Saturday, 22 August 2015

Samurai Army 1 Week WIP - 68 Men Painted.

1 Week into this project and I have done 68 men. I have a total of 150 Infantry and 13 Cavalry all together so still a few weeks to go at this rate. So far I have focussed mainly on the Ashigaru as they form the mainstay of the army. 

As a huge group these models look awesome. These are speed painted and as a result some of the work is sloppy and individually they look average. I sacrificed quality for speed on this project. 

The models are from Wargames Factory and I would highly recommend them. They certainly aren't as good as other manufacturers out there as many details are soft however for the price I recommend them for anyone who wants an army for Warhammer or Kings of War. The models are made up of about 9 pieces each making construction difficult at first. 

I ended up doing freehand banners over transfers as I have spent my limit on this project already. For those interested I spent less than 200USD on this project and that got me 100 Ashigaru, 50 Samurai, 12 Cavalry, 1 Daimyo, 3 Buildings and oriental themes buildings plus a wizard and 1 Giant Samurai. Enough to make a 2000 point Kings of War force. 

Anyway here are some pictures:

Monday, 10 August 2015

6mm Lizardmen Worjk in Progress

6mm Lizardmen Work in progress. Still dozens of monsters, hundreds of men and many heros to go! While painting is a breeze basing is a little on the delicate side. No idea how I am going to base these yet, I am thinking of just doing a dirt base but I am open to anything right now. 

The tricky part is building up the base to cover the metal stands that the models are moulded on. Had to use a toothpick. Plenty of work to go! Let me know what you think:

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Kings of War Samurai - The Beginning

Played a few games of Kings of War and had a very enjoyable time playing them. While waiting for my 6mm Lizardmen to have their bases sorted I decided to get my 28mm stuff started. I have over 150 Samurai and Ashigaru plus more on the way ready for my Samurai themed armies. At the moment I only have 2 cannon ready. The models are more than likely to arrive next week. 

Anyway with Kings of War there is no model removal, instead focusing on how the unit behaves and fights as a group. I find it much more realistic over having to remove your models over time and it feels like a simplified historical game with Fantasy elements thrown in. So I went with Samurai for Kingdom of Man and I have high hopes to take them to the tournament for Kings of War later this year. 

Anyway some photos and stuff of my work so far: 

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Lizardmen Have Arrived!

FInally my Lizard Horde has arrived! I took some photos for Scale and to sort of show off the Quality on these figures. I DID NOT feel like setting out all 350 or so of the normal guys but all the special stuff is photographed in their actual numbers. 

Before we get to the pictures these I just wanted to say I am stunned at the level of detail present in these figures. They all have faces, their weapons have straps and texture and the list goes on. My camera cannot catch such detail on bare metal however when they are painted I hope I can really show off the detail. If in doubt check out the Micro World Fantasy Range for some lovely painted examples! The flying creatures are not from Micro World but from Magister Militum who sell A LOT of awesome models from many ranges and scales. I personally will be using these guys a lot inn the future. I simply used spare Howdahs on these birds.

These have had minimal work on them, so any flash or gaps are simply because I have yet to properly start on these. I am waiting on the bases to arrive before I can properly form them into units (after I painted them of course).

This army is huge. For Fantasy or Kings of War or any ruleset this can make a very large force. With 350 ish infantry (includes command and heroes), 16 large Ogre Lizards, 20 Cavalry, 6 Ankylosaurus, 4 Allosaurus, 1 Brachiosaurus, 4 Triceratops and then the 6 Quetzalcoatlus to add to this. 

I used my beloved Lizard Warly and a Harlequin Jetbike for Scale (all I had nearby). 

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

6mm Fantasy Lizardmen

After playing with historical games more and more I am finding out a lot of various rules and styles I enjoy. One of those things is mass battles with no individual model removing. With Age of Sigmar emerging from the pits of GW all this talk of the Kings of War ruleset has got me interested in fantasy. 

Originally I was just going to get a historical army and use them with the KoW rules. However I simply fell in love with these Lizards: 

Friday, 3 July 2015

Type 95 Ha-Go Tank Diorama

Hey guys. Been a long time since I updated but I have finally got something worth putting up and that is my first attempt at a Diorama. I have had a lot of fun painting this bad boy up and I still have a lot of work to do! To come are Japanese Cavalry and the Tank Crew. Anyway here are some pictures:

Friday, 24 April 2015

Huge Harlequin Army - I now hate Diamonds...

I got a lot painted while on holiday the last few weeks since the weather wasn't the greatest which gave me plenty of time! 

All thats left to paint is the Wraith Knight, 13 Harlequins and 1 Shadowseer. Once my Spray Paint arrives I will get these done ASAP. I kept a coherent theme throughout what I have painted and will continue to do so. 

The wraith knight has been Harlequinized, but I think I will put some Masks here and there to help it out. 

 Anyways, more pics: