Sunday, August 24, 2014

Alabama Red Rovers

 First unit finished for the Texians. This marks the start of my Texian force. The unit didn't see much action, granted. But I think it's rather iconic and a nice inclusion. I didn't go for the very uniform look that some present them with, but rather just said that they used red coats and white belts (mostly).
I have also added a standard to my Mexican summer uniform unit. The flag didn't really turn out the way I'd hoped but I think I will try to make a new one and wrinkle it while it is still wet.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mexico viva viva Santa Anna

 That good old show! I'm still trucking along the path and building a force of Mexicans to fight my Texians.

The paint job took a bit longer than expected, but that is how it goes with whites for me I guess.

I still need to paint the banna wava but I guess it'll be any day now.

The first Texian got a bit of colour too:

Sunday, August 10, 2014


More African madness from my end!

I'm speed painting a Zulu army! I always wanted one and now it's time. I actually think the Warlord Games Zulu figures are very good. Even if it is plastic.

Here's a look at the before and after:

It's quite a change. But it works nicely.

The miniatures were undercoated with a gloss brown (burnnt sienna or normal umber like colour).
They were then blocked out in the basic colours. Washed with black. Highlighted in block colours or similar (white was used to highlight the beige after wash). Skin was highlighted with a suitable watered down brown. A layer of dull cote was added on top to finish off.

The secret ingredient is the water based Army Painter black wash, that simply just works. I varnish it all afterwards.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Welcome to The Jungle

Miniatures sculpted by Mark Copplestone (I assume) and painted by me. I don't know if it is the weather but I seem to be enjoying painting miniatures inspired by warm climates right now.
 It's all Mexico, African jungle and Swaziland.
 Not a lot to say about the paint jobs. Quick and dirty. Couldn't really figure out how to do it.. did it anyway. Learned that shields cover up your hard work, so don't bother. I knew that already from the Saxons.