zaterdag 24 december 2011

Odds & ends.

My wife thought it the right time to replace my old painting desk. It is over 10 years old, and she thinks it doen't look right anymore between our other furniture. There were quite a few half-painted miniatures there which have been drifting from left to right, and front to back, some even for years. So now the time was right to get them finaly finished.

Among them several of the famous Mithril miniatures this range of miniatures exists since somewere in the 1980's and is solely formed around JRR Tolkien's world of Middle-Earth. I collect them since 1996, but have yet to paint most of what I have (many hunderds!)
Here are the models I've recently painted: a mounted Nazgul and some Corsairs of Umbar.

 In between cardboard boxes, basing materials etc I also found things I didn't even know I still had them. All very usefull for skirmish games. It realy was time for a major clean-up!

A picture of my new, and large painting desk will follow soon.
After this, it will be back to unit-painting now. I plan to start on yet another 48 figs unit of pikemen, the last of the Wargames Foundry pikemen I have. I think...

This will probably be my last blog entry before the years end, so a merry Christmas and a wonderful 2012 to you all!

woensdag 7 december 2011

Stop the cavalry.

Just a quick message to show what I've painted last month.
A unit of Thessalian cavalry, Foundry made. I already had a few of them painted long ago, but the unit is now complete, and rebased.
I based a few of them on sinlge bases. You can see the benefit of this method of basing in the pics below: I can put them in wedge, in column or in line (or two lines).
I hope I painted them historical correct, more or less. It is not easy to find information on how these were dressed. And I didn't want them to look like Macedonian companions too much!
Let me know what you think of them.
All pics should be clickable to enlarge them.