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A gamer who refuses to leave any miniature behind

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November 23, 2017

Painting

Painting Progress – Bossonian Archers

it’s been a while since I did one of these posts but I’m once again back painting Conan miniatures and this week I’ve worked on the Bossonian Archers that come in the core box the Bossonian Marches are part of Aquilonia and border the Pictish Wilderness, this area is famed for its archers and people

Painting Progress – Pirates for Conan

a little while ago we Meeples and Miniatures interviewed Matt Slade from Glenbrook Games about his business and how he paints figures (it’s here if you missed it) as I’ve known Matt for ages I decided to ask if he could paint up some of my Conan miniatures to help clear the backlog and so

Runewars The Miniatures Game – First Test Figures

After putting the figures together from the Runewars miniatures game I decided to paint some of the infantry up to see how they came up. first up was the Daqan spearmen. in the rules the Daqan are shown in rather bright blue and gold armour but I decided to go for a more muted palette.

Painting Progress – Giant Snake

its time for yet another Conan miniature from the never ending pile of plastic I have. and finally I’ve picked up the courage to tackle to most reconcilable miniature in the box set yes its the Giant Snake as always her’s the model in it’s pure unpainted form and here it is with some paint

Painting Progress – Pallantides

its been a while since I last posted about something I’ve painted but I had a bit of time this weekend and managed to knock out another miniature from my pile of Conan figures so today let me introduce you to Pallantides the Commander of the Black Dragons here’s the model before I painted it and

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

Painting Progress – Thog and Conan the Warlord

after a long hiatus I’m back painting my Conan miniatures again and today I can show off what is possibly my favourite model in the whole game, that being Conan the Warlord. one of the things I really like about the Conan game is the way they have included lots of different versions of the great

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)

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