Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I have bought an Ogre Battalion box set and an extra box of Ironguts. The purpose of this project is to develop my sculpting skills. I have already added greenstuff to two of the ironguts, giving them a northman look. I have stopped there for the time being while I refocus on the bases as I want to give them a uniform look.
As for the rest of the army I am going to think a little harder on the theme I use. Some ideas so far - Arabic - Saracen, Northmen - vikings or an Empire feel. I will post some pics in the next couple of days of the progress I have made.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The tour lasted three hours as we were bused around the various sites at Gallipoli. I also bought a map of the campaign, which is very interesting to look at and is memento of the afternoon.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
When I eventually stop moving around on my 'Walkabout - come Honeymoon' I will settle down to some serious nights of building and painting.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
However I have been to Salute and met up with various people and wished them well. I also went and picked up a copy of Hail Cesaer, I'll have a read of that in the future when we get settled.
It was quite liberating going to Salute as I couldn't take anything with me!
Cheers for now,
Monday, April 4, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
I have two more books coming my way, Richard III and the Bosworth campaign by Peter Hammond and The Red Rose and the White: The War of the Roses 1455 - 1487 by John Sadler. Both of these books are more geared to the military campaigns fought during this 'First English Civil war.' I am about to start Lancaster and York by Alison Weir.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I have also done a little more painting, but only a little. I might be able to get a day in next week - half term approaches!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
- 3 Men At Arms
- 7 Longbowmen
- 3 Crossbowmen
- 5 Billmen
- 1 Hand Gunner
I have undercoated the batch with grey primer (Army Painter). I have started muddling about with some colour schemes. As you can see from an earlier post the Hand Gunner has the livery of a Burgundian. I have done a few models with a White and Red livery. I intend to paint at least ten models with a white/green livery to represent either Henry Tudor/Earl of Pembroke/Rivers. The others will be painted in blue and murrey(dark red).
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I have Poleaxed by th Lance and Logbow, Bloody Barons from Peter Pig, Warhammer Ancients, A Coat of Steel by those jolly fellows at the Perfect Captain and finally the late Terry Gore's Medieval Warfare.
I know some people rave about Impetus but I have yet to explore this route. I am eagerly awaiting the forthcoming rules from Warlord Games - Hail Caesar. If they are out by the time of Salute I may well get a copy.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I have decided to base up the first few on 20mm stands for skirmish gaming. I think that is all I will be able to fit in before I set foot off the island. I have been through my books and have found some liveries I want to use. I will endeavour to post a pic or two as I work through the models.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
However my passion for 28mm miniatures has forced my eyes to look beyond the smaller models. Since the Perry brothers have brought out the plastic ranges I am keen to create some armies. Not that it will happen anytime soon but I see it as my next historical project. One that I am keen to finish!
In the meantime I picked up some books to read, the first book is The War of the Roses by Trevor Royle, the second - Lancaster and York by Alison Weir and the third is A Brief History of the War of the Roses by Desmond Seward. I'll let you know how I get on with them.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I am also looking forward to travelling around New Zealand. I will be using the journey to pick up on my artwork. I trained as an illustrator, graduating from Wolverhampton Uni in 1995 and since then my drawing has been a little sporadic unless I am designing some terrain or paintjob for a unit of lead miniatures.
So my ramblings will take a slightly different thread for the time being. My paint station lies in the basement of my fiancee's house along with my paints and some plastic minis from Warlord Games. Looking forward to the future I will be able to attend Salute 2011 this year in London. The convention is on the day before I leave the UK which is kinda cool. I guess it'll be a fond farewell to wargaming, at least for a little while.