Thursday, 24 March 2022

The painting Challenge 2022

Right! This goes all the way back to 2015.

Time to try and get this started again. I pretty much painted nothing last year and need some motivation. A bit more time in the day would be helpful too though due to all my other commitments!

This year my goal is to get back to some armies and finish them off before I start any major new projects. First off I'm taking some advice I saw online about the best way to finish painting all your models. Stop buying new ones! Therefore this year I've a self enforced (partial) buying embargo in place. Will have to see how long that lasts though :-)

Team Yankee Americans in Merdc scheme

  This is something I've only recently gotten in to, and am most of the way through painting my limited American force. The Merdc camo has been a bit of a pain, but has been worth it! Lovely miniatures to paint.

Flames of War painted allies

  A selection of images of my Flames of War allies. I recently got back into this, after a gap of over 10 years and have been thoroughly enjoying painting the miniatures!

Team Yankee British vs Soviet 100pt

 After a long time away from this I thought I'd post a recent battle report from our British vs Soviet Team Yankee game!

Last night saw Aarons British take on...well...Aarons Russians (played by me!). Mission was dust-up. table quarter deployment with meeting engagement and delayed reseves.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The Sacred Mole of Ukkert

Following on from thoughts myself and Just John had about using Dragon Rampant for skirmish we decided to organize a game. Rather than full skirmish we decided on the heroic approach. A small band of dwarf heroes (with each model representing 6 strength points) vs an entire Orc raiding warband. Heroic stuff in the Fantasy Age!

King Thorgrimm Ranulfsson has lead a mission to investigate a hold not hear from in recent months. upon arrival they find their dwarfen kin slaughtered and the hold ransacked and occupied by greenskins. Thorgrimm leads his small band of dwarfs in to the hold to recover heirlooms they know will still be sealed in the secret vault. They fight their way in and out, killing anything in their way, and bring out the lost treasure to take home. As they gain the surface they see a large orc warband arrayed before them. Obviously some sneaky goblin went for help! Shouldering their weapons they prepare to fight their way out!

This was a 30pt game with only 24pts allowed to be spent on units. The remaining 6pts had to be upgrades.

 The Dwarven heroes venture in to the mine.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Reaper Bones large earth elemental

Got this model all set and ready for Dragon Rampant/Frostgrave this week. Took less than 2 hours to paint and turned out well. It was the first Reaper Bone miniature I've painted and I was really surprised at the amount of detail on it.

This was a very easy model to paint. I picked out the areas of earth in brown and then chose 3-4 different greys for the stone, just for variety. The earth got a light brown drybrush and all the stone a drybrush of fortress grey. I then picked out the skeleton with bleached bone and the entire model, earth, bone and stone got a light white drybrush, which tied it together. Finally a wash of Agrax Earthshade went across it to pick out a lot of the detail. Simples!

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Reaper bones dragon

2nd reaper bones miniature nearly finished and ready for frostgrave! This was painted very quickly, more for table battle quality than painting competition!