Monday, 11 January 2021

Blood Raven Space Marine

 Something entirely new, i have never painted Sci fi or fantasy miniatures before, this was enjoyable to do, and not as difficult as i imagined it, a Blood Raven space marine entirely hand painted. 


Sunday, 22 November 2020

Terrain Project!

This post is very unusual for this blog sight, as it is about Scenery rather than painted figures, but i guess one cannot be without the other.

 In 25 years of painting little men i can honestly say that terrain has never much interested me, except for the back ground sky i painted and the little board i quickly sanded and grassed to photo my figures. 

And this little set up has served me fine for many years , until now!

I have always loved the English civil war period , just as much as the Wars of Roses, and if i was ever to invest time, and money into scenery it would be for 15mm scale ECW period!

With the release of Steelfist,s new 15mm ECW range, i  purchased three packs  of cavalry to give my 15mm painting eye some practice, and with this range giving me plenty of encouragement i have finally decided the time is right to create a better terrain board.

After watching copious amounts of how to do it You tube videos by the terrain boffins i felt ready to dive in!

The following photo shows how far i have got, the larger board has been made by two layers of a gloop of PVA, plaster, sand and water,  followed by a coat of earth paint. I then added various shades of base flock followed by sprinkling grass over the surface, each stage required drying time and spraying with watered down PVA glue. The end result is most pleasing.

The two tree's are made using the twisted wire method, the trunk and branches covered with the same gloop mix i used on the terrain board. It was hard work so i will buy some woodland scenic tree Armatures to build the rest!

I have created a few fields  and the house is an ebay purchase and is made by the no longer in production Lilliput lane company, an idea i found on a TMP topic. The colours were a little faded (its about 25 yrs old) so i gave it some colour washes to bring it to life and i may flock and spruce up the base. Ironically they are perfect for 15mm scale buildings!

The bases are to give me an idea of how many units i could get on the board.

I still have at least another field(maybe a corn field), hedges, more trees and a hill to make, plus a road and maybe a few more suitable buildings, but all in good time.

I have enjoyed it so far but boy i can understand why folk just buy them ready made!

A special shout out goes to Geek gaming scenery, they provided most of the terrain materials and the service was faster than a speeding bullet!

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Steelfist Renaissance light cavalry

 Its been a while since i posted anything here, but i have finally painted something that fits in with this blogs theme, these have actually been slowly painted up for a few months now, the flags are hand painted and the inspiration came from the image provided, i think they are Renaissance German Princes!

Friday, 19 July 2019

A new Blog for a new Project

I am starting a new blog called TheBloodyRoses, it will be exclusively aimed at the early period of the Wars of the Roses from 1455 to 1461.
 The link is ThebloodyRoses
There will be nothing to report there for a few weeks,  the project is still formulating  and am still ordering the necessary miniatures and accessories needed, here is what I have so far:
The flexible Perry miniatures will be the main feature with Steelfist knights and Crusader miniatures fitting in nicely with the Perry sculpts. 
  I aim to go much further than just  a unit of archers or billmen neatly lined up, I have done all that before, and i really want to re create not just units but the characters and incidents from the period and i already have a few ideas!
 If anyone is interested in following just click on the link above, it can also be found at top right of main page.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

ECW and Napoleonic cavalry

Its been a while since I posted anything, apologies and sorry if I missed anything good on your own blogs. Here are a few painting projects I have done of late.

                                                             French Cuirassiers

                                                     Cromwells Ironsides  ECW
                                                   Royalist cavalry ECW

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Steelfist knights

I never got around to phographing them together after i painted them earlier in the year so i have got out the terrian again to take a few shots of them together. This is probably my final post in 2018 so i would like to thank everyone who has followed this blog and and made kind  comments this year, and wish you a Merry Christmas and happy new year, may you all realize your painting projects in 2019.

Regards Chris.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

28mm HYW french knights

French knights based up, i cannot believe how much time its took to paint them but it was worth it, they are the most heraldic displaying miniatures i ever painted, what with the horses, shields,banners, and coat of arms.
  And last but certainly not least Henry V with his standard bearer Sir John Codrington

Monday, 26 November 2018

28mm HYW. Duke de Bar

Another HYW French knight added , Eduard duke de Bar, a leading french knight at the battle of  Crecy. the Duke and horses are front rank, standard bearer blacktree and banner is GMB designs. 

Monday, 19 November 2018

English commanders. 28mm HYW

A couple of English nobles to keep Edward III commpany.
Left side is Richard de Beaumont, an English knight with the black prince at Poitiers, and right side is Thomas Beauchamp Earl of  Warwick, one of English commanders at Poitiers.
Banners are by battle flag, figures are blacktree(except Edwards base which are crusader minis)

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Earl of Warwick

The last of the late Medievals i had lying around. Steelfist minis.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Duke of Burgundy and standard bearers

A break from 100 years war, a few months ago  i had a clear out of late medieval figures, mostly perry plastics( i never took to them) and a  few bits of front rank, but salvaged a few perry cavalry metals. The motive being when i printed out a load of 15mm Burgundian flags i also printed a few to fit 28mm scale, and it was a shame to waste them.  The Duke is a plastic figure with added plumes on a metal horse.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

28mm HYW. Louis de Nevers

Another addition to the french hundred years war knights. Louis de Nevers, a flemish nobleman killed at Crecy. The horses are front rank as is Louis, the standard bearer is blacktree and the banner is by GMB.