Wednesday 30 December 2015

WIP Wednesday - last of 2015

Hope you are having a good Festive Season. Just a quick post to wish you well and show that I've managed to find a little time for hobbying via the paint brush over the last week or so. A certain Enchanter from Studio Miniatures (officially out in January I believe) and an old Games Workshop Necromancer. Both to bolster my options in Frostgrave or anything else really.

Better pictures when they are properly finished off.

Have a good Hogmanay and I'll see you in the New Year.

Saturday 12 December 2015

Into The Dungeon

The party step into the Dungeon. This is the start of the Never-ending Dungeon.

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Outlaw Gang

DMH Stranger second from right

There are a lot of low brims in this set.
At long last my first Wild West figures are complete. 9 are from Black Scorpion Miniatures "Tombstone" set and one is the resin "Stranger" from the Dead Man's Hand \ Wargames Illustrated Civilians set (the rest obviously sitting waiting in their box). I keep hearing people on forums going on about how huge the Black Scorpion figures are, but they don't look too out of place with the DMH figure (or the others I have).

Basing was a bit of a challenge. I was using Vallejo Desert Paste for the first time. I have their Black Lava paste which is great, but the desert sand one is much finer, more liquid.and quite (too!) bright. In the end (and this is more for my future reference than any recommendation) I baes the base with GW Desert Sand, brushed the paste on and gave it a dilute wash of Vallejo Sepia. Then a patchy application of diluted Army Painter Dark tone was applied, a dry brush of a couple of patches mid grey and then dry brushed the entire base with Army Painter Skeleton Bone.

It is good to have my own figures to play Western games with now. I still have the citizens, some Mexican Bandito's and some Cowboy Orc's in the pile, but they will have to wait their turn.

As a side note, this group goes to show how depressing parts of my year has been. They are my first painted figures since the end of April and first 28mm figures of 2015. Hopefully next year allows for more energy and opportunity!

Monday 7 December 2015

Chariot Racing - practice laps

A quick couple of pictures to assure you that I've not given up this whole blogging lark!

Last week I was helping MacSver playtest Bread & Circuses Chariot Racing to be released by Irregular Wars. As it is play test time for the rules I won't\can't go into specifics, but the race had some furious action with riders attacking\whipping each other, spin out, mobs of spectators running onto the track and desperate catch-up actions. Looks like it will be great fun when released and I'm looking forward to a game or two more.

Details on the Chariots here on MacSver's blog.