Well, it's been a little while since BOYL and I finally got to finish painting the Orc that Kev did a head sculpt on. Proceeds went to Prostate Cancer UK, a worthy cause indeed. You can donate here if you care to. The original head sculpt...this is on the body of Zagerth the Executioner by Warmonger Miniatures... you can purchase it directly;https://www.warmongerminiatures.com/collections/great-orc-characters/products/goc022The Orcling executioner he came with. I passed this to a friend who could not be there this year.My version... just needs varnishing now... the rat is a plastic Games Workshop one, a very useful item from (I think) some old Skaven sprues.Borrowed off the Warmonger site is the finished original painted by the renowned Kevin Dallimore...And below, more of Kev's head sculpts from the BOYL weekend...Kev is a top bloke and a most excellent sculptor. He's been involved in the industry since forever it seems... lots of pics of his minis on this (no longer updated unfortunately) blog;http://k
Lacking a 28mm Biblical army, I've been dithering about picking up an Assyrian army for some time now, on the basis that it is a decent list which I've used in 15mm with some degree of success, and more importantly that it's small, so hopefully not too expensive.With multiple hoverings over the Foundry website failing to convince me I wanted the army enough to spend Foundry prices (£22 for a chariot! Ouch!), whilst browsing the traders at at the recent Attack! show in Devizes I stumbled across Newline Designs, who I'd mostly associated with 20mm ranges in the past but who also have a substantial range of 25/8mm figures as well.They had a great value Assyrian Army pack (2 chariots, 9 Cavalry, 80-odd foot for about £75 from memory), with a special show offer of 20% off as well on the pack and any extras.. so a sub-£100 Assyrian Army was immediately bought!So far I've only painted up a few figures just to see how they come out (the whole army will be a more production-line project), and I've also taken the "same
Hi All,Here is a comic battle report of the Epic battle that Asslessman from Leadplague ran for us at BOYL 2019.The Ork side consisted of myself and WhiskeyPriest, led by The Otto Von Bismark.The Imperial side consisted of Rochie, Curis and Pat.The Traitors were Mr. Saturday, Thansants and Bulldog Lopez.Strap in for the ride of your life.Sorry for the abrupt ending, pictures during a game can be hit and miss. I missed the obscene number of Space Marines, Rhinos and Land Raiders my Gargant destroyed and Bulldog Lopez blowing the weapons off my right side right at the end. I ended up running away with the game with something stupid like 39 victory points. I owe it all to The Otto Von Bismark who had a vast knowledge of the rules and capabilities of the Gargants.I think we all have the bug to paint up more Epic forces now.Welcome to Laurent AP, thanks for following the blog.Happy hobbying to everyone, thanks for looking.
Once again the trip to East Stoke in the heart of English Civil War country was upon us......Bring Out Your Lead, hosted by the Ansells at Wargames Foundry HQ, is a 3 day roller coaster of wargaming and the meeting of like-minded people who love the hobby. Many thanks to Diane, Maria, Alisa, Lucy, Harry and Sam as usual.....food and drink kept everyone going into each evening. Unfortunately Marcus was full of man-flu this year so kept himself quarantined away from us all. I've already booked the hotel for next year.....31st July-2nd August 2020.I arranged to meet Mark (Asgard) Stevenson at Games Workshop first thing on the Friday... I was quite worried as I'd encountered no traffic problem all the way from Stockport to Nottingham and felt sure something must have been looming but no, I got there in 2 hours as per Sat Nav. Uncanny. We did the rounds there (including a rather nice bacon sandwich and cuppa in Bugman's Bar)...The gaming hall is very impressive....the Perry Twins, amongst others, helped paint the
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
When I started blogging I was all about 15mm miniatures. Most of what I had done over the years has been 28mm but I was finding that I liked 15mm minis better. Then I started painting 28mm again for some games I was playing in or running myself. Which I how I got into painting stuff for the Wild West, specifically for Deadlands: Reloaded.Back then I painted about a dozen of the figures I had before the game fell through. Since then they have mostly been sat around. Now I have the urge to paint some more oddball stuff again so why not cowboys and zombies. Oh and Mexicans and Indians and eventually everything else. Maybe at some point they could be a project in the future.So now for a painting plan. On top of the twenty wild west figures I have already done I have another twenty to do.They are a mixture of Artisan Designs and Wargames Foundry I think. I am going to look at doing them in batches of ten with the Indians and the few remaining western types to do. Then the next batch in some Mexicans and some harro
Some progress has been made, never as much as I would like. Most of the current project and the background project now has a base colour and a wash although there are a few I have barely touched. Almost not detailing has been done and that is what generally takes the time. What I have done so far looks pretty good to me. If I pushed it today I would probably finish but I have friends here so that is unlikely to happen. My plan is basically to add another five figures into the mix. If I can finish them next week that would put be back on track. A bit of basing of some more elves (alfar) has been done. These are planned as black alfar for the Viking Game.Today's post is a little bit early so maybe I am being a little bit premature in saying this but I haven't finished any figures again this week. It has been a very busy week for me. Painting has played a major part in it but unfortunately the paint has been emulsion and the objects involved were walls. Someone now has a Slytherin themed bedroom. After a series
I work up early this morning and have been painting RPG and wargames miniatures since well before dawn. Getting up that early is unusual for me, let alone getting anything done. In terms of painting minis this is getting on for the most productive period of my life. If I could keep this rate up I could have a thousand figures done by the end of the year. Roughly the same output for the last three years. I think even my lead mountain would have run out by then.Almost thereIn terms of output, total number of figures and terrain, this is going to be a new record week. I have a little detailing on the skin to do on the Home Guard, do a highlight on the weapons and I need to paint a cigarette on one of them. Then they will be done. The cultists need much the same but there is much less of that to do. here are a few "more characterful" figures to do but they are mostly done.I guess I have picked easy figures to paint this week although I hadn't figured on them being this easy. Now I am wondering what to do ne
...........was his demise murder or drowning?My entry for the water feature round of the painting challenge , he is part of a foundry set which I had painted once and many years ago had been given it the dettol treatment. I felt he screamed water feature........As you can see he is quite flat....... The water wasn't that deep........Have actually found all the figures now........."The water was a feature in his demise, not the only feature but...............
The French, with a few notable exceptions, were not especially renown for fielding effective pike formations. Where the Swiss cantons and German landsknechts had the pike market pretty much sewn-up, the French expertise lay more in their heavy cavalry and artillery. From reading David Potter's 'Renaissance France at War' it was not uncommon for inexperienced pike French formations to acquire foreign mercenaries, whose more seasoned experience in the profession of arms helped steady the ranks. For example, men from Picardy, led by the libertine Mssr. Monclou, were known as the mauvais garcons (literally translates as 'bad boys). A bit of a rude chap, Monclou was executed in 1523 for his 'depredations' during campaign (not especially surprising when your employer is the Pope, but there you have it).Last year, my good pal Millsy was kind enough to paint up a schwack of Perry plastic pike for me so I could field another unit for my Italian Wars collection. After the hurly-burly of the summer, and b
While I painted up an old hag last month to serve this role on the Dux battlefield last week, these models are the actual Wicca High Priestess(esses) for my force.And now that this little vignette is finally done, the hag can return to the role she was bought for (the model that is), namely that of the Crone my force has.These models are from the Foundry range, pack AG018 - Germanic Women, and I thought it fun for the placement on the table to actually combine them on a larger base to represent their "status" on the field, namely as the highest ranking (un)holy powers in my force.Painted like most of my dark age forces, in a simple colourscheme and making use of the Army Painter Strong Tone, they are now ready to spur my warriors onwards in the bid to win the campaign.I just feel sorry for the poor horsey...
This miniature is a mystery – an unreleased Warhammer treasure from the vaults of Citadel Miniatures. Who is he? Why have I got (perhaps) the only casting in existence? Could this be a dark horse on a dark horse? This casting was a gift from Marcus Ansell of Wargames Foundry (thanks Marcus). The tab (“GENERAL” and “ © GW 1987″) shows its provenance as a piece of classic Warhammer – but beyond that everything else is a mystery. Who sculpted it? What range was it destined for? Why was it not released? “A horse, a horse, my Romano-Germanic kingdom for a horse.” The vibe of the figure is more historical than fantastical – the moustache, crested helm and scalemail give it a very Romano-Germanic kingdom vibe. It feels like an Alan or Michael Perry sculpt judging by this face and care put into the armour detailing. In fact it’s a bit too historically accurate to fit in with Citadel’s F3 Barbarian or F6 Barbarian Raider ranges, or the ADD21 Advanced Dungeons
Hi All,It seems like ages since I've had finished figures to post on a Saturday. I actually finished these guys last night.The first two Gorillas from the space apes set from Eureka. For all of these photos I used my cell phone on "pro" camera settings and then manually fine tuned them a little in Snapseed, no presets. I meant to look at ape names from the Planet of the Apes franchise of movies (the 70's ones) but haven't had time.The Empirical Absolution Squad + 1. I kept with the color scheme laid out on my Psycho Sam (Dahn Alt Rump) and I think I achieved a pretty good match. The Psi Judge, I believe a Mongoose figure, was something I won in a blog contest years ago. I decided not to resculpt her dodgy right hand. I'm not totally sure if I like what my matte varnish has done to all the gold metallics.(Apparently if I type Psy Judge I get articles about the guy who sang Gangnam Style. It appears the figure is a Mongoose Psi Judge Anderson, someone wrote an article here.)Commandant Xerof Uks leads Team Terra
We've been busy lately finishing up this large batch of figures for a customer's Trojan War/ Mythology project. This batch adds about 260 figures to the collection. Figures are a mix of manufacturers: Foundry, Mew Line Designs, Warlord Games, Crocodile Games, Reaper, and more.The Hittites: 6 units of spear, a unit of bow, and a unit of chariot runnersClose up of the Hittite SpearThe Amazons: 4 units of spear, one unit of bow, and two units of slingsClose-up of the Amazon spearNice view of the Amazon shieldsThe Amazon bow and slingsMedusa Gorgons from Casting Room MiniaturesCyclopsThe GraesSome figures to go with the Amazon campAnd more for the Amazon campKing Aeetes and his GuardMycenaen ElitesMore Mycenaen ElitesMore Mycenaen Warriors from Eureka MiniaturesClose-up showing the cloak bordersHittite and Canaanite Civilians. Fantastic patterns by AllisonKing Priam and some Helen of Troys, plus a servant and witchA random Beach Babe and succubusSome Bronze-Age Warrior WomenMore Bronze-Age Warrior WomenA Sorceres
Hi All,I know, it's Sunday. This is where I left the figures yesterday.Team Terra is mostly the Empirical Absolution squad from Foundry with a Mongoose Psy Judge. They will join the Psycho Sam figure from Oldhammer USA 2015.Got most of the faces and space suits on the gorillas. I mixed some dark blue with some darker browns to get the flesh tones. Thanks for the tip Asslessman. I'm trying to do the color scheme as an homage to the uniforms from Conquest of the Planet of the Apes from 1972. As you may recall the gorillas wore red, chimps green, and orangutans a sort of orange brown, I might go khaki instead. I have these two gorillas, two I'm calling chimps and one shorter one which seems similar to the other gibbons I have.So there you have it.I hope to have these guys knocked out this next week.Happy painting.