Monday, January 31, 2011

Doooooooom Wheel

The latest addition to my Skaven army, the Doom Wheel (or as I like to call it, th' Dooooooooom Wheel in a fake Scottish accent). As it's a vehicle, it's also about as close as I'm likely to get in participating in Truck Month.

It's a fairly easy kit to assemble, but you really have to do 90% of the painting before removing it from the sprue. It'd be no fun trying to paint the interior after assembling it.

Rusty metal done with my usual technique of silver plus black wash plus brown wash plus a dry brushing of rusty orange in selected locations.

Monday, January 24, 2011


I got tired of trying to freehand banners for my empire forces, so did these in Adobe Illustrator tonight. The end result is about 3 x 3 cm and they look very nice when printed. A couple of them are drying right now on standard bearers flag poles.

The two headed eagle, the mermaid and the weapons were all done by me in Illustrator, but I cheated and copied/traced them from other resources. The town name Edenburg is a very long winded pun on the colours of Nordland. They're the same as a province in NZ called Otago, the main city of which is Dunedin, a Celtic translation of Edinburgh. And they say a joke you have to explain isn't funny.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Empire Riflemen

I'm making a small(ish) Empire force to fight with the Skaven and Beastmen that are my other forces. Lets face it, got to have at least one set of good guys right?

This is pretty much the finalised force of riflemen. I just have the unit banner bearer to complete and it'll be done. Plenty of ranks so it can keep dealing out the pain for as long as possible. And because I like having lots of riflemen around.

I'm especially pleased with the unit champion/ marksman who has an Outriders repeater handgun and a nice refreshing bottle of Bugman's ale in the other hand.

Next up, some swordsmen and halbardiers. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mystery Wagon finished and a new project

The Mystery Wagon for our Warhammer RPG games is now finished. Here's a couple of shots including one with the whole team (and Rations the dog).

And a new project I am starting on. These are Pegasus Waffen SS, or at least some of them. I don't seem to have the full set and so I've thrown in a couple of extras from other sets. Those that know me will know that under normal circumstances I don't do WW2 Germans, but I'm making an exception for these are they've been commissioned by someone else.

So far, I've just based them (on 10 cent pieces). Next up undercoating and then I'll see what kind of a result I can get with the Waffen SS cammo.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


A couple of months back I bought The Isle of Blood, with which hopefully one of these days very soon I'll be taking on my friend Adam. I finished painting up the little ratty bastards not too long ago. I'll have a stab at the High Elves one of these days, but that may require that I learn a new painting technique as my current one would make them look far to grubby for elves. (Let's face it, in all the fiction, mud doesn't stick to elves). Meanwhile, if they have to fight, I have a force of Beastmen eager for battle.

I already had painted 20 Skaven clan rats for our RPG games, so they've been included into the force, which now looks quite impressive.

Here's the Warplock engineer, the Poison Gas mortar team and the Warpfire thrower team.

The master moulder who "controls" the Rat Ogres

And one of the Rat Ogre's itself

I'm rather pleased with the rusty metal look I achieved. Silver, then a wash of black, then another of brown. Then a drybrush with some nice rusty orange and now they look suitably like tetanus waiting to happen. 

Friday, January 7, 2011


OK, trying out this blogging thing.

I paint figures or minis depending upon what you want to call them. A mixture of 1/72nd's and Warhammer Fantasy Battle for the most part. I have about 12,000 1/72nd figures, although only about 1,200 of them are painted, and about 300 WFB figures of which about half have some paint on them. I don't pretend to be a great talent, but I think I've managed to pick up enough tricks over the past 8 years of doing this that I don't totally suck.

Enough of that, here's what I've been working on for the past week or so. It's a wagon for the Warhammer RPG game I'm playing in. Our characters use it to get to and fro around the Empire, and since it was my xmas break, I thought I'd put a wagon together to compliment the other character figures I've done.

Made from a mixture of lolly-pop sticks, toothpicks and a Vampire Counts corpse wagon. All that remains to be done is to connect it to a pair of horses and finish off the base.