Saturday, December 24, 2016

3 Old Foundry Vikings...

I have no real interest in keeping these 3 so they are up for sale.  They are rather old sculpts and definitely not my favorites when it comes to Vikings, but I think my paint work came out well on them.

The poses are definitely showing their age in my opinion.  The Axe man is alright.
I left the flocking off, for next Owner to decide.  Sometimes on my figures when I'm selling things off like this, I wonder if I should not just go ahead and floc them.
As always much more to follow.....

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A new Arthurian...

This is another Arthurian miniatures from Saxon Miniatures.  Kind of a cool looking miniature.  I did convert it slightly with a plastic spear from another kit.
As with the other Arthurians that I have painted, I think the heads are a little on the large size.
 Other than that the miniature is very nice, and paints well.  Arthurians are really not something that I'm interested in, so this miniature is going up on eBay for sale as well. 
As always much more to follow....the Saxons from the previous post have cleared the WIP desk, and been replaced by another batch.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

WIP on the Desk

Well, I'm making some progress with a lot of stuff on the desk, mostly Saxons and Vikings and support troops for both.

I threw into this group one of the Saxon Miniatures' Viking Warlords.  Its a cool miniature and will look good as part of my Viking army.
Below you can see some more of the Saxons and some of the Gripping Beast support figures made from their plastic Dark Ages.  In the background you can see a Blood Rage Viking, cool figure.
 Below are more of the dark ages figures, mostly slingers.  I've been reading a little bit on Gripping Beast's no large warfare rules set Swordpoint.  The 20mm square base should work out fine with some movement trays for that and WAB, Saga, Hail Caesar, etc.
With these I've been playing with the Secret Weapon's washes.  They work pretty well.  Probably as well as anything else that I have used. 

Friday, December 9, 2016

A Reaper Unicorn night....

If you have followed the blog for a while now, you will know that I like these Werner Klonke sculpts, even though they have some huge head-dresses.  This is the last one that I have.  I painted while painting the Inquisitor from the previous post. 
As you can see, the knight shares much the same color scheme as the Inquisitor. 
It is a fun easy miniature to paint.  It definitely has some cool dynamics to it.

 I was not really sure, how I wanted to paint the unicorn head at first.  Then I decided on the gray-brown tones.
Fun always much more to follow.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Inquisition has returned...

Its turned cold here in the north, so I'm back at the painting table and putting in some work with all my other stuff now garaged up for the winter.

This miniature has been in my collection for years as bare metal then on my desk unfinished.  I felt sad for I didn't, but it sounds I thought it would be a good to finish it up finally.

 It's a nice mini.  I had a bit of fun with the base.  Those concrete beam pieces are leftover resin sprue.
 I went back to tried and true red for the cap.
The skull is from Secret Weapons I believe.
Good pic of the book.  Got a bunch more coming.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Old Stuff Wednesday - October: A racey Eldar Falcon

Wow...this was a long time ago.  I stumbled across these photos the other day looking at old stuff.  This probably circa 2000 or earlier...
It was absolutely my favorite model from the Eldar range, just a really cool set of lines and design.
I also really was not very good with a brush back then.  I was still learning how to paint.  The blue is a metallic Testor's blue, matching Jeff Gordon's Dupont color for his model race car.  I still have the rattle can.  Yes, I rattle canned that blue, no airbrush.
Damn cool model.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Old Stuff Wednesday: Ultramarine Captain (Now OOP)

This is an old one, about 2002 for me.  I picked it up back then because I liked the Roman Centurion overtones.  I was probably the first time that I really tried to do some blending.
GW's spacemarines have really come a long ways since these OOP metals.
Ah the power gladius.  I believe that I converted the sword as the gladius was so short.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Old Stuff Wednesday: The Cerulean Templar

My first Cerulean Templar Emperor's Champion.  A lot of conversion work on this model dating back to around 2001.
I used a few Bretonian parts, but the bulk of the model was my green stuff sculpting in the Head, band around the head, the robe, the mail, and a bunch of other little things.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Another WIP On the Desk: More Dark Ages and Saxons

These will be leaving the desk a little bit later today.  Still have some detailing and eyeballs to do yet. 

 Above you see some of the skirmishers that I'm working on, and to the right a couple of Saxons.

Below a few Saxons and a couple of Vikings. 
With the Saxons, I'm going to be using a lot of different paint schemes with them to distinguish them a bit from Vikings.
A Viking berserker worked his way into the mix.  This is a converted Warlord Games model, like the one between the Saxons in the above photo.
 Below is a close up of one of the Saxons.  I really did not use a lot of these colors with my Vikings.  Even the leather is in a different color scheme.
These will get put in the que to clearcoat.  Once I get a big enough batch, I'll move onto doing that and the basing.  Next up.....more....

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

More WIP on the Desk: Dark Ages 40k Inquisitor Knight

Okay so the title makes little sense until you see the pictures.

I've made a little progress on the Inquisitor that has been sitting on my desk.  Getting closer.  The base is looking pretty cool.  I have probably close to 30 miniatures sitting on the desk at the moment.  The previous 35-40 have moved onto storage for clear coating.
The Saxons have started to finally trickle onto the desk.  Really have enjoyed painting them.
 A few more Saxons, some skirmishers, the Old Glory vikings in the center, and few more my Foundry Vikings.  I'm painting a lot of things at random at the moment, just to keep everything fresh prior to doing some more Romans.  This batch has a very limited pallette of colors thus far.  Some will get finished some will get set aside for detailing when I get to using some other colors. 
Thus far most all of those minis have just been based with one metallic color and one rosy flesh color over the base coated flesh.  Probably a couple more nights and they'll be done and I'll put the next big batch on the table.

And its not just miniatures that I'm working on.  I started work on the Stronghold.....errrrr.....Elladan Dark Ages terrain piece.  I really like the looks of this.  Its rather early in the process of paint, but its looking good thus far.
 Below you see a Gripping Beast Viking posed with it.
Almost forgot the Reaper Knight.  Once its finished it will go up on Ebay.
 Here you can see the test piece that I did for painting the old wood.  The dead tree looks pretty good, got a bit further to go on the building.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Alpha Legion becomes the 4Kbench

A blog that I'm following update:  One of the blogs that I have followed for quite awhile is the Alpha Legion now named the 4Kbench.  There is some very good conversion and paint work on it.  Very much worth following:


Sunday, July 17, 2016

WIP on the Desk: Casaulties

The archers, well most of them, have cleared the desk and are in the container for getting shot with clear.  So I'm clearing a few more off of the desk.  Most of these are casualties and markers. 
 I think these all turned out pretty cool.  The bigger pieces are from the Lord of the Rings Mumak base.  I was converting the Mumak as a war mamoth for my chaos army and had no need for the base.  The casualties are however pretty neat.  So I cut up the base with my dremel.
You can see, I started some of the blood effects.  The splatter on the mumak base pieces was done with a old tooth brush.  The rest is done prior to shooting with a matte varnish clear coat.  After I do that I will use a high gloss Tamiya ink over the blood.

 Here you see the next batch of figures on the desk.  Mostly skirmishers and few miscellaneous miniatures.
 I made pretty good head way on them today, getting pretty much all of the clothing done today.  Next up will be the fleshtones and wood.

 Just about done with the figure below.   Soon the Saxons will be moving to my desk.
As always more to come.