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March 27, 2017

Painting

18mm Napoleon at War Figures

I’ve been using the services of Gareth from ADC painting for many years now and today I received the latest commission I sent him. this was for 3 18mm French Cavalry units produced by Man at War Miniatures and some extra Generals so lets look at the figures First up 2 units of French Lancers

Epic Painting and Tidy Up – Part 5

Life has been a bit hectic recently so I haven’t time to do much painting or update the blog, but finally I got my act together and picked up my brushes and here’s the results I’ve been working on an Eldar Titan for Epic and decided to magnetize  the head and weapons  and its nearly

Oddball Tank by Warlord Games

a few weeks ago I picked up Warlord games Oddball Tank, which is very similar to the vehicle used in the classic 1970 film Kelly’s Heroes the vehicle in the film was a Sherman M4A3E4 that the production team loaned from the Yugoslavian army and has become an iconic vehicle. ok this model was never used in

Help me Obi-Wan You’re my only hope

I decided to have a little break from painting Conan Miniatures and instead went back to my Star Wars figures and painted up the Obi-Wan Kenobi figure from Imperial Assault its a lovely little miniature but the face does look a bit like George Lucas (thanks to best mate Steve for pointing that one out)

What’s on the Paint Desk

Welcome to the 2nd What’s on the paint desk for 2017 and today my paintdesk contains the following miniatures Obi Wan Kenobi – from Imperial Assault which is nearly finished Thog – a big monster from Conan Conan the Warlord – probably my favourite miniature from the Conan kickstarter 12mm WWI French – not sure

Painting Progress – Tusken Raiders

I decided to have a break from Conan and have painted up a few Tusken Raiders from the Imperial Assault expansion ‘Twin Shadows’ I wanted to do a simple paintjob on these with minimal highlights and various washes to bring out the shadows. so here are the 4 Raiders next up is an elderly jedi

Whats on the Paint Desk

Yes its been a while but its back for another season of posts (as the Americans say) today my paintdesk contains nothing Conan related but has gone a bit Star Wars, with the following models front and center Obi Wan Kenobi – from Imperial Assault 4 Tusken Raiders from the same game a very old

Painting Progress – Conan the King

After a brief hiatus for Christmas I’m back to painting and decided to start with a second Conan model from the core box, this time the King model plus the Lion ally. here are the models before painting The Lion model is probably the worst in the core box but with a bit of paint

Painting Progress – Dark Demon and Outer Dark Devil

Its been a productive day so you can have a 2 for 1 special edition of painting progress first up its the Outer Dark Devil that appeared in the short story ‘Vale of the Lost Women’ this story was not released during Howards life but is included in the  collections of his works as normal

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