Monday 20 August 2018

Mystery Ship

Anyone know what it is?

Sunday 18 June 2017

Ach more Zombies

I'd like to say I painted these up today but its more I painted these up some weeks ago and only just got around to photographing them before carefully packing them in a box with all my other finished miniatures. 

4 Plastic Studio Miniatures Zombies and one metal figure from the same manufacturer. As ever nice little sculpts which are pretty forgiving to the lazy painter (aka me) 

Having just punted a fairly large amount of money on the latest Studio Miniatures kickstarter I thought it was time I got these finished figures up on the blog. 

This chaps an attempt at a US postal service worker, the logo is meant to look like theirs, turned out okay but not great. 

Wednesday 10 May 2017

A Hard Life

So wanting to do something a bit different with my hobby time I decided bash together this chap. He's made from (I think) parts from 5 different kits some of which are GW some of which are not. I sculpted on the fur trim for the cloak myself and it came out a lot better than I had expected. 

I have no idea what I would use him for, Necromunda or something like that I guess. 

The cloak is from an old GW plastic giant kit and has been in my bits box for literally years. 

And the painted version, I wanted him to look a bit worn down so there are some scuffs on the armour (which turned out okayish) and his weapon is painted to look like some old antique piece of kit. 

My sculpted fur trim turned out pretty nice once it was painted, and I am equally pleased with how the dragon scale cloak has turned out. All in all I am happy with how this chap ended up, though he will invariably never make it to a gaming table and may be doomed to live out his days either in my storage boxes or eventually a display case. 

Sunday 30 April 2017

Dress Whites

Quick little update today, I've had this figure from Artizan Designs floating around in my lead pile for quite some time. I'm not a big fan of the black SS uniform, and I didn't fancy painting a traditional uniform. So a quick google later and we are onto a white dress uniform. 

Not my greatest paint job but serviceable none the less. 

Monday 24 April 2017

There is more than one way to wear Tartan

I've spent the last few days on these two Highlanders from my lead pile, they have been undercoated for quite possibly years but I never got around to painting them, like so many of my projects. I have however been just picking random stuff of late to paint from the lead pile, and these two floated to the top of the pile! 

I believe they are from one of Warlords ECW sets, though I forget each one (arrant scum perhaps, I don't really remember) 

I actually rather like the figures, quite nice sculpts and casting, I have little knowledge of ECW so I have no idea at all how accurate my pallet is, but I enjoyed painting them and I like how the tartan on the Kilt and Trews turned out. 

Saturday 15 April 2017

Small Starship Troopers

I've just finished painting up 8 of the Oddzial Osmy 15mm Scifi troopers. These are truly amazing sculpts for such tiny figures. My naff phone pictures really do not do justice to how good these sculpts are for 15mm figures. I've seen 28mm that are not so nicely sculpted.

I picked up a bunch of these ages ago simply because I liked how they looked, I went for a grey green camo combo with one shoulder pad painted blue so I can match figures to squads. So the next section will have a red or green shoulder pad.

No idea what I will use these for but they were simple to paint and a nice little scifi diversion!

I also ventured into painting a different skin tone. Historically I have painted just Caucasian skin tones simply because that was what I had learned to paint and I was a bit scared to paint any other tones as I wasn't sure how to highlight them etc. However I thought I would have a crack at some African skin tones on this little sculpt and was pleasantly surprised to find the tone very easy to paint. So that is something new learnt! 

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Radio Ruperts

Just a quick update, I painted up this 20mm Officer and Radio Opp from AB miniatures, as usual lovely crisp casts. Really enjoying painting up the 20mm miniatures lately, the time required to complete is so much less than 28mm and I prefer the way they look on the table. Going to be topping up my lead pile with some more AB figures in the near future.