Monday, 21 October 2019

Variation on a theme: Altars

To go along with Temple model I've been working on for my son, I've also be creating a couple of Altars that he can use.

Have added some extra GS to this model, will point out when painted.

This first one was constructed with Foam board, skewers were added and some card board details. Finally the main structure was covered in PVAcrete, for that stone effect.

The second Altar was really created much the same, but I used Das+PVA to create the cloth altar cover.

Painting next which really should not take long, however I do have quite a few different projects on the go :-) 

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

KOW Historical: Roman 10 mm Army

About a year ago I played a series of solo Warmaster games between Romans and Ancient Britons.
Warmaster was quite a fiddly game to play solo and I kept getting lost as to who's turn was who's.

So I am going to have another go, but this time use Kings of War Historical as the rules base. More straight forward to play as only the acting player rolls any dice. I've play tested a couple of skirmishes and am happy to have a go.

As a result here is my 1400 point KOW historical Roman Army, which I will be adding too as the games go on.

This is the list at the present time

Paetinus Nolus General
Marcellus Castorious Army Standard Bearer
Caius Pictor, Army Musician

Horde of Warriors
Horde of Heavy Warriors
Troop of Archers
Two Regiments of Cavalry
Two Troops of Light Cavalry
Regiment of Praetorian Guard, currently led by
Milonias Vegetius

I am going to paint a stand of troops because one of the Warrior units is a mix of troop types. So this lot below are the first painting I have to do.

The big thing I have to do is to draw the army together by making the basing the same, its all over the shop currently. 

These are Pendraken Romans, very nice.

Will be posting the Britons in the next few days and then I will be playing a solo battle between the two.

Friday, 11 October 2019

Projects: Physical and Notional

The way I work on projects is that I rarely have just one on the go at any moment. Here are the four I am presently working through.

Using Das mixed with PVA I am experimenting with sculpting a Hill Giant for D&D, the finer details I intend working in GS.

I do a bit each day then leave to dry.

Some details, buckles and straps will be in GS.

Not looking forward to doing the face!

Secondly I've been making a terrain piece for my son, he wanted an altar, but think I may have really created a temple, the altar will be made though.

I made this in parts so that he can organise it how he likes, I will be making at least 2 actual altars, for variety as well.  

Its a bit rough and generic, which gives it multiple use but then not very characterful, so that's a problem I have yet to solve.

Perhaps there are some smaller sculpted pieces I can add to give more flavour.

Next, the large model buildings I started to make so I could play Golden Heroes or Walking Dead with,are close to just needing painting. 

Notice the upper storey, the windows look more like shutters, thought I would the do the whole build like that till I had done a few...... oh no. 

Two need masonry paint and one literally colouring.

Some extra roof pieces to allow me to creat lower buildings from the upper storeys.

Finally the Wizards, Alchemists, Sorcerers Tome that I started some while back has been given a treatment of PVAcrete to fill its edges and a first hint of paint.

This was an experiment to see how badly the cheap folder might warp and it seems to be OK.

So I will be finishing this off as soon as I can, will be putting maps and "World" materials in it.

That's all the projects on the go at the moment, although I do have a notion to make a 12" box to put Tom's altar in, which will can be used as part of the model as well. So never really finished eh?