Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019
I have never really been a massive fan of feathers on helmets but recently I have come around to it. A big feather on the front takes it away from historical and into Fantasy, it also helps to tie them in with my old Grenadier High Elves. To this point I will be going back and repainting the helmets of my archers to match these armoured infantry.
Also a green paint scheme should just help to nudge it away from historical Norman just a bit and the feathers will help there too.
I’m excited for this project, but can’t forget about the 50 odd plastic Orcs I have just made. These new plastics are making it a great time to be into fantasy war gaming, your imagination can go wild with so many new options available, good times.
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
These are very addictive and I’m not sure how many I will have made by the time I have sated myself. I hope they will bring a little more variety into the ranks of snarling, dirty orcs.
Sunday, December 01, 2019
Since I last made any orcs I have joined a wargaming in Middle-earth Facebook group, some of the figures on here have been painted very well over many hours. This can be off putting when thinking about starting your own stuff again but you must remember what works for you and stick to it. I’m very much going for the overall look of an army rather than small groups of warriors.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
This is always my favourite part of the job, peeling of the blue tac to see what’s underneath. It’s like unwrapping a Christmas present.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
At first I just had them stuck to the hull, this wasn’t perfect as they were low down and couldn’t swivel. Also they got in the way of anyone coming out of the hatch. It was around this time I remembered the magnets. Using some tiny but very strong ones I managed to build up the height of the gun mount that took it off the hull which allowed it to rotate 360%. Also when it was glued to the hull it was fragile and kept breaking off. I knew this would be a nightmare in storage, but with the magnets, the whole gun moved and could be removed without any worries. The main bonus for me though is the fact it can be moved around to aid game play and is now high enough to turn 360%. Finally got to use some magnets, another thing of the hobby bucket list.
I also used a larger couple of magnets in the command vehicle, again much joy at the sight of the turret rotating and staying in place. There has been ups and downs with this project but tonight has been a high. Magnets got to lov’em. As for the ‘Ground hogs’ they now look much more apt and look like they can put down some serious covering fire while their men mount up.