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

A COUPLE MORE VIKING HEARTHGUARD

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.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zealotminiatures/twisting-catacombs-litchmyre-dungeon



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

MOONOTAUR FINISHED

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

APOLOGIES

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.
Cheers
Keith

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.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Clyde Barrow Partizan Freebie




I found a miniature in the Lead Mountain over the weekend. 
Its one of the Partzan Show Freebies of Clyde Barrow, of the infamous ganster couple Bonnie & Clyde. 
I”d completley forgotten about this miniatue & how fantastic it is, so i thought i would paint it up on Sunday night  

 I can’t remember where the base is from or even when or where I got them from as I have a few of them. 
I cut up a pop can into small rectangles to represent some loose cash that has fallen out of the bag 
as there is loose cash sculpted on the figure falling out of the bag. 


The money was painted off white & washed with green & the edges re-highlighted with the basecoat 
to give the impression of the 1930”s doller bills. 

Saturday, 21 July 2018

K47 Hornet Medium Walker Part 2

              A bit more work on the Hornet, rivets & some bolts have been added to the armour skirts.  
The bolt heads are a bit on the big size, 
but this was the only hex rod that I could get from the local model shop. 

   
I've also added plates to the Pauldrons & put some roughed up Greenstuff on the edge to (hopefully) simulate welds. 
 

 
 

Friday, 20 July 2018

K47 Hornet Medium Walker



I’ve started building a Hornet for my Konflikt 47 Brits.
But I’m not keen on how the armoured plate is configured at the rear (as can be seen on the pictures above from the Warlord Games site), so I have altered it and added more of them from a square flat plastic base, I still have a few rivet/bolt heads to add.




 
 I will also add some front & rear plates to the shoulder Pauldrons,
This will make it look like there is more protection to the joints. 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Vikings with Dane axe


Here's a couple of Dane Axe armed figures that i did a while ago & forgot to post.
They are both from Wargames Foundry & have had weapon swaps.


Sorry for the mis-post, I seem  to be having trouble with the Blog Pad Pro App deleting everything rather than posting it.



Sunday, 24 June 2018

Sherman Troop

Ive finally finished my Troop of shermans for WW2 gaming, Bolt Action, Konflikt 47 & hopefully What a Tanker. 
They are all plastic kits from Warlord games, a Sherman M4, a Sheman V & a Sherman V “Firefly”. 
There are a few descrepancies between the older M4 kit and the newer V kits, 
but not too noticable (unless you look really hard) & adding the Commander from the V kits helps. 

Ive cocked up the  Squadron markings though 🙄
As they are supposed to be Guards Armoured & 
they put them on the hull rather than the turret ☹️
But im not changing them now 😁
Well this is my third attempt to post this, so fingers crossed it will post. 
Hope whoever is still reading my blog likes these

Cheers
 Keith