Friday, February 10, 2017

Citadel and Back Tree Dwarf Army

Hi All,

This was a project that I was plugging away at for a while.

It was fun collecting and restoring many of the old models. I took advantage a while back with a Black Tree Design sale to pick up some extra models that are compatible in style at a fraction of the price. That said, there are a lot of rarer and collectible units and characters in the army.

I hope the fans of dwarves will enjoy the images and discover a few old favourites in here.

Comments are welcome as usual.

Cheers,
Mick

The Army
King Thorgrim GrudgeBearer and the Slayer King
Another angle. Had to print flags from the web and paint them to make them bright and vibrant.
Felix and Gotrek characters
White Dwarf, White dwarf and BT Dwarf Wizard
Another shot of King Thorgrim
Anvil of Doom. Flags were the same process of printing and repainting.
Normally you get 2 Anvil Guards. I did 6!
Dwarf Slayer Champion - Old school
Wall of stunty regiments
First Thunderer unit
Second Thunderer unit
BT Guns. I'm pleased with how the lighter flames came out.
Dwarf Slayers 1 - So much character
Dwarf Slayers 2 - mostly different poses
Bugman's Rangers! Same process as above for the banners
Prince Ulther's Dragon Company - a famous unit. I went a bit creative with the flags and shield designs.
BT Hammerers (with GW fill in) - Nice figures and I merged some old GW banner designs into this unique version.
 
Second Hammerer unit - again with GW fill ins.
A flame cannon that I didn't get around to finishing.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

1836 MEXICAN ARTILLERY


Viva Santa Anna! Just finished these Mexican artillery guns for the 1836 Texas campaign, also any other service El Presidente deems it necessary for them to undertake. The guns are old ones I had in the spares box, the gunners are from Orinoco Miniatures. 


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Plastic Mongols

I bought some of the Fire Forge plastic Mongols to see what they were like. They are very nice. Here are a couple of them with the Gripping Beast Saga Moorish Warlord.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

10mm Napoleonic Peninsula French

Here are the French forces to battle against the British from the previous post.
 
They are mostly Pendraken figures from the "old" range. Whatever that means. The only slight negative is that all the mounted command figures have the same pose.
 
Like the British they are based 6 figures to a 20mm square base, but the French only have 6 stands per battalion. So far I've painted 4 regiments, each with 3 battalions.
 
Mick

 The French array.
 A brigade of 2 regiments with an artillery battery.
A second brigade of 2 regiments. Leger battalions up front. 
 Chasseurs, Hussars in the first line followed by 3 regiments of cuirassiers.
Army command stand with the Emperor himself. 
 Out of focus look at a foot battery.
 Another angle of the cavalry.
Another angle of the infantry.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

10mm Napoleonic British Peninsula



To begin the year with something a bit different I've decided to post some pics of the 10mm Napoleonics I was working on last year. (It's 2017 already here).

Space has become an issue at home and I wanted the challenge of painting figures of this size. I also wanted to play larger games with more units on the table.

Quite a while ago I got Andy Mac to paint a large number of British artillery and crews to kick-start the project. Andy has painted a large number of samples for both Pendraken and Blaze Away. The artillery are from the Bend Sinister (Redline) 10mm range. Half of the infantry are also Bend Sinister and the other half are Old Glory. They don't mix in the same unit but work well enough in the same army.

The biggest cheat was the flags. They were taken from Warflag and reduced to fit. Each side of the flag had to be cut out and glued. It was a bit fiddly but there was no way I could paint anything as well as that. Terribly painted flags would have dragged down the look, even at 10mm. 

Happy new year.
Mick
 Everything so far. Enough to play games with.
 A couple of Brigades of KGL. Bend Sinister figures with Old Glory skirmishers and officers.
 Two Guards Battalions and two line battalions plus a couple of companies of the 60th rifles. All Old Glory.
 Two Regiments of Old Glory Light Dragoons. Really pleased with the OG cavalry. Some of the Andy Mac artillery in view.
 The 'Army' Command stand with Wellington pointing at something.
 A divisional command stand.
 Another angle of the Guards infantry.
 The artillery reserve.
 RHA reserve.
Another angle of the group.