Friday, October 20, 2017

Painting Inca army for DBA. (IV/81)

For DBA you need to paint 12 stands. Mike decided to buy two sets of 12 bags. These figures came from Essex and were heavily discounted.

INCA from Essex link

Only $30 for 12 bags. So a pretty good deal. There are 8 models in each so a total of 96 models. I did not really think this through so I painted all 96 figures before deciding what I needed to for the DBA army.

The INCA army can be found in book IV. It is list 81.

The IV/81 Inca Imperial Army includes:

One General (Lit or 3 BD or 4 Ax). I decided to go with the 3 blades. (3 figures from INC 16 and INC 5)

One halberdires or coastal nobles (3Bd/4Ax) Again I decided to go for a 3 blades. These include fighting infantry primarily skilled in fencing individually with swords or heavier cutting or cut and thrust weapons.(3 figures from INC 1)

One forest archers (3Bw or Ps) or Collas bolas-men (Ps). I chose the Psiloi. These include dispersed skirmishers on foot with javelin, sling, staff, bow, etc (2 figures from INC 8)

Four regulars (4 Ax) These are Auxilia. They represent javelin armed foot able to fight hand to hand. (16 figures from INC 3 and INC 4)

Three skirmishing slingers (Ps). (6 figures from INC 10)

Two subject Quechua or Aymara (3Ax) or hasty levies (5Hd) or after 1470 Canari (3Pk). I chose the Ax. (6 figures from INC 7 and INC 9)

So this was a total of 36 figures from the total of 96. Need to decide what to do with the remainder. Mike wants me to base them on 25mm base to play with Lord of Ring rules.

I know that I painted 96 but we usually count by stand. So let say about 36 stands. So my total now is:

Painted: 36
Total for 2017: 279
Working on:  38 Goblins, Goblin King, and Goblin town

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Paining Lord of the Rings. (Escape from Goblin Town)

I started the Lord of Rings painting job, since Mike was making good progress on his orcs, etc.

Mike decided that it would be nice if I painted some Dwarves from the Hobbit movie. The is a set called Escape from Goblin Town that includes the 13 Dwarves, Gandalf, and Bilbo and a huge amount of Goblins. I started with the hobbits. I decided to take my time and really apply myself. Hopefully these turned out nice. These are only 25 mm so my close ups show a lot of detail, but unless you have really good eye sight you would not see this.

I started with black primer, then painted the colours, the used citadel shade, then a lot of highlighting on each colour.















Thorin Oakenshield

Thorin's company.

Each model took me about two hours to complete.

Painted: 15
Total for 2017: 243
Working on:  DBA Inca Army

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Painting Ironclad Dreadnought for Warhammer 40k

I decided to add a little to my Space Marine force. I needed something to counter those very big Demons.

I was a little surprised that there was not a decal for the flag, so I had to paint it freehand. Looking forward to the next warhammer game.

Painted: 1
Total for 2017: 229
Working on:  DBA Inca Army 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Painting Barbarians for Frostgrave

I was running of things to paint, so I decided to paint a spur that was given to me by Mike. Painting barbarians is not very difficult. I mostly used all the different types of Browns. I then washed with Citadel brown, green and skin.

Painted: 5
Total for 2017: 228
Working on:  DBA Inca Army 

Painting Flames of War mid-war Humber

So the other week I went to Frere de Bataille.


The have a complete selection of Flames of War. I bought a Humber Armoured Car Troop box. It comes with 3 Humber cars. I had an old British desert spray paint can, so after the black primer, I did a base with this and highlighted with Dark Sand (847). Next was a little camo with Brown Violet 887) and painted the tires Black (950). The last step was a light highlighting with Iraqui Sand (819).  These are all Vallejo paints.

Painted: 3
Total for 2017: 223
Working on:  Barbarians for Frostgrave

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Painting 40k Primaris Space Marine Chapter Ancient

I forgot to post my Space marine Chapter Ancient.

It was interesting to paint as I had to put a number of decals. The black ultramarine had to be hand written. I think it turned out nice.

Painted: 1
Total for 2017: 220
Working on:  FOW Humber Armoured Car troop

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Painting 40k Primaris Space Marines

Mike and I decided to buy the Dark Imperium 40K boxed set. I took the Primaris space marines and Mike took the Death Guard. Hopefully I will get to play some more games soon.

Primaris Captain

Two Primaris Lieutenants




Painted: 21
Total for 2017: 219
Working on:  FOW Humber Armoured Car troop

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Painting Warhammer 40K Space Marines

Warhammer 40K has just released a new rule set. It is much simple than previous editions I am told, so I taught that I would give it a try.

A while back my nephew gave me some 6th edition space marines. I decided to try painting them as Ultra Marines.

I have only played one game and Mike destroyed me and Stan.

Here is two Tactical Squads.

A Scout Squad

An Assault Squad (I think)

A Teckmarine

A Captain

A Land Speeder

A Predator

Painted: 30
Total for 2017: 198
Working on:  Warhammer 40K Dark Imperium Box Set

Painting Goth Army for next SAGA campaign part 2

I have been busy painting but a little lazy with posting. I decided to buy another Goth starter set for the campaign. This time it was the Visigoths. It is a lot cheaper to buy the starter set than buying separate forces. This starter set came with two mounted Hearthguard units and two warrior units on foot.

These are the two warrior units

The two Hearth Guard units

As you can see I used the Little Big Men Studios Shield Transfers. Works really well.

I have the two sets in one magnetize box.

This should be all for my goths. Time to move on to other projects. I played two games so far with Mike. This first was a one sided slaughter. My Goths moved rapidly closed the distance and killed all resistance. The second battle was a lot closer. Mike lost all his force with the General being the only one standing. I had my General and one Hearth guard model. So I won by one point.

Painted: 24
Total for 2017: 168
Working on:  Warhammer 40K Space marines

Monday, June 26, 2017

Painting Goth Army for next SAGA campaign

Mike pick up a Goth four point starter set from Footsore miniatures when he was at fall in. Very nice miniatures. He gave me the choice between Goth's and Late Romans. I decided to go for Goths since I did not have any mounted troops in my SAGA collection.

Goths from Footsore miniatures

It took me about one month to paint 26 miniatures mounted on horses. As usual I paint mostly with Vallejo paints and use shades from Citadel.

This is my entire force.

This force comes with two Hearth Guards and two Warrior Units.

Close up of the Hearth Guards.

Close up of the Warriors

Close up of the War Lord

Painted: 26
Total for 2017: 144
Working on:  Another 4 point Goth Saga war band.