Thursday, February 27, 2020
It seems what ever I’m painting and researching at that time starts to influence the rest of my life in some way. I have to walk two miles to and from my station every day and some nights I’ve set off car alarms with the horn blasts of five hundred heavily armoured Dwarves from the Iron hills and made grown men weep with my humming of Cromwells’ ’rejoice in the North’ soundtrack (quietly of course).
I see a walk in bad weather as a little bit of a soldier’s experience and try to put myself in their shoes...or hats.
War gaming is an infectious weird way of life that creates a strong historical passion in all of us that feeds our imagination.
However to most people that see the strange humming man walking home in the dark, with a very well timed stride and smiling to himself, it’s just another weirdo to be avoided. If only they could see the standards, hear the bagpipes and taste the rainbow. There’s a lot more to Wargaming than pushing lead around a kitchen table, it’s a way of life. PEACE!
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020
They have instantly taken on the look of Orc raiders with their bags of blunder and trophy heads. The heads may make them look like fierce warriors, but you know they have just raided farms and ambushed lonely caravans to gain them.
Friday, February 21, 2020
I would never of used my old Nick Lund wolf riders for my new army, but a mix of Oathmark and Grenadier could work. The new plastic goblin riders are a lot more dynamic and have many weapon options. I see Warg riders as being mounted skirmishers so would arm most of them with bows.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The only thing I needed to do was to paint the large pebbles ‘granite’ grey and dry brush them. After these pebbles were washed with green and tufts added, the bases were hard to tell apart. Again, very pleased with this as painting these large detailed bases were a real pain. Trying to dry brush between the figures feet was no fun, hence the reason they sat for months waiting to be finished.
Well after trying it out on some waiting Sci-Fi troopers I was really impressed and it saved me loads of time and messing around with paint.
As well as the Arid mix I bought the ‘Rugged Field’ mix which I plan to use with my ECW bases.