Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Dark Ages Fun: painting some Norman foot thugs

Well, with the cavalry waiting for some support I thought I had better get some infantry/dismounted together. They're finished but I couldn't be arsed taking more photo's until I have the shields and spears in place so we will have to make do with the nearly finished photo's.

I started painting the whole swag, 40 figures, in one go, I pretty quickly realised that was not going to work so then broke them down into three more manageable groups although the confusion had set in by then and to be honest I think they have taken me a lot longer to paint than if I had divided them in small batches straight from the off.

anyway here they are...




Chi (a few more photo's of the mounted thuggery)

as usual thanks for looking

Friday, 23 October 2015

Dark Ages Fun: painting some Norman mounted thugs

Mostly figures from the Crusader Miniatures and Gripping Beast lines, both have their pros and cons but on the whole the Crusader have been the easier to work with. As you have noticed (please) I have been off the air for a while, black dog problems (depression), not critical but it can slow things down. So I haven't been painting a whole lot, but when I feel relaxed enough I get in and do a bit. This is a collection of what I have been able to do since we last met.

Crusader Miniatures, hand painted shields with some VVV decals

Gripping Beast with two LBM shields and the rest hand painted, one a dubious quality beast design.

....and a Foundry figure i have been painting for a laugh.

bye and thanks for looking


Saturday, 27 June 2015

Wargaming Forum: Wargamers Website

More a plug if nothing else, The Wargames Website is a newish forum dedicated to... War Gaming!

If your looking for a place to discuss the hobby in a non toxic environment without the ego's, thinly veiled politicking, adhoc moderation and superiority complexes then this is the place for you. Being relatively new there isn't loads of traffic yet but what you get is people discussing war gaming in a friendly and cooperative manner, I suspect bad behaviour and aggravation will not be tolerated by the admin or the members. Tons of war gaming news and traders making sure you keep up to date on the latest gossip

Go and have a look and sign up http://www.thewargameswebsite.com/

Friday, 26 June 2015

SAGA Dark Ages Fun: Foundry

Had a bit of a break in posting as my brother in law had passed away and we have been interstate, we have sent him on his way now and back home to take stock and get this damn house renovation finished.

The gripping Beast Saxons are having a break while I paint a few Foundry figures for my wife's SAGA warband. Plenty of photo's but not much diatribe this time, of course all question cheerfully answered..... probably.

I like Foundry figures for the quality of the casting but I wouldn't put too much faith in the accuracy of some of the ranges which is why I dont particularly use them (cough cough price also).  In this instance (ie SAGA) they are the perfect figure and being that bit larger is also a bonus. The painting is slowly improving too which is about bloody time!