Sunday, October 17, 2021

SELWG 2021 - The First Show of the year (and for years)

 What with "one thing and another", it has been a long time since I got to visit a show.

SELWG took place at Picketts Lock, North London on the 17th of October.

It was slightly smaller than I remember at Crystal Palace but it was good to see those that attended.

More on the new toys when the light is better.

One of the games on display was the South London Warlords and their large scale Stingray game.

Monday, October 4, 2021

More Minions

 Another patrolling Minion.

Crooked Dice Minion with SMG and the SAS Gas Mask head.

Of course the Minions are there to protect their employer's interests, and Technicians are there to do the research.

This technician has his clipboard and a sealed case. But what is in the case?
A Crooked Dice Minion Administrator, again with the SAS Gas Mask Head,

Group Photograph.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Stargrave Crew: First Painted Runner

 So, way back in May (this year) I had assembled the first block of Stargrave crew members.

Here is the first painted one.

This is a Runner, lightly armoured and armed, they are fast and free. Useful for grabbing loot markers and getting them off the board.

Now to get the rest of the crew assembled and painting.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Nilfgaard Army

 So after the test piece, here is the beginning of the Nilfgaard army.

The Mini-army plan is four ranks of spearmen and four ranks of archers plus change, with an alternative of a Champion plus change.
There are only five "advancing" poses in the box (one per sprue) but no really advancing spears, these are built using the javelin arms from the Auxiliaries sprues (again there are only one over head arm per sprue)
The five standing spearmen.

The Auxiliaries box contains ten armoured bodies and twenty sets of bow arms..
The bows need a bit more work.
The plan is to use the armoured bodies for the front rank, and the unarmoured bodies for the rear rank.

Fireforge Byzantine Spearmen or the Nilfgaard Empire

 As mentioned previously, I was looking for a Human Army that looked different to my (many) existing (or planned) armies.

I chose to use the Fireforge Byzantine Spearmen and Auxileries as the basis.

Here is the test piece.

After an underocat of Citadel Chaos Black and a further coat of thinned Vallejo Black, the skirt, leggings and helmet skirt were painted with Vallejo Black Grey. The (non standard) boots are Citadel Steel Legion Drab - the main build will be black. The spear is Vallejo Old Wood. The strap is Citadel Mournfang Brown.
The black parts of the figure were dry brushed with Vallejo Black Grey followed by a mix of Vallejo London Grey and Black Grey. All black parts were then washed with Citadel Nuln Oil.
The figure will be fitted with the tear drop shield, not sure how I am going to do the Sunburst mark.
The scale armour does bear a resemblance to the odd Nilfgaard armour form the television series.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Empress NHS Charity Nurse

 Empress released a figure sculpted by Paul Hicks in aid of charity.

There are details on the origin of the figure here.

The helmet is Humbrol 30 Dark Green acrylic, uniform is Vallejo English Uniform. The webbing and puttees are Citadel Snot Womble green highlighted with Citadel Nurgling green. The bag and its strap is Citadel Deathworld Forest.
The uniform was highlighted with a mix of Vallejo Old Wood and English uniform.
The mug was base coated with Army painter Stone Golem then highlighted with Humbrol 34 acrylic White.
The figure was dry brushed with Citadel Terminatus Stone and washed with Citadel Agrax Earthshade. the helmet was washed with Citadel Athonian Camoshade.

I was tempted to wash the body with Citadel Athonian Camoshade because canadian uniforms are known to have a greener shade than British uniforms, but decided to leave it as the other British figures I have painted.