Sunday, 29 May 2011

Painting Update

Managed to finish most of the uncompleted stuff on my desk this week plus a few extras.

Firstly Darkest Africa explorers painted some time ago.

The balance of the Darkest Africa women explorers

An old school Citadel Elf Mage
Citadel Hook Horror which I have had since it was released in the 80's

A couple of citadel snakes off of ebay a few months ago, followed by two Vampire Wars wolfs, quite possibly to be used for mordhiem as part of the undead warband.

And finally my last batch of metal saxons, with Gripping Beast shield transfers, blended in with a bit of paint (you can just see the line where the transfer ends on the blue shield).

Now I just need to decide on one project

Friday, 27 May 2011

Projects in progress

What with otherworld miniatures ( having a 20% off sale and my eclectic painting table I thought I would pin down exactly what my projects/targets are for 2011.

Projects I want to complete but I have no idea what I will do with them once I have a significant number of figures painted

Otherworld/D&D painting is a childhood project which now my painting standard has improved I feel capable of making some steps with. No idea what I will do with the figures once they are painted though. Just know I am buying them faster than I am painting. I will add to this my collection of Dark Sun figures which I would like to paint some time.

Modern zombie apocalypse, been working on this with the odd Z for numerous year, now there are loads of rule sets and figures available I should really finish off the 44 I have, giving me around 100 z’s,  my biker gang and a few others.

Mordheim, sort of ties in with D&D, need to finish a warband or 3, Undead, Middenheimer and Marienburgher and maybe even skaven, and orc with the figures I have lying around

Call of Cthulhu, again a number of figures already finished  and around 25 plus a Lioger to paint. There are some interesting looking rules sets out there, but not certain I really need any. Need to target exactly what I want to do once I finish the ones I have. One thing I am certainly missing is some robbed cultists.

My set of GW 40k adventurers, probably no more than 20 figures, just I would like to get them painted. Again no practical gaming use.

Gothic  Horror, similar to above with a number of figures already painted but based in the 1890’s rather than 1920’s. I have a batch to paint before I would need to decide exactly what I am going to do with them.

Part completed projects which are currently on the back burner:-

Sudan, just 12 mounted Dervish to do to complete a rather sizable force. Also waiting for the Perry plastic Dervish before adding more, then maybe some Egyptians.

WW2 skirmish, low level in 28mm, British completed. Bolt Action plastic Germans to build and paint but other guys I know are faster painters and have already started their Germans. So I can afford to hold off on this for a while

ACW 25mm skirmish using Two fat Lardies terrible sharp sword, 20 miniatures painted but stalled. Probably need 24 cavalry and further 40 foot, and may be a c\non or two to finish this one off.

Back of Beyond Chinese, around 40 figures done but no enthusiasm for more at the moment

Warhammer or HOTS undead and Empire armies

Ended(?) Projects:-

6mm WSS, 2 forces finished, French and British but no one dice thrown in anger.

15mm Sudan, no idea why I started this but base figures done for Peter Pigs Patrols in the Sudan
Saxons, painted up 20 Saxons for a skirmish game, have some Gripping Beast Saxons to stick together and paint but will hold off on this for a while

Projects not started

WW1, early war or even late war with trenches, most interested in this period reading wise but only have 2 figures so far.

VBCW, just looks interesting and great fun, maybe my 2012 project.

Ancients, Roman vs British, ECW and ACW however, doubt I’ll ever start these.

Zulu wars, curses to Empress Miniatures and their plans for plastic Zulus.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Painting Bench Update

The proof of my inability to focus is on the painting table. The following 75% finished figures, 3 Saxons, 2 modern zombies, 3 Darkest africa, 1 Elf mage (who has been there at least 4 months).

Also one modern character in a wheelchair (a very welcome gift), one sudan mounted dervish, 1 acw figure (think he is there as I found him on the floor), 2 snakes, 2 wolfs a vampire and a dreg (for mordheim).

That ignores anything within reaching distance.....

Anyway a picture of a recent darkest Africa female explorer,

Monday, 16 May 2011

AWI Game pictures

Just some eye candy from Saturdays ACW game in East Bergholt. None painted by me, but most are certainly by someone just a bit more talented.


Sunday, 15 May 2011

Current Projects

Looking at it I certainly have far too many projects.

Today I dabbled again with Darkest Africa painting a female explorer.

Although I am currently sort of working on a Mordheim undead warband, with a vampire finished this month.

Thats ingnoring any other projects including amoungst others an undead army, including this old plague cart.

So I need to concentrate on finishing something!