Monday, 9 December 2013
Continuing with my 51st Highland Division project this is another Infantry Battalion. I still need to paint up some more trucks for the Battalion motor pool but mostly done.
Going to work on 1st Lothians and Border Yeomanry next which is basically a light tank Battalion equipped with Vickers and Bren Gun Carriers. I thought they would make for a nice break from painting up Infantry Battalions. I only need to paint one more Infantry Battalion to have the 152nd Infantry Brigade completed.
Still tons of stuff to do for the division though, another two Infantry Brigades and a shed load of support units. Should keep me quiet, I'm going to be trying my hand at some 6mm Napoleonic's in the New Year which should be fun.
Sunday, 24 November 2013
Well its been something like 6 months since I posted anything at all, so there's something ironic about my first post resurrecting the blog being of some zombies. I can't even say I painted these recently as I painted them six months ago and just lost all interest in modelling/painting etc shortly afterwards so they never made it on to the blog.
The figures are the studio miniatures plastics, with some modifications by me. The first one I have punked up by adding a bit of hair and a hood to the jacket nothing fancy but it works for me.
I might have got my modelling and painting mojo back, I'm really not sure. I'm going to have a go at some painting this week and see how I feel.
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Well I finally joined the masses of Kickstarting!
I was browsing around on PCGamer last night and noticed an article about how Jim Walls (of the old and outstanding Police Quest games) was going to come out of retirement and with an old colleague from Sierra Online and create Precinct a successor to the old Police Quest games.
Now I loved the police quest games as a kid and oddly just played through them again, despite the appalling graphics and fiddly controls of the originals what still shines through is the top notch gameplay which was enhanced no end by Jim Walls background as a former cop.
The game gave you different paths and was hard, it also pulled no punches in making you think and I really hope that style is kept, as making it difficult was what made it half the fun.
I have always wanted someone to remake these games with modern graphics but the same decision based difficult gameplay.
Well this is up on Kickstarter at the moment and I'm excited just from the very limited concept art/video they have up. I think this looks amazing and would really encourage everyone to jump in and fund this. I am an old school PC Gamer and would love for this to be made.
Check out the old games, look past the graphics and you will notice how deep and emerging the gameplay is.
The Kickstarter is here
In modelling news I'm fiddling with some zombie figures at the moment and who knows I might actually paint them!
Friday, 28 June 2013
Just finished painting up this figure from Hasslefree, I wanted a manga kind of look for his top and hair, and of course his golden gun. I'm reasonably happy with how it turned out although I think on reflection the purple is a bit flat and needed more highlights/shading.
As the name of the post suggests I'm having a trial separation from painting 28mm (mostly). Over the last 3 years or so I have painted a lot of WW1/WW2 type stuff in 28mm which required me to finish squads and platoons etc. As a result I'm actually quite tired/bored with painting units of beige/khaki 28mm figures, equally I just don't seem to have the stamina to paint the same colour scheme over any groups of 28mm figures at the moment.
So I'm going to have a break. Instead I will be working on my 6mm projects, and "single" 28mm figures so Zombies, post apoc or fantasy figures that are not part of units but would be on their own so I can just work on that one figure without feeling I have another 9 to do before its finished.
I'm sure I'll end up going back to collecting 28mm army's but at the moment I'm a bit fed up painting tons of 28mm and I have enough troops for the games I actually game (VBCW) to not need more troops.
Monday, 24 June 2013
So I've come to a realisation, I will probably never get round to painting a lot of what is sitting in the "lead pile". So Rather than sit on the pile having it take up space for no reason I have decided to have a clear out. This is by no means all of my lead pile but is a lot of stuff which I doubt I will ever paint, or wont paint anytime soon.
So I am looking to shift the lot as, for convenience sake, a single lot. As such I am offering a big discount on retail for this lot.
The pile consists of
40 Warlord Plastic Scottish Covenanters (with metal command) still on the sprues except for about 5 figures worth of bits which are in a jiffy bag. Nothing painted
8 US Vietnam era troops from The Assault Group Undercoated only
1 Hasslefree Grymm LMG Team unpainted fresh lead
Empress British Javelin Team
Black Scorpion Resin Pirate
3 Polish Para's from Warlord (Bolt Action)
30 WW2 British Infantry figures (20mm) from Stonewall figures 26 unpainted rest fresh lead
20 Warlord WW2 Belgian army figures
1 Warlord WW2 Belgian Boyes AT Team
1 LAF Figure (one of the medieval lady cook ones)
10 Artizan Designs Figures from "A Very Private Army Range" (the dads army looking infantry)
21 x Random figures mostly Artizan with some Musketeer Miniatures mostly WW1/WW2 with some other stuff.
Now sold. Expect new projects in the future!
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Just finished painting up this figure from Hasslefree Miniatures. I've had her for a while but only just got around to slapping some paint on. I went with a light coloured trench coat (rather than the more traditional black) and red for the cat suit. I'm pretty pleased with the results, the red in particular turned out just how I wanted it to.
Thursday, 13 June 2013
So I realised having painted my 3 Carrier Platoon stands that I needed a fourth carrier stand as the Platoon HQ. So here is the 3 Platoon Stands with their HQ stand which is just represented by the Carrier with an officer figure.
This means that my Battalion is now completed and I'm pretty pleased with how it looks
You can see the Carrier Platoon at the back, the four infantry company's that make up the Battalions strength and the command stands. On the right are the 6 trucks that represent the Admin Platoon (motorpool)
I'm down to dribs and drabs in my 6mm pile, not enough of any one thing to create a full company or group. I was however able to scrape together enough bits to make the 1st Company for one of the Machine Gun Battalions that was attached to the Division, which was better than nothing.
Pictures a bit naff on this one (light's going) but again I'm quite happy you have the three Platoons and the HQ stand which is represented by the Tilly.