Friday, 30 December 2011
I havnt bought any wargames mags for quite a while as there is now so much rich information on the tin ternet that the expense just seems a waste. Today i decided to pick up the latest WI whilst waiting for my little one to choose which magazine to buy out of moshi monsters or cbeebies. In the end she went for Barbie..
I have not read through it all yet but first looks is that it is chock full of great stuff this month including a nice looking Napoleonic game and a great article from a fellow blogger Paul of the mancave. On a personal note it was nice surprise to turn to the back page and see some figures I painted for grippingbeast a few back. The teutonic grandmaster and his standard bearer, seen on the left of the above picture.
Happy new year to everyone out there, I hope to put a few old pics on over the rest of the holidays as my lovely wife has bought me a new computer and as I go through all the pictures I have on file on the old one I will upload some of my faves .
Saturday, 24 December 2011
I have just finished painting these beauties! victrix heavy dragoons.They are a real pleasure to paint, with great detail and I absolutely love the horses. These represent the Inniskillings during the Peninsular campaign. More pics to follow once Steve has based them up.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Heres the latest unit of Campanians. Again they are Crusader miniatures, with the help of LBMS transfers.
|I love the way the lad in the second rank looks like he is looking at the camera|
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Above are a few pics shot today, sadly there is nothing new. Next week I have lots to paint so stay tuned
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
If you like the building in the background of my latest couple of photos, Paul has a few more for sale.
Check them out on his website battlesinminiature.blogspot.com. I highly recommend them as great pieces to add atmosphere to your ancient gaming.
Sunday, 20 November 2011
I really enjoyed painting these and think it shows in the vignette.
Thanks to Keith of Aventine miniatures for the following extra info on Lictors;
The degree of magistrate's imperium was symbolised by the number of lictors escorting him:
- Dictator: 24 lictors outside the pomerium, 12 inside. The latter rule was ignored starting from the dictatorship of Sulla
- Emperor: originally 12 lictors, after Domitian 24 lictors
- Rex and Consul: 12 lictors
- Proconsul: 11 lictors
- Magister equitum: 6 lictors
- Praetor: 6 lictors, 2 within Pomerium
- Propraetor: 5 lictors
- Curule aediles: 2 lictors
Friday, 18 November 2011
I may repaint it at some point or maybe buy LBMs transfer sheet for it. For now i just want to get them based up and finished, which will hopefully tonight.
Thursday, 17 November 2011
little big men studios for his advice on the shield transfers. They are ancient Italian designs for Gripping Beast shields and they fit well on the Crusader hoplons and really make the unit striking.
The building in the background was made for me by Paul Darnell and you can see more of his work here
I am now going to finish my extra standard bearer for the command stand before starting on the next unit of Campanians. I hope to get him finished tonight (thats if the Mrs will let me..)
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
The hobby room is not yet totally how I want it but the good news is I have my desk and lighting good to go. Above you will find a WIP picture of the first figures I have painted since the move. These are now finished apart from the basing. They will be based on a large round base, i just can't decide whether to include the armed slave or swap it out for another standard bearer?
Now the room is functional expect a lot more productivity. On the desk at the mo are Punic cavalry and a large phalanx of Campanian spearmen.
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
I have finally finished my Rune Priest and he is ready to lead my growing wolf pack.
I have enjoyed painting these 40k models, as it has made a nice change from all the historical stuff I have been doing lately.
I have been messing about with some wolf guard terminators including my version of the Iron Wolf himself.
First I must clear my desk of Punic war goodies. Photos soon :o)
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Once I have enough Space Wolves painted to game with I am heading back to crack on with my huge collection of Republican Romans.
I cant wait!!
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Just a couple of pics to show what I am working on at the moment.
Secondly is my converted Rune priest based on the Torquemada Coteaz figure. I bought this years ago when he first appeared as I loved the pose. I never got round to using him until now. He has had a lot of inquisitor detail filed off and replaced by space wolf iconography. He also has a big axe instead of his daemon hammer. Looking forward to finishing this one. But it will have to wait until I finish the above.
Friday, 15 July 2011
I am pleased with the end result, the only drawback is they did take a hell of a long time to paint. 37 hours in fact.
The only figs I can remember taking that long have been my Samurai shown below, and that doesnt include the many hours trawling through books finding reference material, which really is all part of the fun.
But for now on my work bench I am converting a rune priest to lead the wolves. For all you more interested in the historical side of things I also have a WW2 American infantry platoon and some more Punic wars goodies waiting patiently for the paint brush.
Well I have booked tonight off work and the Mrs is out with friends. I plan to take the kids swimming to ware them out and if all goes well they will be in bed for 7, Which will give me a good few hours at the desk.
If all goes well I will bring you an update in the morning.