It’s Wednesday again and here we have this weeks offering from the members.
Above Stephen has painted up some Elves from the Oathmark range of miniatures.
Next up Mark J has continued to expand his Saxon army.
And a mdf towerblock for a Judge Dredd game he is planning.
And finally for this week Eric has painted up a team captain of the Draconis All Stars neo-bot team for Dreadball.
Also Eric has painted up a rather impressive 3D printed miniature, apparently this is Helgor Haim from CustomForge UK.
See you next Wednesday.
First up this week, Marcus has been finishing off several items. Above we have the two Brigade Models Shamen tanks featured as WIP last week.
He’s also finished off a hybrid, a Bars hull with a Sohei turret, also from Brigade Models.
And a couple of APCS from Old Crow, these have magnets inserted in the turret rings for various turrets not shown.
Finally from Marcus, a group of old Tin Soldier Orcs, purchased some 25 years ago. (Ed: I wonder if that makes them the longest running project featured in our WIP Wednesday posts?)
Stephen has been working on some 15mm ECW figures, although the horrid hot weather has brought an end to most painting and modelling, so things have stalled. He still has two more pike and shot units and a unit of highlanders planned.
The figures are shown on his new, A2 sized, cutting mat which he also considers a work in progress, to quote him: “A new cutting board is a new relationship. And, like all relationships, it takes time and effort to develop a meaningful relationship. You have to share the good times, and the bad times. There needs to be spillages, and injuries. There needs to be difficulties and struggles. And only then can you say you have a life bond together.”
And finally, Tony has finished off yet another version of Gandalf, the ‘you shall not pass’ version, with some supporting Elf Archers.
That’s all for this week folks, not sure what next week will bring, as the excessive heat does tend to sap the will to paint.
We have a few items to show this week, some members are slowly getting back into their painting, where others find this hot weather not conducive to painting.
Above we have Eric’s last 5 Imperial Roman Legionaries (28mm), which might get used in Broken Legions in the future.
Next up, Marcus has been working on some 15mm Brigade Models Shamen Hover Tanks. These were pressed into use last weekend in a What a Tanker game, there will be a write up of which shortly.
Finally, Mark H has managed to get back to the painting table to finish off some 6mm French figures he started a couple of years ago. One and a half regiments of Cuirassiers, a foot battery and a batch of generals. Paintwork now finished, varnished and based. Just base texturing and flags left to do.
With Tony away on holiday and Jeremey under the weather, editorship of this week’s WIP Wednesday roundup falls to Andy.
Above we have part of John’s 15mm Spanish Village, under construction for the game he ran at our open day last Saturday (blog post on which to follow). More of his buildings below:
Tony’s also been making scenery, this time for his 6mm Hammer’s Slammers open day game, power pylons (3D prints), monorail tracks (resin and metal) and telegraph poles (homemade from cocktail sticks and plastic strip)
Finally, not so much “Work In Progress” as “Just Finished”, a couple of examples of Stephen’s fine paintwork, first a 75mm tall Reaper Bones figure representing Utgaard-Loki for Of Gods and Mortals. He’s still trying to find the right model for Jormungandr.
And a group of scary amphibians, coming to a Stargrave waterworld near you soon (well, August 27th to be precise).
Jeremey has briefly been sidelined, so Tony F takes over the WIP Wednesday reins this week.
The club’s gone relatively quiet lately – obviously everyone’s efforts went into the jubilee ! However, there has still been some progress – Mark J has employed his magnifying glass for his 6mm Saxons (above), then broke out the electron microscope for some 2mm Antonine for Strength and Honour, which are based on perspex.
Marcus meanwhile has been working on some 28mm Spy-fi and 15mm Sci-fi miniatures.
Jeremey has been converting a Copplestone figure to act as his Stargrave crew’s first mate.
And finally, something from me – these were missed from the last WIP Wednesday post (about which I’m not bitter at all…) but since I’m in charge this week, I’m putting them in. First, it’s more additions to my Middle Earth armies – half-a-dozen elf spearmen to accompany the cavalry I painted a few weeks ago.
Next is my take on Radagast the Brown – it’s not either of the official GW figures which are rather expensive, but a Conquest Miniatures hedge witch. I added a bird from an OOP Celtos figure which is positioned as if the wizard is talking to it, painted up as a falcon.
And to round things off, another small piece of 6mm desert terrain, an oasis made from 3mm Foamex, a sand/paint/PVA texture, cheap palm trees from eBay and clear PVA for the water.
We’re back with another work in progress Wednesday. First up this week we have a first look at the miniatures I’ve choosen as a Stargrave crew. They are all from Copplestone Castings, I loved the old Grenadier miniatures marines Mark Copplestone sculpted. I’m going to convert them with different weapons and some alien bits.
Next up Mark and Felix have been busy with a Saxon Brigade and more Polish Lancers.
And last for this week Eric’s Game’s Workshop pile is (possibly) getting smaller. This time we have a Primaris Space Marine and Chaos Cultist.
A tad late today, sorry folks, but here’s the latest update on member’s painting.
First off, Stephen is painting up some sample packs to test the waters on a couple of projects he’s been umming and ahhing about for the last year or so.
Above you can see some 15mm ECW Scots from Peter Pig.
He’s also trying to find his WW2 mojo, he’s undecided on figure size, but wants to focus on infantry actions rather than tanks.
First off we have some Warlord Games 28mm Late war British infantry, a recent free sprue from one of the wargames magazines.
And changing size, some Russians based up for Crossfire, also from Peter Pig.
Eric continues to work on some Games Workshop figures, a chaos marauder and cultist:
Mark has been working on his 6mm Saxon 1809 army, Ist Corp division Generallieutenant Polentz, brigade Generalmajor Lecog, Prinze Celement, von Low and von Cerrini regiments. Basic uniform colour and regimental facings done, flesh, weapon, knapsack and bases to do, you can see the rest of the division in the background including some cuirassiers