Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Early War Armour

Finished some more early World War 2 tanks. First up is a group of four Panzer 38T's. These are from Warlord Games.


And next up is a trio of French H39's. These are from a Mad Bob Miniatures French Kickstarter they ran a couple years ago.


On my paint table right now is a box of French & Indian War British regulars.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Germans and Hoplites

My post this week will start off with a bunch of early-World War 2 German ordinance. All these German figs are 28mm metal from Warlord Games. First up is the sIG33 150mm howitzer.

Next up is the leFH18 105mm medium artillery piece.

Next is the 75mm leIG light artillery piece.

And finally is this medium mortar team.

For my smaller pieces (mortar, infantry guns) I usually glue a couple crew to the gun base and then have the extras on individual bases. Unfortunately when I glued the kneeling crewman onto the mortar base I didn't notice that he's carrying a shell that will not go into a mortar. I didn't notice till the figure was almost completely finished. Oh well!

And finally is a base of 28mm mercenary hoplites from the plastic Victrix Mercenary Armoured Hoplites boxed set.


I finished them and realised that I hadn't picked up any decals but I dug out some older Veni Vidi Vici decals I had. I really hate putting decals onto domed shields. Just blech.

Next week should be some German and French early-war tanks.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

French Dragon Portes and Oxen

This week I finished up a group of 20 early-war French Dragon Portes from Crusader Miniatures. As is typical with Crusader figs, they were nice and easy to paint up. I'm still not 100% sold on the green I went with, but they're done now!




And finally I have this group of four oxen from Wizkids. Simple figs, quick and easy to paint up.

Next up will probably be some Germans and some hoplites.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Counterblast Assortment

Finished up some more Counterblast figs. All the figs are from Bombshell Miniatures. First up from the Edofleini faction (Edo for short) is an Edo Undermind.

The next pic (from left to right) is an Underling, a character named Destroys Nulls and a pair of Edokin Eyespies.

Next from the Mekkus faction is a Cyren.

From the Galactic Defense Force (GDF) faction (from left to right) is a GDF Psifer (psychic), a character named Sally Starfield and a GDF Commander.

Also from the GDF is this Heavy Combot.

And finally I've done up some more robots. First up is a pair of HOpR Bots.

And finally is a pair of HLpR Bots and a half dozen MInE Bots. Commander for scale.
Til next time.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

French Goumier, Counterblast & Star Wars figs

Just finished a group of World War II 28mm French Goumier. These metal figs are from Artizan Designs. The figs have some mid-late war kit but I don't see why they can't be used for early-war.


Painting the stripes was not fun. I can't see myself painting any more Goumier. I'll stick to basic French infantry.

And now for the second half of my post. These 28mm figs are from Bombshell Miniatures Counterblast pulp sci-fi line. First up is a trio of Bde Bots and a Bz-R Robot.
The next two groups of figs are from the Mekkus faction. The first pic is of a group of Aggressors. The second pic is of a trio of Braindrones.

The next pic is a group of figs from the Edofleini faction. These are Edo Trappers. The pic doesn't really show the colouring of the figs unfortunately. Couldn't have a post without crappy pics!
Here's the lot together:
And finally I have a pic of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker from Star Wars Legion.

Till next time!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Star Wars, French and Gnolls

As the Analogue Hobbies Paint Challenge is in full swing, I've completed a few sets of figures. First up is a set of Imperial Scout Troopers for Fantasy Flight's Star Wars Legion. 


I was looking forward to having these figs painted but I was kind of leery about actually painting up the white and black. I found a few videos on Youtube that gave good tutorials on how to paint them quickly and easily. I think they turned out pretty good.

Next up is a group of early World War 2 French infantry. These metal figures are from Black Tree Design. Just when I think I'm done with the French, I end up picking up more. I don't know what it is, but I really like painting French infantry.


On a related note, I recently finished listening to the audiobook of Robert Forczyk's Case Red: The Collapse of France. It covers the period from the late 1920's up to the collapse and surrender of France. I recommend it if this period is of interest to you.

And lastly, I finished a group of Frostgrave Gnolls. These figures are all metal except for the two in the back row with shields and these are from the plastic Gnolls set. All figures are from North Star figures.


Honestly, I really don't like these figures and I think it's because I couldn't come up with a good paint scheme for the Gnoll skin and fur. I've got another 18 plastic ones on my paint table that I'm really not looking forward to doing.

Up next some more French and maybe some sci-fi figs.