Thursday, September 3, 2015

Old School Citadel Wood Elf additions - Forest Dragon & Attack Chariot

Here are a couple of models that I've recently completed.

These were both incomplete and partially damaged sets that I managed to acquire reasonably cheap. With a combination of gathering spare parts and patience both models have come together fairly well.

The Attack Chariot is a lovely classic 80s model but it had several broken and missing pieces. Luckily, the chariot itself was structurally sound and could be restored to bring it back to its former glory.

The 90s Forest Dragon has a replacement tail end, tongue and repaired wing. I found a suitable Lord figure to tie it together with the 1980s style of the existing army.

Hope you enjoy the photos.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

28mm Wars of the Roses - Slow progress....

Hi All,

This is another side project that I've put another week or so of time into. Taken me about 2 years to get to this stage!

I've just finished 12 stands of mounted knights and thought it was enough for a decent group shot. Probably overkill on the mounted knights but they look pretty cool. Part of the process was replacing all the lances. Nothing sadder than seeing heavy knights with stumpy and bendy lances!

Most of the figures I've picked up second hand and repaired and repainted. I like the idea of reconditioning old figures and giving them new life. I particularly like the old Grenadier 'Fantasy Warriors' human range that fits WoTR really well. There are also some old Foundry/Citadel and Essex figures.

I need a few command stands and some more infantry and it should be enough for a modest Lancastrian army for 'To the Strongest' rules.

My trusty camera pooped itself after one photo so I had to use the phone camera for these...



Monday, August 10, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

28mm French Revolution Infantry

Here are my 28mm French Revolution infantry I have finished so far. I have about this many again to paint. The infantry are Front Rank Miniatures, the mounted General is Trent Miniatures - Vive la Republique - Vive la Revolution!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fi, Fimir, Fo, Fum - Classic Citadel Chaos - for fun

I've been collecting these wacky dudes for about 2 years. Trying to pick up figures here and there to build up a raiding-party size force. I really didn't know much about these but they passed the 'hmm, interesting' test.

My main aim was to collect at least one of each of old metal range. Not wanting to pay through the nose, I've taken my time and I think I've managed it (I didn't consider the limited edition version because it is a bit small). The remaining figures are the good old HeroQuest board game plastic figures that aren't too hard to find and make up the numbers.

After much thought I decided green skin was suitable for the fighty types and brown skin for the magic characters. Definitely a nice change and a chance to practice painting techniques I don't normally use.

I kept to my usual basing style as I'm not much into skulls and things. All on 40mm square magbases from Shogun. Not a fan of the original GW bases.

Hope you like the photos.
Overall look at the raiders
Witch-hag Meargh with her ancient wrinkles and cold blue eye
3 Fianna Fimm - elite warriors
Fimm warriors make up most of the ogre-sized force
Red eyes on the Fimm give away their blood lust
More angles of the Fianna Fimm with bone hard tail-maces
Fimir Nobles - well armed and armoured and nasty up close
Magic trio. Two green-eyed Dirach mages flank the powerful Meargh
Smooth tails are a give away of their non-fighter status

Sunday, July 26, 2015

28mm Napoleonic Russian Kuirassiers

Here are the first two of my 28mm Russian Kuirassiers. I have painted the Lifeguard Rgt ca.1812. These were the fellows who captured a French Eagle at Austerlitz. The minis are Front Rank Miniatures. I have about twenty more of them waiting for the paint brush.