Thursday, 24 December 2015

Assyrian Army (part 2)

It is that time of year again, so I am going to have 10 days or so off the brushes. So I will leave you all for this year with a small update on the Assyrian project.

2 units of 12 Auxilliary troops

20 Skirmish Bows, these are going to be split into 5 units of 4 figures by the customer.

That just leaves me to wish you all a great time over the festive break, we will be back here again in the New Year.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Mauryan Indian Cavalry

Occasionally you have to go off grid, when a client asks for an urgent job to be done. This is the case here as I got asked to make over 20 cavalry figures in a hurry for a game. Fortunately the client had stripped back and cleaned all but 2 figures, as he wanted me to match it into his existing collection. So I agreed to do it as long as he realised it would slow down the output of the Assyrians as a consequence.







They are only worked to recruit standard with a few extra highlights, but they match the original figures as requested. I do apologise for the picture quality, I have had several issues of late taking pictures, It may be time to invest in a better set up or rethink how I take them a touch.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Assyrian Army (part 1)

One of the ongoing projects Loki has is an Assyrian army for a regular client, who wanted them bright and basic as he put it. So here is the first batch of figures.

 A unit of 12 auxillary foot.
 3 units of camel riders
 2 units of 5 slingers

A unit of 12 light infantry.

All basing will be carried out by the customer who has promised images of the units when based. There is a lot more to come for this project, and it helps break up the Napoleonics nicely.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Napoleonic Prussian 6th dragoons,and Prussian commanders

Following on from the Austrians, the second half of the commission was to paint a unit of Prussian dragoons. These are a marked contrast from the previous batch of Front rank figures being they were Perry figures and as per usual these took forever to clean up.

I always get really frustrated when I receive a batch of Perry Metals, firstly disentangling them from that horrible fibrous packing crap that gets stuck to every nibble and knobble of metal, which seem so numerous on this brand. Then you get to the cleaning which seems to pass more hours than befits the figure. Horses seem to be the worst culprit with mould lines running down the muzzle, misaligned rumps, great globs of molten metal between every leg joint and runoffs and knobbles in the most unlikely places. Often I find a good amount of single malt aids the pain of cleaning these, but over consumption does not aid the eyesight finding all the excess bits of metal. That's it rant over till next time.

I was given carte blanche to choose the unit so I went with the 6th as they have the unusual facing colour of rose pink, which contrasts rather nicely with the brighter blue of the dragoon uniform. My first task was to make three quick conversions as the command figures were missing and I had only been supplied standard troopers, so a sash was made for one, another was given a standard and some wire and milliput fashioned a trumpeter.





The last thing remaining for the commission was three Prussian Officers / ADCs these are single part castings of horse and rider.







Thank you all for stopping by and taking a look.

Loki

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Austrian Napoleonic 4th Hussars

This week Loki has been working on what has to be his favorite period in History, He has a couple of current commissions for some 28mm Napoleonic cavalry units.

The first one off the desk is the Austrian 4th (Hessen Homberg) Hussars.

 A 12 figure unit of Front Rank figures.
 A selection of the rank and file figures in closer detail.


 The 3 command figures Trumpeter, Standard bearer and Officer



Thursday, 5 November 2015

28mm Perry Miniatures War of the Roses

Well! it's been a while.
The Final instalment of the WotR.
Long overdue due to my hand problems but I am doing my best to get back to some normality.
Earl Oxford & his Mounted retinue.
Duke of Clarence with a Bow retinue
A Few of Montagu's contingents and a nice little vignette of a guy felled by a xbow.

Painted to Regular Standard by Kev.

Oxford's Mounted Men at Arms Retinue

John de Vere Earl of Oxford

Montagu, Shire Levy Bow

Booty

Clarence Bow Retinue

Montagu Men at Arms

Montagu Bow Retinue

Duke of Clarence

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

More Slugs, Hazmat Clones and a Robot

Loki always enjoys his trips into town to collect the next batch of painting for Wargames Emporium as it always furnishes him with some diverse objects to paint.

All the items here are Sold under the ranges at EMP Games

So lets kick this off with another couple of those slugs





Next up are some Hazmat clone troopers from the Distant Horizon range





To finish off this post, we will conclude with a 6mm Robot, It is a colossal wee thing that sits just nicely on a 100mm diameter base when constructed.





This final Image shows the additional weapons options that are packaged with the kit.


Thats it for this post folks thanks for stopping by