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


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

Friday, 14 December 2018


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.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018


Picked up some fantastic Saxon spearmen figures & a Monk 
from a company called The Miniature Company
sculpted by the talented Dave Toone

I absolutely love these miniatures, cast in lead, they are all cleanly cast
& sculpted in what I would call a “Foundryesque” style
The spearmen come with a large round shield & have an open hand to take a spear (not supplied)
& the Monk comes with a Cross on a staff.
They are lovely crisp sculpts & come in a pack of eight miniatures,
with four completely different miniatures doubled up. 

Comparisons with other Dark Age miniatures below
First corps, Gripping Beast, Miniature Company, Wargames Foundry
Black Tree, Crusader miniatures, Miniature Company, Dixon Miniatures


Monday, 12 November 2018

Drabant Miniatures Rus Viking Hearthguard

Finished another Hearthguard Figure for the Viking warband.
This figure is another Rus Miniature from Drabant Miniatures

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Warriors with Dane Axe

Well I finally managed to get the unit of Warriors armed with Dane Axes Completed.
I can now use these as normal Warriors in Vikings, Heavy Weapon Armed Warriors for Jomsvikings or Norse-Gaels & finally Gall-Gaedhill (Sons of Death)

I've done weapon swaps on another 
Wargames Foundry Miniature & a Gripping Beast figure (now sold separately as a champion)
The last two new figures have not had any alterations, one is an old Citadel Viking (now sold by Wargames Foundry) & as for the other figure, I've  no idea who the manufacturer is. 
Turns out he is a Black Tree Designs Unarmoured Saxon. 

Saturday, 20 October 2018


Finished up a couple more Hearthguard for my Saga Vikings..
Both miniatures are from the Saxon Miniatures range, 
now owned by Warlord Games. 
Ive not done any conversion work on them, 
barring changing the weapon handles to make them less prone to beding or breaking. 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Twisting Catacombs . Litchmyre Dungeon Kickstarter

Zealot Miniatures have a fantastic Kickstarter on the go, 
a re-imagining of the old Heroquest Figures, 
sculpted by the fantastic Boris Woloszyn. 
Its already reached its funding goal, & has lots of stretch goals unlocked.

There is only 2 days left at the time of writing this, 
so you will be need to be quick if you need some of these figures.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Finally played a game of Saga 2!

Finally managed to get down to the club & played a game of Saga 2nd Edition, 
this is only the second time I’ve managed to play the second edition, since it’s releas earlier this year. 
Craig & I decided to play a 4pt game to help us get our heads around the changes. 
The Warbands that we used were Craigs Welsh VS my Vikings, (which is nice as both Warbands have won best painted at the U.K. Grand Mellee) both of us taking 
3 units of Warriors & 1 unit of Hearthguard along with the Warlords. 
In the new rules if a unit isn’t within ‘L’, 
or move within ‘L’ of an enemy unit they get to perform a manoeuvre (?)
 which is basically a free move without having to use a Saga dice. 
This means that you can get your units into position easily. 
There are new cohesion rules & 
all the figures in a unit now get to fight in combat 
as long as you can stay within the unit cohesion rules when they charge..

All units are now exhausted on 3 fatigue, which means that you need to be more careful with the Hearthguard & Warlord. 
The Warlord now has 8 attack dice & can only pass wounds to Hearthguard & he also doesn't ignore the first wound,
 but can take a fatigue to cancel each wound. 
If you are careful with the position of the Hearthguard, he is surprisingly survivable. 

After a hard fought battle, where the Welsh didn't manage to make the Vikings into javelin filled pin cushions, 
They ended up with only 2 men left, after the Viking Warlord managed to slay the Welsh chieftain. 
Victory for the Vikings & free reign over the Welsh countryside. 

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Anglo-Dane Warlord

I decided that I would like to try having a go at Anglo-Danes for Saga. 
To do this I needed a new warlord with a Dane Axe, 
so I had a root through my unpainted Dark Age figures & 
found a Wargames Foundry Huscarl Character figure that I could add a big axe too. 
I seem to have painted the shield very 90’s GW though 😂

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Grenadier Barbarian Zombie Finished

Finished off the Grenadier Barbarian Zombie, haven’t done much with the base though,
as he will probably end up as part of my Saga Revenants Warband & I’ve not even thought of a basing scheme for them yet.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Grenadier Miniature Barbarian Zombie WIP

Well I’ve got sidetracked again & started painting an old Grenadier Miniatures Barbarian Zombie
 that I've had kicking about for years, so I thought I would share a WIP. 

I panted the flesh starting with Vallejo Luftwaffe Uniform k& adding flesh, pale blue & finally pale grey. 
For the bone I started with an Iron grey/leather brown mix & added more leather brown, followed by pale sand & finally pale grey. 
The fur is painted with black brown & highlighted with various browns & pale grey. 

Sunday, 2 September 2018


Got time to base the Highland Cow Minotaur up & take some half decent pictures while the su shone this morning. 
I loved painting this & can’t wait till Bears Head Miniatures release some more, 
they’ve already previewed one wielding a big hammer

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Highland Cow Minotaur pt2

Finished painting the Minotaur, just need to sort out a base for it. 

Monday, 27 August 2018

Bears Head Miniatures Highland Cow Minotaur WIP

I’ve started painting the Highland cow minotaur from Bears Head Miniatures

I’ve only got the fur & flesh done for now.
The fur is painted with the Vallejo Panzer Aces rust colours, 
washed with a mixture of old Citadel Red & Yellow ink with some Army Painter soft tone added. 
The horns & nails are various browns pale grey & finished with pale sand. 
The flesh is painted with 4 of the Foundry expert flesh paints washed with soft tone. 

Saturday, 25 August 2018


Hi everyone, 
I’m just posting an apology to all of you who have commented 
& the comments not been posted, until today.
I”m very sorry but I completely forgot about checking the moderation folder 🙄
I hope you will still post comments as I really do appreciate it when I get a comment.
& thanks once again to you all for reading my blog.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Hornet Finished

I’ve added the smoke dischargers now, so I’m calling this done. 
I think if i don’t watch it I will just keep adding stuff to it. 


If you’re lucky I might have it painted by this time next year 😁

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Smoke Dischargers

I’ve decided to make some smoke dischargers for the Hornet & for a Bren carrier. 

I used some plastic tubing, plastic angle & some Warlord Games British Plastic Enfield Rifles

I’m not quite sure where exactly I will put the ones on the hornet yet though
 & I don’t have it with me to try it either. 

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Hornet Base

Heres the base for the Hornet

Ive kept it fairly simple with just loose rubble & of course a bit of wrinkley tin.

Monday, 30 July 2018

K47 Hornet Medium Walker Part 3

I've done a bit more to the Hornet.
Added some grab rails & a Tarpaulin.
I also added the bent pipe to the right fist.

 Next I will start work on the base.