Wednesday, December 4, 2019

10mm Byzantines

And now for something completely different - Byzantines! This is progress on a large lot of Old Glory 10mm figs that I picked up some time ago. I like the look of 10mm armies as they are a nice compromise between the massed look of 6mm - which I find very small to paint - and 15mm which take a lot more time to paint per figure. Especially the OG 10mm infantry figs in strips which paint up so quickly. Now - I also have some Goths painted previously as well as a whole Arab Conquest army to paint as opponents, but I am unsure of which rules they are suited for. Maybe Sword and Spear?

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Starting with some new additions to my late war FOW Germans - recon platoon assets including Sdkfz 250 mortars, Sdkfz 7.5cm support and Sdkfz 250 HQ.


 Then reinforcements for my Cadian 40k army - now enough flashlights for a brigade.

Some Bolt Action Brits from Crusader I had kicking around and just decided to do:

And my Aeronautica Imperialis Orks - love these guys!

I used a wide array of colours - because they are Orks..

Red goes faster

Green is obligatory

And some Imperials

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

It only counts as one!

This was really fun to do!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Harad, Cold War and a Phoenix

Some odds and ends completed over the past couple of weeks, starting with a Su-25 Frogfoot in 144 scale by Academy models - this is air support for my Team Yankee Soviets.

An M109 battery and another platoon of Leop 1s for my Cold War Canadians. These Leops are by Plastic Soldier Company. Like em!

And a Phoenix (well, it's a great eagle by Deep Cuts painted red with a flamey thing on the base) to add some colour to my Macedonian KoW army.

And finally, some lovely GW LOTR Harad riders - great models! The Mumak is now assembled and on the painting table for next time!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Macedonian army and Harad

I built some movement trays for my Macedonians for Kings of War - I made some blank base spacers so the units as based would fill the footprint of a unit for KoW.  I wanted to depict the companion cavalry in a wedge for example, but it needed to fit a standard size. So here they are:

And I also painted 24 Haradrim infantry from GW LOTR range (perhaps my favorite of all model things to paint - can't resist them even if I don't play with them much), an officer and a ringwraith - the wraith is the spare rider from the Nazgul box set (you have the choice of the witch king or a wraith) on a random (ECW?) horse I had kicking around. 

And finally - a couple of bits for my late war FOW Germans - needed another Elefant and a half-track. These are Zvezda 1:100 models which I am a big fan of. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

More Bolt Action Soviets and FOW Germans

Finished these about a week ago and didn't get around to posting them.

First I did a couple of heavy Sdkfz 231 armored cars and panzerschrek teams for my late war Flames of War army.

And I also finished another batch of Soviets for Bolt Action, including a T34-76, a couple of ATGs by PSC, and another squad or so of Siberian veterans. 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Bolt Action Soviets and Cadian conversions

I finished two squads of Bolt Action Soviets - Siberian veterans - these have been fun to do with quite a bit of character.

I also used some of the squatting figures to build Cadian crewmen for a mortar platoon. The Astra Militarum heavy weapons box includes only enough crew for 3 teams, but weapons to do 6. So I used Soviet bodies with Cadian arms to fill them out. Works from 3 feet away!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Warlord Games Successor Starter Army complete

I managed to finish off my Successor army over the past couple of weeks. Here we have the lovely elephant, another horde of phalangists, Companion cavlary and some leftover Persian horse archers who will do for Dahae/Scythian types. I think the Persians are A&A? Got them in a mixed lot a few years back. The starter kit was very good value with nice models. I am planning this for Kings of War.

And also a few more bits for my Late War FOW army - a couple of kitty-cats and a troop of Wespe mobile artillery.