This is a bit of a triumph for me, the first fully finished, non commission, non test-piece that I’ve managed to get painted in ages and it’s been a real treat painting selfishly! To be honest, having not painted at this scale for years this has really got me keen to focus some attention on the mountains of 28mm lead and resin that I’ve been gradually adding to over the years.
Firstly though, the rest of the warband needs painting. Ready to face the brush are one of the sword wielding barbarian types and one of the heavily armoured bruisers, looking forward to it.
In addition to this I’ve got some more 6mm Napoleonic Portuguese Infantry on the painting table, and I’ve got some plans for my 7TV Department X commandos…… thinking along the lines of Space 1999 Moonbase Alpha security forces, but more on that some other time.
I’ve been trawling through my lead pile and have unearthed enough miniatures (I think) for my Dwarven gang. This bunch include the female Dwarf who’ll be the apprentice (as well as the Enchanter’s daughter….. always nice to have a family team), a couple of more barbaric types, a chap that could be the Enchanter’s personal bodyguard, a couple of heavily armoured bruisers, a boar mounted heavy – I don’t think there are any rules for mounted figures yet, but it could count as a big monstery type miniature – and the tiny little fellow is the small construct who’ll be perfect for scouting ahead.
I’ve also managed to get a little more done on the Enchanter, not too far off finishing now just some of the little pouches and so on to get completed.
As I’ve mentioned already, this has been great fun to paint and I’m a bit ashamed that I waited so many years before taking the plunge and getting these larger scale figures painted.
So, I’ve been happily getting a little more work done on this chap and am pretty pleased with how he’s developing. There’s still a way to go though but I’m looking forward to getting started on the rest of his crew.
Hello all and a very happy New Year, best wishes and all that!
As mentioned in my previous post I’m planning on painting up a few miniatures for Frostgrave and fancy starting with this hardy looking Dwarf for an Enchanter. I know he’s got a sword, but he’s also got an anvil on his back and a hammer in his belt – which is excuse enough for me to decide that anvil is used for enchanting!
This is the first 28mm figure I’ve painted in forever, and he’s still very much a work in progress. Currently we’re mostly on base layers and some washes although in real life the anvil looks done – but not in the photo, need to figure out why that’s the case.
So without further ado…
The rivets on the armour as well as the decorative work will be metal, breaking up the field of yellow. Lots more to do though, but I’m really enjoying the change in scale.
In addition there’s more work due on the Australian fleet soon and I’ve got some more 6mm Napoleonic Portuguese on the painting table.
Thanks for looking.