Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Dance of Bronze 13

Three figures from Rapier Miniatures that have been painted and based for use in ADG as a command stand. Recently seen here in the AHPC VII.

Some work in progress pictures to follow shortly

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

All Hell Let Loose 13

It's been awhile since there has been a post relating to WW2 here and it possibly could be awhile before there is another one; that said here are two armoured cars that have recently been seen here as a part of the Armour bonus round.

Both miniatures are from Frontline Wargaming and are both easy to make and easy to paint. Above left is a Sf Kdz 221 and right a Sf Kdz 223.

These have been painted using a mixture of base coating, washing and dry brushing and fuller description of this can be seen at the link above.

Decals from Skytrex

What the Jabos saw

More of both completed figures and work in progress to follow shortly.

Cheers for now.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Dead Man's Hand 8

From the first entry to the AHPC VII the "Water" cart from 4Ground.

Painted by base coating with Khemri Brown, then heavily washed with Agrax Earthshade.

Mid tones added with Steel Legion Drab, Foundry Drab C and Dheneb Stone as drybrush layering colours.

Wheel trims and axles base coated in chainmail, washed with Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade and dry brushed with Dheneb Stone.

The barrel was base coated in Steel Legion Drab, washed with Nuln Oil and dry brushed in Foundry Drab B & C to highlight. Ties are Foundry rawhide B with B + C highlight edged on. The barrel lid is Foundry Bright Red A, B & C in layers.

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Back to the Brushes 123

Moving on to phase two of the painting set for the AHPC VII which includes Mk 2 universal carriers, a Mk 1 Bren carrier and two jeeps. All of the carriers are from Frontline Wargaming and are 20mm resin kits.

Three of the carriers shown here waiting on their dark olive base coat. Had to fill some of the joins as there were quite a few spaces showing post undercoating.

The two jeeps, the nearest being from SHQ and the other from Frontline Wargaming

Mk 1 Bren Carrier

After tomorrow will be able to show a few completed pictures from the challenge.

Cheers for now

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year 2017

Wishing all readers all the very best for 2017.

May your brushes never splay and your dice roll true.

Rrspect and peace to all

Friday, 30 December 2016

2016 in Paint and Games

Here is a brief resume of 2016:

This year managed to paint the following

6mm: 76 figures

15mm: 76 figures including 4 vehicles

20mm: -

28mm: 12 figures

Rebased - 147 15mm figures

Time and motivation have been issues throughout the year and I have noticed a preference for painting individual figures rather than working on units for armies. This is a reflection on the pressures against time and motivation as it better to have one figure waiting to be completed than a dozen.

The rebasing project in the early summer was completed quickly and without any major issues. All that remains now is to paint the remaining figures to complete the army for Battle Cry.

This year managed to game with the following:

Songs of Blades and Heroes - completed a six game campaign that started late 2015

Battle Cry - played a few games in late spring early summer

Spear and Sword - again played a few games in the first half of the year

Dragon Rampant - played three games towards the end of the year.

Again time has been an issue with gaming as it is not just a case of picking the phone and arranging a game. Sadly, real life takes over from time to time and as a result gaming loses out.

Hopefully, 2017 will be better in terms of gaming and painting and the AHPC VII will be a good starter for ten on that.

Cheers for now

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Back to the Brushes 122

A few updates on progress for the AHPC VII

As the two German Armoured cars are now waiting on varnishing it's time to start on the Bren carriers for the British. There are eight Carriers, a Wasp and a Lloyd carrier here plus two jeeps. Being painted however not part of the challenge are a Sexton 25lb and a Sherman ARV; both of these have been loitering around the painting table for years now and it is time they were finished.

Some progress on the wagons and the prep is finished for the Curtgeld figures at the end of the row. Three figures and Two Painters will plot the progress on these as working in a team with RussG on this part of the challenge.

Lastly are the newly added rangers to the challenge with flesh underpainting complete and armour blocked in . Still struggling with poleyn being on the top right figure, however he is from the AD&D range that Citadel produced in the mid-eighties. There are another four ranger types that may get added to the mix depending on how well the AFV's go.

Cheers for now