Sunday, December 12, 2010

Prussian "army"

Here they are, my prussians in all their converted glory.
This is a 358p warband for Song of Drums and Shakos, with an officer, banner boy, six infantrymen and two jaeger sharpshooters:

One nice thing with this game is that the army is quite small, and takes no place to store. This is my tiny army transport:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Quick 4'x4' Gameboard

When playing a game of song of x, dba and other smaller games it is a bit big to use the 2'x4' gameboards I've done earlier, so I decided to give my small dba table a little makeover.

It's four really easy steps, but for those who want a little help to make their own, i took pictures of the process so you can follow and do it yourself:

This is where I began, a little paint, white glue and static grass (I mixed several different types to get my variant) as well as the four boring felt clad wooden boards:
 Step 1:
Paint all the boards!
 Step 2:
Add a little sand mixed with white glue if you want. Here it is winter and the sand outside is more or less like a pit of concrete, so I used vallejos grey pumice instead, my favourite texture material.
Step 3:
Paint the now dried texture, I drybrushed a few layers of brown, each lighter than the previous.
Step 4:
Mix some  white glue with water about 50/50, and paint one board, then pour a lot of static grass on it, allow to dry for a while then shake off everything that did not stuck. Make sure to shake it on a newspaper so you easily can use it again! Repeat three more times and youre done!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Karoliner on the march!

With a little help from bad tv and Palazzo Rosso my 1:72 scale Swedish army is now all done, I am really satisfied about how it turned out, even though I did'nt spend that very long on each individual soldier. I wanted the whole army to look nice and unified on the shelf/table, and so I am saving my painting stamina for the pending 28mm napoleonic project, the first box should be here this week!
Can you spot the unit from Wermlands regiment?

I have absoluteley no experience with the Black Powder system, but after flipping through the rulebook I'm really eager to get a game or two on the table! That's why the Danish army is growing quite fast. Note the band of "snapphanar"/pro Danish rebels in the foreground.

On a side note, I really enjoyed painting the red and white uniforms of the Danish soldiers, that is a very good thing because the 28mm napoleonic army I am going to paint is the Brittish, with some merry 95-th of course!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Prussian Line Infantry

So, here they are, the legendary Prussian Infantry, a quick conversion from the French infantry consisting of cutting down the hat a bit will make these as good as any real Prussians, from a distance... :)

I've decided to base my 1:72 armies with the Black Powder rules in mind, meaning the general getting a fancy round base.
My Swedish force so far:

Monday, November 22, 2010

French Line Infantry

I just finished some 28mm French Line Infantry from Victrix. I intend to use these as a small warband for Drums and Shakos from Ganesha games, and I have a few more as well as some Prussians to fight.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Great Northern War

I recently saw an very inspiring article of a guy who painted a great many 1:72 scale models of swedish 1700-th soldiers. As I have a few of those figures I thought that I could as well paint up some of them to make an army or two for a nice DBA extension that has army lists for the years between 1500-1900. I decided to make a swedish and danish army from 1721. Here is the work so far:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Metallic painting session

This week I have so far finished my hammersmith warjack and the ice cool ninja elf of everblight!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cygnar city wall. Part IV

Last night I finished the gates to the city, using cardboard and a lot of tiny needles. I only pinpricked myself once!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cygnar city wall. Part III

Today I've been busy cutting popsicle-sticks in half, but the result is much more fun. I also found some old MageKnight scenario bits to add some detail. Lastly I found small gravel in a plant shop when I bought some orchid soil. Perfect for the courtyard!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Cygnar city wall. Part II

Today's update:
I have added some details, a lot of filler and gravel.. The picture speaks for itself...

I still haven't decided how I want to make the ground inside the walls, either I kill another cereal package and continue like the road, or something else.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cygnar city wall

I have started to make an additional section to my Warmachine gameboards, the city wall of Cygnar. I hope this will be a great addition to my troops and a fun piece of terrain to game on.

Here are some pictures of the work so far:

I also have finished Commander Stryker, so I finally can field an all painted warband! :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stormblades and Trenches

Here are my stormblades, fresh from the painting table, and I'm aware that I should have cleaned up the bases.

I also have finished the trenches today, they turned out quite nice I think.

Dr. Trencher and Mr. 'Jack

I have finally finished my first few models for Warmachine. As I have been working a little bit here and a little bit there on almost all my models it is quite a miracle that some guys ever got finished!

Here are the cannonf.. hm, trenchers I mean.

And the backbone and pride of the Cygnar army, the Warjacks.

Hopefully my trenches will get ready today, as some of the intervening models are out of the way now.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ol' Rowdy

I think I am finished with my Ol' Rowdy conversion! I didn't need an Ironclad 'jack, and Rowdy is perfect for my little army led by Stryker. Extra armor plating, spikes and double exhausts should make it a no-brainer what this model represents on the table.
The picture really show all the bad sculpting, but brave as I am I'll will show the monster to the world:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Got woods?

So, I have managed to get those forests done. Not an easy task with all those wonderful minis screaming at you to paint and convert them.. More on that another day...

Here they are, two forests ready for gaming. The pictures speak for themselves:

Oh, I had a few molded trench bits lying around, and with some more work they should turn out quite well I think.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More houses

This morning I finished three houses, more will come.

Here they are, click to see a larger picture:

Here is a picture of one of the upcoming forests:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Steampunky house of woodyness!

After being a sketch for a while, the house wanted more so I figured I had to give it a shot, here it is so far:

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Legion of everblue...

I continued to paint my legions today, assembled the last models and re-did some of the older guys:

Friday, October 1, 2010

Under the Bridge

Today I have done mostly detail work, added vallejos grey pumice to give better structure to the bridge and the rocks, painted them as well as made the roads, stones and riverbanks more realistic and less gray. I also added some more grass around the rocks and the bridge.

I am almost out of water, and I want to pour everything in one go, so I'll have to wait a little for that, in the meantime I put some of vallejos water effect between the board and the piece of plasticard at the end of the river so the model water wont run of the board. I also lightly added some green color to the riverbed.

I want the bridge to work both for 28mm and 15mm scale, so I made it as neutral as I could, thoughts?

I can't do much more now untill I get my hands on some more model water. Off to other projects, I have an army to paint!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Two and a half men

Today I got help with the gameboard not only from my gaming friend, but the neighbour kid also dropped by to lend a hand to the project. Creating a world is not an easy thing to do alone, you know.

We actually came a very long way today, starting with adding trees and making the bridge, then we took a turn to the textile shop for some more pieces of cloth to add to the underside of the boards, nailed it to the boards and wapped everything with duct-tape around the edges.
We also put a piece of plasticard at the end of the river to block the water effect, then we finished todays work on the board by painting everything black that stood up from the edges above the tape.

The picture is in this position just to give a better view of the boards, we don't have weird gravity here yet.

Afterwards we added grass to the bases of those now painted walls and fences from GW I got earlier this week.

Next time it would be time to do something about that bridge, paint the bottom of the river, and add the water, then I think we are quite ready!

More grass!

This week I got my hands on more static grass, as well as a few walls and fences from GW. This evening I placed the last grass and added some small bushes. Tomorrow I'll get some help with the work and I hope we will plant some trees and make the bridge and maybe finish the edges and add a piece of cloth to the underside.

Here are todays picture:

I have also gotten around a project I have pondered about for a while: Making Halo warbands for Song of Blades and Heroes, using some of my Halo Actionclix miniatures. This was fairly simple by just swapping the bases for GW's round 40mm ones and adding grass. I also made gunner swap on the warthog from a spartan to a marine with a small conversion of the arms.