Mittwoch, 13. Januar 2021

Dragon Rampant - more Orcs, more Goblins

A few days ago I have finished four more Orcs to bring the unit to the final number of 12. That makes a full unit of heavy foot in Dragon Rampant. 

I have also finished a Goblin standard bearer and musician from Knightmare Miniatures. Really lovely little buggers and a lot of fun to paint. Now the goblin mob ist also complete for Dragon Rampant. 

Enjoy the green horde!


Montag, 28. Dezember 2020

Still Dragon Rampant - still Orcs

 Hello dear readers, 

the Christmas lock down has left me some time to have a review of my ongoing miniature projects. One of my all time favorite of these projects is my Dragon Rampant collection of Orcs & Goblins and their natural enemy, the dwarves. 

Some many month ago I have ordered more Old School Heartbreaker Orcs from Ral Partha Europe. I can really recommend their ranges and service.

I really love the big Orc with full armour, shield and spear from this range. My idea was to order him a multiple times and then convert the miniatures into an bunch of "Ironskins" Elite Orcs. His helmet, shield and full scale armour makes him perfect for this little project. 

The conversions

The heads for this two orcs are from my collection of Kev Adams miniatures. Many years ago I was able to get my hands on some Fantasy blisters from Wargames Foundry that included separate Orc & Goblin heads. Very usefull. You can find the blog post here.

The other bits came from my bitsbox and greenstuff. 

There was one Orc that took my attention. The bold one with the big double bladed axe. He looked very agressive and brutal. So I wanted to do some extra work on him. I decided to give him an old school looking grim faced shield in the style of Kev Adams. The face of the shield is taken from an orcling hopper from Foundry and was done by a green stuff mold. I filed down the original shield and placed the new face on it with some more green stuff. Looks cool. 

Here are some pics of the work in progress on these guys. It will take me some more weeks to paint them all. 

Samstag, 26. Dezember 2020

Back to Darkest Africa

It´s been a very long time since my last update. Very long. But I am still alive and I am still painting miniatures. 

During the last weeks I was able to get back at the painting table. The result is what you can see here. Another unit for my Congo Arab force for Death in the Dark Continent. 

I have changed the way of basing the miniatures. I opted for a more flexible system. That way I am able to use the miniatures on multi bases as well as single based for other gaming systems. 

The new bases are 22mm in diameter what makes the mulitbase a little bit larger than my other DitdC bases. But that´s not really important. 

The multibases are laser cut MDF and were done by  I can really recommend their service and products. 

I have glued magnetic foilage at the bottom of the laser cut base. That keeps the miniatures strong in the multi bases.

But now back to the Arab reinforcements: 

There is plenty of stuff more to come here in the future. Many thanks to those who still visit my blog even after that long hiatus. 

On the workbench

Sonntag, 8. Januar 2017

New Year - Millennium Hammer - and other stuff

Happy New Year to everyone,

yes, a little late but all good things need their time.

Ok - 2016 was a let´s say difficult year for me. On the real life side as well as on the hobby front.
I did not manage to paint a lot, did not visit the shows I normally visit and started lots of different things unable to focus on a bigger project.

A few days ago I got together with "Künne" my regular gaming mate and my good friend in one person (lucky boy I am).

We talked about what we would like to do in 2017 in regards of hobby time. After some talking about good old times we remembered when we first met each other and where it all started. We played Warhammer against each other at that point when Warhammer has had it´s best times ever. I talk about the 6th Edition released in September 2000. From now on I call it Millennium-Hammer just to create another term for an older version of Warhammer :-)

Very soon we decided which army we will gather for our new project. I will go for the High Elves which I always loved for their style of playing and for the lovley miniatures designed over the last 25 years. Another reason is that I already have some painted miniatures for this army as well.

We will create our armies in little steps and play some battles while our armies will growing bigger. So hopefully you will see more of this project in the future.

For those of you that are not very interested in Warhammer I will also have some other things I will focus on. I have some ideas for ancient mythic wargaming, Frostgrave and some other things. More on this later...

To make a start showing painted miniatures I have some pictures of the Warhammer High Elves I have already painted.

My favorite HE miniatures - the Lothern Seaguard

I have painted 15 of them - the army will include 2 untits of 20 each. 

I love the detail on these miniatures, different armour and quivers

My other favorites - White Lions of Chrace

And their hero Korhil

This miniature is from a later edition - love him

Korhil and his White Lions

I used the Marauder sculpts of the White Lions

Again lot of character and great equipment detail

The Marauder versions have real huge lion pelts

The command miniatures

Notice the white lion fur of the inner cloak

The units that I plan to do are:

2x 20 Lothern Seaguard
2x 10 Archers
1x 18 Spear Elves
1x 16 Maiden Guard
1x 12 Shadow Warriors
2x Tiranoc Chariots
2x 6 Ellyrian Reaver Knights
2x Great Eagles
2x Bolt Thrower 
2x Mages
1x Battle Standard Bearer
3x other Heroes 

Puhh, that will take some time. Though the Dark Elves from my mate will keep me going.

See you later.


Mittwoch, 6. April 2016

Barbarians Project - The Ruin of Fate


today I will show you the fourth and for now last ruin for my Barbarian Project.
This time it is a kind of evil portal, let's call it 'The Ruin of Fate'.

Click on the images for a larger picture.

 The construction:

Front view with integrated Skull Fountains by Scotia Grendel

View from the back

Preparation for priming:

I used tape that could easily be taken off after priming.
The chemicals from the spray will damage the styrofoam
that I used to build the stones and pillars.

Be carefull that everything is covered with tape. 

The ruin after priming. The tape has been taken off, no damage
to the styrofoam. 

The painted ruin