Sucker for butch Power Armour types

Another batch of miniatures that waited a good while before I decided what to do with them colour wise. Great miniatures with dynamic poses that remind me a lot of the Iron Man we see at the beginning of the first Downey movie – ie the prototype made out of scrap.

I’d been reading a bit about various alternative WWIIs and such like and thought I’d go with a German theme. The insignia is a bit of a give away but I quite like the gun colouring which is a nod to the colour scheme I remember painting on German aircraft, specifically a Messerschmitt 109, as a boy. Continue reading Sucker for butch Power Armour types

The Heavy Brigade: Crocs riding Woolly Rhinos from Khurasan

These guys were a bit of an impulse buy when placing a rather larger Khurasan order a good while back. And they sat, primer ready for painting, for a very long time staring up at me wondering what on earth they were hanging around for.

I say impulse because I’m not a big ‘reptile’ fan. I’ve a modest lizardman warband and have fond memories of some old Citadel Troglodytes I used to own (and plan to replace) from decades ago.

But these guys got my attention because of the humour and character captured. As far as cavalry are concerned they must be Heavy Cavalry with extremely effective close-quarter capabilities!

Khurasan 15mm Rhino riding Crocodiles or Alligators
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15mm SAGA: Viking Warband from Splintered Light

Dark Age miniatures from Splintered Light again. Really like this character pack which offers a ready-to-play warband for skirmish games. Also really like the Viking shield decals from Little Big Men. The best so far.

Since taking these pictures I think I’ve now cracked the field of depth issue on my camera – which is just as well because these really suffer.


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15mm SAGA: Arthurian Warband from Splintered Light

A modest warband of Arthurian inspired Romano-British Dark Age warriors. These are from the excellent Splintered Light Miniatures range of Dark Age miniatures. Lots of variety to be had and these photos do not do justice to the sculpts or the poses.

My first effort with Little Big Men shield transfers did not go so well with my Greeks (partly because of the contour on the shields, partly because I couldn’t cut out a perfect circle!). These ones were more successful and I’m pretty please that I didn’t spend hours hand painting them.

I was also messing around with magnetic bases hence the uniformity of the warriors – posing them individually would make for a better pic and I may come back and do that so they are seen without that disadvantage.

Mounted and archers still to paint but some Viking characters from SLM very soon. All heading towards SAGA in 15mm I think…

15mm Arthurian Dark Ages Splintered Light Miniatures

15mm Arthurian Dark Ages Splintered Light Miniatures

15mm Arthurian Dark Ages Splintered Light Miniatures

15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors take 2

If you approach your blog in the same way as I do then you sometimes miss something when posting. I pretty much do things in batches and as a result ‘time lines’ become blurred. I paint in batches. Then photograph several batches at once. Upload to blog and when time permits post a blog based on what’s available in the Media Library.

So this is a second batch of Walking Dead zombie survivors which were painted months after the batch posted yesterday, photographed in a different batch (so different times stamps) but really part of the same ‘project’.

These are also from Khurasan. I’m particularly fond of the wee guy at the front with the Angry Birds t-shirt (used to play that a lot and still hold the highest score in the world on a couple of levels!) and Dale’s flowery shirt. Used GW/Citadel technical paint Blood for the Blood God on the fireman’s axe for the first time. Works not bad.

I also found a group shot of the miniatures posted yesterday so I’ve included that so all the Walking Dead cast of characters are together in one place!

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors from Khurasan

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors.

Who doesn’t love a a bit of a zombie fest? And what better than 15mm miniatures quite similar (but clearly not the ‘same’) as characters from one of TVs biggest hits of recent times? These guys tick a lot of boxes for me; a fondness for the TV show, zombie games, skirmish games, character miniatures and miniatures that can be used in more than one setting* – winner!

* large number of the survivors would be equally at home in a post apoc world (which the Walking Dead is basically I suppose), Sci Fi or Pulp/Modern games.

It’s been a while since I took these pictures and I’m pretty sure the girl in the blue dress in the second image is not from one of the Khurasan packs (Rebel Minis I think). I pulled her out to paint up as my Goldilocks from this older post!

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors