Painting


More Ghar Battle Suits coming

While trying to avoid painting my Blood Bowl Elves I decided to assemble and paint some more Battle Suits for my Ghar Rebel army. I started doing them and then pulled out some older models and realized that these look entirely different from the models I painted previously. Luckily I seem to have no consistent... Continue Reading →

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Guest Post: The work of Gareth Lane Dutch troops 1690s

I have the privilege of receiving photos of the work of many talented gamers add collectors interested in our period.Recently I was sent some wonderful pictures of units from the collection of Gareth Lane. I was very taken with the style of the units and the painting.Gareth has used wonderful castings from North Star's 1672 range and has depicted some fine units from the forces of the Dutch Republic. Gareth has portrayed these in the period of the Glorious Revolution and campaigns in Flanders during the 1690s.I am sure you'll like them as much as I do.Thanks Gareth for sharing and hopefully we'll see more of your work in the near future.

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Yet more Ghostbusters

More Ghostbuster figures rolled off the painting line. I'll start wth Stay Puft. Big but nice and easy. I looked at painting on some burn marks (lovely examples online) but decided against it.I finished off all of the rank-and-file ghosts, this time in blue.I've got one more boss ghost, four ghostbusters and Ecto-1 left to do (painted, just need a wash). I also hauled out a bunch of Zombies for Zombtober and spray-primed them. These are from one of the Zombicide expansions I bought last year. I'm going to start with the regular Zombies and then maybe to the radioactive ones with a green wash?

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National Capital Model Soldier Society Annual, Springfield, VA

The National Capital Model Soldier Society puts on a show once a year. I have posted on their shows on here about 8 years ago, and they are still at it. This was the 58th year’s show, located at the Springfield Hilton last weekend.Now, about “Model Soldiers”. I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of miniatures on here before. Painted by me, painted by others. Everything I use, paint, create,or buy is painted to a wargame standard. There is a huge difference between the kind of painting my friends and I do to make games happen with miniatures and the kind of miniatures displayed at the Miniature Soldier shows. I paint well enough to pass from a distance of 3 feet up. A hobbyist who paints soldiers good enough to enter into juried competition is creating lifelike works of art. It can be kind of humbling visiting one of these shows, but I still like to go. Just because the best I can manage is apprentice level doesn’t mean I don’t relish looking at the works of the ma

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On the Painting Desk 111

Even though on holidays the past week, I did manage to resolve some work.Nothing much that got actually finished, but progress has been made.For starters, I managed to put the finishing layer on the swordsmen of Minas Tirith, so now the varnish and basing work can start on them, before basing the whole shabang from the past months.I also did the basic colours on the Mordor standard bearer, who needs to be completed before november so that should be all right...Meanwhile at paint station BetaYups, finally gotten round to make some progress on the next batch of Morannon's, drybrushing their armour. And that is about it for this week though, next week I guess I`ll be posting pictures of my walls x-D

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Terrain is everything - Ferron Fire Firs

My last update on these was April 2018. They've essentially sat in a box untouched until now. Other projects take priority and terrain often falls by the wayside. Frustratingly not a lot needed doing to complete them - the Red Planet BASE! and some additional highlights on some of the trees for variety.I did my Red Planet BASE! highlights, I also did all the Genestealer Aberrants, Hive Guard, Rippers, Termagants, Tyranid Warrior and Redemptor Dreadnought while I was at it - you see that's the advantage of the Big Build programme, it allows you to get them ready for basing.I then did the extra highlights of the mid-yellow [lemon] and then threw on some white for super hot streaks of combustion. Hopefully they'll fit in with the other set I've done previously, although the very reason for the extra highlights is variety so not sure how 'fitting in' is supposed to manifest itself as I've expressly painted them different...Wraithbone chips next and then a quick varnish. I actually have once of those cheap spray-c

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More Ghostbusters

I finished up a second batch of ghouls from the Ghostbusters game. These fellows all got a fleshy treatment.I also finished off a long-neglected Cthulhu mini from RAFM that I think I got from Chen (some kind of undead dragon?).And I painted a 40mm Qui-Gon Jinn that I got from somewhere. Weird scale, but I have a matching Darth Maul who is next on my list.Up next: Some superhero action from the club and then back to the ghouls.

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Strontium Dog - Max Bubba's Revenge

Something a little more unusual today. A return to the pages of 2000AD, specifically Strontium Dog. What we have here is a rendition of poor Johnny Alpha on his worst day ever. Ambushed by Max Bubba's gang, his partner Wulf is gunned down and Johnny himself staked out and left to die.This event kicks off the epic Strontium Dog story, Rage, in which Alpha hunts down Bubba and his gang. I was only a lad when I read this one, and it's one of those stories that sticks with you.This little gem is a limited promotional miniature for Warlord Games' Strontium Dog game, handed out at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con, if my research is correct. Warlord Games have released a starter set based around this very tale, The Good, the Bad and the Mutie. It's most tempting.The mini came to me via the most excellent Cheetor, a fellow 2000AD fan. It felt good painting something to mark the passing of Carlos Ezquerra, the co-creator of and main artist on Strontium Dog (also co-creator of Judge Dredd) who died just unde

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Guest Post: Alexey Kovshikov - GNW Swedish artillery

Some excellent photos of Swedish artillery from the collection of Russian enthusuast Alexey Kovshikov.Alexey wanted me to point out that this outstanding work was done by painter Mikhail Mirosnik.It shows both Warfare Miniatures and Ebob Miniatures sculpts together.These blend very well and Mikhail has done an outstanding job in making each piece work.Thanks for sharing Alexey.Link to  Alexey's blog

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