or even a blow-by-blow account of how I have painted them, more an example of how a simple e-bay image inspired me to complete a long dead (and buried) miniature painting project.I had a squad of eight Flintloque Algarvey Cacadores, some partially painted some mounted on to 2p coins and some just bare metal castings.  I even had some conversions – quite a miss-matched group.My first job was to properly

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On-Line Build. A Quartet of Goblins from December 2012

 First published back in December 2012 on Orcs in the Webbe. This particular article was badly corrupted and had lost many of the original images I though it was time to update it and include it on these pages. For full details of the original see this linkoo00ooTo supplement my existing collection of Goblin Cacadores and to include some additional Goblins for the soon to be released Bridge on the River Que update, I ordered a pack of 1st Cacadores (53001) from Alternative Armies. This is a record of how they were based and painted.The four Goblins arrived quickly and very well packed.The castings were very crisp and although they did need some minor cleaning up - I was very impressed by the quality.Throughout this tutorial I will be showing step-by-step images of both the whole group of four Goblins and this particular miniature in the hope that it will make things a little clearer for the viewer.After the castings had been cleaned up and odd pieces of metal flash had been removed, I sanded the bas

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Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar - Day Three

Image 'borrowed' from Orcs in the WebbeDay three of this years Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar and a short story written by me. Freddy's Daisy Roots features that long suffering, potty-mouthed, anti-hero Foul Mouth Freddy and tells the tale of how Freddy obtained his once-owned-by-an-Ogre boots. For full details see this post.The Orcs in the Webbe Advent is a traditional Christmas offering put together by Craig Andrews and offers a new piece of content every day of Advent, for details of this years Advent Calendar please see this link or for previous years see this link.Thank you Craig.Tony

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Olde Nosey - part eight

Now that the varnishing has been completed and I have added some static grass tufts - Olde Nosey is finally finished. I used Gloss Varnish as a first coat then Galleria Matt Varnish over the top before adding gloss to the metal fittings.It's been a while since I have enjoyed converting and painting a Flintloque miniature so much and this model has been great therapy. I know that I'll never win any awards for painting figures, but I get a great deal of satisfaction from painting as well as a nice relaxing hobby. I can see more On-Line Builds coming in the future.The final image shows Olde Nosey alongside a painted RifleOrc to show scale.Tony

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Olde Nosey - part seven

The 2p coin base has been painted in a close approximation of the old GW Snakebite Leather colour which I mixed up myself. This has then been drybrushed with a slightly lighter tone and individual stones picked out in grey. Prior to this image being taken, I have 'washed' the whole base with a dark Sepia wash to add some shadows around the miniatures feet and stones.The next steps will be varnishing and then adding some static grass.Tony

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