Friday, 23 January 2015

Packcamel

Another camel caravan for my collection.

The miniatures are from Midlam Miniatures
http://www.midlamminiatures.co.uk/arabian-nights.html











I now got two camels and handlers for my caravan.
It might not be as good looking as the one from AA miniatures but I still like it.



I gave it the same base with as my other camel but a little shorter as it didnt fill it out as good.



Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Zulu reinforcement

After that last unit of Jungle cannibals for my tribal Africa project I thought it wast best to try to finish of all my half painted warriors for this project and so I painted these small units of Zulu warriors. One unit of unmarried Zulus and one veteran unit (white shields.)





They are plastic miniatures from Warlord Games.








I could have given them some more time on the paint job but then again it felt like ages I actually had a game with these so until I really get hooked on tribal wars again this will do.

Not the best pictures ether. :(

Monday, 19 January 2015

New paper tent

I made a new variant of my paper tent. I made the tent somewhat bigger and I think its starts to look descent in size now.
I only needs to make the roof part a little bigger.

Oh well, I guess I will have a whole camp by the time Im happy..

The tent got evidently a little damaged in my bag when I carried it home after last time at the club where I glued it together. But I think its still good enough to keep. Better be more careful when transporting these and not just lump it in the bag with the rest of the stuff there...





 

Friday, 16 January 2015

Cut out that damned music... or else...

I found some nice miniatures that I just had to have.

The miniatures are from Midlam miniatures, a company to me unknown until recently from their Arabian nights range.
http://www.midlamminiatures.co.uk/arabian-nights/page/1/

The miniatures maybe got more of an fantasy feeling to them then historical but I like them.

They are based on square bases with rounded edges from Victrix.
http://www.victrixlimited.com/online_shop/product_info.php?cPath=32_34&products_id=42



The snake charmer got a double base.


I painted and based the Hashashin to have a darker front and lighter look from the back. I dont think I really pulled that one of as I intended.




I ordered more miniatures from Midlam Miniatures so expect more of this kind in the future...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Tutoral: Desert hills

I think that we were in need for some new hills for our desert terrain at the club, so I built some.

And I did a tutorial on each step.
Keep in mind that this is the first time I have done hills like this so these are a sort of testrun and next time I might do some things differently. But it works.

I have done these terrain pieces over  a couple of days in my basement. The overall time in not much, 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there and you get some nice looking terrain in the end. The things that takes time is to let it dry between each step.

 First up a base, some expanded polystyrene and woodbark. All glued together using woodglue.


Next I covered  the polysterene and some places of the bark with plaster. The plan was to cover the polysterene from the primer later on.


And then I added  woodglue and sand on chosen places.


 A black priming using a spray can.
I found some places not totally covered with the plaster but I think it will be all right.

Next, a sort of "zenith highlight" using a brown primer at about 45 degrees angle. Leaving the black primer on the bottom part and places "in the shade" on the terrain pieces.



 Next up was more woodglue and more sand.




And after this some small patches of flock. This is to get a greater colour variation on the terrain piece more then trying to imitate real hills or cliffs.



And we are done.


With 15mm DAK
10mm Scifi, a Shaltari force

And the main reason that I did them, as terrain for the clubs Crusader project.



So what have I learned?
Next time I will not use expanded polystyrene found in packing materials but the harder ones commonly used as building material/ insulation for houses.
And I might try to use another colour then brown for the highlight but in this Im not sure.

A easy way of doing nice looking terrain non the less.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Jungle cannibals

Every now and then I at least tries to finish up on some half painted miniatures that have been laying around for far to long.
And this time I finished some jungle cannibals from my Tribal Africa project where I pitted different African tribes together before the introduction of gunpowder.

The miniatures are from North Star.








As the dark miniatures was so hard to get a good picture of I tried a new background and I think you can pick up the details a loot better on the dark miniatures on these here. Enjoy





To bad I havnt even looked at my tribals for ages. There are some nice looking miniatures in the collection.