Where’s my motivation?

December 5, 2009 5 comments

I can’t get motivated to paint, anyone got any sure-fire ways to get the paint flowing?  I just take some miniatures out, look at them, put them away, get some others out, look at them… hmmmm…

The choices:

  • Later Saxons
  • Early Saxons
  • Celts
  • Huns
  • Late WW1 Germans
  • Imperial Roman

I think I’ve just got too many unpainted miniatures  😦

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My first Saxon unit

December 2, 2009 1 comment

My first Saxon unit

OK, it’s taken me ages, but hopefully it has been worth the wait.  Here is my first Saxon unit, a unit of 24 Ceorls who are the beginning of my later Saxon army.

Yes I used Army Painter to save on time (family, films etc…) are all taking up most of my waking hours.  I am pleased with the result and hopefully I can get onto my next unit soon.

Hope you like them.  Oh… the film is coming along quite well, check out the link below.

89 hits

November 13, 2009 2 comments

89 hits on this blog today.  I have no idea how that happened.

Also, I’ve been asked by Wargames Foundry to write an article!  Exciting!   …..

…..Follow up….

 

 

OK, Beccas told me he linked my post comparing Saxons from different manufacturers to a Yahoo group, so that’s how I got so many hits… Final day count of 94!

Go ahead, link me wherever you think my blog will work  :o)

Categories: Wargames, Writing

The King

October 24, 2009 Leave a comment

The King Tiger at Bovington

The King Tiger at Bovington

A Bovington Tiger

October 18, 2009 1 comment
The Tiger at Bovington

The Tiger at Bovington

Just thought some of you may appreciate this photo!

Here you go Beccas

October 16, 2009 4 comments
Size comparision of Saxons from various manufacturers

Size comparision of Saxons from various manufacturers

Beccas wanted a comparison if West Wind miniatures with Gripping Beast, so I grabbed whatever miniatures I had and took a photo.  What you see are four miniatures from different manufactures of 28mm Dark Age miniatures.  I am building up a Saxon army which can be used as an early and later Saxon army.  The first (L-R) is a West Wind miniature.  These minis come with different head combinations, I really like the poses and variations.  Next to it is a Gripping Beast, Late Roman which I will be using as a Saxon, basically because early Saxons used much Roman military equipment that they either bought, were supplied with or stripped from the dead after battle. The next is an Early Saxon from Musketeer Miniatures. Lovely miniatures, but the big beards and hair give them a little fantasy edge, still I think they are great.  Finally is a Renegade Miniatures, Late Saxon, the bulkiest of the selection displayed and probably the least exciting range in regards to poses.

In conclusion, I feel that they all fit well together, especially the Gripping Beast and West Wind.  My Early Saxon units will be a combination of GB, WW and MM, which will be added to by RM when I make up a Later Saxon army.

Oh, I also have some Crusader Miniatures Varangian Guard, which I will be using as Huscarls in a later army.  Both the RM and CM are bulky, but en mass it’s not going to make too much difference.

Hope that helps Beccas!

My purchases

October 15, 2009 3 comments

Guido came over yesterday to have a peak at my pockets full of miniatures.  I think he was surprised at the quantity there was.  Anyway, I got him a Pictish Command packet from West Wind Productions when I was in the UK.

West Wind Productions Pictish Command

West Wind Productions Pictish Command

I discovered a link to West Wind Productions quite by accident, I think it was from the WAB Forums if my memory is correct.  I really liked what I saw on the website and had to sample the Early Saxon miniatures.  West Wind were very prompt with delivery which took two days after the order was placed (Even with an apparent postal strike in effecting the UK).  I received a Saxon Command and Armoured Spearman pack in the order and liked the service and the miniatures so much that I immediately placed another larger order, which included Guido’s Pictish Command pack. The Picts are really nice miniatures and should make a good addition to his Pict army, but we’ll see how long it takes Guido to paint them.  Hopefully I will be able to feature the finished product on my blog.

So, I ended up purchasing Saxon Warband and some special characters from West Wind.  These were added to 5 regiment packs I had previously purchased from Renegade, which included later Saxons and some Celts.  So you see, my pockets were really quite full!

BTW: I am attempting to make another short film.  It is not 100% confirmed as yet, but hopefully we will start shooting in the first week of November.