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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Victrix Spartans

I just don't seem to have had the time lately to get anything finished, it's all bits and pieces and stuff for other people! Not that I'm complaining but my blog has suffered a little so I took some photos of my Spartans. I painted them a while back but other stuff took over and I haven't posted any pictures here, well not till now!
 it's my usual poor attempts at taking pictures but hopefully they will give you an idea of what they look like. They are Victrix miniatures and they paint up nicely! 
   shield's really seem to make them, and I can honestly say they are all my own work. No real achievement when you see how easy they are to copy. 
 The red and white really seem to work well, I varied it a bit but hopefully the uniformity is still there. I'm pretty pleased with the overall look, and the basing seems to have worked out nicely. 
 So thanks for looking and hopefully I will be posting more stuff real soon
    So cheers for now 

Friday, 22 July 2016

Project Z Bikers

I took a few photos the other day of these two but they turned out blurred. So second time lucky! 
   Project Z is underway and my first two bikers have hit the road ready to cause mayhem! You could almost call them  "Men of Mayhem" although my Biker gang is "devil's own" 
So this is the beginning of my road warrior's on their iron horses! The box comes with a shed load of spare parts and they can mix with the other project Z sets, so it's mix and match to your heart's content. You get a chance to build the bikes in different ways,  and the Bikers and Biker old ladies get a fair amount of choice with all the parts included in the box. 
I raided the transfer stash from all the kits I have spares from and added some freehand lettering. 
 So SID and his brother biker take to the road to kill zombies and maybe just raise hell! 
 So I've two more in the early stages of construction so I should have doubled my collection of Bikers by the next project Z update. The only one drawback of the biker gang box set is the gang leader figure, he is unique in appearance! I should add I picked up two box's so the second leader figure will take some converting to make him different in appearance. 

So stay tuned for my next installment and thanks for looking 
Cheers for now Russ

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Space wolves

I have being working on these little fellas on and off mixed in with other projects. I seemed to gone full circle in my tastes for future projects, I started my hobby life with games workshop and airfix as I'm guessing many if us did. So to the figures
 The amount of spare parts in this kit mean I could probably convert another 10 standard space Marines into space wolves and still have more parts left to go at. 
 I mixed a few helmets into the mix despite hearing that space wolves veer away from wearing them, you certainly get some heads in the box that scream character! Crazy hair styles and manic expressions! 
 Hopefully it shouldn't be to long before I post again! So thanks for looking 
Cheers for now Russ 

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Project Z

I have started toying with a new Project! Project Z from Warlord Games. I suppose I have finally being bitten by the zombie bug, no pun intended!
        They are really nice figures, and they have a good selection of figures from survivors to biker gangs! More of the bikers in later posts!
 They are the first of many! Male survivors with a single female survivors thrown in for good measure. 
 Nice figures, plenty of spares and some awesome weaponry included! So that's the beginning of a new project despite my promise's of no new projects until I've cleared some of the lead/plastic mountain. 

So thanks for looking 
Cheers for now Russ

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Caesarian Romans

Finally I got round to picking up some shield transfers for my Warlord Games Romans, and someone keeps mentioning my Romans whenever I praise his "Michal" from the famous and massively impressive Draw crypt. So without further a do
 Not quite in the same class but still my first stumbling attempts at caesarian Romans. 
 They are just incase anyone was wondering plastic figures, and very nice they are. I'm planning on adding more soon but I have so much going on at the moment time is in short supply 
 The little big man transfers are a little tricky to start with but once you get the hang of them it's pretty straight forward. 

So thanks for looking 
   Cheers for now Russ

Sunday, 12 June 2016

The 1st Virginia Cavalry

It's being a while since I last posted, well it certainly feels like it. So this time it's something for my own collection! I've added some more Rebel Cavalry, and who else could I add other than the 1st Virginia Cavalry.
 Lighting here today is terrible but I'm hoping that the photos are up to scratch, it would be a shame not to do justice to these lovely little sculpts. They are excellent little figures and they have painted up nicely as always with Dixon miniatures. 
 I'm hoping the black as turned out okay, I've used two different greys to highlight between the facings on the uniform and all the black equipment. I have done a little bit of work on these figures, nothing major! The officer is simply a trooper with his carbine removed, the standard bearer just needed a gauntlet on the had holding the flag. I could of just painted it without adding it but it just bugged me and if your going to do it, then do it right. The bugler was also a trooper with a arm swap for a Perry's plastic bugle arm, and the gauntlet added with greenstuff. 
 So that's about it, I always enjoy painting Dixon ACW miniatures. I think it kind of shows with the amount I have in my still growing collection. 
 What's next, well knowing me it could be absolutely anything from Space Marines to more ACW. 
So catch you all soon
Cheers for now Russ 

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Games Workshop Blitza-Bommer

I was asked by my local model shop to paint up a ork bommer for a customer, so what could I say other than yes! It means I've neglected my own hobby time but I'm rather impressed with the end results.
 I had free rein on painting it, so I'm hoping it turned out orky enough! 
 I'm no expert with the camera and the photos where a little rushed but I'm hoping it gives a good account of the model.
 I've added a few bits of freehand work to try and capture the overall look.
 "Orks rulz" was the obvious starting point, then it just seemed natural to add a few more bits!
 I think its all come together nicely! 
 so thanks for looking and I will hopefully manage to polish off a few more bits for myself pretty soon.
Thanks for looking
Cheers for now Russ