Thursday, 23 December 2021
The painting recipe was Americana Honey Brown on the walls, Americana Terracotta on the tiles, followed by GW Agrax Earthshade. Highlight using Americana Honey Brown, Americana Fawn, VMC Dark Sand, Foundry Boneyard Light. The tiles were simply the original colour followed by a highlight with some VMC Dark Sand mixed in. Base is Americana Honey Brown, VMC Tan Yellow then VMC Dark Sand followed by Colonel Bill's Winter Static Grass and some clump foliage.
This covered well is from the Waterloo Papelotte Farm range but, with suitable paint on the roof, I think it blends in nicely.
These are a pig shed, a stone water trough and a village fountain, followed by some crates and sacks - ideal as a barricade - plus some barrels of fruit and veg.
These stacks of barrels are from Debris of War. Recipe: Americana Dark Chocolate, Agrax Earthshade, then highlights of Dark Chocolate, VMC Flat Earth, VMC Gold Brown and finally VMC Dark Sand. Pick the barrel hoops out with VMC German Camo Dark Brown and highlight sparsely with GW Tin Bitz or similar.
Merry Christmas to all my friends!🎄🥳😁
Sunday, 5 December 2021
Monday, 8 November 2021
Painting and gaming has been a bit thin on the ground recently, due in the main to illness. However, I'm on the mend now thank goodness, so I recently decided to do a little photo session with my Napoleonic terrain and figures. These are mainly aimed at playing Sharp Practice in the Peninsular War, although the buildings will also see service in WW2 for Crete and Italy using both Bolt Action and Chain of Command. I was looking to create a new banner for the blog and photoshop-whizz Colin was kind enough to do a little bit of magic to replace the 'bookcase & armchair background' with some sky.
The majority of the buildings are from the superb Charlie Foxtrot Models pantile range, with extras from Grand Manner and some scratch-builds too. Scatter terrain and animals are from Hovels, Redoubt, Warbases, Warlord, Debris of War, etc. My good friend George has picked up some Last Valley horsehair style trees for me which I think will suit the terrain very well.
Here are a few more pics.
Happy gaming! :o)
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
My good friend Paul has been steadily building a large collection of beautifully painted miniatures for Star Wars Legion, mainly Rebels and Droids plus a few special characters. I visited last weekend and had a fab time with Paul and the lovely Mrs MB eating lots of tasty food, going for walks along the coast and, of course, getting in some games of Star Wars Legion. It's a brilliant game! So brilliant that I've now got my own collection under way (thanks mate). In the meantime here's a few pics of Paul's fantastic models.
C-3P0, Luke and R2-D2
Chewie, Han and Leia
Rebel Commandos (Sniper Team)
FD Laser Cannon
More Rebel Troopers
May the force be with you!
Friday, 3 September 2021
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Friday, 20 August 2021
Saturday, 14 August 2021
Our miniature landscapes need, in my opinion, to look a little ‘lived in’ to get the most from our games. Given that many of our battles are set in rural, or at least semi rural, areas then some suitable livestock are an obvious choice. So, I’ve painted some.