Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Old West Cowboy

Hi all,

A Foundry mini for you today, from their Old West range. Some very nice minis, lots of character and im sure you will find them on many Old West gaming tables around the world. They are on the small side though, especially when you compare them with a manufacturer such as Black Scorpion.

This guy is on eBay and heres the auction link, thanks for looking:

So whats next? Well ive been wanting to do a battle report for a while now and it seems i now have the tools and the opportunity to do so. I stumbled across a free bit of software called Battle Chronicler and it enables you to create some pretty cool maps and lets you adjust them on a turn by turn basis. My buddy and i are playing a game of Warmachine / Hordes on Thursday so it will be our test run. I don't think i'l take photos aswell this time as i want to concentrate on the maps and words but will incorporate photos going forward as i get more confident.

So look forward to that over the weekend - I'm excited :)


Friday, September 24, 2010

Bolshevik Advisor

Hi all,

As promised, another Copplestone single to share with you. This time, another RCW sculpt which can be used as an officer or advisor type character.

Really enjoyed painting this guy, probably because i have a Bolshevik army on the go already and i love painting them when i get the opportunity.

Im not sure how accurate the uniform is. The sleeve has a patch and some rank markings, aswell as the collar. I thought it would add a bit more character and make him more special.

He is destined for eBay as all of my singles are, he will be up for auction over the weekend.

Not sure what i will have for you all next, got lots going on!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

More Foundry Dwarfs

Hi All,

Some more Foundry Dwarfs for you today, this time with crossbows. Not that happy with my photography on these guys but you get the idea.

Great fun to paint again, i get to use lots of bright colours and i love the sculpting - very fantasy. As with the last batch these would fit in great with a small skirmish game like Mordheim. Although i could see a massed unit of these crossbow guys on the table.

Will be shipping these guys off tomorrow and may be receiving some more in the near future.

Should have another eBay single ready to post up for you tomorrow, something from Mr Copplestone again :)


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chinese Bandit Chief

Hi all,

My first offering after returning from holiday - a Copplestone Back of Beyond Chinese Bandit Chief. A mini i have had in the lead mountain for a while and i'm glad i got round to painting him.

Typical Copplestone awesomeness with the sculpting, very clean cast, good lines - as always a joy to paint. I am happy with the red sash and khaki trouser combo, thought it works quite nicely.

This mini is destined for eBay so keep you eyes peeled and have a bid :)

I should have more for you this week in terms of pics. Got another eBay single ready and another batch of Foundry dwarfs nearing completion.

Not much space on the painting table for personal projects at the moment as commissions are pretty heavy. A shame because i'm playing HORDES for the next few weeks and i want to make a start on my Wold Guardian that i mentioned a while ago. Oh and i should probably mention i went ahead and bought a second one. Hey, i didn,t want the big guy getting lonely! :)


Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm Back!

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know i'm back to the brushes again.

Had a lovely holiday. Lots of sun and far too many beers...

So whats on the painting table? I,m working through some Foundry 7yw, Foundry Dwarfs, The Scene 15mm Sci fi, Warmachine Menoth Warjacks and some single minis for eBay auctions.

Lots going on and hopefully have some pics for you early next week when i get my painting groove back.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Holiday Time!

Hi all,

Just a quick note to say I will be away from the brushes for a couple of weeks as I'm on holiday.

I will respond to all emails when I get back and continue with all commissions I am working on.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Hi all,

Been busy with all things Nurgle for the last week. These guys were challenging to complete but very rewarding. I don't tend to paint much Nurgle stuff because i didnt think they suit my painting style. Ive always preferred bright and crisp colours. However these have been an excellent little project for me.

I used a lot of washes on these minis. I used the GW washes exclusively. The two main washes were Badab Black and Devlan Mud. This was for the robes and metal. I also used Baal Red and Asurmen (sp?) Blue on the flesh to give a purpley bruised appearance in places. I dont tend to use many washes so this was great practice for me.

These will be shipped off to their owner soon and i'm looking forward to the next lot.

I'm heading on holiday next week so a break from painting for a while. Looking forward to it but will definitely miss my painting :)

I've posted some single pics of the Nurgle guys below - Thanks for looking!