Saturday, 9 June 2018

Early Anglo Saxons

A very picture heavy post this one, and this is only part of the project :-)
I had the fun of doing a large Early Anglo Saxon commission for an overseas customer - he sent me a lovely assortment of Footsore & Curtey's 28mm metal figures to paint & base.
I knew I already liked the Footsore ranges, but had not had much experience with the Curtey's figures before - I think they are quite cool, plenty of character on the faces. Sometimes manufacturers websites don't quite do the figures justice. The Curtey's figures tended to look overly stocky for my tastes, but in reality they are a good fit with other manufacturers - plus they are one of the more affordable Dark Age options in metal.
These figures represent mostly the lower status warriors, armed with weapons such as spear, javelin, seax, bows & slings. The higher status fellows will follow in another post :-)




































All the best,
John.
P.S. A big thank you to all who take the time to comment or even look at my posts, it is much appreciated & I do try to leave at least a "thanks :-)" to your esteemed comments.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

My 2nd Unit of Dwarves

Here's my 2nd unit of Middle Earth Dwarves - 12 figures with Lion or Dragon Rampant in mind. The shields are all freehand designs. The 2 command figures are metal command from NorthStar's Oathmark range, the others are from the splendid Conqueror Models range sculpted by Colin Patten. Tufts are from Leadbear's Tufts. 
I'm working on the next unit of goblins in between commissioned projects. I'm trying to be disciplined and finish all the Dwarves & Goblins before I buy any more :-) Mind you, I did buy a pack of wolves from Warbases in my recent order from them, something to accompany the goblins.

In another direction, I've purchased the Peter Dennis "Paperboys" book on AWI & plan to be snipping & gluing some troops for this period. It is one of those conflicts that interest me, but I can't bring myself to buy & paint the figures for it. I'm looking forward to his book on the Peninsular War too. Just need to find time to get to a stationers & purchase a ream of 100 gsm colour copying paper :-) 











Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Samurai...

Recent work.
28mm metal Samurai type miniatures :-)
All from North Star's Ronin range, apart from monks on the round bases which are from Warlord's Test of Honour line.

























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