Friday, 24 December 2010

Oh, my word, it's been a while...

Some AT-43 UNA stuff, touched-up and made all pretty looking.



I think the Devilfish fits in pretty well....


The Fire Toads look particularly badass....




I know they're not painted from scratch, but they look cool.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Updated list of things to paint...

Finish Zulus - Done
Finish off Red Blok stuff for AT-43 (first army box plus some armoured infantry) - Done
Higlight/ wash/ base Cogs for AT-43 - Done
Dwarf flagship and subs for Uncharted Seas - Done
French regulars, a load of Huron, Rangers and Coureurs du Bois for 28mm F&I skirmish
20mm Warrior AFV for Ambush Alley - Done
6mm Napoleonic French for Black Powder
15mm NW European Brits for FoW or BKC

To add to the above:
15mm NW European Germans (mortars, MGs, Pioneers, etc)
20mm Ambush Alley figs/ vehicles (WMIKs, Abrams and a few other bits)

After a brief intermission...


Haven't posted in a while; real life getting in the way of the important things again. Anyway, finished painting up my AT-43 Red Blok forces. Should have knocking-on for about 4500 points or so now. I've used some proxy stuff; GW Cadians are particularly good for this. I've used some scout walkers which I think look pretty good (if I say so myself). I alo found a Star Wars Clone dropship which I painted up as a Red Blok vehicle.


The vehicle is supposed to be 20mm scale, but I put a couple of spare Cadians in as pilots, and it looks about right to be able to carry eight troopers (30mm figs).
Now, all I need to do is win a game every so often...


Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Holiday painting thus far

First up, some proxies for RPG Soldaty in AT-43. GW plastic Cadians, with cut-down and drilled laser rifles to make them a bit chunkier. Also, I've used the spare Wargames Factory 'glengarry cap heads' from my Zulu War Brits. They look like forage caps, and fit the 'soviet feel' of Red Blok.


Unfortunately, the detail on the face sculpts isn't all it should be, so I had to accentuate the eyes with with a Devlan Mud wash before using the inevitable Army Painter quick shade. They look OK, though, and were considerably cheaper than the 'official' figs. As my mate pointed out, it makes you stop and think when you're looking at GW as the cheaper option...



Another long-term project has had a bit of a dust-off this week, French & Indian Wars! I finished off a few regulars for the Brits, and plan to finish off some French regulars later on this week. I've got some Rangers, some Coureurs du Bois and some Woodland Indians to do, plus a cabin and some fences. That should keep me busy for a while...







Saturday, 20 February 2010

Warrior IFV

The 1:72 Revell kit with the metal 'up armour' kit from Liberation minis. Basecoat of FoW 'War Paint' German Armour spray, dry brush with Citadel Foundation yellow, then Army Painter 'Strong Tone' and Army Painter matt varnish. I'm going to pop a few ariels on to finish off, I think. The worst part of the whole thing is putting the tracks on: nightmare.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

I'm just a small Cog in a big machine, me.



The contents of an AT-43 Cog Army box, painted up like the previous AT-43 minis. Played a game last night using my Red Blok. Great fun, less fiddly than 40K.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Dwarveses...

This little lot finishes my current Iron Dwarf fleet for Uncharted Seas. Just waiting for the zeppelin mini to be released (drool....)





Sunday, 7 February 2010

Whilst watching the Superbowl...

...I finished off these Red Blok Kolossi. Again, just a quick highlight, Army Painter Strong Tone,Army Painter matt varnish and sand/ flock base.




Saturday, 6 February 2010

More progress...

Finished off the last of the 2000 point AT-43 Red Blok army box. All the minis are prepainted; all I did was give them some highlights, a dip in Army Painter (Strong Tone) then matt varnish and base.


The big beast is a 'Dotch Yaga' (whatever that is) and took me about 30 mins to get it like this. Some of the models are really characterful.



Also, nearly finished the remaining Zulus (metals from Empress).





List of things to paint...

  • Finish Zulus
  • Finish off Red Blok stuff for AT-43 (first army box plus some armoured infantry)
  • Higlight/ wash/ base Cogs for AT-43
  • Dwarf flagship and subs for Uncharted Seas
  • French regulars, a load of Huron, Rangers and Coureurs du Bois for 28mm F&I skirmish
  • 20mm Warrior AFV for Ambush Alley
  • 6mm Napoleonic French for Black Powder
  • 15mm NW European Brits for FoW or BKC

Other stuff to be added to this list as the mood takes me...

Friday, 5 February 2010



OK, a tough night of painting and listening to classic rock so far. I've finished re-touching and basing the last bits of my Red Blok army box (pics to come; batteries ran out...).
I have finished my Thaniras Elves Flagship for Uncharted Seas; had to scratch-build some sails though. It's just not an Elf ship if it doesn't have sails...




An evening's painting lies ahead....

The wife has gone out, leaving me to paint my heart out. Results up later...