Sunday, June 10, 2018

The dreaded Celts

I finished first unit of British Celts for my new project.They are based on 100mm by 60mm base, which is suitable for most rules I'm interested in - Hail Caesar, Impetus and One Hour Wargames by Neil Thomas.

Unit consists of 9 Italeri miniatures with some conversions done.

I recently picked up a copy of Daniel Mersey A wargamer's guide to the early roman empire and recommend this book to everyone interested in this period.

That all for today, Gloria! Imperium Romanum!

Monday, June 4, 2018

You over there! Hold the line!

I recently painted up one of Zvezda imperial roman legioneres -  Centurion. 
It's amazing miniature.

Centurion would command a centuria which consisted of 60 to 80 legionares (apparently not 100 as name suggests).

Romans developed century system after marian reforms of 107 BC, during the republic.
My favorite movie.

This Centurion is accompanied by a dog, you might find it especialy intresting if you are familiar with Warlords Games 28mm Hail Caesar range. Dog comes from Zvezda soviet frointier guards set.

This miniature is part of bigger project that I'm working on right now.
Wish me luck! Aeterna victrix!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Two Angry Vikings

I recently painted up two of  the Zvezda Vikings and I have to say I love Zvezda sculpting. These are two "most civilized" poses (I mean they have chainmail and stuff). They look great and can be used for any early medieval or fantasy setting as well. I'm looking at you warriors of Rohan 😃.

That's all for today. Stay tuned!

And yes I'm still working on DBA and 15mm stuf...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What I've been up to?

I'm finally back after three months of not posting. I basically had no time for painting. Mostly spend time on organizing my workspace and doing research (historical info and new painting techniques).

Stuff that I've finished:

1.15 mm Flames of war US tanks -  3x M4A3 Shermans and one M36 Jackson tank destroyer.

I'm now into Flames of War system, but again-lack of time ( whole lot more models assembled than painted)

2.Repainted my old 1/72 Revell FV510 Warrior infantry fighting vechicle.

3.Picked up new paint stand.I have no idea how i could ever live without it!

It gave me more joy than actual miniatures :P

4.Started planning 20mm DBA armies.
(more about it later)

That's all folks. Thanks for reading.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

28mm King Theoden

Here he is - King of Rohan . I painted this miniature about a month ago, but have a little time for blogging (school and stuff).

The prettiest armor in the Middle-earth

I'm really glad how eyes turned out

Amazing sculpting on this Games Workshop's miniature!

            Any feedback appreciated :)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

28mm Aragorn

Finished painting 28mm Aragorn, made out of white metal. He's one cool mini, beautiful
details. I'm really happy with the paint job. The most awesome thing is that I learned lots of new techniques.

His clothes are not 100% movie-friendly (In movie He wears clothes in different shades of 
brown, I thought being creative and added dark red details, just to make him a litte bit more colourful).

One new technique I learned was painting chainmail using metalics thined down with black wash.The end result is better (and cleaner) than doing metalic drybrush over black.

Another new techniqe I used was layering and mixing coulors. It worked surprisingly well.
It was necessary to achieve different browns (I only have one brown in my paint colection-
Vallejo Model 147 Leather Brown).

The sculpting on his face is stunning. I tried out new flesh techniqe and was experimenting with differend mixes and washes. It turned out nicely (I was especially scared not to mess eyeballs).The only downside is that it took me 2 houres to paint flesh on this guy :P .

Saturday, August 26, 2017

My first minis!

Welcome to my blog!

These are my first minis ( not counting a few test ones - the sacrifice of those poor plastic man will never be forgotten ). They came out from Italeri Gauls set. Photos are not the best quality, but you have to start off something :) . 

    Two of them.


                       Finished painting 3rd one but I messed up paint on his shield
                       while gluing it to his hand (any tips? , Do you first paint a shield,
                       then glue it or paint it when its on place?)

                               I'm realy not happy how the war paint on his skin turned out.

                               Any tips on painting shields? Should I give it a yellow drybrush?

                              I think they turned out pretty nice (they are first after all :D )
                              Any tips / feedback appreciated. And sorry about gramatical or
                              language mistakes.