Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Crystal shields

I usually don't post figures in progress, but I wanted to capture how these Elves look before I base and matte varnish.

I used glitter on the shields to get a crystal/gem effect...they look great now but not sure how they will turn out in the end.


Friday, November 7, 2014

October + unit pictures

I finished basing the units painted in October (and two this month to finish off the humans).

Leaders, wizards, and some nasty Mind Flayers.

Heavy cavalry

Armored swordsmen

Archers to match

Medium cavalry with lances

Plate armored halbertiers

Levy spearmen

King's rangers

Local militia

Sunday, November 2, 2014

October 2014

Not the best month for painting with some highs and lows through the month.


PAINTING:
124 x 15mm fantasy figures (6 units): 124 points
6 x 15mm characters/leaders: 6 points
1 x 15mm elephant: 1 point
TOTAL: 131 points
-----OK, that is actually better than I expected, but they all still need to be based.

I have two units and 4 leaders left from the human faction...all are primed and the mounts started.

Then comes 7 units (6 foot, 1 horse) of Elves.


GAMES:
none :(

No Fall In convention for me again this year. I am planning on Cold Wars and Historicon but the military course I am in may trump the conventions.


I like how the leaders came out.

A matched pair of swordsmen and archer units...plus the cavalry waiting on new uniforms. I used IDF decals on the shields.

My son set up a zombie game with a friend.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Motivation

After a great month for painting last month, I have been lacking motivation in October. Started off OK by getting a few units painted, then stalled for a week until getting home from work early today and painting an entire unit.

I plan to take a day or two off over the next few weeks so I should be able to get back on my schedule to finish the fantasy figures I want to get done in 2014.

King's Rangers


Still to go:

---ELF
-archers
-archers
-elite archers
-warriors
-spearmen
-pike
-mounted archers

 ---HUMAN
-swordsmen
-militia, done
-spearmen, done
-rangers, done
-archers
-heavy cavalry
-lancers
-halbertiers, done
-13 leaders

 ---MIXED
-Kenku
-Giff
-hobgoblins
-ogres
-chaos warriors
-wemics
-trolls
-kobolds
-bugbears
-mounted lizard men

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

September 2014

Great month for painting...but no games. I organized the fantasy figures in the bin at the end of last month and now I am motivated to finish them off before the end of the year. Good start this month. The human units are on tap for October.



PAINTING
138 x fantasy foot: 138 points
16 x fantasy mounted: 32 points
3 x fantasy vehicle and artillery units: 26 points

TOTAL: 196 points


GAMES
no games!

Orc Scorpion Riders

Goblin cannon and war wagons

Orc archers and warriors

Dwarf crossbowmen and warriors

Dark Elf crossbowmen and warriors

Dark Elf heavy lancers

Skeleton heavy lancers

Skeleton archers and warriors (x2)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

August 2014

Started off slowly this month but finally got myself in gear to tackle some of the purchases from Historicon.

Had a problem with "frosting" again when using the spray varnish. I just used a brush on matte varnish and it made a big improvement, not perfect, but much better.


PAINTING
30 x 15mm Imagi-nation figures: 30 points
35 x zombies: 35 points
41 x modern civilians and survivalist: 41 points
12 x sci-fi: 12 points
TOTAL: 118 points

GAMES
none...recharging the batteries.

Junior General's two units of imagi-nation figures

Armored sci-fi figures

Mix of civilians and armed rabble

Zeds!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fantasy Project progression

The fantasy 15mm project has grown to become my largest collection...with plenty more in the painting queue. 38 more units ready to go, plus a huge load of Demondworld figures. The Pirate project keeps getting delayed.

Current collection- 121 four-stand units!

Next up are the following units...target is to get them done by end of the year.

1-UNDEAD
-skeleton archers
-skeleton warriors
-skeleton warriors
-skeleton mounted lancers

2-ORC
-warriors
-archers
-scorpion riders
-cannons

3-DARK ELF
-crossbow
-lizard rider lancers
-swordsmen

4-DWARVES
-dwarf crossbow
-dwarf warriors

5-ELF
-archers
-archers
-elite archers
-warriors
-spearmen
-pike
-mounted archers

6-HUMAN
-swordsmen
-militia
-spearmen
-rangers
-archers
-heavy cavalry
-lancers
-halbertiers
-13 leaders

7-MIXED
-Kenku
-Giff
-hobgoblins
-ogres
-chaos warriors
-wemics
-trolls
-kobolds
-bugbears
-mounted lizard men