Sunday 24 December 2017

52nd Regiment of Foot colour test

Just a quickie before I sign off for Christmas. I've picked up a copy of Osprey's"The Indian Mutiny" and as per usual with Osprey books there are some cracking colour plates. One of the figures illustrated in this particular volume is a private from the 52nd Regiment of Foot (Oxfordshire Light Infantry). This regiment was involved in the siege of Delhi, and the figure is a good match for a group I picked up of Foundry's British Infantry in Flannel Shirt Advancing:

Have a good Christmas, and catch you on the other side!

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Indian Mutiny project: mutineers and warrior cavalry horses

This is the start of something big! I'm embarking on a project to paint and wargame the various forces involved in the Indian Mutiny of 1857, an event that sent shockwaves through the British Empire. I'll be documenting my progress in the hope that it will keep my momentum going - I have a lot of figures to get through!

So to kick off I've been basing some mutineers, and some horses for warrior cavalry:

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Colonial wars Afghan command

So this post marks a bit of a turning point for me: I've recently been bitten by the historicals wargaming and painting bug. I seem to have developed a fascination with the "little wars" of the Victorian era, and I'm also turning my attention to WWII gaming in various scales (but more of that another day). To kick it off, here are a couple of rather splendid Afghan command figures from Wargames Foundry, suitable for a range of conflict in the 19th century:

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Traitor-ish terminator mashup

This was one of those "grab something out of the lead pile" projects, and it helped that he was already assembled and primed when he emerged. I decided to make him a Word Bearer so I went for a modern colour scheme to suit this Legion:

Thursday 19 October 2017

Beasty boy

This one has been in my undercoated pile for a little while, and happens to be one of my fav beastmen of the classic Realm of Chaos era. A classic Jes Goodwin sculpt.

Monday 16 October 2017

Unreleased female Space Marine: update

A couple of years ago (almost to the day) I blogged about an unreleased female Space Marine that I found in Bryan Ansell's collection. The sculptor was a mystery - but no more! Kev White from Hasslefree Miniatures has stepped forward and claimed the honour. Here is what Kev has to say on the subject:

"This gods-fugly miniature was possibly the ninth miniature I had ever made. As with all my other first attempts, she was made in my lunch breaks while working as a miniature painter (yes, the jokes you're thinking of were done at the time as well) at GW and were sent off by Rick to be cast. As she was one of the last I made I never received any castings because I left my employment shortly after handing her over (there's also another Squat out there somewhere - one with a heavy bolter on his right shoulder).

So, yeah, she's an ugly mini, but she's mine. From an age when I believed in genetically engineered women with power(!) armour and access to guns that fired explosive ammo."

Thanks for the update Kev!

Monday 9 October 2017

It lives...

Blimey, it's been over a year since my last post. To be honest I've found that my hobby interest has waxed and waned repeatedly over the last year, but here I am with a new post. I figured if I shared my hobby output more often it will help with the, er, waxing as it were....

So this post is in some sense a bit of a recap of what I've been working on lately (as in, the last few months!). In no particular order:


I've got some preslotta giants on the go, from the Perry twins and Tom Meier, and I've been trying to paint them in a novel-ish manner, that is not your usual mountain/stone/fire etc. First up is "George the Giant", who was a Citadel Fiend Factory release: