Thursday, 27 March 2014

World of Twilight

If anyone is interested in a fantasy game that is different and not just the usual elves, dwarves & orcs rehash then check out World of Twilight. It's down to the last three days of the Kickstarter and things are progressing well, with some bargains to get you started in the game or add to your existing forces

Click the picture to start your journey :)

March Pledge: Week Three

Well, that wasn't the best of weeks to be having whilst trying to do a painting pledge

It started off OK with the first three days then I succumbed to both a back strain and a stomach bug that laid me out for the rest of the week (and even the first day of week four). I did try to paint but it was just not possible :(

So here is a very shortened week three ..

March 15th:  Ghân-Buri-Ghân from Games Workshop

Another one of those Lord of the Rings figures that has been sitting about forever. It was attached to the cover of one of the last issues of Battle Games In Middle Earth magazine. For those who don't know, he is the leader of the wild woses that live in the forests near Rohan

March 16th: Chinese Warrior Princess by Black Hat Miniatures

Yes, another one of the remaining Chinese mythology figures painted. Getting there!

March 17th: Bane by Knight Models

From the Batman range that I painted a figure from at the beginning of the month. Lovely figures, not cheap, but so worth it

And then it all fell apart ..

So next post will be week four

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


Week three photos hopefully to follow tomorrow

In the meantime, Bob will keep you entertained (figure from last week in front of a rather apt aquarium scenery piece)

Monday, 17 March 2014

March Pledge: Week Two

And so that was week two of my March challenge. That one seemed a lot more difficult to stick to than the first one for some reason, I also had to cherry pick a couple of really quick to do figures due to lack of time on those days. Still, I managed to keep going (just ..)

March 8th: Spongebob Squarepants

You know you just have to buy some figures when you seen them, this was definitely one of those. Part of a set of pewter Monopoly figures I bought off eBay a year or so ago. Funny thing is, I really enjoyed painting him!

March 9th: Bilbo from the Games Workshop Riddles In The Dark set

The second figure of three that make up the Finecast set that I started last week. These figures are so small they are a real challenge to paint

March 10th: Coracle from the Games Workshop Riddles In The Dark set

And the last part of that set, now completed. This is actually quite nice, complete with details like fish bones

March 11th: Wind turbines from Angel Barracks

I picked these up at the Bristol show in December. Even though they are aimed at 6mm sci-fi games I thought they would do for 15mm as well. I have plans..

March 12th: Senator's Shuttle from Shapeways

My first 3D printed item! I picked this up for use in games of X-Wing, not cheap but I think it's worth it. The detail isn't bad although I added painted panel detailing just to lift the plain fuselage

March 13th: Frodo with the one-ring from Games Workshop

A bit of a cheat as all I had to do was base this clear resin miniature. As I had barely half an hour free this evening, I think I can get away with it

March 14th: Baggage belan from World of Twilight

As I'm backing the Kickstarter for funding the third rules booklet I thought I had better paint a few more Twilight figures. No these aren't sparkly vampires but an entire fresh take on fantasy gaming and creatures. If you're interested in something a bit different then check the game out

Week two complete!

Monday, 10 March 2014

March Pledge: Week One

Even though I manage to output a fair few painted figures each month, I keep thinking I need to get more done. So, I set myself a challenge for March, paint a figure every day..

Sounds easy? Well it should be apart from on two nights a week I'm usually out gaming so only have an hour or so to get any painting done. Hopefully I can pull ahead of these on previous days and get something part painted

These aren't going to be anything particular project wise, in fact I'm aiming to do a few of the miniatures I've had sat around for ages (years for some of them!). I'll just grab what catches my eye on the day

So, here is week one, March 1st through to March 7th

March 1st: Gollum from the Games Workshop Riddles In The Dark set

A birthday present from a good gaming friend and the first Finecast figure I've ever painted. It was OK, no where as bad as the horror stories I had heard about of this medium. Quite tricky to paint though due to his diminutive size

March 2nd: Batman from Knight Models

He's been waiting for paint for a while but I was worried about painting something nearly all black. He didn't turn out bad in the end and is a really nice figure. In fact, I had more trouble photo'ing him than painting him..

March 3rd: Gilgamesh from Ramshackle Games

This beast is huge, that's a 50mm base I've attached him to! Cast in resin, he was another gift from a gaming friend. No idea what I will use him for but he does look rather good painted

March 4th: Directorate fighter bases from Spartan Games

To add to the fleet I painted a while ago, these are a couple of fighter/bomber token bases for Firestorm Armada. I played my first game a couple of weeks ago and even though I lost (damn you Steve and your jump capable ships!) I enjoyed it

March 5th: Penangallan from Stone Circle Games

The first from a pair of these Asian vampire creatures I recently picked up from a trade, on the Lead Adventure forum. They were from a game called Chinatown that is now long OOP. I thought they would fit in nicely with the Black Hat Chinese mythology figures I've been doing. Read about what they are here

March 6th: Dragyri Cyclone from Dark Age Games

The trouble with being a painter as much as a gamer is I pick-up figures that I just like the look of to paint. Dark Age is one of those games I'll never play but I love the look of some of the figures. This happens to be one of those but she's been sat awaiting paint for at least three years ..

March 7th: Penangallan from Stone Circle Games

The second one of these from the same pack as two days ago

First week done!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Tales of the Dragon Kings: Part 17

I actually finished these three new figures from the Chinese mythology range the end of February but I haven't had the chance to photo them until now. They are all demon types armed with various nasty looking weaponry

10/3/2014 - Now updated with better photos, the originals were rubbish ..

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