Friday, 18 July 2014

The Headless Horseman

A couple of years ago I progressed on quite a bit on a Gothic Horror project, the plan is/was to run a series of linked stories for several gamers at the Wells Club. Due to various reasons, they haven't really started yet but I felt the need to paint something from what I have left

This figure is, of course, the Headless Horseman from Sleepy Hollow and made by Westwind. I think I picked him up from the Colours show in 2012 and he's been waiting for paint since

I assembled him, undercoated him black and then couldn't decide what colours to use. The Horseman in the Sleepy Hollow film is virtually all black, looks great but not a very inspiring colour scheme to replicate. After a brief discussion with my friend Steve, I found that Hessian cavalry wore both dark green and blue uniforms. I decided to go for the blue version as it would still be dark but lift it a bit

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Here are the other Sleepy Hollow figures I previously painted. I probably need to get a pack of the village elders to do the game I want so better get shopping

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Now to start thinking about gaming!

World of Twilight: Engineer's Hut

Last month I picked up this lovely little resin hut from Fenris Games as they were having a sale to say goodbye to their old webstore. I had this piece pencilled in to get for a while and this tipped me over the edge to get it. It's designed for the World of Twilight setting but can get used in many others

Cast in one solid lump of resin it is a wonderfully detailed scenery item. There are pipes, barrels, wasp nests and all sorts of details just dotted all over it. A simple wash in soapy water and undercoat with black was all the preparation that was needed

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Of course, I still have plenty of Twilight figures to paint. I really must get focused..

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Remainder of June Painting

I was actually quite busy with the brushes during June, it just seemed like everything ended up being completed towards the end of the month. So here are the photos of the random finished things

First to be done was this dwarven steampunk Queen Victoria I got during the Kickstarter that Bob Olley ran. I have some dwarven thugs to go with her and am thinking they would make a fun 'In Her Majesty's Name' group..

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Next is a metal Lord of the Rings dragon I picked up (relatively) cheap off of eBay. I had to strip some old paint off and fashion a replacement horn for a missing one. I wanted this model for ages and am glad I got it

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Next a few remaining Batman range figures from Knight Models. The Heath Ledger Joker is an amazing figure plus the henchmen are brilliant!

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Finally, a giant crocodile model from North Star Figures that will form another part of my Egyptian 'Of Gods & Mortals' force. It's a big model, that's two Flames of War large bases I fitted together to make a base large enough for him

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Next month, likely more un-focused project painted things