Friday, December 11, 2020

KoW and Necrons

 The last few weeks saw some progress on a new Kings of War project - building a Northern Alliance army starting with the Clansmen models from the 3rd edition starter box, these guys were made for GW contrast paints - completed using 6 shades only:

As well as more new Necrons.

Unfortunately, neither unit is likely to see the table any time soon as we go into a serious COVID lockdown. Sigh....

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

And now for some Bolt Action stuff

More 'mericans. A squad of 28mm rangers including a flamethrower and bangalores, plus a Sherman, softskins and an M-20 Greyhound. Great stuff from Warlord Games!

Friday, November 6, 2020

MeG and Flames of War armies

 I worked through a batch of old school, mixed bag 15mm Gauls/Britons over the past few weeks to flesh out a Pacto scale Mortem et Gloriam Ancient Briton army. Here they are in their glory:

I also completed a company of Fallschirmjager with Stug support for my late war German Flames of War collection. These are models by Plastic Soldier Company.

I conclude with a photo of what the remote learning environment often looks like in our home. I hope he is absorbing all of Grade 9 French. Or I suppose with the calculator handy, perhaps it's catmath.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

P-47 for Flames of War

 My chum Dennis got frustrated hand-painting a P-47 model so asked me to bail him out

P-47 Thunderbolt Flight (UBX85)

 Steps involved were:

Cover old paint job with black primer:

Black bars on top of fuselage:


Mask the black


overspray white


Yellow tail and red nose


Mask the yellow and red flare


Spray chrome all over


remove masking


pick out details and touch up

gentle black wash to bring out panel lines

Decals - these were a total nightmare - very fragile and very stubborn to get off the paper


Monday, October 12, 2020

More Northag, Flames of War

 Some additional bits of helo support for my 10mm Cold War stuff:


Gazelle scout helicopter

Lynx attack helicopter:

A pair of Hinds

Recon Sdkfz 250s

A Royal Warden for my 40k Crusade army

88mm ATGs for Flames of War

Recon platoon for Flames of War:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

BattleGroup Northag

Well, almost a full month since my last post - in that time I finished off Jonathan's Ancient Britons:

And the British starter for BattleGroup Northag - these are 10mm scale by Plastic Soldier Company:

As well as the Soviet starter with some extras:

These models I would describe as cheap and cheerful - the material is a rubber-plastic-resin which holds reasonable detail, but is also prone to carrying some flash and mold lines which are hard to remove - but by the same isn't noticeable at 2-3 feet. 

I am looking forward to trying out the Northag rules, I think they have some nice crunch (like the WW2 version does) but they are also more streamlined, which I like even better.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

I'm better at painting than posting...

 Again - a long lag since the last post, but stuff is coming off the table regularly.

Ten more Celtic warriors for Jonathan - 30 more to go!


A battery of 20mm Newline French artillery and a General for the Lasalle project

Another artillery battery and a regiment of line infantry - these are the last units to complete my French Peninsular Lasalle army, and I have reached the bottom of the barrel for figs. Yes these are venerable Airfix bros!

And finally, a couple of test figures from Mantic - the middle dude is a Northern Alliance clansman, flanked by two spectres from the Kings of War starter set.