Sunday, August 5, 2012

British Paras - Flames of War

I recently painted a batch of British Paratroopers for a friend of mine. He has a sizeable DAK force and an increasingly large Waffen SS army for Flames of War. However a 'stuff' load of Paras fell into his lap.

Our local wargames club haven't attended any kind of event for eight years, the last being Gamesday 2004 in Birmingham. So we decided to start small and attend a bi-annual show here in Jersey. For this show we Glenn and Richard Kelly put time in on building a new terrain board set in Normandy amongst the bocage. Simon Hewlett and GLenn provided the Germans and I painted up the British Paras. We were really pleased with results.

Currently I am painting some of the said Waffen SS infantry for Glenn whilst he concentrates on the armour. I will post some pics of the Germans once they are painted.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Astral Fists Space Marine Legion

 Although my major focus is on my War of the Roses project I am very occasionally working on my Astral Fist project. Fortunately I don't have to buy anything for this! All the models are sitting in the garage ready to be painted. I will post some WIP shots soon, but for now here is the paint scheme heavily inspired by their founding legion.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Confederate Regiments Pictures

Here are the pictures I promised a little while ago. I haven't painted any more regiments as of yet, but I will after Salute 2012 has come and gone.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Painting Table

Just to keep things ticking over on the blog I thought I would update with what's on my painting table. As I mentioned in my last post I have completed two regiments of Confederate infantry which I still haven't photographed! It should be remedied tomorrow night as we have a club meet and I will remember to take my camera along this time!

I am also working on my War of the Roses project, and I am painting up the Earl of Oxford and his retinue. I will post some photos on my other blog when I have finished the models.

I also have a commission to paint a stuff load of 15mm British Paras for a friend. I have undercoated them and am currently working on the flesh. With 15mm Flames of War infantry I tend to paint the models with flat colours and then use a wash over the top to add depth to the miniature. I must admit though, it is getting more challenging to paint 15mm miniatures. Must be my age!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Update 2012

Well things have been very quiet on this blog. Since my last post I have now returned to Jersey, sorted out a place to live with my wife, Andrea and pulled out all my stuff from storage. I have also managed to restart our club newsletter, Broadside, ably helped by my brother after some computer problems I have had. In fact I am currently using an old macmini, circa 2002/2003 to gain access to the internet!

Howver, I have been able to get some painting done. Last month I played a ACW game using a set of quick play rules. The game was entertaining but I was keen to use Blackpowder by Warlord Games. This Thursday I plan to do just that. For the game I'll be using regiments of 20 models (this will increase as more models are painted). In order to get enough models on the table I needed to paint up a few extra regiments. In the words of James over at the Olicanalad blog  I consider this a 'non-project'. For a definiton of what a non-project is go and check out his site, if you haven't already!

I have managed to get another club member hooked into the period and as we are both going to Salute  this year I am sure he'll be buying a few models. I will get a couple of photos of the new paint jobs up on the blog in the next few days.

I have two other major foci at the present. The first is two streamline my collection. To this end I'll be ebaying stuff and I will also be taking some stuff over to Salute to sell on the bring and buy. I have never used it so I'll see how it goes. The other focus is to start my War of the Roses collection. This is a huge project and although I have a loose plan I need to identify a definitve end date. You can find out how I progress with this project over on my other blog - The White Boar (
Well that's all for now. I hope to post more regularly now that I am settled and having all my resources to hand.