Saturday, 26 July 2014

Painting Table Saturday 38 + Tamiya TS-80 Flat Clear

It's Saturday... Painting Table Saturday! This week I completed a few miniatures that were begun a long time ago. I also let you in on a secret weapon in the fight against paint damage. Lately, with my children becoming more interested in Dad's 'Little Men', my miniatures have been taking a hammering. Thankfully, Tamiya TS-80 Flat Clear does an excellent job of protecting my precious paint work. It also provides an excellent matt finish.

Painted over 30 years ago and still not based!

These two have been a long time coming.

There are plenty more where this one came from.

Always spray outside kids!

Thanks, as always, goes to Sofie! To my fellow painters, enjoy your weekend and God bless you!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Xena + Lucy Lawless Agent of SHIELD

The Warrior Princess
If you haven't heard the word... Lucy Lawless is appearing in the second series of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. That's about all we know at the moment, thanks to, which broke the news of Lawless' casting. If you're in the "Lucy who?" camp, you may know her as Xena: Warrior Princess.

Now I've already had some feedback from +Anthony Hargis that Xena was too corny. With all due respect, he may have missed the point. In fact, I argue that SHIELD is a whole field of corniness and Lucy will fit right in.

Did I mention that she's a kiwi? You probably already knew that. She also sings up a storm with a kickass band from time to time. So, yeah. I'm a fan.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Happy 40th Sasha + Green Dragon

A green dragon for my brother Sasha, who just turned 40. This is my favourite dragon. It has so much character and looks very much like it's sneaking up on an unsuspecting group of adventurers! It's such an excellent miniature and I dare say it's very rare nowadays. Happy birthday brother!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Painting Table Saturday 37 + Bo5A Eagles

The eagles have landed! Well, it's been a slow train coming. As my good friend Lewis said, painting a 10mm army is the quickest way to end up painting other miniatures! However, I have brought my will power to bear on some eagles and hopefully this will inspire me to continue, unit by unit, to the blessed end.

A winter lamb arrived this week.

Thanks for tuning into Painting Table Saturday and please do come back soon for more miniatures from the workbench. God bless and enjoy your weekend.

Monday, 14 July 2014

The Whole Half Ogre + Mjolnir Haxelfrei

Hasslefree miniatures! What more can I say? I'm always impressed by the quality and detail of Kev White's sculpting. This particular miniature, Mjolnir Haxelfrei (HFM001), is credited as one that helped start the Hasslefree company.

As I mentioned in my previous post, he reminds me of a certain door smashing Half-Ogre from the pages of Dragon Magazine. He's certainly big and hefty. That's a 40mm base, not a standard 25mm. Still, this Ogre is packed with tiny details. He even wears three rings, most likely magical - because that was the maximum number of magical rings a character could wear in D&D, right? Taking these close up photos made me go back and paint a few touch ups. I can't wait to bring this guy to the gaming table!

Two rings...

...and one more makes the magic number!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Painting Table Saturday 36 + Hasslefree Ogre

It's Saturday... Painting Table Saturday! This week I recieved a special package from the UK. More Hasslefree miniatures! I'm a fan of Kev White's sculpting, especially his fantasy range.

Some of Kev's miniatures take me back to my early days of gaming, in the glorious 80s. One such miniature (HFM001) Mjolnir Haxelfrei, a mercenary ogre and Kev's first Hasslefree sculpt. It was bigger than I thought and required some heavy duty pinning!

This is one big miniature!

Inspired by this drawing from Dragon magazine?

The resemblance is uncanny!

Hasslefree miniatures in the front ranks.

Even the shield is pinned, through the wrist, for strength.

Almost done! Tune in again soon for some more ogre action... that shield is really going to shine!

Thanks, as always, goes to Sofie! To my fellow painters, enjoy your weekend and God bless you!