Sunday, 11 March 2018

On the bench

Just a short post, I've mainly been finishing off the 12 highlanders ( now gloss varnished) who await more colleagues before basing and matt varnish being applied.

I've also converted some Officers for one of my customers who wanted figures for his imagi-nation so mounted and foot Officers for the grenadiers of Arcadia. ( I quite like the mounted officer may do some for my British Grenadiers)

I converted some more highlanders and had a few cast by Griffin three of them are now on the bench waiing to be worked upon.
Off camera are some 15mm Romans, realised all the time saved is taken up fitting 15mm transfers to their shields!! Will show the finished pieces next week.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

I'm Back - random shots

Well I came back and just got home before the airport was closed. However coming from 28c to minus whatever resulted in me getting hit with a bad chest infection.

So not much on the painting front but quite a bit done in preparing stock for Salute and in receiving quite a lot of new stuff from Griffin so check the Crann Tara blog.

On the paint bench are some highlanders and some 15mm ancients photos next week but in the mean time in terms of eye candy bits and pieces from the past.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Atlanta bound

I had hoped to do a post on Sunday as the guys from Warbanner visited Gaming Figures for a Gangs of Rome day and a good day was had by all, unfortunately didn't get chance.
Currently sat in Newcastle departures to fly to Heathrow and then onwards to Atlanta to meet up with my son and his wife for a week, hate flying but looking forward to seeing them.
6 kilos of the case is his stuff 🤣 In particular cards against humanity game which weighs bloody heavy.
A busy March is scheduled Gaming wise so standby for some 18th century mayhem

Tuesday, 30 January 2018


Just in case people thought I'd been letting the 18th Century slip then I maaged to finish off the horses for more French Cavalry.
The Languedoc dragoons and the rest of the Cuirassiers.
I've just had another delivery from Griffin so there will be all sorts hitting the bench in the next few weeks.

I do need to add a little bit of button lace to the dragoons and make some command but the French army continues to grow.
Added a couple more pics just for Carlo :)

Rome Part 3

Well after a big push painting buildings and figures then I was ready for a first try out last night at the club.

Now the thing with this project is that everything has been painted for effect and speed - so first up the Gang fighters.

The figures by Footsore are very nice, facial features on some are quite soft and easily lost with heavy painting also a couple had bad flash lines which is unusual for Footsore.
Unlike most I haven't put cobble stones on the bases as I have plans for thee to move into the hills as rebellious slaves at some point.
Next up pictures from the game showing buildings etc. Foundry figures provided the mobs as I haven't got the new ones done yet.
The buildings by Sarrissa were easy to make and straight forward to paint I followed some videos by March Attack through a link on the Gangs of Rome facebook page. They're not finished but look ok for the moment.

The temple is one I bought some years ago. The game played well we used 95 points and as Gav, my opponent, hasn't got his stuff ready we drew gang members and equipment randomly!
We enjoyed the game it lasted just under two hours ( I won :)) and was most enjoyable. Lots of playability here.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Rome Part 2

Whilst the motivation is there and I'm waiting on the figures and buildings to arrive I did recall committing to a Kickstarter a couple of years ago for an amphithetre so to while away the last coupleof nights I rattled through the construction of this.

There's a couple of bits to tidy up after I've sprayed it. Not bad for two nights work and no instructions! Down side was on the last but one section I was one piece missing for the fencing but I will make something out of plasticard.
The company was called Hurlbatt but they appear to have been bought out and this is no longer available. I also found time to build a warbases Villa and walls.

And just so Robbie knows I'm keeping focussed I've just started painting 42 horses to finish off some French cavalry.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Gangs of ROme

Before hunkering back down to 18th century stuff after Christmas a few from the club have pre-ordered some bits and pieces from the forthcoming Footsore miniatures game of 'Gangs of Rome'
Now I knew I had some bits and pieces in the garage for an idea based on the Simon Scarrow novel re a slave rebellion in Crete.
After a short search I found quite a few blisters so over the last two weeks I've managed to complete 52 figures!
All speed painted and there's a handful to go but should let me hit the ground running.

Next up a few buildings and then back to painting Highlanders!