Tuesday, 22 November 2016


A Lahmian Vampire I painted at the weekend.  I was going to enter it into the Oldhammer Forum Deadcember 2016 Painting Challenge but decided against it.  I do however plan to paint  the mounted version for the challenge.  A couple of painting firsts for me with this figure, the first vampire and the first time I've tried to paint sheer fabric.  I'm pretty happy with the way that it's turned out, but I think I can improve on the sheer fabric, and the snake looks a bit flat.

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Leopold's Leopard Company

The first 6 figures painted for The Dogs of War, Leopold's Leopard Company, these are for the rear ranks. The next batch which I'm painting at the minute are a lot "cleaner" and look better, even though they are only about 50% complete.
I've painted these the same as the Napoleonic's, white undercoat, block paint, wash, more block paint, wash, and highlight and it's not working on these figures, so for the next DoW unit I'll be taking Amy Winehouse's advice and going back to black for the undercoat.

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Kislev Kossars

Back to the land of the ice and snow of the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow...*
The first five Kossars which I started about 6 weeks ago, but were shelved due to the Napoleonic itch, which has been scratched, for the time being, anyway.   
As with all of my vintage GW figures, I've painted these in the classic GW livery.

The Kislevites are an anachronistic bunch of figures, which I suppose is also true of a lot of fantasy races. The Winged Lancers are a homage to the Polish Winged Hussars of the 16th-18th century, while the Kossars with their bows and axes hark back to the 15th century, around the time of the Battle of Grunwald when the Teutonic Knights allegedly called some of the Polish-Lithuanian contingent "Murderous Rustics with axes".  Murderous Rustics with axes is a scary proposition and I think that the Kossars fit the bill perfectly. 
I have 30 Kossars to paint in total and I've cleaned up the second batch ready to undercoat.  I must admit I'm not entirely happy with the paint job on these, lots of fiddly detail which took a while and a bit of repainting to work out exactly what was what but I think I've got it now so the next batch will be better.
I've also started work on Leopold's Leopard Company and I really should start work on a command group for my Dogs of War.


* Apologies to Led Zepplin for paraphrasing The Immigrant Song