Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Gaius Marius - Foundry Painted Model

 This is a model that I wanted to like, until I had one and started painting.  Don't get me wrong its an easy model to paint, it is just not a very appealing model.  

I like the pose, but the sculpt is too short and squat.  And quite honestly its showing its age as well.
The head is almost chimp like in appearance if I changed up the paint scheme.
But I do think the miniature turned out pretty good.  I have a huge amount of Romans in my collection, but I don't plan on keep this one.  There are better models out there.

Much more to follow.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Harry the Hammer - My version

Chaos miniatures in a fantasy setting from Warhammer always have this cool look about them.  They are just barbaric in appearance.
This model has that look.
The cape and sword sheath are really the only major let downs in my opinion.  I have had this model for ages, and have no real use for him since GW got rid of their game.
That's alright, I really don't have time to play and many of the places make it hard for me to play with some of my physical impairments nowadays.

As always more come....keep painting.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Khorne Lord - Sangre para el Dios de la Sangre - Bloody Painted

I seriously do like the Khorne characters in a fantasy type setting.  They are truly brutal figures and cool looking.
I have had this model for a very long time.  Certainly wanted to paint, even though I no longer have a use for the model.
I think it turned out alright.
Tons of skulls all over him.

That axe is just brutal looking.  Love the look of it.
Much more to come.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Roman Auxiliaries Finished Unit

You saw in a previous post the finished Centurion and Optio.  Well, here finally is the entire unit of the Victrix Romans.

I'm still not quite done with the movement tray, but I think the unit turned out awesome.  Victrix nailed it.
Transfers are from Little Big Men Studios, they nailed it.

The Models are real joy to paint.  I have a couple more Roman units from Victrix to do, and I'm truly looking forward to them, even though I've done probably over 200+ Romans already. 
History is fun.
Let me know what you think.  More stuff to follow.  I had a great time with these.  Get up, Get out, Get after it, don't let anyone hold you back.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Bray-Shaman Painted .... Bet you did not see that coming

 Wow.  Its been a while since I gave my beastmen any love.  Honestly this miniature, I have had partially painted for years, like probably a decade.  Found it in a box, I just got around to finishing it up.

I have been toying with the idea of playing some Frostgrave and / or some Dragon Rampant.  So this is a model that would be needed with those Beasties that I already have.
Not sure why I put the scroll on the mini.  The skulls turned our okay.
The reds are my typical palette that has changed slightly over the years as far as the paints I use, but has not really changed in color.  Nowadays, I'm mostly using the Reaper Master Series Blood Red triad.

I hope I based him right.  I was going off of memory when I did it.
There you have it a new Beastman.  Get up, Get out, Get after it.

Saturday, April 17, 2021


 A new one for me is painting a Medusa.  This the second time I have painted a Reaper Bones model, and it will likely be the last time as well.  Not really a fan of that material, price is cheap and that is not always a good thing.  

I've been looking for some decent Medusa models, this is not one of them.  The model just not good, neither is the sculpt.  I think my paintwork made it look slightly better. 
I am eventually going to be doing some Greeks and this will be one of the models that I'm going to use with all of that down the road.
The above pic, shows one of those horrible mold lines that you cannot remove with a scalpel like normal plastic models.  And I did not feel like going in and fixing it with green stuff.
Quite honestly this model will likely never leave my game room.
Speaking of that game room, once I get the bathroom work done, that may be the next major project.
The above is probably the best angle of this pitiful creature.  If you know of some good medusa's please let me know in the comments.  Until next time, get out, and get things done.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April - WIP on the Desk

 30+ models are on that desk at various stages of completion.  Definitely making some head way on most of them.  A good chunk of the Warhammer Chaos models once done will be going up for sale.  The Romans are going to into my Roman army.  I have a couple of Napoleonic British on the desk that are getting some color, mainly as some test models for the scheme that I will be using.  

Mostly Warlord Romans, but you do see some Wargames Foundry minis in there as well.
There's Reaper, some Red Box Games, Avatars of War, Adrian Smith's Hate as well.

Below you'll notice a couple of Romans that are Foundry models with Victrix heads for conversions, I was surprise how little effort that took.
As always more to follow.....quickening the pace.