Sunday 23 December 2007

Pulp American Rocket Trooper

I recently bought some pulp style gaming figures from Pulp Figures.

They are really great figs and I enjoyed painting them.

I think that they are some of my best so far.

But is that because they have no faces?

We'll find out...

Some World War II Germans and An American Agent

Had abreak from the Chinese Warlord Army to have a go atthe Hour of Glory Miniatures I bought.

So far I ahve painted the German Sentires and Commander together with Major Link the US Sabre Agent.

I really didn't enjoy the experience of painting these but I am fairly happy with the results except for the eyes and faces.

Still finding those difficult.

Tuesday 2 October 2007

Chinese Warlord Army

I started painting this army after discovering Back of Beyond accidentally. I bought the rules and purchased some Chinese soldiers from Copplestone castings.

Here are my first attempts at these figures. Having looked at the results I think I need to work on the faces and some of the shading to make it more real. Bases do seem to make a difference though. I'm quite pleased with those.

What am I doing here

Well to be honest I really don't know.
After spending some time away from work on long term leave I rediscovered my passion for War gaming and painting miniature figures. I got Kevin Dallimore's book about 3 stage painting and became hooked on painting armies and figures and developing a painting style.
I also began to annoy those close to me (the wife and kids) by showing and talking about the hobby all the time. So after another 'you are obsessed' with this discussion I joined the Lead Adventure Forum to talk to like minded people who have a passion for the hobby. Unfortunately this made it worse so now instead of talking incessantly about it at home I am going to do this blog and see where it goes.
I hope to narrate my journey through painting my miniatures and to see some improvement in my style and the results. To post photo's and commentary on what I'm currently doing.Eventually I will put up battle reports for the games I've played and photo's of the battlefields used and things regarding the gamed periods that I have found interesting.
Maybe you'll like it maybe you won't but it's my space...