Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Website Now Live


Just a quickie to say that my website, Darrell Hindley Figure Painter, is now live. There are still a few teething problems mainly down to my almost total lack of experience (!!) but the site has gone live and here's the URL:


Hope that you enjoy viewing it's pages. The good news is that my Blog will be kept going and can be viewed through the website too. My blog will be much more of a day by day thing and will contain details of what my brushes are up :o)



Tuesday, April 15, 2008



OK, here's the deal.......

My blog is now moving over to my new rather spiffing website courtesy of Andy of WABForum and Tradestands fame.

My new site is currently under developement as I have decided to re-take many of my pics and to be honest this task is not being helped by the weather here in Edinburgh! However I will persevere. For the moment, the gallery will have samples of many of the pics that I have taken of my armies over the past year or so and these will gradually be replaced by newer pics as I find the time and weather conditions to suit :o)


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

More Longbow Chaps

Well, since my last entry, I missed Havok! as my other half was ill and we had to cancel our little sojourn around the midlands. I really enjoyed Cold Steel so I was a bit miffed but it couldn't be helped and as they say, there's always a next time. However, not to be put off, I'm certainly not putting this army on hold as thus far it's been a bit of a labour of love .

Okey-dokey, here's the next Longbow unit. Another one to come and then it's on to the knights/men-at-arms, which, provided the composition goes well should include a rather spiffing unit with none other than Henry V himself in a pre-battle pep-talk :o)

As you can see below, they're not doing too well.......


Friday, March 21, 2008

A bit of an interlude at this juncture is called for methinks. These, kindly taken by David Imrie last eveing, are of a game that I was playing with my Italo-Normans against Jules of Figures in Comfort with his Almoravids. Alas the game went a awry for the over cautious Normans and their oft previously seen beligerence was replaced by the spread of cowardice and eventual desertion of the field!

Incidentally, David told me that his site was now down and that his work would instead now be appearing in his own gallery section entitled, David Imrie Wargames Projects, on The League of Augsberg site.

Darrell :o)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

And here's some more......

Here's Archer unit number two. What I was trying to capture was the feel of a group of French knights and men-at-arms attempting to break into the Archers and cause as much havok as possible. Initially this included quite a bit of planning as I had to determine which mini's go where and also aim to keep the 'pictoral' composition together. I don't think i've done such a bad job and overall i'm very happy with the unit.
More to come so keep tuned in :o)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A quick sneek peek

Here's a few quick photo's of the forthcoming Late HYW English. They're not the best quality photo's but they will give you the right idea:

More info concerning the basing and painting of this unit and others to follow :o)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Below are some of Bill's most excellent French. They look fantastic, although I've never seen them on the table as such. hopefully Bill and I can arrange a game the next time he's up in Scotland.
Anyways..... as I said, very inspiring.
Opening shots of my English coming very soon :o)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rest of Mini's Arrive, Filing Overload!!

Title says all. The rest of the (beautifully scuplted) mini's have arrived and i've got more filing to do. Gonna take a break and paint the first six (Yep, you heard me!! The first six!!) before continuing the filing of doom routine :o)


Monday, January 28, 2008

It's a Dirty Job But Someones Gotta Do It!!

Here's one......
And here's another.......

Just to get me in the mood you understand. Anyway, neither of the above images are really that relevent as I'm going to be doing the Army of Clarence at Bauge where he overconfidently (undertsatement given the way in which English armies generally operated!!) charged the French and was killed along with many of his compatriots. Bit of a mistake really.......... although it did allow the less Impetuous John of Bedford to pick up the reigns who did a damn sight better a job than his younger brother.
OK, side tracked as I may be.......
OK, sorry to dissapoint folks but the title refers to the wonderfull passtime all wargames folk have to deal with; filing! Nearly done god knows how many and I've got another batch to do as and when they arrive. So, as they are predomintly done, I should be able to settle down to a sopt of painting over the next few days and have some pics ready for your perusal :o)

OK, sorry to dissapoint folks but talking about filing! I'm not a big fan of filing!! It gets under my skin. A neccessary evil perhaps but a pain in the ass too. Nearly done god knows how many and I've got another batch to do as and when they arrive. So, as they are predomintly done, I should be able to settle down to a spot of painting over the next few days and have some pics ready for your perusal :o) Let it be so.



Thursday, January 24, 2008


Yep Havok! A Medieval WAB event to be run at the End of March by Martin Gibbins at GBHQ in Evesham. Looks to be a fantastic event if it was anything like the last one I attended run by Martin, which was in fact Cold Steel.

You may have a funny feeling that you have heard something like this before, but it is just the excuse I need to pull all those Perry Agincourt to Orleans mini's out of their box and apply some slap. And of course, a good enough excuse to buy a 'few' more.

So, I look forward to gracing the pages of this blog with my army as it grows and also including a full report of Havok!