31 December 2012

Fall of the western Empire 6: Early Saxon Levies

I've been a bit lazy over the holidays so I didn't paint up that much but finally finished a group of saxon levies for SAGA/ Dux Britanniarum. Miniatures are all from Westwind Miniatures out of their great arthurian range and I've to say they were realy a joy to paint. The casting is crisp and the miniatures have a lot of details. Unfortunately Westwind doesn't seem too eager to promote them in a way that would do them justice. I also realy like the separate head system from westwind as it grants a lot of variations.

16 December 2012

Fall of the western Empire 5: Second Group of Palatinae

Just finished another bunch of four guys from the scholae palatinae. Today I had a bit of a hard time as I decided to do the varnishing by airbrush. Unattentively I grabbed the varnish and started spraying. Much too late I recognised that I was just spraying Vallejo's 'Decal Fix' instead of the matt varnish I'm generally using. After some drying time I recognised some parts (propably I applied too much on these areas) of the miniatures started turning greyish. Fortunately I was able to cure it by painting over the affected areas with matt varnish by brush.
On the other hand the areas that didn't turn greyish became absolutely matt what I really like. But next time I have to think twice before almost ruining my miniatures.

10 December 2012

How Fireforge Footsergeants match up with Gripping Beast Plastics

As by Dalauppror requested some pictures mixing up miniatures from Fireforge Games and plastic miniatures by Gripping Beast.

First I used head and arms from the "Mounted Sergeants" box and glued them to a saxon body from GB.
I think it makes up for a great standard bearer. The only thing I don't realy like are the mail gloves which look a bit odd to me.

09 December 2012

DUST Tactics: New Walker & Squad

Recently I didn't come round to paint up as much as I wanted to. So I decided to finish some minis which were sitting on my shelf almost battle ready for too long. As it was one of my goals for 2012 to get my Axis Army for DUST Tactics done it was not a totaly futile task.

First of all a Kampfläufer 2-B "Ludwig"

05 December 2012

A Review on Fireforge Games' new 'Foot Sergeants'

On Friday I recieved a package from Italy sent to me by Francesco from Fireforge Games in order to do a small review about their newest release. So who Iam to deny the request :-) ?
As always you can find the german version over on GW-Fanworld.net. As I already did a Review on their 'Mounted Sergeants' in German I think I'll soon translate that one and release it here too.

Releasing the 'Foot Sergeants' there are finally some footsloggers in plastics available from Fireforge Games.

04 December 2012

Liebster Blog Award

The "Liebster Award" is going around the Blogs and I feel realy honoured to be nominated by actually two fellow bloggers.
The first one was Chris from Bunker Hill a realy pleasant contemporary I had the luck to meet. I think he owns more miniatures painted to the highest levels, than I could ever even buy (don't want to talk of his great terrain-collection).
While the second nomination was from Alex running the alea iacta est blog I realy enjoy following. If you're looking for artfully painted miniatures covering Gladiators, Dark Ages, Napoleonics and lots of other Stuff it's the right place to go.

The rules of the award are:
- "Copy and paste" the award on your blog, and talk about it a bit.
- post a link back to the blogger who gave you the award
- Select for the award your five favourite blogs with less than 200 followers, leaving a comment on one of their post to notify them that they have won the award. You need also to list them in your own blog.
- Enjoy the moment, knowing that you have just made someone's day.
- Of course, there is no obligation to pass the award, but it is a good deed really.

My favourite Blogs (following the rules mentioned above and naturally besides the two which nominated mine) are:

  • Musketeer Miniatures - Bill in my opinion does the most amiable miniatures for Warfare in the late antiquety/ early medievals. News on his blog almost always mean a expensive purchase to me :-)
  • Þorsteinn á Heiðini - I realy like this blog. Frequent updates on whole bunch of projects combined with lovely painted miniatures
  • Tsuba Miniatures - A semi commercial Blog again and one I absolutely enjoy following. Not only for the great sculpted miniatures (ouh yes... I own some^^) but also for the richness of historical background concerning the miniatures released.
  • The Closet Gamer - A blog I just stumbled by some days ago. Looking at theold but lovely painted miniatures makes me feel a bit nostalgic sometimes.
  • A League of Ordinary Gamers - Stunning blog with lots of fond painted miniatures... unfortunately I never came round to leave a comment here. Now that's over :-)
There are lots of others I would like to nominate but rules (and a good part of laziness) don't permit it :-)