Ayrton Senna

Workbench update – (29th Sept’) plus “EJ” (& Jordan) – Villeneuve & Star Wars RB1!

Ayrton Senna

A batch of new sculpts/ conversions in 43rd scale include, Senna, Hill, Clark, Hunt and Siffert. Continue reading “Workbench update – (29th Sept’) plus “EJ” (& Jordan) – Villeneuve & Star Wars RB1!”

Napoleon – 28mm Wargame – Foundry Miniatures

I didn’t have much time today to spend painting, so I grabbed another of the primed wargame figure I have near my bench and whenever I had a few moments during the day, I painted this little figure of Napoleon Bonaparte.  This is from a set produced by Foundry Miniatures of Bonaparte and his Marshals – the set consists of 12 foot figures including some of his well known officers and aides.  Once again, I enjoyed just mixing the colors and getting it done in the day – so one down and eleven to go!   I’ll paint up some others … Continue reading Napoleon – 28mm Wargame – Foundry Miniatures

The Valkyrie stalks his target – Count Von Stauffenberg & Co

I’ve had both of these figures in my stash for a many years now and every so often they pop into view among all the other stuff crying out to be painted!  I had already cleaned them up and undercoated them – so when I spotted them yesterday I decided to strike while the iron was hot and block in the main colors as a start.   Both figures (54mm) were produced many years ago by Valiant Miniatures in the US – more reminicent of the traditional toy “connoisseur” type miniature – a bit short on the surface detail but big … Continue reading The Valkyrie stalks his target – Count Von Stauffenberg & Co

More 28mm Miniature gaming figures

I’m continuing my painting exercises with these little figures (see my last post) and over the weekend I painted this guy on his futuristic motorcycle.  I’ve no idea who manufactures the figure, I have 100’s of these from a mad buying phase from many years ago, and every so often I dip into my primed stock and tune up my painting technique.  As I’ve said before it’s a break from the larger (more serious) figures and it helps sharpen my eye for color/value mixing and it’s also very enjoyable! Continue reading More 28mm Miniature gaming figures

Wargame 28mm miniature figures – painting tip!

In order to keep my painting process reasonably sharp (mainly color mixing) I keep a supply of primed 28mm wargame figures within reach of my bench.  When I get into a bit of a rut with my painting, these little guys are great for getting myself started again.  I think it’s beacuse they are so small, and in most cases such fun to paint, and as a result, I don’t take them too seriously. Like a lot of creative processes, when we relax that little bit the process flows that bit better.  My favourite analogy is Golf  – sometimes the … Continue reading Wargame 28mm miniature figures – painting tip!

Waffen SS – Bastogne 1/16 scale vignette

I resurrected this unfinished piece over the week-end from my on-going WIP store.  Having watched that wonderful episode of “Band of Brothers” (set in the town of Bastogne in the Ardennes forest) I remembered that I had started a vignette for last years annual show which I ran out of time on, so I dug it out and started putting the finishing touches to it. Both figures are molded in plastic by Dragon (with a few modifications of my own) – cheap and cheerful with great potential … more on these two later. Continue reading Waffen SS – Bastogne 1/16 scale vignette