Monday 21 August 2023

Necromunda and Friends

 I came across some dusty figures, in a box, which have not seen daylight since we stopped playing Necromunda a few decades ago.

I understand that the figures are from the GW range so may be seen as 'classic' figures to some.

Can you help me ID them?

The central figures is definitely a Ratskin Scout and the left hand figure must surely be Ratskin too.

The guy on the right is a 'Scum'.

I'm really not sure about these three, any suggestions.

These 'girls' look a bit too rough to be from an Esher gang.

This trio look a bit military or even militia.

I'm pretty sure these are Jungle Fighters of Catachan.

I hope to complete the painting of these figures and place them on sale, offers would be welcomed.

Now I know I had a 'Scavvy' gang at one point, I wonder where they are?

Thursday 20 July 2023

Claymore 2023

 Poster says it all really.

Come and see me at the Flea Market (morning only)

Tuesday 4 July 2023

Summer Update

 I present His Majesty's 27th Regiment of Foot (Inniskilling)

Some other guys hanging about, wonder who they are?

More happening behind the scenes but too busy to tell.

Sunday 30 April 2023

Butterfly Mode

 After a few commissions, tartan and all, I gave into my internal butterfly and flitted over some neglected projects occupying space on my playing table.

First up is the Earl of Northampton's Regiment of Foot.

A free sprue with Wargames Illustrated Magazine with a sample from Warlord Games EPIC ECW.

Here they are on on non-standard 60x60 MDF bases (Warbases) waiting for some dressing.

The figures are 13.5mm from foot to eyeline or 15mm and gave me a chance to experiment with some contrast paints.

The latest addition to my Boxer rebellion collection is another Chinese house; roof partially tiled and back in the 'must finish this' pile.

I fully painted the interior (didn't need to) but I did.

A farm building to go with my EPIC ACW collection.

My version of the Louisiana Tigers (just a battalions worth).

You can just about see the striped trousers (pants).

I have a few EPIC ACW painted in more regular colour schemes.

Some 28mm Elves (in brown) for LOTR collection (an eBay item tarted up).

Some Men of Gondor for the same collection.

My Pendraken 10mm British 7YW collection, rebased and up for sale soon.

Eight Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, Light Dragoons and Dragoon Guards and some infantry with ordnance.

I have some Russians and French in the pipeline.

I have since picked up another big commission so better get a move on.

Thursday 16 March 2023

Jacobites - City of Edinburgh Regiment

 John Roy Stewart leads his men past a rank of scoundrels, neer-do-wells and ruffians. At least his men are gentlemen from Edinburgh

Apologies for the poor lighting, I must get a photo-booth one day.

The figures are all by Crann Tara.

Anyone spot the head swap here.

The chaps in blue are from the Manchester Regiment and the redcoats from wherever.

Saturday 18 February 2023

Boxer Rebellion - First Army Unit

 I cleared away some of the tabletop clutter to make way for my first unit of Chinese soldiers for my Boxer Rebellion Project.

The figures are by Victorious Miniatures.

The MDF buildings are by Warbases.

All painting is by me.

I hope to hand paint a dragon standard for this unit. Might take more than one go.

I have a rabble of regular (common or garden) Boxers in the pipeline.

Friday 7 October 2022

Claymore castings - First Peek

 I received some figures from Claymore Castings yesterday. Here's how they look beside some Crann Tara and Front Rank.

From left to right: Crann Tara, Crann Tara, Claymore Castings, Front Rank.

You can see that Crann Tara are a bit slender compared to the others and that Claymore Castings are quite stocky compared to Crann Tara. Front Rank are a bit in between, at least on these samples.

I would have no difficult using these ranges in the same army but probably best in their own units. They all paint up nicely.

Crann Tara don't do Prussians at the moment, Claymore Castings only do Prussians at the moment and Front Rank do everyone.