Tuesday, June 27, 2017

So here they are! In all their glory!

20 Infantry and a standard bearer, leader and Lewis gunner for the HQ element. I picked up a 2nd banner bearer off of eBay but need to rebase her to match.

I based them last week and added the grass tufts yesterday. Didn't have tweezers on hand but whatever. It works.

I just realised that this is the most I have ever painted in a single year, let alone a 3-4 month period.

The maxim support gun. The loader is propped up on his own washer which is still visible from above so I'll need to fix that. Maybe some more grass tufts? 

I added First Corps Miniatures  Austin Armored Car v2 that I picked up sometime in 2016.
Painted black. Lined grey and then washed. Added a wolf howling at the moon transfer from a old Space Wolf transfer sheet. (Actually added 2 but forgot to seal with nail polish and one got damaged and had to be removed). It was my first time using transfers. Luckily a guy at work plays Bloodbowl so he walked me through it.

The other side. Added a mud effect by flicking paint from an old toothbrush. Worked like a charm. Thankfully I finished this up and hopefully the impetus will push me to finishing all of those pesky Copplestone Chinese I bought.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Bolsheviks are Coming!

Good day all!
Just thought I'd share a quick progress report. I spent about an hour yesterday and another today getting a start on 4 of my Red" Bolsheviks. Just need to be based now.

At 2 hours per week I should have the 20 line troops, 4 command and HMG + 2 crew done in about 6 weeks time if I stick to 4 figures per session.

Something wrong with my phone so can't upload the photo. Disappointed really as I'm pretty proud of them..

Wish I had painted that many of my Chinese Warlord troops that fast. Learning point is my bulk groups were too large

And this Friday is Hotlead 2017 so super excited.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Paths of Glory

This months challenge (due Oct 31) was to paint any two units for my ogre kingdoms army.

I chose Rakarth Flesh  for my skin base coat.
A wash Drakenhof Nightshade to define the details.
A layer of Rakarth Flesh to highlight the raised areas.

I used a drybrush of Runefang Steel

I used Mournfang Brown and XV-88 for the leather straps and belts.

I painted three Ironguts (unit 1), three Bulls (unit 2) and my BSB, sort of.

All skin, metal and wood/leathers are completed. Only the pants are left. I kind of like the black pants look but they look very dull. I'm not to sure if I want to proceed with colourful pants because doing the skin took long enough.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Paths of Glory

 Despite my utter lack of time for all things hobby related, I entered a campaign called Paths of Glory, in September, down at my local Games Workshop.

Over the next 5 months I have to collect(check) and paint(uh oh) 2000 points worth of my Ogre Kingdoms Army for Warhammer.

The first months challenge was to create a 2000 point list and paint a character. Here's my list:
L: Tyrant, Giant Breaker Big name, Heavy Armour, Dragon Helm, Gold Sigil Sword, Dawnstone 290pts
H: Bruiser, Heavy Armour, BSB, Rune Maw Standard 195pts
H: Butcher, Lvl2 135pts
 C:6 Ironguts, Full Command (F/C), Dragonhide Banner 338pts
 C: 8 Ogres, F/C, Ironfists 286pts
 C: 8 Ogres, F/C, Addtnl Hand Weapon 278pts
S: 3 Leadbelchers 129pts
S: 4 Mournfang Cavalry, F/C, Heavy Armour, Ironfists, Warbanner 345pts
TOTAL: 1996pts for 28 foot and 4 mounted Ogres.

Well, I completed my list, but failed to finish my BSB, so only partial points for me.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hotlead 2012

Well, another year has come and gone.
I was impressed by the number of games being run and the number of attendees.
The 'Bring & Buy" table did not disappoint.

I arrived at 09:00hrs, and stopped by t6he North Bay Hobby table and got some magazines.

Next I began to peruse the B&B table, quickly locating the painted miniatures.

I then meandered around the various tables set up with terrain for gaming.

At 09:20hrs, I stood near the B&B items I wanted to purchase, cash in hand. Luckily no one else had an interest in them at that time.

8 Painted Foundry Pirates, now OOP.
7 Renegade WW1 French painted as FFL
Painted not 'Rick O'Connell'
3 Crusader pirates

Then I spent more time hunting thru the B&B and varied games tables and I picked up some BNIB Battlefield in a Box river expansions - ford, islands, bends, fork, and some styrofoam hills.

I dropped this off in the car and watched some games being played. I left the brochure with the names in my car.

I really wanted to get a game or two in but I had to leave at 11:00hrs as I accidentally double booked myself.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hotlead 2012

Well, I am excited.
Hotlead is just around the corner.
Stupidly, I double booked myself so I have a physio appointment at 1:30 so hopefully there is a lot of good stuff at the Bring and Buy early...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 is over!

Well, the year is over. 2011 was full of change.
I've finally completed my "Workbench" and on December 1st, my wife and I welcomed a new addition to our family.
So sufficient to say my gaming/modeling is in a serious state of hiatus. Yet I've never had the urge to paint more! Weird.
Oh well, the joys of parenthood.