Wednesday, December 05, 2007

This should shake things up a little........ for the good

For those who are not in the know already, and I expect the word to have travelled throughout the wargaming circles like wild fire, check this out........ it concerns the Perry's and their next project:



Monday, November 19, 2007

As promised........ Italo-Norman Army Pics


Well, it's been a few weeks so I thought that I ought to pull out the old camera and take a few snaps of at least one of the armies that I promised before the WHW Weekend. So, for now it's the turn of my Italo-Normans. There are still a few bits and bobs that I want to include in the army such as more variation in the Coloni, the addition of a few more Italian/Spanish looking Milites and commands, a unit of Elite Militia and a couple of big units of Levied Militia. There are even a few camp (not that sort of camp!) vignettes that are planned that are actually sitting on my painting table right now. But then again so are my British Kingdoms, my HYW English and my Hamdanid Arabs!!! Hmmm..... I guess it's a case of what grabs my attention first.........

Pics of a few of the British Kingdoms units to follow soon........

Army General
Army Standard Bearer
Mounted Milites One

Close ups

Mounted Milites Two

Close ups
Mounted Milites Three
Close ups

Coloni with Javelins

Close ups
Coloni with Slings
Crossbows close ups

Serjeants with Crossbows One
Serjeants with Crossbows Two

Aghlibad Arab Heavy Cavalry

Close ups

Aghlibad Arab Light Cavalry
Close ups

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

On Sunday I got back from a great weekend at HWHQ and the WHW campaign weekend. It was Age of Arthur all the way for me. special thanks to Jim Sweeney for lending me an army [as mine wasn't finished- yep I know, the shame ;o)] , also to James morris and Steve Jones for running a seemless campaign that was packed with laughs and last but not least all my oponents (Dave, Jack, Ivre, James, and all the skirmishers!) who playey within the true spirit of the game and provided a lot of entertainment.

I'm not going to prattle on so I'm here's a few pics that I have selected for your perusal:

There are many more pics and if you have a mind to you can see them all here on the SADWAB Forum:
Here too:
Hope you enjoyed them......

Monday, October 22, 2007

OK, no-one laugh!!

OK, I've got to admit that on the completion of the British Kingdoms army I am now a defeated man. Sad but true. I just couldn't bring myself round to hurrying them as it wouldn't have done the models justice and I really want to have this army looking prim and proper.

Watch out on a website near you for the net result of the wager I had with Soapy. Boy, I can feel the humiliation building now ;o) Sad but true.........

For those not in the know I'm off to Notts this weekend for some fun and frollics of the WAB variety. Should be a great weekend, they always are. It's like X-mas coming twice a year for me! Sad but true........

Pics of Italo-Normans and the latest British kingdoms stuff to folllow on from when I get back to sunny Edinburgh.



Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wot no pics......

Just a quick update......

The pics of the army will be posted post 29th of this month due to the major painting panic happenning right now! I may even pop in a few pics of my Italo-Normans too.



Thursday, October 11, 2007

Lack of Pics.......

Just a very quick update to apologise for the lack of pics. Basically I'm under duress trying to keep the 10 mini's a day routine going. I'm already behind, though I did leave a little extra time at the end of the 'period' for this very reason. Wish me luck or Soapy's going to break my heart, or something.


Thursday, October 04, 2007

Here's Some I Banged Out Today

Here's a few mini's that I banged out today. Apologies for the photo quality but I couldn't find my tripod so I had to pile up a few old boxes! Basically everything has three highlights except the tunics (which commanded four) and the slings which have a base colour and a wash (with bonus stone added in two highlights). These little critters will be varnished with a coat of GW Gloss and then given the customary coat pf Testors Dullcote.

Watch this space for 10 more tomorrow......... that one is for the doubters ;o)


Thursday, September 27, 2007

Still Not Fopping Out :o)


I haven't managed to get the pics of Pegenses up on the blog as of yet as they are not painted!! However, all is not as bad as it seems as I've decided to clean up, prime and glue all the spears etc. on the whole army before I slap the old paint on. That way it should speed things up as it gets all the drab jobs out of the way and allows me to wallow in the ecstacy of painting for four weeks. BTW, I never usually glue the shields on to the models until after I have finished the paint jobs, this usually allows for a bit more freedom with the brush but does often need some pinning to hold the darn things in place. Just thought it was worth a mention.

Todays agenda? Two units of 28 Tuelu to clean up and then get the first unit of Pagenses on the site.



BTW, In case you were wondering what the hell that image is; it's the molecular structure of my least favourite glue........ superglue...... I'm an epoxy man myself :o)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Not a total fopp after all.....

Forgot to mention in my last post that I did also actually manage to glue shields and spears to 30 more models and apply undercoat yesterday. Strange post? You bet! But I had to write this to reclaim some of my sanity.

Saturday....... shopping for a nice Dremmel today :o)))))



Arrrgh!! My Head!!

Let me explain. A while back I bought a unit of West wind Arthurian Cavalry. I got them home, took one look at the size of the hosses, laughed out loud and thought nay (sorry!) these do not match up to my idea of the sort of nags my fellas would be a riding. I put the pack to one side and forgot about them.

Yesterday I decided to have a rummage and founf the said pack of WW cavalry and cunningly realising that they came with loose heads (riders not the hosses) I decided to proceed with a few head swaps.......

I need a Dremmel!!!

In other words I spent about six hours buggering around with a crap mini saw and pin vice trying to attatch six heads onto six bodies. OK, there are a few missing and green stuff to add but you get the picture.
Here's a quick pic of six hours work :o( None to fresh.......

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Whilst I'm at it........

Here's a nice little mini I found lying around in Alnwick castle. It's a certain Sir Harry Hotspur and he's a bit of a hero in my neck of the woods (well, used to be a few hundred years ago). Poor bloke got it in the eye at The Battle of Shrewsbury. Those bloody longbowmen again don't you know :o)

OK, back to the Welsh next time........