Monday, 23 March 2015

Hi.......I'm back ! ! !

Well, long time no paint..........
Been a busy boy since my last post, lost loved ones :-(
New bike, nice big Harley
New house and this is the big thing, I've got my own painting room, still slow going though or it eill be until the house is finished
So here's the latest Dutch horse and dragoons
Hope you like them, they are the first ones I've used matt varnish on, not sure I liked it at first but it is growing on me.
Currently working on some French dragoons and some Ottomans


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Dragoons of the Foot Variety

At last I hear you cry You've managed to sit on your fat lardy arse and actually paint something ! Well yes I have and it's not THAT lardy !

Well although these are carrying the Royal Dragoon Standard I have done them to be used as and when needed, the figures are from Lurkio,Officer from Matchlock, that come in FOGR units with mdf bases that I wouldn't use for I think for 15mm figures they are too thick, I enjoyed painting these  dead easy, however this pack came with no command figures which I believe is a big weakness of the range, but if you can find suitable figures I would certainly recommend them although they are a little on the chunky side.

By Fire & Sword

You see, I haven't disapeared again, bought these through the Kickstarter programme that these guys ran, must admit that I was worried I may never see anything for my money but how wrong I was, I got these, the specials and some samples of more figures and terrain. The boxes are top to bottom:- Special Polish Skirmish pack, Ottoman Skirmish pack and Feudal Sipahi with Spears.

 Close-up of the special Polish skirmish pack apparently this is a signed limited edition, I can assure you that the contents will be painted and the box thrown away !

These are the Ottoman boxes

 Finally a picture of the contents of the Ottoman skirmish pack, 2 boxes each well packaged with everything you need apart from glue, paint and brushes. The spears are the standard fair that can be bought from the likes of Northstar, who incidentally are the UK distributors for these figures, self adhesive flags, steel bases and of course the figures. Now forgive me for gushing, but I've never bought figures or units before that have come so well packed and with everything you need, I like it !

When I have built some up prior to painting I post some pics of the actual figures


Thursday, 22 August 2013

I'm Back !!!!

Hi Guys,hope this finds you all well and mildly surprised ! !  Finally cracked my way back in, had to open my old steam powered laptop to help me gain access. Well you've not missed much, not painted for a while, but have had ago at ECW.

The figures were good but as they are quite old moulds took a bit of cleaning up and wasted a few figures, so the infantry are sold, may paint some more up in the future but only to sell.
I have some Lurkio dragoons that I've painted and am in the process of basing up. Also I've bought 2 skirmish packs of By Fire and Sword figures so will pop those on here as a review and when painted.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


Slowly coming out of my winter depression, (no biking & no painting due to it being to cold and my painting table is in my garage) I've actually managed to get out on my bike in February !! Anyway enough of this babbling on to the figures
Hanoverian regt Von Goden, the latest of the Bluemoon figures I bought last year, these are slightly better than the helmeted cuirrassiers, but with the same poor horses, there is no option of a bugler just kettledrums hence the dragoon drummer in 2nd squadron, not happy with this but as niether Essex or Dixons would "fit in" I was left with no choice, the flags are old ones from AJ Dumelow, not sure if they are still available.
The artillery is Bavarian , the figures are from Hallmark, excellent they are too if slightly on the small side compared with Dixons, with these just 2 more infantry regts to paint and the Bavarians will be finished.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

NOW Do I Get a +2 ? ?

So the Priest has finally arrived to lead the the Irish Guards, he is a Bluemoon figure from Nuns and Priests pack from their horror range, bit of an expense buying a full pack for 1 figure but he is a must have. So now can I claim +2 for holy protection and throw the pretender from the throne ??
I have tried a new basing style for the Priest, after input from Ray (don't throw a one) and have tried to match the Guards with it , in an okish fashion, all comments welcome.