Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Berserkers Galore

So as usual I've been bouncing from project to project - Mighty Armies, a dragon, and Viking Berserkers.

So, for today I'll show the berserkers in progress.

I've actually finished the first four but haven't had time to take the photos yet. But the above shows where I'm going with them. These are foundry figures and are a joy to paint. I did think about varying the bear skins but in the end, decided to do 'em all pretty much the same way.

My intention was to complete all ten, including a leader model but as is the way at the moment, something else came along, namely Infinity. This is a new game for me, though its been around for a while. Its a skirmish level tactical sci-fi game. I've started on one of the troopers and photos will follow this weekend.

But then, Christmas is now getting in the way as my wife has come up with an excellent idea. My wife has two brothers who are both Dr Who fans and so I've been commissioned to paint the current doctors and assistants. As I need to do these by 14th December I guess I'll have to curb my butterfly nature and focus on just these.
Can't say I'm complaining as I'm looking forward to painting them. The figures are from Heresy Miniatures and the likenesses aren't too bad. So I'll keep this post short and post a longer one including all the doctors after the weekend.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Barbarian Archers

So this week I've been mostly painting barbarians. I bought these models ages ago, can't remember what for but then they went into a box, as has happened on a number of occasions, and there they sat.

Not sure what I'm going to do with them yet but, for the time being they've gone into my ever growing dungeon collection.

Speaking of which, I've seen some rules I'm quite interested in by Otherworld Miniatures. This is one of my favourite miniatures companies. They produce a classic range of fantasy miniatures based on the pictures in the original Dungeons and Dragons and Advanced Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying games. I've got a growing collection of various monsters, some of which, such as the Beholder and giant rats, I've completed.

I've seen my next purchase from them


But for these I need some ebay pennies.

As well as the barbarians I've also been working on a number of other pieces

I have an old Marauder Giant, an example of which is below:

I've been working on mine on and off for a week so far. With Kelly's help I've made a MDF base and most of him is now attached, although I think I'm missing a couple of extras like the barrel. Hopefully I should have pictures soon.

I've also been looking at the various dragons that I have. As those that know me, I have a penchant for dragons and have collected many over the year, even painting a few. Well I've started consolidating my collection and have found a number of dragons I didn't even know I had. I'm working on one at the moment and have made a custom base for it to sit on. I'll have pictures of that soon as well.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

A bit here, a bit there

So a couple of weeks have gone by and its time for an update.

Firstly we have Professor Erasmus.

This is an Empire of the Dead model, another gift from Andy. I really, really like this model. The detail in the sculpt is brilliant and was a pleasure to paint. Not sure if I'll play Empire of the Dead again (where the model comes from) but as I enjoyed painting it so much I've already benefitted.

Next I have an old Citatel Centaur:

This one came from Kelly. I'm unsure about this one. Its going into the fantasy collection for the proposed dungeon bash for the time being but it may find its way onto ebay.

Lastly, after the dragon I dug out one of the Bushido starter sets.

These are the Savage Wave.

Firsly we have Zuma the All Seeing:

Followed by the first of the Bakemono Marauders:

And the other five as work in process:

These are very well crafted figures but do come in an inordinately large number of pieces. It took a night just to put them all together. Having said that they have also not required any filling what so ever.

With these done I'll be half way there. I've also been looking at scenery requirements. Sarissa produce some lovely buildngs which I'll be looking to pick up. I can use the scenery I have at the moment but if I like the game then I'll be adding it to the future purchases list.