So the figure is not a Norseman or Germanic Tribesman, nope he is a Briton or perhaps "the" Briton; Merlin. From Footsore Miniatures and to be honest a bugger to paint. Not because of the figure itself; the choice of colours picked just didn't sit well on the first run. The grey of the cloak had too much blue in it against the bone colour used.So, repainted the cloak in Foundry Granite B, a murky grey/green colour. The whole figure was then washed in Army Painter Strong Tone and there you go.More finished figures to follow shortly.Cheers for now.
Where has the time gone? October already, OMFG, how did that happen?30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge? Struggling this time and only two days left...Finished off Merlin earlier this week. The figure is from Footsore Miniatures and would suit any Dark Ages Shamanic type for that matter.Day 28 - 18 figures completed.Can the time be found to finish off another 12 figures; will give it a go and see what comes of it.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
The Ninth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge...Every where was quiet and all over the blogosphere hands were as busy as elves preparing the Little Lead Men for the challenge.Some of the Little Lead Men were very very little whilst others were a bit bigger but they were all shiny in the beginning. That is of course until the busy hands used the big grey and black spray clouds and covered their shiny cores up.Soon the grey and black sprayed Little Lead Men would be brightly coloured with glorious colours so they would shine once again.As the days lengthen after the winter Solstice follow the progress of the Little Lead Men as they follow in the footsteps of the first Little Lead Man recoloured after a long time in the darkness.The question is; which one will be first?Cheers for now
Day 21 of this 30days30 miniatures painting challenge sees the continuation of the Romano Brits with another Hearthguard for SAGAAs with previous members of this warband the figure is from Gripping Beast.A spontaneous decision last night saw the painting subject being taken from the rear. Worked out well and two long forgotten Foundry Normans saw some colour for the first time in over a year.It would seem that the point of this painting challenge has strayed somewhat as there are more figures edging around the painting table than at the start. Need to sort this out and finish off some of those figures that are nearer the finish line than others.Oh that and the fact that its the last third of this challenge.Day 21Figures painted 11Cheers for now
The first unit of hearthguard for the Romano-British/Arthurians forSAGA warband.The figures are from Gripping Beast and have stood the test of time well being about twelve years old. The shield transfers are all from Little Bigmen Studios.These figures will fit in well with the newer Colin Patton sculpts available from Warlord Games which the cavalry look like particularly good figures for this period.More to come shortly including progress in my current 30days30miniatures painting challenge.Cheers for now
The first post in a long time with anything from a favourite period of mine - the Fall of the Roman Empire.This is the start of a Romano Brit warband for SAGA that may well double up as Late Romans as well.To start here is the foot version of the Warlord with and without horn blower.The figures are both from Gripping Beast and although getting on a bit in age are still great figures with the perfect character for this period.The base is from Warbases and a milliput collar was added to hold the Warlord himself. When basing have tried to deceive the eye by blending the flock and tufts to make this appear as one base rather than a sabot.Cheers for now.