Friday, 22 November 2013

Qol Group Shot

If you should wonder why some figures have one type of tuft and others a different type, it's because I got mixed up between the Army Painter 'Wasteland' and 'Wilderness' tufts, and by then it was too late...!

Aridani Legion Command

The first five figures of the Aridani. This leaves me with 10 more to paint, though I started undercoating them and then realised I hadn't yet drilled out their hands... These five are the command figures, and very nice they are too. I have a lot of trouble doing decent flesh tones and faces, but on the whole I think these worked. The colour scheme is more or less based on the illustration on the Tekumel Club webpage.

Qol, Finished!

In a turn of events very rare for me, I've actually finished a set of painting! More of the lovely Tekumel figures, here are the other half of the Qol characters and some with various polearms, and the Qol Palanquin set.

The Palanquin is a great set; once I'd got hold of a working drill to go through their hands it didn't take too long to paint up. The general idea I had for the model was of an old road through marshy ground - the Army Painter tufts came in very hand for this.

Had a spot of bother getting the figures to sit right on the base, but I think it turned out quite well. The bases of the bearers are still mostly visible - my plan to blend them into the flagstones didn't really come off, but still, I'm pleased with the overall look of the model.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Finally finished some Qol!

Well, quite some time after receiving the figures from the Tekumel giveaway on the LAF, I have actually managed to finish some Qol characters and archers.

Considering some of the lucky winners' models have only just arrived with them, it's probably not very good that I've only managed to finish 10 so far. Still, I'm pretty pleased with the results. First time I've used ready-made tufts on bases too, and I'm a definite convert! Gone are the days of cutting grass to size and getting bits of it all over the place...

Next up will be the Qol Palanquin, and having finally replaced my drill I can finally drill out the hands of my Aridani and get on with painting them too.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Captain Nemo and his Friends. Chaps with Hats.

A few more figures painted for IHMN; these aren't for any company in particular, but I'll find some use for them I should think! Peharps as the Peculiar Company of Mad Inventors.

The figures are Ironclad - Nemo, and three 'gentlemen with sporting guns'; The chap in blue is as was, the other two have had greenstuff added.

One fellow has what is supposed to be a blunderbuss of sorts, and a leather "bullet proof" (well, he can hope!) vest. The other (below) has a hunting-type rifle attached to a monocular targeting array, which is also powered by a faraday coat designed to redirect energy. That's the idea anyway!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Soldiers of the (Austro-Hungarian) Empire

Now finished my first 'proper' company for In Her Majesty's Name - Major Otto Von Feldkirchen's Light Dragoons. Austro-Hungary's Finest. Ahem. As you may note, they appear to have misplaced their horses...

Just some pictures for the time being - I have written a company list but I'm going to send it to the IHMN blog first and see if it works.

The figures are from Empress Miniatures - their Mutton Chop range. A bit later than the IHMN setting, but I think they work quite well, and they fit Austrian uniform for the late 1800s/early 1900s quite well. The uniform scheme is actually an amalgam of French light dragoon and Austrian light infantry from the 1900s, because I kept changing my mind on what I wanted them to look like... I used Haswell Miller's 'Vanished Armies' for inspiration.


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

In Her Majesty's Name - British Rifle Company

Added a new page for my newly completed British Rifle Company, including an idea for a new weapon, and company list...

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Tekumel Project Figures, Qol, Aridani and Demons

Over on the right hand side you will see a new page added. I hope. Having been most fortunate in getting in on the Tekumel giveaway on the Lead Adventure Forum, the figures have been bumped up the queue and are soon to be started. So far I have pictures and a few brief thoughts, and will post in-painting pictures as they progress.

Yet another attempt to maintain a blog. Of some description.

The title says it all really. Having never really managed to maintain a blog this might be a bit of a foolhardy venture (especially when I'm trying to finish a PhD, but that's another very long and probably rather dull story). On the other hand, it does give me something else to think about.

So, in light of the knowledge that I have enough being painted, and in the queue, to provide material for at least, oh, three or four posts, maybe more if I string them out a bit, I shall give this another go. I should add that this is entirely motivated by the great blogs many of the inhabitants of the Lead Adventure Forum have, though I doubt it will be up to those standards. Still, having been on the LAF for just over a year (and subsequently spending far too much time on there when I should be doing other things), I'll give it a go!

By way of a teaser, in line for posts are - a lot of Tekumel figures I was lucky enough to acquire through the extremely generous giveaway on the LAF the other week, so I shall post in-progress painting pics of those; various VSF figures for In Her Majesty's Name, picked up at Salute and actually nearly finished(!); Muscovites for By Fire and Sword, acquired at Salute and waiting to be painted, and anything else I think of. I have a vague idea I might build an airship. Not a real one, a 28mm VSF one for IHMN. I also have various other older projects I could photograph in case of a slow week.

Oh. It all sounds so optimistic doesn't it?