Friday, 13 September 2013

A very sad day

On wednesday one of my cats Eric or Ercy as we called him was hit by a car, he suffered extensive damage to his pelvis including nerve damage and sadly couldnt be saved so today he had to be put down. We got him 3 years ago as a tiny kitten shaking with fear and he snuggled in my beard and started purring as he calmed down, a great cat who never once clawed anyone or was ever a pest. Today I held him as he tried to hide in my beard, in pain and frightened, poor little guy, Im very sad even though it was painless and gentle and he was with both me n suzie at the end. 

Sleep in peace now little Ercy :-(

Tha Assault Group Modern Russians

So Ive got lots of work on, big list of comission work to complete, so of course Ive gone off at a tangent! Heres some shots of a TAG modern Russian MVD trooper with an AK74/USG, lovely models these, the weapons are excellent unlike their M16's!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

E Car insurance

Quick warning about E Car insurance, today I got an email at 14.59 saying my insurance policy was going to be cancelled at 15.00, i rang them having previously been told by them on the phone that everything was in place and a drone repeatedly read a statement saying I had failed to action removing a second driver, this is because they previously told me on the phone they would do it, incompetent ass holes, now ive got to scrabble round with 1 minutes notice to replace my insurance, avoid them like the plague!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Musketeer Beduin Archers

These are absolutely superb casts, clean and well detailed, easy to paint and as the bow hand is seperate very easy to pose differently, really reccomend them.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Musketeer Ghulam Heavy Cavalry

Need to finish base on this guy but very pleased with the horses trapper and shield, excellent sculpt from Bill at Musketeer, big fan of his.

Musketeer Saracens

Heres the Warlord from my Crescent & Cross Saracen Army, Musketeer Miniatures "Armies Of The Caliphates" range, superb sculpts these.

Fireforge Templar & Crusaders

These are the start of a SAGA Crescent & Cross Army I'm working on, a mixture of Templars, Knights Hospitaller & Balian of Ibelins retinue.... Saracens following.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Fireforge 28mm Templars

I'm working on some of the Fireforge 28mm mounted Templars, heres a couple in the colours of Balian of Ibelin from "Kingdom Of Heaven" movie. These are superb sets, cheap, high quality and infinately convertable!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Individual Normans

SAGA Norman Army Painting

Progressing well with these boys, got 4 points of mounted Hearthguard Completed....

Friday, 2 August 2013

Norman SAGA Army

Some more shots of these boys including one of my second warlord - for variety n tactical flexibility - Duke Guillaume (AKA William the Bastard).

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Conn Iggulden Wars of the Roses

Ive bee lucky enough to receive an advance reading copy of Conn Iguldens new book "Stormbird" about the wars of the Roses, a fascinating but to me confusing conflict, i'll post a review when its read, for now though Im gripped, very accesable and very well written, and ooh dont the Perrys make some nice plastics!...... 
Note to self "Finish the damn Normans first!"

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Gripping Beast Normans

Finished some Gripping Beast Normans, not usually a fan of their horses but these I think are their newer ones, theyre Ok, shields hand painted. BTW Ive seen some Norman Armies with the horses in trappers, none of the Normans in Bayeux Tapestry or any contemporary carvings show them, IMHO they are totally inacurate on Norman or 1st Crusade Mounts, they seem to creep in around late 12 century somewhere, at least 150 years after Hastings!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

SAGA Normans

3 more Hearthguard completed, aiming to finish this army by 17th Aug for a Tournament At Johns house (AKA Whippety John off SAGA Forum) john is a great bloke and a real friend ( Finally done with false friends, enemies and traitors!)

A Group shot of the battle line too just for fun.....

Saturday, 27 July 2013

SAGA Warlord

28mm Perry cast from first crusade range, absolutely beautiful cast.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Crusader Miniatures SAGA Normans

First point of my WiP SAGA Norman Army, Crusader casts from North Star, Mark Sims sculpts, lovely and easy to paint, shields are hand painted.