Saturday 30 April 2011

Bow ties are cool

Just finished painting this model from Paul Hicks. Really sharp detail as usual from Mr Hicks, I like how the model turned out although for a while I was not sure I liked my colour scheme.

Thursday 28 April 2011

A couple of angry chaps

This evenings work, painted up a couple more Vikings. I like how they turned out. All I need to do is undercoat and paint their shields.

Sunday 24 April 2011

Imperial Guard Sniper

I was going to paint up another 3 vikings this afternoon but I had this model sitting on my desk and decided to paint him up to go with my other Mordian Iron Guard inspired 40k army. The model itself is made up of bits from a few different sets with a resin head from Forge World.

I spent a fair amount of time on the face and main uniform, and I like the result. Once this models based up it may, to be honest, never see the light of day again as it is a rare occasion indeed which results in my 40k stuff coming out of the cupboard.

Tomorrow, or this evening I'm going to crack on with some Vikings. At some point I'm also going to paint up a 10 man commando squad I picked up from Artizan Designs (British Commandos, naturally)

Thursday 21 April 2011

The Vikings are coming!

When I came in from work this evening there was a package from Artizan Miniatures waiting for me. I was pleased to find my order for some WW2 Commandos and a small pack of Vikings which I had ordered.

Now I know very little about the Vikings and there background, but I liked the models and thought they would make a nice change of pace painting wise. The above pillager is the first Viking model I have painted and I'm pleased with the results, I think I will quite enjoy raising a small raiding party!

Oh I should add I am yet to paint and attach this chaps shield so for the moment he looks like he's grasping thin air!

Monday 11 April 2011

Scout Sniper

I decided to paint up something with some colour for a change. For years, despite my dislike of GW pricing, I have been collecting (of and on) an imperial guard army. I realised the other day that I never want to paint another las rifle ever again.

I have however always fancied a Dark Angles space marine army, one of the first models I ever painted was a Dark Angels standard bearer many many years ago. So I had a dig around in the cupboard and found a space marine scout I had built and never painted. I have no idea where the rest of the set are, or when I bought the model but hey I only needed one for a test model any way.

I really enjoyed painting up this model and think I might have a go at creating a little Dark Angels force, probably a slow burning project but something to do none the less.

Thursday 7 April 2011


Well I finally managed to finish painting Badger! I went for a nice red officers dinner jacket for this old soldier. Unfortunately my pictures of the front of the jacket is a bit pixely (who knows why I'm not exactly Mr technical). I have now finished all four characters from the Paul Hicks, Wind and the Willows set. I love all four models and they look great.

Wednesday 6 April 2011


For a while now I've wanted to make a small force of modern soldiers. I have the empress sas models which I quite like but I have always fancied a small force of blue hats. I don't know why I just do. I found this picture whilst scouting around online and I don't know why but I really quite like it. I believe it is in the Sudan and is of the African Nations UN Peace Keeping force. Although I dont know for certain.

I believe the chopper is a Russian Hip and I would like a 1:48 version to paint up in the very vivid white UN colour scheme. Try as I might though I cannot find a model manufactuer who makes a model of the Hip in 1:48.

Sunday 3 April 2011


I have just finished painting the Moley figure from the Paul Hicks Wind and the Willows inspired set. Another really nice model to paint and I like the result. I was considering painting the overcoat blue but decided to go with a canvas look at the last minute. I really like this figure and it was a real pleasure to paint.