Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Questoris Knight Magaera update and Sons of Horus Legion Sicaran Battle Tank

I've made some progress on the Questoris Knight Magaera:


...and started another Forge World project, a Sons of Horus Legion Sicaran Battle Tank:


These both represent my first proper attempts at airbrushing, and I'm pleased with how things are going so far. Lots of weathering, washes etc to go, plus the various transfers, but so far so good.

I was intending to post some paint recipes but now that I've sat down to write this post I realise I'd much rather crash out on the sofa! So I'll leave the finer detail for another day.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Questoris Knight Magaera

Now for something completely different! I have to confess I've had a soft spot for Forge World products for quite some time, but I haven't attempted to paint many of them as yet, and certainly nothing this big - a Questoris Knight Magaera:



Monday, 30 April 2018

Unreleased Heroquest Knight Number 1

I painted the 3rd figure in this series over the weekend...probably goes by the name of Sir Orange l'orange...


I went for an overall warm tone and a limited palette. Base coat of Vallejo Hull Red followed by Foundry Orange shade and GW Troll Slayer Orange.

He's the first of two knights in this set. The second one will be making an appearance once I've decided on a colour scheme for him.

Here's a group shot so far:


In other news I've decided on a colour scheme for my Sons of Horus 30k Heresy figures, and I'll be tackling a Leviathan Dreadnought once I've worked up the courage!

Monday, 23 April 2018

Painting progress: first quarter 2018

Blimey, I can't believe it's been 4 months since my last post. Being the hobby butterfly that I am, I'm currently back in the fantasy/scifi vibe with my historicals taking a bit of a break...go with the flow, eh?

So here's a roundup of what I've been upto so far this year.

Unreleased HQ


Back in 2014 I reported (here and here) on some unreleased figures that I'd found in Bryan Ansell's collection, which we believe may have been unreleased prototypes for Heroquest. I've been very lucky to acquire a set of these, which I've started to paint. So far I've completed the wizard and the elf:


Sunday, 24 December 2017

52nd Regiment of Foot colour test

Just a quickie before I sign off for Christmas. I've picked up a copy of Osprey's"The Indian Mutiny" and as per usual with Osprey books there are some cracking colour plates. One of the figures illustrated in this particular volume is a private from the 52nd Regiment of Foot (Oxfordshire Light Infantry). This regiment was involved in the siege of Delhi, and the figure is a good match for a group I picked up of Foundry's British Infantry in Flannel Shirt Advancing:



Have a good Christmas, and catch you on the other side!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Indian Mutiny project: mutineers and warrior cavalry horses

This is the start of something big! I'm embarking on a project to paint and wargame the various forces involved in the Indian Mutiny of 1857, an event that sent shockwaves through the British Empire. I'll be documenting my progress in the hope that it will keep my momentum going - I have a lot of figures to get through!

So to kick off I've been basing some mutineers, and some horses for warrior cavalry:




Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Colonial wars Afghan command

So this post marks a bit of a turning point for me: I've recently been bitten by the historicals wargaming and painting bug. I seem to have developed a fascination with the "little wars" of the Victorian era, and I'm also turning my attention to WWII gaming in various scales (but more of that another day). To kick it off, here are a couple of rather splendid Afghan command figures from Wargames Foundry, suitable for a range of conflict in the 19th century: