A short and quick one today.The first of the 3D printed trays for my Lord of the Rings have been painted up.They are painted to the same green as my bases, and gotten the same flock. These will as such allow me to better line up and "complete" all the units I have in the pipeline, and easier to arrange in the cabinets.Now a couple more *couch* to go...
These pictures actually look like photographs of real life. The are from one of two dioramas on display at Tactica 2018 by a German team who create sensational work.The scene is an Italian town in the later war period with a German Panzer unit moving up to the front. I will let the pictures do the talking.
Finalising (I hope...) the Assyrian project, and having actually looked at what might be a viable list before buying the figures this time I've added some Heavy Swordsmen and Javelinmen to my Assyrian army.All of these figures are still from Museum Miniatures - it does mean I only have round shields rather than a mix of tower shields and round ones, but hey, I still like them !For ADLG I'm basing Javelinmen in 5's to a base. These are listed as "Aramaean Infantry Auxiliary spear" on the Museum site, and have an actual Assyrian soldier in the middle of the base as getting two sets of 5 figures out of a single pack of 8 Arameans was sadly beyond me!These guys count as Swordsmen in the rules, so I've tried to keep the number of upright-held-spear spearmen down somewhat and use a lot of swordsmen in the front rank.The guy in the second rank with a crested helmet is an Urartian Infantryman according to Museum, but his shield is the same size as the Assyrian figures so he can sneak in as a second ranker pretty
The day before I went on holiday I received two trucks for my Bolt Action forces, an Opel Blitz and a CMP 15cwt, having returned I put my guilt aside re finishing the grenadiers on the tray and built them both on Thursday, primed and undercoated them yesterday and have now finished them today.Both kits are Rubicon. The CMP is beautifully ugly, I just had to get one of these, I found the build fiddly, especially the box at the back, I am sure there is a technical term for it but to me it's a box, I also found the canvas supports a bit fiddly as well having decided not to put the canvas top on. My problems usually arise due to my lack of patience and perhaps someone else would find it easier. I base coated the vehicle in Russian Uniform and used Dark Rubber for the tyres, the whole was then given a watered down Army Painter Dark Tone wash and then a drybrush with the base colour plus a little white.The Opel is a far superior model to the Warlord version and is an easy build, nothing fiddly about this one at all
The first "post-AHPC" video this year, and it's time to add some other flavours to the menu.So first, let`s do some work on those T'au models.And of course in the meantime keep tinkering with the denizens of Middle Earth...
I finished off the last of the Imperial Assault commission I took on (except there may be a few replacement figures left to arrive).These guys were from a Hoth set. I'm now going to shift to rebasing some 1812 figures and painting up some of the railway buildings I picked up this past weekend. With spring upon us, I'm also going to start shifting to one post per week (from two) for the summer.
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Whats that coming over the hill? Is it a Monster ?Or is it a Museum Miniatures Midianite Bedouin Camel?Having bought a dozen of the aforementioned creatures recently to flesh out an allied contingent for my Assyrians my plan was to use some old Essex bow-armed camel riders I had kicking about as the Light Camels and use the double-crewed Midianite ones as the Medium Camelry with bows in the core Early Bedouin ally.Museum figures are made of a really strong but pliable metal compound, so tweaking one of the bowmen's arms and cutting off his bow to turn him into a flag holder to create a Commander/General figure was fairly easy to do;But just have a look how these beasts compare size-wise to the Essex camels !They are great figures, even allowing for the single pose - but boy are they huge!
I ordered some additional cars with which to clog the streets of Gotham. There were from China and at least one is 3-D printed.The most interesting aspect of these is how the lines from the 3-D printing are so much more visible in a picture than in real life.The blue beetle (bah-dum-bum) is the best example. You can only see the printing layers if you look for them. But they jump off the screen as soon as you put a camera on them. Obviously, a wash was not the correct technique!Up next: Maybe some gaming with Bruce and the end of the Imperial Assault figures. Then on to rebasing some 1812 1/72-figures.
I was a bit under the weather this week, so I missed our club night. I finished some more figures from the Return to Hoth expansion (with various basing requests).Some more snow troopers, this time on a rubble base.A couple of assassin droids of some persuasion, on sand, rubble and indoor bases.And a second Wampa, on a rubble base. I think I have three more heroes left to do--just need to wash, seal and base them.Up next: Some 3-D printed vehicles for Gotham.
Another weekly update, as the AHPC is now really being rounded down for me this year.Because basically, I need to base the two knights, and paint Bilbo, to end up at the goalmark of 750, going for 753 to be precise.This also means that slowly and steadily, other projects are coming to the fore again. As such, I did some work on the Tau Crisis suits this week, while some japanese toro have received their basecoating.In the coming week, where I should have painting sessions on monday and wednesday evening if all remains to plan, I'm aiming to first and foremost finish Bilbo, as well as doing the blue on the crisis suits.Next week, there won't be a progress update however, as I'll be leaving for London the 15th for an extended weekend trip with Noshi, so see you here again in a fortnight...
I worked up some more Imperial Assault figures this week. These have been painted for awhile but I struggled to get a decent snow base for them.We'd originally discussed and then discarded model railway supplies as too costly. The owner then found a baking soda technique he liked.That created a lovely finish that was too brittle for gaming (crust broke off as soon as figure was handled). My efforts to strengthen the crust using various sealers were were unsuccessful so I eventually painted over it with thick craft paint to try and get some snow effect.The figures themselves were nice. The trooper in the hover tank is slightly smaller than his foot-bound friends.The wampa is nice enough but could may be a touch larger?I've got a few more figures with different basing underway before bringing this commission to a close.
The final month for the AHPC, or better said, 3 weeks, have began, so it`s the sprint to the end now for the Challenge.But that also means that the first non-LOTR models are creeping on my desk now...Let`s check back in a week to see how much progress might have been made!
Well, it has been a while since I got a game in with my Slaaneshi forces, but this month I managed to take to the field and bring victory for the Dark Princess.As part of the League, I took up arms against the Ravenguard chapter of the Space Marines, and victory was obtained... albeit barely.As a result, I copied his bolter design to be offered on the trophy rack.I also participated in the loval GW store`s Warp Storm tournament, the first one I played in after 7 years. But alas, nothing was won there and the Dark princess was kept on her hunger...
Well, more Lord of the Rings goodies for me this month that got painted, as the AHPC still thunders onwards.Though this will in all probability be the final month of "Tolkien only" as I have some other models that need attention as well in march.But lets get back to this month now before I stray to far. The first entry for this month was the only one of two bonus rounds I participated in. While I skipped the Water round (I don`t have any corsairs), the Mercenary round saw me bring out these Dead of Dunharrow, 20 of them lead by the King of the Dead.I also managed to get some "regular" entries in this month, the first being this group of Elves. Joined by some very strong characters, these also allow Noshi to play with the Elves in Battle Companies.So that`s another lovely 31 models painted for this short month, and a nice amount to add to the tally...... and now we thunder into the final month of the AHPC, and more Tolkien goodness.