Sunday, 21 July 2019

GIANT WORM THING FOR RANGERS OF SHADOW DEEP


I’ve made a Giant Worm thing foe Rangers of Shadow Deep. I’m way too tight to buy one, just to use in a couple of scenarios

I started off by making an armature from a couple of paper clips twisted together just to give it some strength, then mixed up some good old Milliput and rolled it out into a long sausage & wound it round the frame. I then stated making various lines on it with clay shapers & a home made sculpting tool, I roughed out the maw at the same time. This was left overnight to dry and i added the tendrils/teeth in the morning with green stuff & made the base from slate chippings.

I think it came out Ok. So I will find some paint at it & see what it looks like.



Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Another Clyde Barrow Miniature



Well I decided to paint another Clyde Barrow Partizan Miniature, this one is a gif though. 
When I get a break in the weather I will varnish him & put it on a clear base. 
I still have one of these figures left so I’m thinking that I might try and cut the shotgun off & swap it out for a BAR as this was his weapon of choice. 


Sunday, 16 June 2019

Finally Bonnie Parker Partizan Show Freebie Miniature



 I finally managed to get hold of the Bonnie Parker Partizan Miniature (Thank you Lawrence) 
It’s a cracking figure............... but not a great Bonnie 😞
I really wish she’d been sculpted wearing her famous “sweater dress”  as in the picture below 


The next thing is she’s very tall compared to Clyde, she was petite & only 4’11” tall in real life, the miniature is much bigger than Clyde!!


Anyway I despite my disappointment, I still really like the figure. 


Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Rangers of Shadowdeep Ranger & Companions


It’s only just dawned on me that I posted up a little battle report of Rangers of Shadowdeep
& hadn't actually posted the pictures of my Ranger & his companions yet.

The Ranger is from Reaper Miniatures, based on a piece of bark.


The Archer & Pavesier are from The Front Rank 100yrs War Range, Halberdier is from Black Tree Designs fantasy range & the Hobbit is from Alternative Armies, originally painted for Flintloque. 


The Monk is a Trent Miniatures Friar Tuck, the Hound is an old Dark Elf Warhound from Marauder Miniatures & The Rogue is a multi part plastic Empire Miniature from Citadel. 


Sunday, 28 April 2019

BEARS HEAD MINIATURES UNDEAD RHINO



I recently got a miscast from Bears Head Miniatures of their Undead Rhino.
To be honest I had always thought, why would you need an Undead Rhino 😞
How wrong could I have been this is an amazing miniature, superbly sculpted & considering it’s supposed to be a ‘miscast’ 😳😳 it bloody brilliant.
As you may be able to tell I quite like this figure, I may have to get one that’s not a miscast to compare them.
I will be using this in my games of Saga Age of Magic fantasy supplement.


I painted it using a base of  slate grey, highlighted up by adding beige’s & rotting flesh with a wash of blues & browns. The ‘meaty’ parts were painted using a base of red tail light & highlighted again with beige & Zombie flesh & light brown wash. The bone was painted with a grey/brown, highlighted again with beige & Z flesh washed brown.




Hope you like this miniature as much as I do.

Cheers
Keith



Thursday, 18 April 2019

Rangers Of Shadowdeep


 I recently bought Rangers of Shadowdeep after listening to the Meeples & Miniatures podcast, as I’d been looking for a game to be able to play solo. The rules are self published & available through  Drive Through RPG, I got the PDF & print on demand softcover rule book deal.


It’s a solo or co-operative game where all the monsters are controlled by a simple AI system.  It’s written by the guy who wrote  Frostgrave & from what I understand, uses the same basic mechanics.
Some of the layout bugs me a bit, especially that the rules for the ranger are at the beginning & then for creating the rest of his group are after the basic rules? This aside I really like the rules.


Last night I played my first game of Rangers of Shadow deep, the first scenario is The Deserted Village.
I really enjoyed playing the game, which played in about an hour ad a half. The only ‘death’ I had was my Rangers dog, but it turned out it was only a ‘close call’ so he survived.


Wednesday, 20 March 2019

HLBS WW1 BRITISH 8” HOWTIZER



WHILST ROOTING ABOUT IN THE LOFT LOOKING FOR SOME ZOMBIES, I CAME  ACROSS A PAINTED HLBS WW1 BRITISH 8” HOWITZER THAT I’D COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN THAT I HAD





Sunday, 17 March 2019

WW1 GERMANS UP FOR SALE




I”be put my WW1 Germans up for sale on EBay, as no one in my area plays WW1 Games.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/1077keith/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

I still need to add the Big Bertha & Warhammer Over the Top rules


Saturday, 16 March 2019

KIEVAN RUS PRINCES WARLORD


Started mucking about with my Warlord for my new Saga Warband, Eastern Princes formally known as Rus Princes.
This figure comes in a pack of 3 mounted figures, just down as Three Bogatyrs, based on a painting by Viktor Vasnetsov (sorry but never heard of him, cracking painting though)



I bought the Miniatures from eBay & came from Russia, I don’t know who the manufacturer is though. 
I just added some reins & straps to the horse as well as a rim to the helmet & replaces the spare shaft. 



Saturday, 2 March 2019

K47 WAR DOG SQUAD

I recently painted a War Dog Squad & Handlers for my ever expanding K47 force. 
These are genetically enhanced Bull Terriers, that if the Handlers are dead will attack the nearest unit friend or foe!


I originally bought 2 packs, in which you get 3 dogs & 1 handler.
But on receipt of the packs from Warlord it became clear that the castings of the dogs were a bit rubbish & the wrong legs had been included in the blisters.
But after an email with some photos,
Warlord sent me replacements within a week &
I ended up being able to file a unit o 9 dogs 😄

The  Dogs Harness’ originally came with studs on the front chest piece,
 which I found a bit odd, I know it’s fantasy WW2,
 but the handlers weren’t in shell suits, so why would they have studded hrness’ 😂😂

Thursday, 7 February 2019

K47 Automated Mobile Platform


Slapped some paint on an Automated Mobile Platform for my K47 Brits.
This has to be one of the most ridiculous models yet for K47, but I do love it. 
I have no idea how it would work 🧐



Monday, 7 January 2019

Front Rank Late Medievals

Whilst rooting about in the loft I stumbled upon another long forgotten project,
 Some Fantastic Front Rank Late Medieval Miniatures from their Wars of the Roses range. 
I have painted them up as Eastern Europeans from the Corvinus Family. 
The mounted Nobleman has had a moustache added. 
As I have no use for these figures anymore I have put them up on Ebay

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Hornet Finished

I recived a light box from Santa, 
so I thought it was about time I took some pictures of The painted Hornet. 

Just need to varnish it & its done. 

Monday, 24 December 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
Thank you all for still following my erratic postings 😄
All the best for 2019

Friday, 14 December 2018

SAGA OBJECTIVE MARKERS


In the new Saga Book of Battles some of the scenarios require the use of upto 6 Objective markers.
These markers need to be on bases between 30 & 40 milimetres in size.
I have made 6 markers 3 on 40mm bases & 3 on 30mm bases.

 
The 40mm based markers are 2 standing stones, 
I don't know the manufacturer though as I had them given.
The third one is from Footsore Miniatures & of a Blood Eagle Sacrifice.

The other three are various chests, the first two old citadel & 
the third I can't remember as I must have had them at least 20 years.