Fetch some antibacterial wipes – 6mm Nurgle Crossbowmen.

Finally managed to get these chaps finished:

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Not the most exciting of units to paint but I tried to give them a bit of character with some oxidised armour and the occasional dab of rust, so I reckon they fit the bill. I can’t help but feel a little sorry for the aspiring champion, who clearly failed to impress in his last employee development review and got saddled with commanding a unit of crossbowmen. Crossbowmen! Even if they do dip their bolts in poo and have a Nurgly banner, they’re still crossbowmen.

I think that brings the total number of units up to five, almost an army.

Still trying to source some suitable evil mounted knights, the Microworld ones are disappointingly on rather massive horses. Any tips are more than welcome!

Thanks for looking.

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Fetch some antibacterial wipes – 6mm Nurgle Crossbowmen.

EEEK! 6mm Blade Demons

Yet another unit of baddies surges forth from the painting table. Behold the Blade Demons!

Blade Demons

This is my second go at a unit of these rosy chaps, the previous go of a whole unit on a single base looked good but the base warped a bit which was a disappointment. Not so with these little fellows, they fit beautifully on the strips and make a pretty mean looking unit…… I even found a use for a bit of Epic 40k scenery (the ruins which came attached to sprues) which served to fill in a gap due to being a little short on bodies.

Thanks for looking.

P.S. I recently purchased some 3mm Vanguard Dominion Wars miniatures, there will be more on these at a later date.

EEEK! 6mm Blade Demons

A Pox on you! 6mm Nurgle Barbarian Marauders.

Two posts in as many weeks? And on the same project? Do your eyes deceive you gentle reader?

Fear not, you remain in full command of your wits as you behold a rare treat! I’ve actually managed to finish a third unit for my Chaos army, which would probably be enough to constitute half of the required points for a Dragon Rampant force.

This pasty bunch with their greasy locks and rusted weaponry have pledged their souls to the most affable of the Chaotic pantheon, the jolly rotter himself – Nurgle.

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I think they pull off the look well enough.

Next up will be the finished Blade Demons.

Thanks for looking.

A Pox on you! 6mm Nurgle Barbarian Marauders.

6mm Microworld Barbarians – for a Dragon Rampant/Warmaster Chaos Army

Some of you may well remember this unit of Pikemen Pikemen and may well have wondered if there would be any more of this most diminutive of scales in the fantastical realms. Well there is and it comes in the form of some rather lovely, if very beefy, Microworld Barbarian Warriors who come under the Dark Alliance oeuvre. They’ve sworn their souls to Khorne, because I thought red would be nice, and I’ve mounted them on 10mm x 40mm mdf strips since it made painting a hell of a lot easier – rather than painting them separately and then mounting them in two ranks on 20mm x 40mm bases.

Barbarians

The unit represents half a pack of figures (along with a couple of command figures) and I’ve mounted the other half ready to paint. I’m thinking of doing the next ones as Nurgle followers. I bought one of the bundle packs (a couple of years ago now – and was taken a bit by surprise with import duty – booooooo to import duty) so I’ve got pretty much everything needed for a sizeable army.

Just what I need, another project.

Current projects are (in no particular order):

6mm mechanicus

6mm fantasy chaos

10mm sculpting and painting

15mm sci-fi

And any 28mm stuff I get distracted by.

 

Oh well. Variety is the spice of life and all that.

 

Thanks for looking.

6mm Microworld Barbarians – for a Dragon Rampant/Warmaster Chaos Army

10mm scale Ogres – Getting back to work!

So, Summer is now truly upon us and the intolerable heat has me thinking of my long neglected 10mm scale/Warmaster project. As it turns out I had finished the Spearmen unit so I have to focus fully on getting the Half-Ogres finished in order to make it worthwhile getting them cast up.

Over the last couple of evenings I’ve spent a bit of time on the two armatures which I had started three or four months ago and have loved getting back into it. Here they are at time of writing:

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As you can see, some sculpting has been happening. Yeah, I know, you all thought my grand scheme was dead in the water, never going to progress any further…….. well, shame on you naysayers! The project lives on and I’m pretty determined to get a load of work done over the summer with the immediate plan of finishing maybe two or three more ogres to finish the mercenary unit. Next step will be to get the Arabian Spearmen and the Ogres cast up and make some available for sale.

I’ve also been getting some additions to the epic Mechanicus force organised. I’m trying to stay away from 28mm figures since I seem to enjoy what other people do in that scale much more than my own efforts……. Also they take me ages to do when I should really be spending that time sculpting.

More soon!

 

10mm scale Ogres – Getting back to work!

10mm Halberdiers

Got a bit of focus together and managed to actually finish off my long awaited Halberdiers for my Renaissance/Merchant City themed army. So that, wait for it, two completely finished units……. let battle commence!

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Cutting quite a dash in purple and grey/black these chaps are the ever dapper representatives of the Tailors’ Guild. Eager to defend the Guild’s valuable fabrics and secret measuring techniques, these troops take the field whenever the City is under threat and often accompany trade caravans to ensure safe delivery of impeccably cut treasures!

Another unit of pikemen and even some halflings all primed and ready to go.

Thanks for looking.

Experimenting with having a go at this on my phone, so I’m adding a closeup of one stand taken in natural light.

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Hmmm, not bad I suppose. I think it looks ok.

 

10mm Halberdiers

Another Half-Ogre, with a great big club.

It’s been ages, which is quite annoying really. I’ve been really wanting to get hobby stuff done but the general commotion and work have made spare time a bit of a luxury at the moment.

I have however been spending the odd moment here and there getting some sculpting done, a bit of painting on the scenery and even getting some 15mm sci fi painted. For the time being however, here is the latest Ogre type fellow. Hopefully you get a decent enough view of the front and back (including the string of sausages), he’s armed with a branch like club with a couple of sharp rocks wedged into it, nice and barbaric.

So there we are, another one finished…ish since I’m sure there will be something to adjust. There are a couple more dollies ready for sculpting so hopefully I’ll be getting soem more putty pushed again soon.

I have been enjoying doing some painting which has been easier than sculpting to get done sporadically, so next time I’ll be putting up a couple of sci-fi characters to go with those Orange suited guards from a few months ago. I have an abiding love of sci-fi and 15mm miniatures so it’s been a joy to get a couple of figures ready for the impending release of Rogue Stars by Osprey which’ll be out on the 15th of December…… Just in time for my Birthday!

More to come soon.

Another Half-Ogre, with a great big club.