Another update from this months 30 Days 30 Miniatures painting challenge.This time the completed figure is a Wargames Foundry World of Greeks skirmisher. This figure will be used along side Spartans, Greeks and Macedonians, a great versatile figure.Day 4 - 5 figures completed.Cheers for now.
Here is the round up picture of last month's 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge. Now to clarify what is here and what is missing. All are 28mm unless stated otherwise:12 ACW Confederates in 15mm5 Foundry Viking Berserkers5 Gripping Beast Norman crossbowmen2 Gorgon Studios Spartans2 A&M Arabs at camp in 15mm2 Gripping Beast Numidian Skirmishers1 Gripping Beast Moorish spearman1 Citadel plastic skeletonNot shown in the round up pic as they are now at their owners house1 Foundry Viking Berserker1 Red Box Human hunterThis takes the tally for the Challenge to 32 figures completed in 30 days. The next 30 day challenge will start this evening.Cheers for now.
This month's 30 Days 30 Miniatures painting challenge finished late last night with these figures being completed in time.Included in this picture there are Arabs from A & M, Confederates from Old Glory and the last of the Foundry Vikings that have been getting painted for a fellow gamer recently.This takes the total tally for this challenge to:30 days - 32 figures painted.Group shot to follow shortly.Cheers for now
Not been so good with the regular updates in this 30 days 30 miniatures challenge; however have still been painting steadily away.A wide range of figures including Foundry Vikings, Gorgon Miniatures Spartans, Gripping Beast Numidians and Old Glory Confederates.Day 29 - 23 figures painted. Last session tonight to finish off another Viking, some Confederates and a Moor or two. Cheers for now.
As mentioned in the last post another 30 Days 30 Miniatures Challenge was started earlier this month. To outline the basis of these personal challenges here are the guidelines used:To paint 30 figures of all shapes and sizes in 30 daysThe figures can be partly painted as the main point is to complete figures that have been forgottenBasing is not necessary to count as completedAny scale is goodToo have funThe end date is set by your start date - 2nd August will be the end date hereTo post updates as often as possibleLastly to show a round up post with a group picture of everything.Simple enough and the real point is to have fun. So on day 7 here are the first two completed figures. The figures are from Foundry on the left and Red Box on the right. A father, son pair for a role playing campaign in a semi historic and magical Arthurian world. The Foundry figure is the son!Day 7: 2 figures completed. More updates to follow shortly. Cheers for now.
The blog has been neglected a bit over the last few weeks with the start of an instagram page: @brushesnbases. Not looking to stop blogging just moving forwards with tech a bit. The real challenge with the two feeds is not to duplicate.So it's, time to show some completed work from this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. The stand below is a command stand for Late Romans in ADLG. The colours picked for this figure tie in with two infantry units that are being re-purposed presently for show here. Matching in to a figure painted almost fifteen years ago was entertaining as elements of my painting style have changed over the years.Base from Warbases as were the tufts and scenic decor.Hope that this is something of interest to anyone who is looking.Cheers for now
Off the desk some Greek slingers that have been shelf queens for some time, decided to complete them and get them into the display cabinet before I started my Russian Napoleonics that have been glaring at me. 28mm Foundry figures, one face was miscast so I done the best I could without trying to rebuild it.These guys are quite universal and will fit in any ancient army, Greek, Roman or CarthaginianCheersMatt
In amongst painting the flesh tones on approximately 60 ancient Greek Hoplites and skirmishers found a spare twenty minutes to block and wash this Caesarian Roman from Gripping Beast.This is a test figure to see how it goes using this approach to paint a small force for ADLG. Small as there are only so many figures available in the lead pile and thankfully this will remain so as Gripping Beast have no immediate plans to re-release this range in the near future.A few things need changed and perhaps the use of dark tone on the armour to lift it more but other than that happy with the result.Once based with his fellow legionnairies, shielded and Little Big Man transfers who will notice the speed painting.Back to painting flesh tones this evening.Cheers for now.
Its been a bit slow on the painting front this month with little of anything seeing any paints. There have been a few sessions on the next stands of hoplites for most systems. The figures are from Foundry and are painting well.We were happier in black. Those on the left screen as viewed have been blocked with Tallarn flesh from Games Workshop. On the right of the Tallarn Fleshed figures have been painted with Mediterrean flesh shade and midtones. The highight will follow shortly.The figures are the start of a generic hoplite army based on 60mm fronts and there are a lot of them to comeCheers for now.
Continued completion of my unfinished Polish army, I gave had these in the lead pile for a very long time, so I popped them on the desk this week, easily completed in two days. I am unsure if I will keep them as originally they were purchased for a imagination army and they are a little late for my Polish hussar army, so off to market I think.Foundry miniatures they were a breeze to paint.CheersMatt
Off the painting desk this week some Lithuanian winged lancers from the Foundry range. They have been in thevpainting pile for at least 5 years. They are part of the winged Hussar army I have built for Impetus Barouque, the command is missing and not yet purchased, next Foundry order I will sort that out I think. They were a pleasure to paint, I elected to depict this unit with part bleached horses, which is a really nice effect.CheersMatt
More Donnybrook goodness!This time its back to Col Bill's with a little help from Foundry.The figures are from Col Bill's Depot Battalion range and are named,17th Century Prisoners and Guard. and cost £6.I've swapped the original Guard figure over with an Infantry figure from Foundryrather than convert the figure.The wagon is also from Col Bill's, although I can't seem to find it on their website?I decided to have it as a piece of scenery, so left one wheel off.So as for the points it should be....4 x Foot = 20 points1 x Wagon = 20 points
Another entry into the Challenge from a different period, I really should have entered the Squirrel Dual!!!These 16 figures from Wargames Foundry have already flown the nest to their new home next door at Casa Postie!They are HYW archers painted up in the livery of the men of Cheshire. They were a joy to paint to be honest, I wish all figures were this easy!!These 16 figures should earn me 80 points to add to my total.Getting worried about that dodgy Irishman Fran, he's gaining fast!!!
As the last weeks of this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge start the sudden realisation that hardly anything has been submitted.This will soon change with the first of several batches being posted this week.But first, some random work in progress pictures of current painting.Command stands for the 15mm Crusaders.Some Late Saxons from 1st Corps? These are being speed painted; block base colours snd washed with strong tone. No more than twenty minutes painting on each.The rebasing continues with all painted Germanic Tribes and Hun cavalry waiting for their bases to be textured, dry brushed and flocked. This time round all of the Late Romans, Germanic Tribes and Huns will have the same basing flock and tufts. This will enable all of them to be used as a part of the same or different armies. SimplesThinking that starting this during the AHPC IX wasn't the best thing to do.On top of the amp, there are some Undead, Moors, Germanic tribes and Late Romans as well.More to follow shortly along with some compl
Moving forward with another three sets of figures. First up, Late Roman archers from Gripping Beast. These will be ideal for supporting missile units and skirmishers. Also pictured are the first Crusader cavalry in 15mm as well as some command figures. Next some classic plastic skeletons from Citadel along with the occasional metal figure in here too.Last up, original Normans from Foundry. These have had more colour added with two layers of flesh added and the base coat for the armour and metallics.More to follow along with a rebasing update.Cheers for now.