Tuesday, 22 March 2016


Very little activity here guys, sorry. Personal issues culminating in the passing of a family member has taken much of my time. Haven't picked a brush up since November! I still have a few bits of paperwork to work through and a memorial service (interstate 2000km away) to organize, hopefully back into the groove soon.

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