Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wulf & Gronk - A Palette Cleanser.

Hi guys,

Something a bit different this time. I've painted a few Foundry 2000AD characters in the past and loved them but they have been near the bottom of the lead mountain for too long. So I needed a palette cleanser and I am so glad I chose these two to paint. They were AMAZING to paint. Can't say enough good things about this range of minis. I have been trying a new red recipe and I feel it turned out nicely here. Especially next to the warm yellow. Gronk was much easier but I had to paint all the ridges on the arms otherwise it would look too flat. Anyway, I highly recommend throwing a random mini into the painting queue to keep things fresh and interesting.

Played a fair number of warmahordes games over the last two weeks. Made my first "official" visit to the Heavy Brigade WM group in the Thames Valley and have a highly successful evening with 0 wins and 5 losses :o) Back to the drawing boards... Had a great time and if your are in the Thames Valley area, look them up!



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More Darkest Africa I Presume?

Hi All,

More Darkest Africa. Really enjoyed painting these, particularly the explorer. So much character in this sculpt and I'm so glad to get round to him.

The Askari came out well also but the flesh always comes out too dark in pics and you lose some of the highlights. He looks better in the flesh!

These are on eBay for sale so please take the time to take a look:

Still working on my Warmachine armies, particularly Cygnar. Almost finished a max unit of stormguard which will be a huge achievement for me as I struggle getting units done as I lose concentration...

Getting ideas together for the Warmachine blog so hopefully more on that soon.

Thanks and heres an individual pic of the explorer


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A New Post!?

Hi all,

Woohoo a new post!

This time some more Darkest Africa minis from Copplestone and Foundry. The Guy in the blue coat is a Ltd Edition Copplestone mini that was briefly on sale again which I snapped up quick! Managed to get the Masai Elder as well but missed out on the elephant hunter - gutted :(

So real life has taken over hobby a lot but I'm getting more time again hopefully. I want to keep posting regularly again, at least once a fortnight but hopefully more.

As usual I am playing a lot of Warmachine / Hordes. I am thinking of starting a new blog devoted to WM and posting battle reports. A little project for the future perhaps?

I am also a big fan of a new ruleset called Smooth and Rifled by Dadi & Piombo. It is a small scale historical skirmish ruleset that they have adapted for a range of periods. We are interested in Napoleonic and Darkest Africa so far. Go and have a look! Here's the link to the download: