Flintloque


Flintloque Undead - part eight

Another short update.I have remodelled the figure on the left and repainted some of the uniform as I was not happy with the initial paint work. The three other miniatures have had some additional work, mainly tidying-up.It is amazing that even though I have some very expensive and quite innovative holders, my go-to mini holder remains the simple cork and Bluetack.Tony

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Flintloque Undead - part seven

Not that much to show, but at least there is some progress. I have decided to concentrate on the four Headless Undead Zombies and although there is still a lot of work to do on them, there is at least some more paint on these four figures.As I study these miniatures, I am a little disappointing that I have not been able to do a better paint job - I realised that I am my biggest critic, but I should have better control over my sable/man-made brushes than this. I might re-paint them.....Tony

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Flintloque Undead - part four

This particular project is moving forward a little slower than I would like (other work related issues are taking priority) but I have undercoated all nine models ready for the first layers of real paint.The undercoat is a mixture of Charred Brown from Vallejo and Chaos Black from Games Workshop - I find that a pure Chaos Black is a little too stark.Hopefully, I can find time to proceed with the painting in the next couple of days.Tony

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Flintloque Undead - part three

The latest update shows work on the bases. Firstly; the 2p coins have been built-up with Milliput two part epoxy putty covering the integral metal basesand then I have added some sieved stones and sand over PVA glue to add even more texture.I prefer detailing my bases before undercoating and painting, rather than adding this after painting the miniature. I am aware that this is not the normal practice but something I have done for some years now.Tony

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Flintloque Undead - part two

Nine Flintloque miniatures modified and based on to 2p coins.The first four are to add to my Headless Zombies, see this link for more details.They are (from left to right) a Deadloque Elf, an Undead with axe, an Ogre and another Deadloque Elf. I first cut off their heads and then drilled out the necks with a Dremel before tidying up the collars with green stuff.The final five are all from the Deadloque set and were purchased via EBAY. I have extended their shako plumes with green stuff over a paperclip wire former.Tony

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Flintloque Undead - an On-Line Build for March 2019

It's been some time since I have painted up some Flintloque miniatures - earlier this year while browsing EBAY I saw a batch of 11 mixed figures that I was able to purchase for just £1.99 (they had been mis-labelled as 40mm and not Flintloque or Slaughterloo). I have chosen these seven minis to base and paint up as Undead and over the next couple of weeks, you can follow my progress here on the Blog.Tony

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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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