Saturday 16 December 2023

Things Photographed: PERRY UNION INFANTRY

 I'm getting some quite abysmal quality photo's of my work, I hope these do a better job of representing the colours used.

Unfortunately it wont improve the quality of the brushwork 😁

Friday 15 December 2023


 Hello my latest  installment of Citadels Contrast paint exploration. So many blue variations to choose from... and I don't even own the whole lot of them!

Pretty sure I narrowed it down to a suitable selection/combination, what do you think?

I have recorded my efforts on YouTube once again, so if your really bored you can watch me bumble my way through learning Contrast Paint

And here is my YouTube video finishing off those pesky blue bellies.

Sunday 3 December 2023


 My small horde of marketplace Perry ACW have been crying out for some love from the Quartermaster aka me!

Well I decided to acquiesce to their, frankly, quite reasonable demands, but how can I paint so many by my lonesome to a reasonable standard with minimum expenditure of effort

Noooo, not red paint.... Contrast paint! I'm late to the party I know, however I am going the contrast paint route with my Perry rebels and it is going to be awesome (spoiler: they are), probably.

Now for the errr, good news? I have documented my experience with the paint le contrast on the youtube, this is so people I have yet to meet can mock and laugh at my lowly skills as a painter and video documenteur.

The first of my epic videos cover the applicacion of ze grey tones and can be viewed here

And the second even more epic video with all the rest of the stuff is 'ere eh

Hey thanks for having a look at my post... if you made it this far 👍

Saturday 23 September 2017

Things and Sculpting: Footguards and Stuff

Things? Things are slow, so slow I haven't been bothered to post about them till now.

Bit sick of painting.... it was actually boring, tedious even! Didn't lose my jomo or whatever the young people call it just preferred to do something else... like walk the dog.

But, I have picked up on sculpting over the last couple of months, very bad sculpting, but sculpting none the less. My Greenstuff mods have improved over the years to the point even I quite like them so I decided to take the plunge and do some radical mods and whole figures. Sculpting 101 or as I like to call it "sculpting with Dick and Jane"

The first big mod sculpt was to pretty much strip, grind, mill some figures back to what would pretty much be an armature and then remake them into the 2nd Footguard's (Coldstream)

The lads aren't looking too bad although they have taken a bit of "doing", each of these figures has had it's faced removed at least twice, far more in some cases. At first it was because they looked terrible... later they looked OK but my face sculpting was getting better and I decided to upgrade. Each week it looked better sooooo.

As you can see I have been using Greenstuff but of late I have been trying out some polymer clay, (ie Fimo and Sculpty) and some other epoxy putties such as Procreate and Magisculpt, which are very similar to GS but have their own peculiarities, more on that later.

latest head/face with my Shieldmaiden in the backround
miniature Easter Island around here!
Well that is what is happening around here, seeya.