OR A TRUE RELATION OF STRANGE PROCEEDINGS IN A SOMERSETSHIRE LOFT

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

SHINING KNIGHTS

I've been suffering from painters block recently, coupled with the fact I've become hooked on Ripper Street which I'm watching on Amazon Prime (which we somehow unwittingly subscribed to). However, I took the day off today as the forecast was so terrible and managed to get some pictures taken of figures I painted at the end of last year. Here are some generic medievals, for my fantasy games initially...more info and pictures here.



I seem to be over the stoppage in artistic flow now and the muse is upon me again, so I'm going to paint a few figures for Frostgrave which my oldest son is dead keen to play.

Friday, 1 January 2016

HAIRY NEW YEAR

What better way to welcome in the new year than with some hairy Vikings. Robin, my oldest lad is Norse mad, and had some boxes of plastic vikings for Christmas (or Yule if you prefer). In preparation, I dug around and managed to muster a motley bunch of 16 Norse raiders to sail with/fight his chaps
Eylief Foul-Fart's warband (a real Viking name!)

From left to right
an unknown freebie from Penarth Crusade show
, Citadel, Citadel, Irregular mooning viking!

Old Asgard, Citadel, Asgard, Citadel ulfhednar

all Citadel

Ral Partha, Citadel, Prince August, Citadel

I had  a go at some fancy shields, Fenris chasing the sun, and a Salins style II beastie.

It was nice to paint up such a random mix of figures, some of which I have had well over 30 years, and get back into trying a little shading on smaller figures, rather than block painting 54mm chaps. I am looking forward to painting some Lion Rampant medievals, in bite size units of 12 or so.