Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Maximus Lardicus!

No difficulty guessing what this is all about eh?  Yes, the Lardies are about to launch Infamy! Infamy! so I’ve dusted off my Early Imperial Romans.
Are you ready for war?

I’ve quite a few suitable figures from my Warhammer Ancient Battles and War & Conquest days, so it’s nice to be in the position of having a fully painted force ready to go, with a lot of extras ready too.
The man himself, Maximus Lardicus, leads from the front

The figures are all Black Tree Designs with LBMS shield transfers.  I’ll order up some sabot bases from Charlie Foxtrot.

I found these ‘tokens’ which I think might be suitable as some sort of deployment point?

Even better... whilst sorting these out I stumbled upon a box of Ancient Germans so that’s some allies (or enemies?) sorted.  Anyway, I’ve ordered up one of the bundles and look forward to getting the PDF on Monday 29th June.  Currently on the painting table are some lovely resin pieces of scenery that I’ve had in the bits box for years, plus some old Dark Ages pieces are getting re-purposed for an earlier age.  If you want to find out more then have a look on YouTube for a series of Lard TV videos where Lardy Rich discusses some example forces, plus there’s also a series of three “movies” 😂 that run through a basic battle between Rome and fierce German tribesmen!

Thursday, 18 June 2020

French Garage

This Warbases kit is perfect for a little French Garage.

I wasn’t too thorough about taking step by step pics but here’s a few work in progress shots.  The roof is tiled using strips of textured card supplied with the kit and makes for a great effect.

The front and back long walls were textured using masonry paint.

This wall was textured with fine ballast.

The brick wall was painted a dark red/brown then washed with Agrax to help pick out the brickwork.

These are the colours used for the tiling effect on the roof.

The doors and window frames, etc were painted using the Foundry Forest Green triad.
The bricks were picked out using the base colour along with a variety of dark browns through to warmer reds.

Next, I added a few suitable printed signs.

The building is free-standing but to better set it in context I made a base tile.  The cobbles are textured wallpaper.  The WC is from Charlie Foxtrot.

Finally I made some little piles of junk from oil barrels, crates, fuel cans, etc.  I have another fuel pump (somewhere) along with the garage owner (a set from 1st Corps) plus a couple of old motor vehicles so I'll add them at some point.