Sunday, 28 August 2016

French Napoleonic Voltigeurs

Looks like the Kislevites have been shelved yet again 

A few weeks ago I went to the local club and got talking to an old mate and the subject of Napoleonic's came up, then as if by fate I was in Newark on Friday so I had to call in at Foundry and I got myself a few packs of Napoleonic's.  Not a massive amount a just few Voltigeurs and a few British Lights.  I painted the first pack up yesterday as a bit of a tester, just a quick job, no corner left uncut, because this project has the potential to get very big, very quickly.  
Once again it looks like the Kislevites find themselves on the back burner.


Sunday, 14 August 2016

Oldhammer Empire.

The army thus far...

Back in the 90's I was mostly painting 40K, but I always like the Empire figures, so I bought a few bits and pieces when I was in the local GW.  Since around 2000 I've been adding to the collection from Sales boards on forums and lately from Ebay, and there is still some room for the collection to grow.  The figures I have vary from Mint in Packaging, Virgin Metal, Stripped, Painted to be Over-Painted, painted to be stripped and damaged .  If the figure is damaged I don't use it.
In 2013 I started looking at what I had and how I was going to organise it and in 2014 I started painting.  Today I was sorting out some dedicated storage and as it was the first time that they had all been together in the same place I took a few pictures and it's shaping up nicely.

Thanks for looking

Monday, 8 August 2016

Ricco's Republican Guard. Finished

I completed the last of the Ricco's Republican Guard figures, bring the total up to 24.  

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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Ricco's Republican Guard

In August last year I posted a tester figure for Ricco's Republican Guard, after that I got a bit distracted and only managed to paint another two figures, then they were shelved.  Rather than start another unit I thought it best to finish these first, so I painted another six yesterday, making nine in total.

 The six I painted yesterday
And the unit thus far

Only another fifteen left then it's back to the Kislevites.  Probably.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Apophis - the Shadow of Chaos

I recently painted Apophis from Statuesque Miniatures
I tried to paint it NMM gold, not sure it worked hmmm

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Sunday, 17 July 2016

More Winged Lancers

I finished the horses for the last few Winged Lancers

 And a picture with a few figures from the first unit I painted to make them up to 8

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Kislev WIP

 A few new figures for the army, I sold the PLA on Ebay a few weeks ago, with a surplus in Paypal I went on an Ebay Oldhammer quest and picked up some figures I wanted and a few figures I didn't know I wanted.  Top left is a Mounted Priest of Ulric to accompany the Winged Lancers.  Next to him is the Mordheim Witch, underneath those two are three C07 Rangers two of which have a distinctly Kislevite feel.  On the right are six Chaos Thugs, these are very similar in style to the Bearmen and are going to bulk up the unit and provide a bit of variety to the Urslo Formation Axe Dancing Team.

The Mordeim Witch is a figure I've wanted for sometime so it could be the focus of a scratch build, now I finally got her I have to say she's a big girl.  The figure doesn't fit on a 20 by 20mm base, in the pictures she's on a 25mm round base which is just about a fit.  I was expecting a little old woman about 2/3 the size of this figure, This old woman probably stood about 7' tall in her youth!  This forced a major rethink of the scratch build, but I've got a few new ideas and it'll and I think it's worked out for the best.

The C07 Rangers are destined to become a small unit to accompany the Kislev Ranger.  If anyone has any C07 Rangers or any other Citadel, metal, figures with a Kislev/Northern feel they are willing to part with let me know and I'm sure we can work something out.

More Winged Lancers, I've gone back to the classic GW livery for these figures.  From now I'll paint them all like this, I have also drawn some Bears Head shield devices which I can print out as transfers, I've got the transfer paper, just need some aerosol varnish.  The horses still in various stages of painting.

Thanks for staying this long