Saturday, June 19, 2021

So after some Hate....Time for some Prayer

I've painted a number of these monks.  They are great little figures.
Lots of good character.
Nice looking gesture.
Just a super simple model to paint, that looks really good.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Some painted Hate

 I'm a big fan of Adrian Smith's artwork, and own a couple of his Hate graphic novels.  They are great looking books.  So I saw these up for sale and picked them up.  The plastic is the same as the Zombicide stuff from CMON.  Not the easiest stuff to work with. Detail is good, but the undercuts on them are a bit shallow.  Also I recommend that you check your primer to see if its compatible with the plastic and does not eat the plastic.

Fun miniatures: 

I've only ever seen the artwork in black and white.  So I went with colors that I thought fit the models.

Much more to follow....

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Victric Roman Aux. Update

 Short update on the Roman unit posted not long ago, got around to basing the movement tray.

I do really like this kit.  If you have not bought them and have a Roman army, you ought to do yourself a favor and pick them up.

More to come.....

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Barbarian Marauder - Avatars of War painted

I'm not sure why years ago that I bought this miniature.  Its certainly not one of my favorites.  I think it was originally sculpted by Gary Morley, not one of my favorite sculptors. 
There are certain views of it though that are very cool looking, like this head on view above.
The shield is pretty cool, but the cape below like the Lord of Wrath model sucks.
The other thing I really don't get with the model is the decapitated head that he is standing on when the model is armed with a flail.  Oh well, fantasy.


Saturday, May 29, 2021

Avatars of War - Lord of Wrath!

Avatars of War does have some very cool looking miniatures, and this one is one of them.  I did convert it with a different head, as I actually have two of these miniatures, the other one is in work and in a blue paint scheme.
The fur cap is the only real let down to me.  I think if I was building a gamer convention army, I would likely dremel a bunch of that fur off and resculpt it myself.
Some of the ornamentation on the armor is a little funky and hard to paint.
I love the detail on the chest, the weapons, the greaves.
As always more to follow.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021


I've been hard on Warlord Games for some of their Roman stuff, but this is a model that they absolutely got right in the plastic construction.
I like plastic and have painted a number of these already to add to my Roman collection, and these are always fun to paint up and look good. 

So if you are in need of some scorpions, they are certainly a recommendation from me.  I do like the crew especially.

I often change out the kneeling plastic model and use it in the rank and file for a different look.  Its a cool model.
At some point, I'm going to do some photos of my rather large Roman and Viking collections.  They have gotten large.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Sometimes you are Chosen! Chaos

I've always thought this was a rather cool looking figure, but I never liked its left hand.
So I replaced it with this 40k chaos bit, instant improvement that made want to paint this model.
I painted him the same time as the Khorne Lord, hence the paint scheme.  The chain cape is cool looking as hell, but certainly not practical, but cool nonetheless.
Mark another one of my list of wanting to paint.  Don't have a use for him, so it will go up on Ebay.
Much more to follow.

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.