Well, the Analogue Hobbie Painting Challenge XI has come to a close and my final entry is 8 Dark Ages Irish from Crusader Miniatures.
Saturday, 20 March 2021
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
I have ventured into a new gaming period: the Old West. A few (several?) months ago DaveB and I ordered up some Brigade Games miniatures from their American West range. Even before I selected my figures I knew that I wanted to name them after characters from song.
The first one I painted was Henry Waits Alone:
Saturday, 13 February 2021
Last week I was able to finish off 6 more Conquest Games' plastic Medieval archers.
After assembling and painting the previous 6 I had a better idea of how to proceed with these ones.
Friday, 29 January 2021
Having had these plastic Normans laying around for almost 10 years I figured the AHPC was a good time to put them together and get them painted.here.
Tuesday, 12 January 2021
As part of my Analogue Painting Challenge one of my goals is to finish off a couple Saga warbands. To that end I have painted up some Crusader Miniatures Crossbowmen for my Normans.
They are actually from Crusader's El Cid range but are suitable for Normans.
I found the figures alright to paint. I quite like the faces though the detail on a couple of the left hand eyes was a bit obscured.
In Saga terms these 8 figures count as one point of warriors. Once the archers are finished that will give me two units to take advantage of some of those shooty abilities.
Sunday, 20 December 2020
I have spent the bulk of my hobby time since my last entry preparing for my rookie season of the Analogue Painting Challenge which gets underway tomorrow. The advised points goal for rookies is 300 pts (equals 60 28mm figures); I am pretty confident that I should make it but I have a couple of projects I want to pursue outside the challenge so I wanted a fairly low bar. This lot should take me to my goal:
- the dock sections and boats from GW's Lake-town House Multipack
- 8 Crusader Norman Crossbowmen
- 8 Flemish Mercenaries made from Conquest Games' Norman Infantry
- 6 Conquest Games Norman Archers
- 8 Crusader Dark Ages Irish
- 6 Brigade Games Cowboys and Gunslingers
- 4 Blackstone Fortress characters
- 21 Blackstone Fortress baddies
- 3 mounted ECW characters from Warlord Games
- 3 ECW infantry from (2 Perry's, 1 WG)
- 1 Renedra North American Store
These are twisted wire trees set in resin bases. If you don't dig the bases the trees come out with a bit of prying. I was content to leave them in. For winter scenes they are perfect as is, but I wanted to make use of all those wire branches to get a nice canopy so I pulled them apart.
Then I started the process of adding Scenic Express SuperLeaf:
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
This past June I found a Canadian selling some second hand ECW figures on ebay. It's pretty rare to see such a thing. Although not a steal, the price was OK, and I knew I would have to tune them up a bit to fit them into my collection. It proved to be a little more work that I thought but in the end acceptable.
The figures were from a mix of manufacturers; the picture below gives you an idea of the painting on the minis and the different ranges. Whoever painted many of the figures did very little to clean up the castings before starting; lots of mould lines and bits of flashing were painted over.