Wednesday, February 17, 2021

F&IW British Rangers/Backwoods Militia

Finished these British Rangers/Backwoods Militia for the French & Indian War. These 28mm metal figs are from Galloping Major.

I've got some more of these figs in the queue.

And finally I have this fantasy football referee. This 28mm metal fig is from Impact Miniatures. I picked this up back when I was still playing Blood Bowl.

Speaking of which, I'm not going to play Blood Bowl again so I should get rid of all that stuff. Hmm.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Chaos Knights

Quick update of some figs I've recently done. These 5 figs are Chaos Knights from Games Workshop. The riders are metal and the horses plastic. Decent figs with lots of armour.

And I also finished this figure. This 28mm fig is Tammy the Tank Girl from Bombshell Miniatures' Babes line. Really simple and pretty quick to paint.

'Til next time!

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Ghouls and a Dynamic Duo

Finished some more figs recently. First up is this group of 8 ghouls. These are plastic 28mm figs from Mantic Games.

Flesh didn't quite turn out like I wanted it to, but oh well, they're ghouls.

Next up is this dynamic duo. One is a whirling dervish of death and the other is . . . his biographer? These are metal 28mm figs from Games Workshop.

Something I picked up on after I watched this video from Duncan Rhodes , was the palette I should use. I've been using old blister packs for pretty much ever. Instead I picked up a couple white tiles.
What a difference, less paint wastage and it's much easier to thin the paint down. Also clean up. Once I've pretty much covered the tile I just wash it off and it's good to go. 

I also picked up some of this Winsor & Newton brush cleaner and restorer on Amazon.
Tossed in all my brushes and let them sit for a few hours and then rinsed them. Really cleaned up my brushes. It's not cheap and I definitely should have got the bigger bottle. But it's most certainly extended the life of my brushes. 

Also picked up some brush cleaner and preserver (again on Amazon). I haven't used it yet but it's another thing to help clean and preserve my brushes.

Friday, January 22, 2021

F&IW Rangers and a Warrior Priest

Recently finished up another batch of figs. First is this group of French & Indian War British Rangers. These 28mm metal figs are from North Star Military Figures' Muskets & Tomahawks range. These are three separate packs with an officer in the first batch.

What I like about these figs is that there aren't any duplicate figures in the packs. There's some similarity but overall these are 18 different poses.

And finally there is this 28mm metal Mordheim Warrior Priest from GW.

Once I started painting I noticed that there was supposed to be a cross piece on the fire staff. No idea where it got to. Knowing what it looks like, I think it actually looks better without it.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Second Batch of the Year Assortment

This group of figures are the second batch off the paint table this year. First up is this canoe and Frontiersmen. This 28mm piece is from Warlord Games French and Indian War line.

Next up is this English Civil War light gun. This 28mm metal set is also from Warlord Games. This was a nice little piece that assembled and painted up nice and easy.

And finally is this Watchtower. This set is from Games Workshop and I believe I got it in a trade with Bob a few years ago. It sat in the basement for a couple years then moved into my paint room where it sat for a year and now it's finally done!

I've seen the little shack either on the side on situated on top of the tower. I think I prefer it off to the side.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

A Sphinx and Some Tanks

Here's my first figs of the year. First fig is a Reaper Bones Miniature.

And next is a pair of Panzer IVs. These resin figs are from Warlord Games.