Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The Red Knights!


A brief interlude from the nautical theme...
Three sets of knights from Curteys range of 28mm Tournament Knights. Each set has sheets of decals for shields, horses & tabards. Some of the tabards I painted freehand as the decals were just too fiddly to apply due to crossbelts & creases. My friend Barrie is doing his own basing for these.








All the best,

John.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

"Hold Fast Lads!!!"


More of the characterful miniatures in 28mm from North Star - "Royal Navy Crew" boxed set. These were great fun to paint, and I'm sure they will give pirates a run for their money. The  "AR" on the marine's mitres puts them in the time of Queen Anne. I like the spiffy outfit of Marine Lieutenant John Wittington and his wig. Huzzah!




I have a special new camera on the way that my wife has purchased for me, it looks ideal for showcasing  miniatures and sharing what I'm painting & how I paint it. Who knows, I may even end up making YouTube videos, and it should be useful for Google Hangouts. The camera can be found here: https://huehd.com/pro/
I first saw it on James Wappel's blog, he was going to use it to give online painting tutorials - Mr Wappel knows his stuff.
Stay tuned....:-)

All the best,

John.

Monday, 15 August 2016

18th Century Sailors


Salty Sea Dogs! 28mm metal miniatures from North Star, one of the sets designed to be used with Osprey's "On the Seven Seas" rules. I recently finished two of these sets and some other 18th Century types which will appear in a future post.
I used a bronzed flesh triad on these figures to show that they had been out in the sun for a while. A fun thing about commissions is that I get to paint so many different kinds of figures from a variety of historical periods - always something new to learn in the process too.



I purchased and assembled a new paint rack from Ammo MiG recently. It holds 60 paints, and after some rearranging of my work space, has helped me get to my paints more efficiently - mind you I still have three plastic cases of colours which have to sit on the floor :-)

All the best,
John.

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