Friday, February 27, 2015

Old School Citadel Wood Elf Army - so far....

Hello again,
I haven't had much time this year for painting and posting so I hope this makes up for it.
My old school Wood Elf army as it stands; probably about half of what it'll end up being. I was inspired by the army done by the Masterworks Guild. I've never painted fantasy before so it was a nice change of pace. Finding the models and putting together units is half the fun. Stripping and tidying old figures and breathing new life into them is also satisfying. The figures are all 20-30 years old.
The totals are:
3 mounted leaders
2 units of spears (20 each)
1 unit of swords (20)
2 units of archers (30 each)
1 unit of lancers (10)
1 unit of horse archers (10)
5 Zoats
10 Dryads
4 Treemen (inc 'Durthu')
4 Great Eagles (inc 'Lord on Great Eagle' - one of my favourites)
A healthy start to the army. I'll finish it day...
Hope you like the pics.




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

28mm Vikings and others

 Here are some of the minis we used when we played our latest game for our Viking era campaign.

Friday, January 30, 2015

28mm Hussite artillery gun and crew

I have just finished this gun crew. I painted the trumpeters last week. The minis are all from the Front Rank Miniatures Wars of the Roses line. The gun is my very old Minifgs gun.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Master Gunner 28mm Medieval

Here is the latest 28mm mini I have painted. It is the 'Master Gunner' from Front Rank Miniatures War of the Roses Line. The gun is a very old Minifigs model that I have had for more than 30 years.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

25mm/28mm Medieval Swiss

Here are some Swiss I have painted in the last few days. The figures are a mixture of Perry's and my own homemade home-cast minis. I have used some Perry heads on my homemade minis as well. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Here are some more of my growing Hussite collection. These two ladies are about to teach the knight a lesson he will not forget. The women are 1st Corps minis, the downed knight is a Perry mini. This little vignette is part of a larger base of Hussite minis.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Citadel Treemen

Hope you all had a great Christmas.

Some additions to an Old School Wood Elves army I am putting together.
Three Treemen and a Treeman lord - "Durthu". The Wood Elf archer was included as a scale reference.

I looked through lots of images on painted examples of treemen and it was surprising how many did not look the way I expected. Lots of greys, reds and unusual combos. They look skillfully done and artistic but not the way I imagined them. I went with more traditional browns and more subtle contrasts to tie them into the Wood Elf figures I've already done.

As someone who has never painted 'monsters' before, I was surprised how much I enjoyed doing these guys. Something like 4 days from start to finish
It was fun to experiment with various washes and building up shading and texture.

Hope you like the results.