Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Only Way to Paint

Before painting plastic miniatures I spray the sprues. I can't stress how much I love this technique. It allows for a huge degree in brush control that would otherwise be unavailable on a mini that was built.
The WIP of the Sword Brothers of Livonia

the pieces of the horses were painted separately as well!

Soon to be used parts......

These are from my first reaper bones purchase. I previously only had one reaper miniature (I didn't paint it. Boo, Hiss!)
The miniatures are great sculpts. They are definitely heroic 28mm, theyre quite large.  The large barbarian man, with the empire white wolf head added, had a strikingly tiny head compared to his body. A quick knife to the jugular and the improvement was obvious!
I'm very happy with the purchase. The figures are dynamic, and ooze fantasy heroism and villainy. That being said, the figures are affordable for character types, but not nearly as cheap as a plastic regiment of troops.
They are made from a glue material. The bodies are surprisingly dense, the thinner parts are rubbery. However, to my surprise, only the elf (second from the left (front)) had noticeable warping.  word on the street is to hold the mini in boiling water, re position the warped area and then place the mini in water with a lot of ice cubes.  Apparently primer isnt needed on the minis but washed wont hold without a proper paint layer, so ill have to give these lads a spray and see what happens. 

Saga Returns

This is actually a recent game! Norse Gaels vs The Capetian Franks. I will never touch the frank battleboard seemed to be a very nuanced faction....regardless, I was not thrilled with any of the abilities offered.
(Frank models are fireforge tuetonic knights teutonic infantry and bretonnian men at arms and archers, the Norse gaels are my hodgepodge Barbarians consisting of: GB plastics, GB jomsvikings, WF germans, and WF viking bondi.
 Here's the Set up, we played clash of warlords since it has been so long since our last game

as our armies closed in distance, it was apparent the battle would occur entirely on the road.

Small scale skirmishing between the Norse-gael javelinmen and teutonic/frank archers. 

My bretonnian warriors miraculously survived his two waves of Norsegaels wielding axes. our units were severely reduced. I cahrged my teutonic mounted hearthgaurd to finish off a warrior squad to reduce his saga dice pool..........

His hearthgaurd slaughtered my entire unit of knights........... So, I craftily charged my warlord to engage his hearthgaurd, and moved as many warriors as possible within VS of my warlord, to die in my warlords stead.  Eventually our warlords clashed while the lesser warriors died for them.

We called it a night to play some gamecube, without finishing the game.  If not for my hatred of the Franks battleboard (shouldve read it before the battle) this wouldve been a very enjoyable game.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Some Current Projects

Bishop of Tartu of Livonia
The following are fireforge models. the bishops hat is made from index card and was added on to the FG head with glue. Dont know where I came up with it, but Im happy with the result.
His personal Bodygaurd/Champion, a Bad-ass German Noble
The transfers are old Bretonnian transfers
2 more characters...Both are awesome. I think the guy on the far right is gonna remain sheildless

Chaos Champion Conversion
And Much more to Come!

D&D adventure of OLD

I'm too lazy to post the story, enjoy the pics!

IM back (slightly)

Hello everyone!
I am sort of back!
Its been over 6 months since my last post, and I've done plenty in the interim. 
However, I've realized that this blog has shown very little of my extensive wargame hobby.
The next view posts will be a mix of what I completed since my last post, as well as parts of my total collection. Enjoy!
Various Warhammer Battles for your pleasure!

 Baltic Light Cav
 Priest and Merlin
 weird monsters from D&D Asheraldon
 Archers and New Heros
 New Barbarian spearmen or javelinmen
 Kit bashed elite warriors

 more weird monsters, I really like the blue snake!
WIP Germans
 A simple skin wash, and black wash over everything else and, voila!

 I finally bought a table, and brought the games off of the floor!!!!!!!!!!

Continuing green stuff education.... going well if I do say so myself...just poke and pull for fur
Mostly washes! The skin was painted light green then washed with a green.