Thursday 30 May 2013

Dark elf priestess in 28mm

This is, I think, a dark elf from Games Workshop’s Warhammer line. But I’m not totally sure, and I don’t know the name of the miniature. (She's a Dark Elf Beastmaster - Thanks to Dave for the correct name)
It has a history like so many other figures… it’s been in the tin-mountain for a long time.
Anyway, it turned out very well, and I especially like the skin tone. I’m very happy about that!
Colours used (Vallejo unless otherwise noted)
Skin – 822 German Camo Black Brown
Dress – Citadel Scab Red
Boots – 941 Burn Umber
Pouches – 871 Leather Brown
Cords – Formula P3 Boot Strap Leather
Handles – Formula P3 Gun Corps Brown
Wand – Citadel Foundation Hormagaunt Purple
Whip – 812 Violet Red
Hair – 883 Silver Grey
Everything above washed with Army Painter Dark Tone ink
Jewelry – Citadel Dwarf Bronze washed with Army Painter Soft Tone ink
Oh, and this is post number 200! 

Monday 27 May 2013

Prepainted D&D minis improved

I bought a bunch of D&D pre-painted miniatures a while ago. Monsters that I might use once or twice in our AD&D campaign but didn’t want to go all out on and paint from the ground up. A fast way to get those seldom used minis cheaply and easily.
I intend to base them all and also at least improve them somewhat.
So here’s the first batch, the easiest ones. Just a bit of paint here and there
Basilisk – the eyes were a rather dull green, and I made them stand out more with some Citadel Scorpion green. The horn and spikes were painted Vallejo Bone White with a wash of Citadel Devlan Mud.
Darkmantles – I just painted their eyes with Citadel Scab Red
Digesters – I painted the feeding tentacles with Scab red, and the orifice where it squirts digestive fluids also Scab red and some Vallejo 944 Old Rose. I’m not too happy with the pre-painted dark bands on their legs, but won’t do anything about it, as that would mean a complete paint-job.
Slaad – just painted red slit-pupils.

Painted and based in less than an hour effective time.

Sunday 26 May 2013

28mm Gray Elf Wizard from Chainmail/WotC

A gray elf wizard from the Ravilla faction of the Chainmail game. A two-piece model sculpted by Paul Muller.
I like all the pouches everywhere. Gives the impression of a real wizard, with spell components and potions stuffed in every container.
Paints used (Vallejo unless otherwise noted)
Coat – 850 Medium Olive washed with Citadel Thraka Green, detailing in Citadel Scorpion Green

Pants – 821 German Camoflage Beige
Pouches – 843 Cork Brown
Wood – Vallejo Panzer Aces 310 Old Wood
Boots – 871 Leather Brown
Washed with Citadel Devlan Mud
Skin – 955 Flat Flesh
Hair – Coat d’Arms 235 Horse Tone – brown
Inside of coat – 971
Cloth – 881 Yellow Green
Jewellery – citadel Dwarf Bronze
washed of Army Painter Strong Tone ink.

Saturday 25 May 2013

Nienna, female elf ranger in 28 mm by Reaper

A lovely model that has spent too long a time in the tin mountain.
Nienna, number 2909 in the Dark Heaven Legends series, is sculpted by Werner Klocke. It is marketed as an elf, but works just as well as a human in my opinion. I pinned the separate sword-arm to get a strong bond.

Paints used (Vallejo unless otherwise noted):
Cloak - 886 Green Grey
Skin – 955 Flat Flesh
Shirt Body – 881 Yellow Green
Metal on bow, sword, brooch, quiver – Citadel Dwarf Bronze
The above washed with Army Painter Soft Tone ink

Pants – 983 Flat Earth
Quiver – 876 Brown Sand
Hair – 818 Red Leather
Leggings – 940 Saddle Brown
Washed with Citadel Devlan Mud

Shirt arms – 890 Reflective Green

Friday 24 May 2013

Johann the Knife, Mordheim 28mm

First 28mm figure this year. This is Johann the Knife from Games Workshop’s Mordheim line. It’s been half painted in my tin-mountain for a long time. I started it probably some 8 years ago, and the colour scheme I began with just wasn’t it…
A total repaint solved it, and the result is a decent assassin or thief.
Paints used:
Cloak – Vallejo Panzer Aces 306 Dark Rubber
Clothes – Citadel Codex Grey
Boots and leather – Vallejo 984 Flat Brown
Hair – Coat d’Arms 233 Horse Tone Chestnut
Steel – 865 Oily Steel
Everything above got a wash of Army Painter Dark Tone ink

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Sunday 19 May 2013

CV-33 in 20mm by Frontline and a give-away at Wargaming Girl

A break in my French adventures - I’ve really had it with camo for a while. This time a suitable target for LRDG, an Italian CV-33 tankette.
I tried to weather it to look like a really run down piece of scrap metal.
The model is a resin 3-piece thing from Frontline Wargaming. Descent detailing, but a couple of bubbles here and there, so it needed some green-stuff.
Paints used
Overall Vallejo 916 Sand Yellow
Rubber rims on the wheels Vallejo Panzer Aces 306 Dark Rubber
Washed with Army Painter Quickshade Soft Tone ink and drybrushed Citadel Chainmail
Tracks Citadel Chainmail with a wash of AK enamel Track Wash (a new product I tried for the first time – I’m satisfied with the result, and will continue experimenting with it)
Applied some Vallejo Pigment 73108 Brown Iron Oxide and a generous dusting with AK Pigments AK-041 North Africa Dust.
Such a tiny little thing, here in front of a Panzer II

Soon some fantasy figures.

Wargaming Girl is a really nice site by one of the relatively few active females in the hobby. A very active painter, with mainly Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SF in 15 to 28mm.
Anyway, she has just reached 100 000 hits, and is celebrating big time with a give-away every day for five days.
Day one was a box of Warlord 28mm WWII British infantry
Day two saw two gift vouchers, one from Baccus the other from Ground Zero Games.
Day three: More Warlord plastics, this time a box of Pike & Shotte Royalist Infantry.
Day four – eight 28mm fantasy figures from Reapers’ Bones series.
Day five – today – we see another box from Warlord – Spartans this time.

I’m interested in the Reaper figures, and maybe the Spartans, hopefully I’m lucky. I really need a bigger plastics mountain…
So, go over to Wargaming Girl and check out the giveaway! There is still time to participate in all five competitions. And while you’re there, check out the rest of the site also. Well worth the time!

Saturday 18 May 2013

FT-17 in 1/76 from Revell/Matchbox

I’m not sure I should call this a reinforcement to the French forces, but anyway, here it is: a FT-17 from Revell’s remake of the classic Matchbox set with a Char B1 bis and a FT-17 and a scenic piece.
An easy build giving a decent enough little tank.
When I had started painting it, I remembered that the Finnish army had some in the Winter War. It was disliked, and most of them were emplaced as bunkers… It would have been fun to paint one up as a Finn, but that will be in the future.
I’m not sure about the paints use, as my oldest son came and painted some Space Marines and in the resulting chaos among my paints I forgot what I used for this one.

Welcome Grigork with The Magalomaniac (Mwaha), en excellent blog about wargaming with lots of nice terrain. Recommended.
Also a big welcome to sgt.steiner with the blog Sgt.Steiner's Wargaming Blog about wargames, both board, miniature and PC. With a nom de guerre like that, how could you not like him!