Sunday, 23 July 2017

Back to the Brushes 132

Another stand of 15mm Arabs awaits basing, this time it is bow armed skirmishers from Essex miniatures. Finally found a painting style that suits this scale and period for me and it is very simple - block and wash.

Tried a few figures in same style that is used for 20mm figures, that is midtone and highlight however, felt that it was too much work for the figures, although have seen some stunning 15mm figures with two and possibly three layers applied.

A full stand of archers has been prepared for painting in the coming weeks.

Something retro and recently finished next

Cheers for now

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Fury of the Norse 21

As promised here are the next three Viking Bondi from Gripping Beast. The central figure has a hand painted shield the other two are from Little Big Men with some additions to the colour here and there.

These three now mean that there are enough figures to build more sabot bases for Basic Impetus so the new list - of which there are four more stands in - can now be an option if played.

The final highlight on the red does not show well in these pictures and on reflection is perhaps too close to the mid tone of the tunic. You live and learn as they say.

Have recently started another four hirdmen so watch out for progress on them in the future.

Cheers for now

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Losing that gaming mojo

From time to time our motivation for the hobby ebbs and flows. Some drift off and never return others find a new period, scale or game to re-motivate themselves and others drop from one part of the hobby be that painting or gaming. 

Been there in differing ways over the years with different parts of this hobby from role-playing, skirmish games and larger table top games, the mood and motivation for these flags from year to year. Can be down to not gaming, too many games, new games, old games or just pure can bothered any more.  The constant has always been the painting and it often leads back to gaming with more energy than before.

So when your motivation drops, remember may the road rise with you and anger is an energy!

Off now to do a little painting


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Fury of the North 20

As promised another Gripping Beast Viking Bondi.

Three more to follow very soon.

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Back to the Brushes 131

A couple of quick work in progress pictures from the table. Firstly, the Black Guard for a SAGA Moors faction, with some 15mm archers in the back taking note that their big brothers have seen more of the brush than they have. Figures from Gripping Beast

Quick before the archers fire, to the left march!
Next, the forces of conquest; the Moors gathered for the off. Top left and second top left are more figures for the slow moving Almoravid Basic Impetus army - not including the thirty archers required for this army. Most of the rest are for SAGA.

Islam is rising
Next something finished, honest!

Cheers for now

Monday, 10 July 2017

Back to the Brushes 130

Some quick work in progress pictures starting with the Vikings moving ever slowly forward. The other two are having a well earnt break.

Next a few scenery pieces from Hovels in 25mm, these are versatile bits that will see use in a variety of small scale games once finished.

Lastly, a Ranger from the Citadel Talisman range circa 1986/87; that is so very nearly finished.

More work in progress to follow shortly

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Back to the Brushes 129

Some work in progress pics of Gripping Beast Bondi for SAGA or sabot based for Basic Impetus

Progressively more complete from the left as viewed to the right.

More to follow shortly.

Cheers for now