Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Dastardly Villain

Hi all,

Another Foundry Darkest Africa mini. From the same pack as Tarzan and Jane and a really nice sculpt. It's so simple but has so much character. I thought a simple paint job with hints of bold colour would be effective. The Blue is Vallejo deep sea blue with GW fortress grey added for highlights.

I didn't get to keep this one but i would love to have one in my own collection so if you have a spare, please email or leave a comment and we can sort something out. I have some ideas for different colour schemes and i really want to try them out!

Still have Star Wars gaming on the brain and im currently working on Cad Bane, the ruthless mercenary made popular in the Clone Wars animated series. Now, the WOTC mini is ridiculously expensive and from what ive heard, not the best sculpt. But, i saw on a forum i visit a conversion someone had done and it was truly inspiring. So i got the minis for the conversion ( cost me £2, the WOTC Bane is around £20-£30). He is now converted and sat undercoated on my paint station so hopefully i will be posting pics soon. Im happy with the result but converting minis really isn't a strength of mine. But until then, keep looking back for a skinny, blue Clint Eastwood lookalike...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tarzan & Jane

Hi all,

Foundry Tarzan and Jane for you today. Wanted to paint these sculpts for a while as they are great practice for painting flesh. I enjoyed the challenge and i think they came out well. I particularly like Tarzan's face, easy to paint because it was so well sculpted. Should have a few more Darkest Africa pics this week so keep looking back.

On some of the forums i visit regularly there has been a buzz about Star Wars gaming. Ive seen all the different minis available and people are doing some great things with them. If you read this blog for a while you will know that ive repainted some WOTC star wars minis and really enjoyed them. I am currently painting some more, mainly droids, and i hope to start playing some games with them as i love star wars.

I mentioned im working with the WOTC pre painted minis. Some are good sculpts, some are really awful. There is one company however that is producing amazing star wars sculpts, but at a premium price.

Its a small range at the moment but the releases have been fairly regular. I think they would be great additions to the WOTC range. So far i have Darth Maul and im really pleased with the quality of the sculpt and im looking forward to painting him.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Foundry Darkest Africa

Hi all,

Some pics of a few Foundry Darkest Africa minis. If you have followed this blog for any amount of time you will know i love painting minis from this range. So much character and very well sculpted. Unfortunately i wont be keeping these but it was a pleasure to paint them. Heres a pic of the hunter (Apologies for the pic quality this time)

So what else is new? I have another week of painting before real life takes over again so im trying to be as productive as i can with it. Got lots on the paint station which is keeping my inspiration flowing. Im working on a Wold Guradian that ive wanted to paint for ages, im about half way through. I find large models to be a marathon and its best for me to pace myself. Also forgot to mention i got the Brittania starter set for Dystopia Wars and ive finished a few ships and fighter tokens. Happy with the results but not sure i will be able to get decent pics because the minis are so small. I advise anyone who loves brutal, fast paced wargames and rolling buckets of dice to play this game - it's awesome.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Stoneward & Woldstalkers

Hi all,

I would like to start this post off by wishing everyone a happy New Year. I hope you all were safe and enjoyed yourselves and are ready for 2011.

So some pics at last and they are of some Privateer Press HORDES Circle of Orboros minis. Circle has become my faction of choice recently, slightly overshadowing my love of all things Menoth, and this has partly happened because i adore painting the minis. They are so appealing to me that i want to paint them and that can't be a bad thing!

So up today is a pic of a Stoneward and couple of Woldstalkers. The unit officially comprises of the Stoneward and 5 Woldstalkers but i only took a few minis to photograph as the pic quality would be better. BUT as i mentioned in my last post the unit is completely painted and i am very happy because i rarely have fully painted armies.

The theme i have gone for with my Circle force is "Constructs". Constructs being giant stone beasts and tree men. Partly because i love the models and enjoy painting them and partly because i think they play well in the game. However i have purchased some more living Circle minis and i am getting the urge to expand into that area...

So just a few minis to share today, now i have the camera for a bit i will be taking some more pics of various bits and bobs over the next few days so keep checking back. I'l finish off with a single pic of the Stoneward for you.