Sunday, 18 September 2016

Fury of the North 16

The two figures from Gripping Beast shown below where painted circa 2003 for a Rohan project that never passed go. Both figures were part of the command structure of the forces planned for the Rohirrim foot.

An interesting choice of colour for the weapon's belt and scabbard, not a colour that would be used for those items now. At this point most of the figures painted would have been used for fantasy skirmish games and these are possibly some of the first pure historical figures painted.

The axe bearing figure was to be a standard bearer, which was recently replaced with the Dane axe allowing the figure to be tucked into a SAGA warband or similar Dark Ages skirmish game.

The musician/horn blower will also be added into the SAGA warband, however will he be more conspicuous than his axe wielding colleague.

The cloak above was painted in Dallimore's layering approach; this being an early example of this style being used here. Prior to then it would have been wet blending when time allowed or dry brushing. Styles change, now the layered approach is the principle style used and the others are there if necessary.

On the subject of painting styles watch out for some progressive work in progress pictures in the near future showing layering being used on a new fantasy warband.

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Dance of Bronze 12

Very much a post of two halves and what was meant to be Dark Ages has changed to Ancients. 

First up a 28mm scale shield for a disorder marker in Impetus and any other game that needs a similar marker. Not much else to say about this as it is what it is; the emblem should say it all.

Next another four stands for ADG in 6mm, this time slingers from Rapier Miniatures.

There are only 20 figures over the four stands as there were a few casualties in preparing the figures for painting and moving on to the final base. Still looks the part.

Off now to finish that Dane axe as previously promised.

Cheers for now

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Fury of the North 15

Another figure for the expanding SAGA warband (Anything Dark Ages skirmish) from Gripping Beast.

In time, hope to have enough painted Vikings to run a Lion Rampant warband as well.

Next up something smaller.

Cheers for now

Sunday, 14 August 2016

With a Rebel Yell 7

Here are the rebased CSA Cavalry for use with Battle Cry or Fire and Fury. The figures are thought to be mostly Essex but now way of knowing for sure.

Not an expert on the ACW however think that there are some of Essex's First Virginian cavalry in the picture above.

A few more loose ends to complete with these figures and then on to painting the undercoated masses of infantry and cavalry waiting in the sides.

Next up a brief interlude from the Dark Ages

Cheers for now

Monday, 1 August 2016

With a Rebel Yell 6

Another batch of rebased Essex Confederates which now completes the infantry.

The more perceptive reader will notice that this is the same command stand as used in a previous post, they are the one element that this force lacks in any number. Never mind there are plenty in the box still to be painted.

The total number of stands is twenty nine including the command, which is just short of the forty required for some scenarios in Battle Cry. As command stands are short in number these will be the start of the infantry bases for painting.

There will be more Rebels in the near future as the last of the second hand figures are rebased for use.

Cheers for now.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Back to the Brushes 111

A single figure of unknown make or manufacturer that was picked up at Carronade 2016 for the vast sum of twenty pence. Anyone have any thoughts on who made it?

None shall pass!
For use in Songs of Blades and Heroes or similar fantasy skirmish.

There will be some ACW figures to follow shortly.

Cheers for now

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Dead Man's Hand 7

A few scenery pieces that have been completed lately for use in a variety of skirmish games including Dead Man's Hand, Songs of Blades and Heroes, SAGA and anything else that suits.

All of these are from Hovels and are 25/28mm in scale.

Some work in progress pictures to follow shortly.

Cheers for now