Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Some new Viking Bondi Finished

I did need some Bondi with my WAB/Swordpoint army of Vikings.  Now I have them, they can double up with some of the Saxons Fyrd models to make a bigger unit when needed.

This group turned out pretty good using left over parts with Gripping Beast's Dark Ages plastic models.
 A bit of conversion to change up the looks of some models.
 The one below uses an arm from Victrix greek kits.
 Sculpted hair on this one.
 I like how this one turned out.
His backside.  I really need to diffuse my lighting more.  The new Nikon is not liking this light setup at all.
 And still more to follow....

Monday, May 22, 2017

Some More Vikings.....Finished

 More of the plastic Gripping Beast variety.  I enjoyed painting these, and I think the came out decent.
This one has an arrow leftover from the Perry medieval archers kit.
 This one sort of has that crazed look about him, with some additional hair that I sculpted on him.

 Another dane axe.  I have more than a handful of these guys now done.
 I'm trying to get a bit more color in the cheeks as well.
That's it for now, more to follow before I take a short break and go back to Romans for a little bit.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Back to the Holy Land - More Crusaders

Added a few more troops, mostly left over Conquest Games Normans, but also a couple of metal Gripping Beast figures in the command model and musician next to him.  
Need a few more models to fill out the ranks.  I started this unit something like 5-6 years ago.  Matching the paint scheme was not easy, but was not hard either.

The guy in the middle of these three on the end is a Perry miniature painted long ago, alongside of the new guys.
 Please ignore the Litko movement tray as that is just temporary at the moment.

As always more to follow......

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Shearing some goats from the Chaos Beastmen

Some more thinning.  No, I'm not getting rid of all of them.  I'm keeping many and some of the more fragile stuff that I would hate to ship.  This is the second group that I plan on letting go of.
 This group has some more of the subtle conversions and then the added armor as well.  If you are interested in purchasing them click the following to Ebay:  Click this Link to Ebay Auction
 I took a bunch of the inspiration for the armor from Roman period and also from the artwork.

 This banner head is just really cool looking.  Fun to paint as well.
 Some of the cooler ungors that I have done, especially the guy with the big bone.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Thinning the Chaos Beastmen Herd

These are some of my original Old Skool Beastmen.  Love these guys, but I just don't use them much for anything anymore.  So thinning out the herd and selling a couple of groups of them.  Not one of them is the same as the other, with tons of conversion work done to them.

 So much like the Warhounds they are up for sale on ebay.  If you are interested follow the link:  Click this to the Ebay Auction
When I did these up they were very stylized.  Lots of bits of armor added to them.  Lots of subtle arm conversions.
The paint was all the so-called Non-metallic Metal or NMM, one of the dumb terms that miniature painters use to justify a paint style.
Good paint is good paint in my opinion, you don't need some stupid terminology to justify a style.  
More to follow....

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Unleashing more Chaos Hounds

These are the OOP GW Chaos Warhounds that I built and painted for my Beastmen army.  I'm back after 4 straight weekends of kart racing.  These are quite old, but have held up well over the years after a lot of games.  I have decided thin out my collection of miniatures a bit with the fall of Warhammer as we use to know it.

 So that means these two units are up for sale on ebay.   The one above is at the following link:  Ebay Auction Link - Click Here
 Here are some close up shots of the minis.  I remembered not liking these as I built them, but as I painted them they were quite cool looking.
 I think the torn flesh is pretty cool looking.

Below is the howling unit.  This one is also up for sale, click the following link if you are interested in it:  Click this Link to Ebay Auction

 I don't really remember what colors I used for the bodies, but I do think it worked quite well and accented the fur.

There you have it.....some more models that will likely be parting from my collection.  As always much more to follow as I continue with the Dark Ages and venture back to Rome as well.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

New Dane Axers and their Casualties

This one is a conversion using the now OOB War Factory Games arms, well not really sure what happened to War Factory Games, maybe Warlord bought them like they have bought others.
 Your stock kind of sucky pose from GBP.

 These casualties are pretty cool.  Most are Old Glory.
Blood, I actually paint the blood in your standard red colors.  After I clear and base the models then I hit all of the blood areas with the wicked alcohol based Tamiya clear red.  Stinky stuff.

 This one in the brown is a Gripping Beast hunk of metal.

As always much more to follow.