Monday, 14 May 2018

Next batch of Steelfist Landsknechts

I am starting to see the finish line with this Landsknecht unit, and today i have put in an order for six more mounted Gendarmes to add to my triumph of maximillian.



Saturday, 12 May 2018

PRODUCTS. Great matt varnish and armour detail wash

Whilst i paint away at my next batch of Steelfist miniatures, i wanted to share a few products i purchased in recent months.
  I think having a blog is not all about showing your painted miniatures but also a place to share your hobby.

   For all the years i painted miniatures i had never found a true matt varnish, not one, they always left a semi shine on the surface,  but not anymore, AK interactives ULTRA matt varnish is exactly that, totally matt, and i will say again absolutely flat matt. I still use my Valejo matt varnish as first coat then apply AK  second to get the matt finish. 

The second recent product is Citadels NULN OIL wash, the idea of purchase being to see if it was good to tone and detail armour. The results have been superb on Steelfists Landsknechts armour, and has totally replaced my old Valejo wash. This NULN OIL is more subtle and you can build up the layers to the desired depth you seek. If  you hve not tried them and are looking for a product to do the above mentioned jobs , these come highly recommended.
   

Monday, 30 April 2018

A few Steelfist Landsknechts

A few Steelfist Landsknechts. I am doing them in batches of four , each batch with a different colour scheme.


Thursday, 19 April 2018

More Italian wars goodies from bluemoon

My plans for a  renewed 15mm Italian wars project is now assured, these latest releases have made my year.
 Overall bluemoons new Italian wars range has to be the fullest and best available in this scale, and its great for anyone wanting to do this period as you can now do an Italian wars project using figures from one source, instead of having to find what is the best available from multiple manufacturers as was the case in the past. I am also impressed with there Spanish infantry, past manufacturers always seemed to go for the later elizabethian period look, but bluemoons seem to have the early 16th century look as shown in contemporary art works of the time. I for one am looking forward to there next releases!

                                                Commanders

                                                    Gendarmes

Stradiots
                                                         
                                                  Spanish Genitors

                                              Spanish infantry



       

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

15mm ECW Royalists

The pile of Testudo miniatures has been reduced with the kings lifeguard and John Talbots Royalist Regiments painted, also a cannon and crew from bluemoon manufacturing, all large 18mm sized figures. Flags by Wargame designs.