Monday, 12 April 2021

More Rebels

It’s not all Dakka Dakka here at the table!  Here’s a few more men in grey to boost my ACW force for SP2.

The bases have not been flocked yet as I’m awaiting a delivery of some static grass.  Up close, the highlights look a little stark (especially under a bright daylight lamp) but on the table I think they look okay.  Next up are some militia.

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Mini-review: Resin Ork extras from Wargames Exclusive

One of the many fab things about Ork kits is that they come with heaps of spares and extras, including a number of different torso options.  So I decided to pick up some extra "legs" so as to make a few more Orks - can never have too many!

These items are from Wargames Exclusive.  The legs are in fact "cyborg" legs built in a suitably Orky fashion.  The mechanical "squig" will either accompany my Mek-boy or I may use it on a vehicle as a battering ram perhaps?  Anyway, the resin is superbly cast with virtually no mould lines and minimal flash.

The pic above shows them fresh from the blisters.

Here are my extra Boyz.  I built a couple more heavy weapons - a Big Shoota and a Rokkit Launcher - as you can always use more Dakka!  Two of the others have Kustom Sluggas - a Burna and a mini Rokkit Launcher - whilst the fifth figure has two Choppas.  I tend to build the figures however I prefer then when playing they can "count as".  Anyway, the idea of uniformity is meaningless to Orks!

A better view of the bionic legs.

And here's the mechanical squig - just blu-tak-ed for now until I decide what to do with it.

There's quite a range of additional Ork (and other races) stuff available, especially characterful one-off figures so I hope to order some more in the future.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

More Warhammer 40K Nostalgia

A mixture of Real Life and a very hectic work schedule has meant there's not been much time for hobby things for a while now.  Indeed for a number of weeks my hobby 'vibe' was at a very low ebb.  However a sudden burst of inspiration saw me dig out my collection of Ork kits!  This was ideal as I could just grab the odd half hour here or there to get busy with clippers and ploystyrene cement.  So... what have I built?

This Ork Trukk kit was so much fun to build!  It reminded me of those crazy games of GorkaMorka back in the 90s.  That was a fun game.

Here's a few Shoota and Slugga boyz to give you a better idea of scale.

I've also built another squad of Ork Nobz.  This is another fantastic kit - no two figures should look the same as there's so many options available.

I'm currently working on a Battlewagon and it's a monster of a kit!  I'm hoping to have some bits left over so that I can Ork-ify an Imperial Leman Russ I have lurking in the plastic mountain.

I have managed to do a little painting too.  A friend kindly picked up a range of metallic paints from his local hobby shop some time back and they've proved to be ace!

So there you have it.  Not too much progress but I am keeping a little bit of hobby going.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Mediterranean Scatter

Here's the scatter terrain items I've been working on recently.  Various manufacturers such as Hovels, Debris of War, Redoubt, 4Ground, Alternative Armies, Ainsty, etc.

I've also re-purposed some old bits of K&M hedge I've had since my Warhammer days.  Simply repainted the bases and gave them a slightly dusty look.

Last but not least, some broken wall sections and a couple of the Javis resin gates.

That'll do for the time-being 🤔 although I do have a couple more Charlie Foxtrot pantile kits ... 😉

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Pantile Farm from Charlie Foxtrot

Continuing with the Mediterranean theme, here's a little farm using mainly Charlie Foxtrot kits.  These are Pantile House 1 and Stables.

The smaller thatched building is from Hovels, as are the barrels and water trough.  The walls are Javis scenics dry stone walling.

The photos aren't the best I've done but the light recently has been a bit rubbish for photography!

Here's a couple of closer pics of the stables.  The wood is mostly painted as follows: brown or black spray undercoat, Americana Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Honey Brown.

Here's the farmhouse.

They're not quite as "white" as they appear here and were all painted as per the scheme for the recently posted Hermitage.

I had these walls knocking about in the scenic bits box so thought I'd give them a 'Mediterranean makeover'.  The capping stone on the post is painted in the same manner as the pantile roofs and I think this really helps tie them in with the buildings.

I’m currently working on some scatter items to help make the landscape look a bit more “lived in” then it’ll be back to more figures!

Happy gaming 😎 

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Pantile Hermitage from Charlie Foxtrot

More scenery for our various Mediterranean theatres - this time it's the lovely little pantile hermitage kit from Charlie Foxtrot plus the pantile walls, along with grave stones and columns from Debris of War (also available from CFM here)

All painted using the same recipe as the Church and Grain Store.

The bases were painted as follows: solid coat of Americana Honey Brown, dry brush with VMC Tan Yellow, VMC Dark Sand and a final highlight of Foundry Boneyard light.  Grass is Colonel Bill's Winter Grass.  Tufts from various companies.

Here's a closer pic of the breached low pantile wall section.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Re-purposing Old Scenery

Whilst rummaging through some boxes the other day I found a few pieces of scenery from ages back and I wondered if they could be revamped and brought back in to service... The pantile farmhouse and enclosure were scratch built probably around 15 years ago when I first dallied with Peninsular Napoleonics and were now looking rather tatty.  The other two bits were from the GW LotR range and again were looking a bit knocked about.  Anyway, my friend Orange Dave and I are keen to play some WW2 set in Crete (and Sicily or Italy) so these items would make ideal additions to our combined collection.

I originally painted these in various GW colours but after fixing the damaged bits they needed repainting, so were spruced up as per the recipe that I’ve used for my Infamy terrain plus the thatched hut, chicken coop, etc.  Please have a look at the How To tab above for more details.