Monday 18 November 2013


At long last I have finished the crew to my Chevy, and also two improvised LRDG-soldiers on foot.
The driver is original as base and has had his right arm switched to one that could hold the steering wheel. The arm I used had short sleeve, so I had to build a new sleeve and also shoulder with green-stuff.
The Boys ATR is metal and from SHQ. The crew-member manning it is also based on the original, but I switched the right arm and the head to suitable pieces from the box of little toy soldiers and shoulder and scarf from green-stuff.
The standing crew-member comes from Revell Scottish Infantry, 8th Army, and I removed his Thompson machine gun and pinned him to a suitable thin base, and got a figure that had perfect height to man the Vickers.
The wounded man on foot comes from Caesar WWII Underground Resisters. I removed his Sten gun and remodelled his left arm slightly to remove the armband. Also a helmet from the bits-box.
The last man comes from Caesar WWII Partisan in Europe and is straight from the box.
All figures painted with an assortment of sand-colours and browns. Washed with Citadel Devlan Mud.

50K hits! Yep, reached it in record time, so a give-away is coming. I just have to have a bit more time to prepare. 

Sunday 10 November 2013

28mm Destrachan from WotC

A prepaint that needed quite a lot of work to reach an acceptable quality.
The original was a two-part model with a very visible joint. I green-stuffed, repainted and based it.
Paints used:
Base colour – Citadel Foundation Taucept Ochre
Markings – Vallejo 875 Beige Brown
Washed with Army Painter Strong Tone wash
Mouth and area around the not-eyes washed with Citadel Washes Leviathan Purple and Baal Red.

Thursday 7 November 2013

Dwarf Mercenary in 28mm from Otherworld

Another figure from the Otherworld Indiegogo. You can find it under ‘Henchmen & Hirelings’ as HH03a. 
You can also find some other lovely figures in the shop, like the Female Characters and Henchmen & Hirelings, either as a pack or as individual figures. You know, those packs we pledged for on Indiegogo a year ago, and still haven’t received. Do I sound bitter? You bet I am. There is just so much wrong here. A company I have always held to high regards, and now they are just ignoring some of their most loyal customers. Delays are one thing, but this is ridiculous. If only we could get honest information, or any information. A crowd-funding campaign that leaves me furious, I’m afraid. It’s such a pity, as their products are great, and previously their service has been good. Oh, and I'm one of the lucky ones, I've got the first half. I can imagine what the poor blokes that still haven't gotten anything yet thinks.
Enough of the rant, to the figure:
Paints used (Vallejo unless noted)
Armour – Formula P3 Bootstrap Leather and edging 984 Flat Brown
Shirt and trousers – Citadel Foundation Charadon Granite
Boots, gloves, scabbard and flat pouch/case – 875 Beige Brown
Handle on warhammer – 843 Cork Brown
Handle on sword – 862 Black Grey
Hair and beard – 940 Saddle Brown
Belt and eye-patch – 921 Light Brown
Belt-buckle - 56 Brassy Brass
Pouch – 987 Medium Grey
Everything washed with AP Strong Tone.
Base – 821German Camo. Beige + AP Dark Tone + drybrushed with 821
The base comes with the set, as is the self-adhesive felt that I should have applied after I was finished with painting the base…

All in all a very nice figure.

Friday 1 November 2013

Familiars from Otherworld – part 1

More minis painted from the Otherworld Indiegogo, this time half of the familiars from ACC3a Lesser Familiars. The other familiars in that set are birds – crow, hawk and owl. 
I especially like the weasel, a very nice pose.
Skin – 895 US Dark Green, AP Strong Tone wash and drybrushed with Green Ochre. Eyes yellow with a horisontal pupil.
Skin – 862 Black grey, AP Dark Tone wash

Fur 929 Light brown, belly 948 Golden Yellow, tip of tail black. Everything washed with Army Painter Strong Tone.