Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas loot and a bunch of other stuff

I aquired a bunch of pre-painted 15mm terrain for FOW and TY from Santa, including escarpments (bracketing three newly painted Stugs)

A terraced house and corner shop- a shout out to my chum Scott who I ran into at the Mission Fun and Games Boxing Day sale, this was where I snapped up the large houses. Scott - thanks for letting me slip into line with you! Hope you did as well as I did at the sale - these were 50% off.

a church

terraced house with a pair of newly painted 3d printed Tigers

corner shop with house

Interior detail of one of the houses

interior detail of the church

Interior detail of the corner shop

A pair of Tigers - 3d printed by my chum Clayton - passing the terraced house with interior detail shown

Rocky hill

Stug hiding in the rocky hill

Closer in - nicely detailed Battlfront plastic Stug and home-printed Tiger

And finally, a unit of painted Imperial Harquebusiers for chum Jonathan

Well, not quite finally I guess, I also acquired a box of Leopard 1s which I painted in gelbolive to match my ArmiesArmies C1s. The Battlefront Leps are the ones with aerials:

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Lots of stuff - 28mm TYW, 10mm medieval fantasy, 15mm FOW...

It's been a while since my last update, December always seems to be a busy month, but a variety of stuff came off the table.

First we have a unit of 28mm Swedish Pike and Shot (Warlord) completed for a friend - familiar figures, as I have probably painted more of these than anything else, but the steel helmets give then a very uniform and distinctive appearance.

 I also did some 10mm fantasy and medieval stuff - Elven cavalry and Treemen by Pendraken and I did a few stands of Old Glory Byzantines.


And a pair of Battlefront 15mm FOW tanks for my mid-war Grenadier company

And finally, an unusual story. This week I ordered an Arab Conquest army to fight the Byzantines. Strangely, PayPal held my payment for 72 hours while they reviewed whether my transaction "violated the terms of agreement". WTF?!?!?! This has never happened to me before after perhaps 10 years of regular PayPal use. I suspect it is because the order contained words "Islamic" "war" "muslim" "arab"etc... and somehow triggered an AI filter that marked it as a suspicious international transaction. Good think I didn't order a model of Isis (as in the Greek goddess...).

CSIS must have been disappointed to find out it was for a couple of hundred 10mm wargame figures!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Whither scale?

This week I knocked off a few 10mm models that arrived just in time for hosting a Juno Beach scenario on the weekend:

 And finally I painted a Battlefront 15mm Crusader and a 10mm Matilda - I can't decide which scale to go with for a new Western Desert project. The Flames of War 15mm stuff is lovely - but it's pricey, on the other hand Pendraken 10mm stuff is also great and half the price. Argh.....

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Phoenix Guard, FOW and TYW Swedes

Flipping around between projects over the last couple of weeks - starting with a batch of 2nd hand and refurbished High Elf Phoenix Guard - these are old GW metals that I stripped and repainted.


Then I made a start on a mid-war FOW project - a company of 15mm Battlefront Grenadiers for a mid-war infantry company I am putting together to play 4th edition:

And finally in the last week I took on a job to paint some TYW Swedes and Imperials for a friend - there are very familiar Warlord 28mm models - same plastics as the ECW troops with some different helmets, command and some metal foot figures.

Monday, November 6, 2017

6mm Canadians for Team Yankee and a foray into FOW

This week I finished off some infantry and IFVs (M150, M125, M113 and M114 standing in for Lynx recon vehicles) for a 6mm Canadian 4CMBG force to play Team Yankee:

And I dabbled with some 15mm vehicles for FOW V4 after picking up the starter kit. I painted the Mk III and Mk IV in early panzergrau. I also picked up a couple of Zvezda 1:100 kits (and Mk III flamethrowing tanks and an Mk IVD notable for the lack of bustle). The Zvezda kits go together nicely but are a bit weedy compared to Battlefront and have shallower detail which shows in the pictures. They are also a bit lighter because I didn't undercoat them in black before working through the greys - my bad! That would have helped with depth.

Battlefront in the foreground with air recognition flag, Zvezda in the background

Zvezda in the foreground, Battlefront to the rear

Monday, October 30, 2017

Soviet Rifle Platoon

Back to the Team Yankee (or to be Battlegroup Northag) project - here is a platoon of Soviet infantry by Battlefront. These were meh sculpts and required a number of repairs at weak joints in the castings - both ankles and weapons. Their upcoming plastics look a lot better.

Sunday, October 22, 2017


I had these cool GW Dryad models hiding away for a while. They were a lot of fun to paint - lots of interesting little details. My plan is to use them as a horde of Forest Shamblers for Kings of War to accompany my Treeherder (Treebeard the Ent) in my Elvish army.