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Wednesday, 29 August 2018

The Cowboys

I painted a commission a few months back for Dead Mans Hand, the Tong and the Other Seven. Lovely figures and I enjoyed painting something a bit different! Well for me anyway. So after attending the Other Partizan I picked up some more figures for Dead Mans Hand,  The Cowboys, the Outlaws, and the Cavalry all appealed so I picked them up. The Cowboys appealed the most so I started painting them first, it's only taken a week or so to get these done so I'm pretty pleased with the turn around time.

I don't game anymore, or should I say it's being a long long time since I last gamed. I enjoy painting and collecting and to be honest I don't really miss gaming. That's not to say I won't get back into gaming at some point in the future. So on to the figures, the box contains seven nicely sculpted figures and seven MDF bases.
 Its being mentioned before but I'm pretty sure some of the figures are definitely based on film characters, maybe it's just me watching to many westerns. 
 Its very rare when it comes to figures like these that I don't go with my own colour schemes, I love having a bit of freedom when it comes to painting non uniformed types.
All in all I'm pretty happy with the results, I think the group sits well together and also as individual figures. 
 I got asked if I pay as much attention to painting the whole figures, or just the fronts! Hopefully this gives the answer. 

So thanks for looking, feel free to comment and i will post again soon 
Cheers for now Russ 

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Victrix Napoleonic French

Sometimes things sit on shelfs and kind of get forgotten about! Even when this shelf is directly above my paint table. I'm not really sure why but they must of being on the shelf for a couple "cough cough" of years at least. I planned to get them based on sunday but it just didnt happen.
   So onwards with my Victrix French infantry. Now I'm no expert so a few mistakes are bound to have occurred.

 They can be a pain to build but they do paint up really nicely, time consuming is a word I would use to describe them. 
 I haven't painted the eyes on these guys but they still seem to have worked out pretty good.  I think it was a case of not having the confidence. There have being times when I could easily of given up painting and plastic figures have being mainly at the forefront of that thinking. Don't ask me why but after tinkering with my style it seems to have worked out and I'm more chilled about my painting. Improving my painting was a big issue at one point. 

 Hopefully I've not made to many mistakes but heck they don't look to bad.

 well thanks for taking the time to check out my humble rambling blog, feel free to comment it's all welcome. 
So thanks again 
 Cheers for now Russ 

Sunday, 5 August 2018

A small fortress

I built this a few years ago but never really got round to photographing it. I suppose you would call it a generic fortress. It's built form polystyrene tiles, polystyrene packing, balsa wood and textured with a mix of sand, plaster
 I'm not the best photographer so please excuse the rather crappy photos. 
 The cobble stones are textured wallpaper, which at the time seened rather in fashion when it came to building terrain. 
 Its my biggest project when it comes to scratchbuilding terrain, hopefully it was worth the time and effort. 
 I tried to add separate levels and plenty of room for figures. 
 The rocky outcrop on which it stands all adds to it's defensive position. 
 Patches of exposed stonework add to the overall look of what are almost plain looking walls in some respects. 
 Hopefully you've enjoyed looking at this just a fraction of how much enjoyment i got from building it.

 So as always thanks for looking 
Cheers for now Russ