Thursday, 21 December 2017

New Space Dwarfs by Kev Adams

These soon to be released Space Dwarves by Kev Adams ( of GW Goblin fame) have just been painted and annouced by Asslessman on the Oldhammer Forum. So, if you're into all things squat these will be right up your street.

It's also the case - that I really like Kevin's work (as can be seen from my vast collection of goblins, and he's also a really nice chap, which I can attest to - after being thrust bodily towards him by Orlygg/James at Salute a couple of years ago to engage him in conversation!

Any way, the pictures look really good, so if the miniatures are half as good as his usual stuff you'll be getting yourself some quality.


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Another daubing of paint! ( A steady progression towards a New painted army)

OK, I've kicked off with daubing basic colours to the first twenty to thirty miniatures of  my new Thunderbolt Mountain, Wood Elf Army, which is all well and good, but it's not really going to cut it when it comes to the detail of these excellent figures, as it'll be soul destroying to not see any significant progress over time.

So, I've broken them down into smaller groups, based upon the poses and started high-lighting and adding base colours for the detail.

I know my camera skills do neither my painting or these miniatures any favours, but here's a couple of 'close-ups' to give an indication of how things are progressing.

Hope you enjoy the journey.

Paul / Golgfag1

Saturday, 16 December 2017

First coats of many colours

Well obviously, I wasn't going to wait until Christmas to start painting the Wood Elves, so here's their initial preparation, priming (as I'm going to try something different with these miniatures - washers) with white Halfords white primer spray paint.

I've then done a general wash of MP miniature Paint, ration of one paint to two water to get into all crevices  and to 'lift all the fine pieces of detail to a level where I might actually see it! Also, there's nothing worse than painting a figure and spotting a small fleck of white which you can do nothing about without touching the surrounding area (I normally use black matt or satin spray paint).

The rank and file

As ever my pictures do me or miniatures any credit
  I know they look like nothing but let me assure you their coming along just fine.

Initial coats of colour

My intention is to use a broad range of greens & browns, given that there's only three main poses, apply those colours to different parts of the miniature so that there's no uniformity in the way their painted, apart from the colours used.

Hope you enjoy the journey half as much, as I am.

Paul/ Golgfag1

Thursday, 14 December 2017

New Arrivals!

Following a sad post on the Oldhammer Forum informing me that Thunderbolt Mountain were going to cease trading.  I've been promising myself for years that I'd purchase an army of these beautiful miniatures at some point but I've always borked at the price, well this has been my push to pursue that wish.
So with credit card details in hand - I did the deed and brought myself an early Christmas present, which following another exchange of cash with the excise man - a package arrived yesterday.

Inside the box, safely wrapped in plenty of padding: sixty archers, forty foot, twenty cavalry and a mounted hero type and as a bonus, another twenty armoured foot as I hadn't realized that the cavalry came with dismounted riders and another figures added as a thank you for the order - happy bunny.

Here's a sample picture of a few of the figures - they've a minimal amount of flash, given the detail on these miniatures, but nothing a bit of time with blade and file won't cure.

Until these arrived, I was planning on packing up my painting/work station for Christmas to give a bit of extra room for the festivities, but that plans now on hold - as I've opened the box and the first unit has already been under the knife & file and are heading for their primer coat!

Watch this space, as I'm hoping that I can do these miniatures justice as their everything I was hoping their are - tall, graceful and unique given their rarity this side of the pond!

Paul / Golgfag1