Sunday 28 February 2010

ECW Artillery

These 28mm English Civil War artillery pieces and crew are made by Bicorne Miniatures. In all the ECW games I've taken part in the artillery has been utterly useless but the big'un would make you think twice wouldn't it!
The guns come with barrels of powder, buckets and piles of shot which add to the vignettes.

Wednesday 13 January 2010

More Flintloque

Back to the wierd and wonderful world of Valon from Alternative Armies.
This first figure is the Finklestein Dwarf, Baron Von Rotte astride his Pig charger "Bristle". He's one of a limited casting of 1000.

Below is a free promotional figure given away with orders of 'Death in the Snow' a Flintloque suppliment. this used to be Deadloque in the old days! He is a Ferach Elf, Colonel Raylen Durandus of the Imperial Postal Service!

Finally 3 Dwarves from the 'Severed Ears War' up coming range.

Imperial Guard as WW2 Germans??

I was asked to paint some GW imperial guard in WW2 German uniform colours. I was supprised when the figures arrived to see that most of them were old Rogue Trader era figures and I was a little reluctant to 'spoil' these highly collectable miniatures. I think however the end result works well and I'm quite proud of them!

Dark Angel Tactical Squad

Happy New Year!
Before Christmas I was asked to do a small commission as a present for someone. Ten figure Dark Marine Tactical Squad. I had a bit of trouble getting the required green but a wash sorted out the problem. Not too happy with the decals but I have since invested in some Micro Sol and Micro Set to try to help future attempts.........must experiment!

Tuesday 1 December 2009

5eme Chevau-Leger Lanciers

This is quite a large unit for 28mm being 24 figures strong. The owner uses "In The Grand Manor" rules. The figures are by Front Rank which I like a lot but I'm not too keen on the horse poses and it's a shame there's no variation of the lancers pose. The lances needed a bit of extra work, there was a groove cut down one side of the pennant which I had to fill and I added the white leather strapping at the grip.

Thursday 26 November 2009

Dark Age Saxons

These 28mm Early Saxons are by Musketeer Miniatures. Painted for a fellow Escape Committee member for Dark Age skirmish. I like the armoured chaps loads ( not sure what they're called ), but the unarmoured figures don't look nearly so nice. Superb casts though with excellent shields. ( I hate those shields with metal rims! )

Down in the Dungeons

The last month has been quite busy and varied painting. First up were some fantasy figures for a friend's D&D collection. Various makes including GW. I am in no way a "Fantasy Painter" and looking at other painter's sites can make me feel quite inadequate! But then I wouldn't charge $100 a figure!