Friday, 22 May 2015

Ranger's Lead The Way

I picked up this interesting "hit the beach" packet of Pegasus Miniatures WWII US Rangers (D-Day) aka "Saving Private Ryan". Almost as exotic as the Soviet Naval Infantry from Pegasus  I already have, I hear them calling me from the loft (see the Rangers below):

The other item of passing interest is a Russian  1/144 WWII fighter from Zevezda (see above and below):

Need to find some quiet time in the Greenhouse with these methinks ;)

Thursday, 21 May 2015

"Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a Gargoyle! Run it's got a gun!"

Another case of me playing with GW 40K figures [in this case a Tyranid Gargoyle] and my Vallejo Game paint collection (see below):

I did this quite a while back, which sadly means I have forgotten how I painted it, but I remember the inspiration came from wanting to use up some pink paint, which I lightened up to "white bone" on teh model. Remember it's all for me kids really ;)

Next: I have to look at some Kroots for the Tau, they remind me Judge Dredd "Cursed Earth" inhabitants

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The other "Man Cave" aka "The Greenhouse"

Things are growing in "The Greenhouse", namely six tomato plants and lots of seeds (see below):

The ambitious growing plan (in addition to the tomatoes) is:

  • Pumpkin
  • Melon
  • Sweet Corn 
  • Sun Flowers
  • A tray of Radishes
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Fennel
  • Apple Tree (pips from a dessert apple I was eating when I was in the greenhouse)

We'll just have to wait and see if anything takes ;)

All I have to do is to remember to water them and shut the door at night. Makes a change from starring at a bit of plastic that won't change without you doing something. Organically self-starting plastic models, now there is an idea!


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Four Mounted Men of Renaissance

Four Renaissance "mounted harquebusiers" finally are completed (see below):

These are from the Redoubt Enterprise Renaissance range and are lovely little things. In Charles V's Impetus Holy Roman Emperor's army list they are Skirmish capable but for some reason in the Italian Wars they are Medium. They are much more useful in the former role as they can shield the heavies (Burgundian or Men-At-Arms) from unwanted harassing attention

Nice to finally get them done :)

Monday, 11 May 2015

Essential Wargaming Equipment ...

I went, retro WWII enamel (see below)

I says what it is on the tin ;)

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Chaos Space Marine

Had a little play with an old GW figure from Space Crusade as a painting skill test starting with a Vallejo Burnt Umber wash then topped it with a Red wash. It certainly picks the detail out nicely (see below):

Then a Vallejo Gory Red and Anita's Acrylic Bronze to give a basic cover, that in turn gets a Vallejo Black wash to make it sinister. The figure is then reworked up with a simple highlight (see below):

The jet pack is given a bronze and Anita's Acrylic Gold treatment, highlighted with Anita's Acrylic Titanium Gold (see below):

The inner space suit casing was given the gold treatment too, for that crazy Chaos effect. The red was highlighted up to Vallejo Blood Red. I added my own "lurid green glowing power cell" look to the backpack by walking through Vallejo's shades of green (see below):

The end result: "Nasty Mean Man" looking for something soft, cute and furry to beat up or failing that a 'goodie' Space Marine ;)

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Painting Tray

A variety of toys on table (see below):

  • Fairey Battle (mostly made and with it's base coat of paint)
  • Renaissance Crossbowmen (Painted and Based)
  • Mounted Renaissance Harquebusiers (slight bit of basing work to be done)
  • Chaos Space Marines (Primes, Washed and in the throes of an experimental Gold and Red colour scheme)
  • Five Mini Plaster Cast Lego Star Wars Figures (say no more)

They are cluttering up the bathroom shelf at the moment so I need to get a move on ;)