Sunday, June 27, 2010

More Trojan Chariots!



This is the prince and his retinue.They are armed in the latest military equipment of the Trojan era of light armor,shields and javelins.They also have added a bit more color.All shields and and chariot boxes were hand painted and the rest was army painter with a quick highlight.Only one more unit to go and then I'll be ready for TTU........but I only have a few days!(Gulp!)
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Frustration

I really admire wargaming modelers & painters that can keep focus on one theme at a time until complete or spend the majority of their time on one theme and only occasionally doing other things.The only time I can remain focused is if I have a deadline and/or commitment to meet,but other then that I bounce around a great deal.I know it helps to do one thing at a time,but of course I want to do it all right now!Just to give you an idea of my plans:

25/28mm (currently owned and already started or nearly complete)
-WAB Trojans-My current commitment nearly complete in terms of required size,but wish to add more in the future..
-AWI(BG)-A personal project(Guilford Courthouse) in a period I simply love to paint (Perry after all)with plans to seriously game.This is a period I plan to read more and remain a long term focused(close as I get to that) project.
-WAB Vikings-Add more Bondir,finish a longship for background,touch up all weapons,bases and armour.Also,the Norse are my favorite army in history and is a project I painted with a steady focus,but still needs more.
-WAB Praetorian Romans-Touch up re-painting
-WAB Early HYW English-Continue on with the Black Prices forces at Crecy and Poitier's.It's very challenging painting this army,but also very rewarding.
-LOTOW-It was fun building the town and making the posses and I do wish to add some figures and buildings.

25/28mm (Owned,but not started)
-WAB Assyrians-An army I like and also a way of bringing a friend into WAB2 gaming system
-F&IW-Just have to love those Indians from Conquest and it blends well with North American historical period events(AWI etc.)
-WAB Carthaginians-What's not to like about Hannibal!
-WAB Classical Greeks-Love the helmets and shield designs.
-WAB Ancient Germans-Romans need somebody to fight!Also,the models are great!!
-WAB Aztecs-Fantastic miniatures and an opportunity to explore colors!
-Blood Bowl Ogres-Mini's full of character
-WAB Samurai-A period I've always wanted to do,but can't decide the concept I want and leaves me on the fence all the time.
-DH Fallschirmjäger-Great mini's from Artizan and the camo scheme is wonderful if you get it right.I also like the background of these tough fighters.
-WHECW-Got to love all the array of muskets and pikes!It's an interesting period that seems to be growing at a pretty good pace in the gaming community.My army is will be modeled after Rupert's forces at Marston Moor,although with a few interchangeable flags the units could also pass for Parliamentarians.
-Chaos in Cairo-A pulp game set in the hollywood early and more modern mummy serials with myself using a band of Archaeologists.Collecting and painting the figure requirement is easy(10 or so figures),but creating the terrain for the game is time consuming,but very cool if pulled off.
-WAB Spartacus rebellion-Thank you Mr. Douglas for the inspiration!

25/28mm (wish list)

-Spanish Civil War-Both sides using Iron Ivan rule set.Love the figures from Empress and the period is less explored.
-Boxer Rebellion-Love to see Coppelstone or Artizan do some for this.A period of real variety.
-WAB Romano British for Age of Arthur(inspiration from Cornwell of course)
-Pulp Victorian-If a Russian company(forgot the name)makes the models easily accessible in Europe.
-Zulu War-The shields!!Rule set undecided.
-WAB Normans-Need to mount my Vikings after all!
-WAB El Cid Christian army.I really like the idea of mixing the Moorish/ European looks together.
-SOTR Germans-A chance to get creative.
-DH US Airborne-Looks,attitude and history are all very cool!
-WAB Spartans from Gorgon miniatures.
-Several others I've forgotten!(LoL!)
-WHECW Montrose Scots/Irish. as the background is great and painting highlanders would be fun!
-WAB Yorkist for WOTR with the kingmaker included.

15mm(owned and started or nearly complete)
-FOG/DBA Vikings-Not surprising I collect them.;-)
-FOG/DBA Normans-They are mounted Vikings after all!
-FOW German Panzerkompanie-Great looking tanks!
-F & F ACW-Probably my best studied period and longest owned historical miniatures.

15mm(owned,but not started)
-FOG/DBA Samurai -Same situation as Samurai in 25/28mm.
-FOW Fallschirmjäer-same as 25/28mm.
-FOW Luftwaffe Felddivision-They really got their tails kicked in the war,but I really like the colors!(LoL!)

15mm(wish list)
-FOW US Airborne(same as 25/28mm)
-FOW Finns-Fighting against the odds and a chance for a winter themed army
-Others I've forgotten

Of note,my desire to paint fantasy is and has been on the wane for quite some time with most posts of this being stuff I did quite awhile back and so this at least cuts down on my small project load!(LoL!)

Cheers
Christopher

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Hunter

This is a miniature I did quite awhile back and I thought I would post him up while I'm finishing off my latest Trojan chariot unit.
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Trojan Chariots!


It's been awhile since my last post,but Ive been busy.However,I did manage to finish some things.:-)
Here is my army general for my Trojans mounted a chariot pulled by white steeds the befits a king.He is wearing a scale armored suite that goes to his knees and is carrying a sword to make him stand out further.His retinue of charioteers are armored in the older fashion of Dendra panoply armored and thrusting spears because the king favors the jousting style of combat.
These are once again done using army painter with very quick highlights except the box cabs which I did the cow hide patterns by hand just like the large shields in the infantry.The horses of kings chariot I also did in a gray and white scheme as army painter just made all that white look off.
Next up is the kings son's chariot and retinue.
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