Tuesday, February 14, 2017

28mm Skellie Cav

Good evening,

I've finally finished these blokes.





Took me a surprisingly long time, and even so, the results aren't as, well, spectacular, as I had hoped. Still, they're table ready, which I am happy about. Now to work on these...



A mix of Mantic and Milton Bradley (Hero Quest) mummies.

That dark one in the middle (actually, front of the second troop) I tested with Cabot's wood stain, a long, long time ago.

Nick

Monday, February 6, 2017

Writing About My Daytrip To Wellington

Good evening,

I thought my may find this interesting. Not my writing (I'm using this as a model for my class to follow), but the vid of an excellent display (poor quality from my old phone, yet highly informative) from The Gallipoli exhibition at Te Papa, and the news clip (YouTube) and my photos of the awesome display at the Great War exhibition at the War Memorial. Mark O painted some of those minis!

I highly, highly recommend them both.

Nick

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Stop Motion X Wing

Now this is the way to do X Wing reports!




Well done that man!

Nick

Friday, January 27, 2017

Orcs Away!

Good evening,

Back to work next week, but I have managed to finish the touch ups and rebasing of these two Orc Kings of War Ax Regiments, which are now sitting back in their boxes awaiting for another drubbing!



Spot the slacker!


I actually picked up the fellow lying down like that. With an axe in his forehead. So, with a little bending of his knee and upper arm, I laid him down, like.




Spot the Orclings!


I also managed to name up a Dave Graffam Model's Ruined Longhouse. They were having a $1 sale and I thought, well, I could do with some 28mm fantasy buildings for KOW...



It's actually pretty jolly cool - well worth the money!

Nick

Saturday, January 21, 2017

I Am Sparaticus!!

Good evening,

Here I present to you...my Sparaticus semi-historical Roman Slave Revolt HOTT army.
  • 1 Hero General element @ 4AP
  • 4 Gladiator elements (Bd) @ 2AP ea.
  • 1 Elephant element (Bh) @ 4AP
  • 1 Cavalry element (Cv) @ 2 AP
  • 1 element of Hunting Dogs (Bs) @ 2AP
  • 4 elements of Revolting Peasants (Hd) @ 1 AP ea.


Some close ups. My Hero General...




...backed up by the Ghosts of subjected slaves past. Atlantic figures. (These I rebased from my first Gladiator's element.)

Then Gladiators...




...who have freed themselves from the Circus. Atlantic.

Speaking of Circus'...



...an Elephant. A toy elephant, as it happens. Painted for me by Mark O, roughly fifteen years ago. I simply replaced the Revel Pretorian rider with this Atlantic Roman.

I've already posted these cav.


Model train dogs.


And four Horde elements. Esci figs, with some head and conversions of HaT Triarii...




...to represent the gear picked up the the plebs from the battlefield. I know HaT's Alexander's Lights would have been more appropriate, but, well...I didn't have any spare!

And so, another army done, and in record time - 24 days from the first completed element to the last!

Who'dathunkit?

Nick

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Beware Those Stubborn Dwarves...

...and their Brock Riders!

Good afternoon,

After spending many hours getting my 28mm Kings Of War Orcs and Goblins ready for a game...last night I went over to Robin's for a game.

And got completely done!

My one completed Orc Ax regiment...


...by Robin's Organ Gun, Cannon and Shooters...


...while my mounted...


...got taken apart piece meal by his Brock Riders (he was using those horrid spiders as a proxy).

The rest of the lads...



...got slowly chewed up by his Steam Tank (the helicopter proxy) and some old fashioned Dwarven steel!

Well played Robin, well played!

Nick

Friday, January 13, 2017

Parthians Put Away...and Goblins

Good morning,

Finally, after two years, my 20mm HaT Warmaster Ancients is complete! I present to you my five WMA command elements that round the army out to about 1000 points.





I should really do another unit of Light Horse, but that's another six figures, which would require another box...doable at some point, but not right now!

Speaking of getting things done, I have also managed to rebase two Kings of War regiments of Goblins, all ready for a game with Robin tonight.

Please note, these were already painted when I bought them.






I decided to keep them all bunched up like this because that's the way I think they'd fight. All huddled together. Not like their big Orc cousins, who want a bit of room to swing their axes.

Right, now, to finally start on those Macedonians.

Nick

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Works In Progress

More Orcs...and a Sparatican. Sparatacii?

Anyway,

Good evening,

Here is my first Orc KoW regiment.





As you can see, there's quite an eclectic selection in there.
  • Second hand GW, 
  • Second hand wayyy, wayyy out of production GW, 
  • Milton Bradley Heroquest figures and even...
  • One Mantic Great Ax...
...since, as I'm basing them 16 to a regiment instead of the suggested 20, I had four leftover thereof. Which then spun out my total number of Orcsess to fill out three whole regiments. Sweet!

Apart from these two...


...which were already finished to a very high standard (you should see the Standard Bearer), the bulk of these figures were purchased undercoated and roughly block painted (apart from my Heroquest figs from way, way back...), so haven't taken very long to touch up. These dudes were so much easier than my Parthians!

Speaking of 20mm, here is my next element for my Spraticus army. Sparaticus hisself, this time dismounted.


Upon further reflection, he should be on a Hero base...so...he's actually just a Blade with stolen gear!

Nick