Painting


Short Term Paint Projects

Or "What to paint on the minimal time I have currently".Because well, renovating eats up a lot of time, and this is causing a havoc in both my paint schedule and plans for the year 2019, as everything unexpectedly moved forward about 6 months.But I need my brush time to not succumb to mental breakdowns with the renovation work and professional pressure, and I get satisfaction of completing things.  Not per se whole armies or units, but just figures is good enough for me...To that end, I have been shifting in my schedule and figures and been looking to things I can paint up rather fast and smooth, while expanding on my forces that way.  So the short list for the coming months, and that means until I am moving places in which I guess will be half of november, is about this:* Battle Companies for Rohan, Durin's Folk and Moria* Boost rank and file in small batches for both Minas Tirith and Mordor* Paint Gothmog and Gandalf the White to round out said forces above* Some small scale single model units for

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New Danish grenadiers and painted firing line

These fine chaps have been available for almost a year but I never got round to putting them in the shop! My fault completely. I had it in my mind to paint them first but that deadline slipped away again and again.Anyway, we have sold a few dozen packs on request over the time period but I apologize for keeping them from you for so long.The Danes retained grenadier companies of significant size with regiments even after the formation of the two battalion Grenadierkorpset at the beginning of the 18th Century. These are painted for Regiment Prind Georg and Regiment Sjaellandske.I also finished painting the firing line and loading infantry codes for the Danes too. Painted as Regiment Jyske, these are equally fine chaps. Danish battalion packs are available on request and a nice Danish starter army deal with Horse and Artillery will be available to coincide with the release of With Talon & Claw which is finally finished!More news on the book release and pre ordering very soon.

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Countdown to BOYL: 44 days

Hi All,Is it time to be terrified yet?I'm wrapping up the OWAC2 but also madly trying to prepare a bunch of figures for BOYL in August. My timeline is a few days shorter than until the actual event because I have so much travel time to get there. Something like an 11 hour flight, followed by a 2.5 hour drive. Ugh.Any way, here's some stuff. (Sorry for the bad pictures.)9 Humans. I realize now that they had the extra arms attribute. Whoops. I'll pretend they have baby T-Rex arms under their jackets. I also really need to dust.The grave guard, or whatever, that I'm using as Grim Reapers for OWAC2.The Renegade, Orks (Extra Joints), Beastmen (Irrational Fear [color]), Assassin (I like the way he came painted, just trying to fix him and texture his base.) Two candidates for the Terminator Game/ Strontium Dogs if I can weasel my way in. And some skellies mixed in. Also the Zombie plague cart that needs to be built. Not shown are the Ash Waste Racer, Great Gargant and Space Marine Terminators that have yet to be bui

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International GNW painting!

One great thing about the internet is is brings people who would never even know the existence of each other, together. Over the last couple of weeks I have received some wonderful examples of painting from enthusiasts and friends of the blog...Firstly some GNW Russians from Italy. Dino Todaro whose work was so admired the last time we had it on the blog has sent these pictures of Great Northern War Russians - Regiment Ingermanlandski completed using Warfare Miniatures.Again this is wonderful work from Dino with beautiful and thoughtfully created basing too. Nice photography Dino, grazie mille!I also was sent some excellent photos of Great Northern War Swedes from Russia! Here are miniatures from the collection of Alexey Kovshikov and painted I believe by his friend Mikhail MiroshnikA lovely combination of Warfare Miniatures and Ebor Miniatures in the form of the Swedish Livgardet till Fot.Here is a link to Alexey's blog ;Alexey Korshikov's BlogAgain, excellent photography and a great opportunity to connect w

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New Recruits

I finished my second French cavalry unit last week, the Apchon Dragoons, a nice red coat with light blue facings, this gives me two cavalry squadrons for each side now. It was time to order up the next batch of SYW figures and I drew back from the Grenadiers I wanted to get two more cavalry units, one each. Now I am not a big fan of painting cavalry and have reduced the squadrons from twelve to eight figures so I came up with a brilliant idea, you get two cavalry flags for the one regiment from GMB and if you just continue to add different squadrons you end up with a lot of flags left over, so why not build two squadrons instead of one. Now the really clever part is that if I ever do need a large unit of cavalry I can combine two eights for sixteen, voila!The not so clever bit comes next, instead of ordering basically the same figures I made a mistake and ordered up a new set for the British, these will not fit as the 10th Dragoons second squadron so I had to order up another set of flags as this lot will be

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On the Painting Desk 98

Dust, dust everywhere as floors have been pulled out and a kitchen has been demolished...But somewhere in between, I managed to sit down and get some painting done.Not that it is that much of progress, but any progress is progress indeed.  The Rohirrim for my battle company have gotten their first colours, though not the full base layer as I had hoped.On the same amount, I cut up "bases" and did the first part of work for my Uncharted Seas destroyers, whose decks I now need to complete with a first layer before going in deeper on them.For the coming week, I'm going to try and get those things done, as well as perhaps the "base layer" for the Dystopian corvette, as a colour scheme test for the small fleet.Apart from those, some base colours have also been added to the extra Elves for Noshi's MESBG force, making them all nice and golden at least.So I *hope* to get an evening in on the coming week, in which I can maybe finish the Rohirrim and the Shroud Mages at least, because once the base layer is on ther

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Nice little Boaties - Modelling 1/2400 warships for wargaming 1650-1720

Royal Charles 2nd Rate -the sixth attempt. 1st Rate on the right, my first attempt - many learns in between.Taking the title from Gunter Heim's description of the models featured on the 'Sink the Dreadnought' piece, I can do nothing but agree. The 1/2400 scale models from Tumbling Dice representing ships of the Anglo Dutch War period are good for circa 1640 - 1720 I would say. Many were built in the 1650s and lasted well into the next century.A Dutch HeokerThe conflicts they fought in are perfect for my interest and therefore that of many followers of this blog. The English Commonwealth, The Restoration, The Anglo Dutch Wars, The Sedgemoor Rebellion, The Glorious Revolution, The Nine Years War, Ireland 1688-1692, The American Colonies, The Caribbean, Darien, African and Asian Trade Wars, The Scanian War, The Great Northern War, The War of the Spanish Succession and of course Hollywood history such as Pirates of the Caribbean.The models are deceptively simple castings however, when you come to paint them, the

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Genestealer Cult - Cult Mindslaves

Leading on from my musing on cult mindslaves, I fired two of these revolting meats-sacs under the brush. In case you missed my thrilling justifications for adding these to my cult force, here it is again. Previously (read in 80s American TV voice) on Mr Saturday's Mumblings:The holy ones of the Wyrm-Forged spread the blessings of the Star Gods under the direction of the grandsire himself. There is one blessed one however, who is only unleashed under the most dire need. One whom even the faithful are wary of, for they sense its wrongness innately.Known as the Chimera, this scion of the cult is unique. It is an anomaly, its asymmetric form at odds with the perfection of those of the 5th generation. Its body shifts and alters over time as the genetic legacy of the hivemind boils within. New claws grow even as old limbs wither and are re-absorbed. Eyes disappear under chitinous armour which sloughs away to reveal new flesh. In this way the Chimera is a constantly evolving microcosm of the hivemind itself. This is

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On the Painting Desk 97

So, week 1 of rennovations...Did I get some time in between?Well yes, though barely any for actual painting miniatures.  Nevertheless, I managed to finish the 3 predators and 2 land raiders for my FWC force at least.There is a long weekend at the door, but normally that will be spend at the new place breaking out the kitchen and the floors.  Should I manage to get some brush time in though, I aim to very modestly get the 5 rohirrim troopers in their base colour, and perhaps the first layer on those Shroud Mage frigates, but that's about it. Let's see what we can do next week :-)

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Patience, meh!

Yesterday was a good day for me, a splendid D-Day, our veterans were rightfully commemorated, and I got some new stuff. Isn't it a great joy to get a parcel in the post filled with hobby goodness, to fight through the armoured tape and eventually get your hands on the contents. I love it.Warlord played a stormer and I got my D-Day book on 6th June, it is a very heavy tome, it is chock full of pictures, information, new theatre lists and scenarios. I got the book not because I am going to leap straight into beach and airborne landings but just as one of those 'in case' books, the way we used to collect rules until they got too expensive. I have already expressed my doubts about some of the lists but will get a better look later, to be honest I have also still to digest the Budapest book in detail. I am dubious about what seems to me an attempt to turn WWII into a version of 40K with all the different takes on a simple infantry squad, maybe I am wrong, we will see.Rob is supposed to be running a D-Day themed ga

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Squigs done (mostly)

Some quick drybrushing, a few highlights and the squigs are done except for the basing. These are older models and so they lack some of the animation of the newer plastic figures. Most of the models don’t have ridges or horns on the body so I painted some stripes on them to break up the red on the body. These are a really quick paint job but I think that they will do for the moment. I have another unit of 9 that I will paint at some paint as well as the two handlers that I need to put together to use the Squigs in Warlords of Erehwon.

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