Saturday, 13 January 2018

Goblin Carolers

At the end of 2016, as part of their Christmas promotion, Reaper Miniatures offered a number of free limited edition figures to those customers who ordered more than a set value from their web site. When I saw these Goblin Carolers I knew that I wanted to paint them as a gift for friends. Unfortunately, I discovered them after the offer had ended. Luckily, I know a man. In January, Tim Fitch of Miniature Heroes got hold of set for me; he is a can-do type of bloke :-)

I stashed the figures away and in December brought  them out and painted them up. They were a lot of fun to do!

Reaper Miniatures issued them again this year as part of the 2017 Christmas promotion, so you might be able to get hold of them (catalogue number 01592).

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Burglary - Steve Dean - Please be on the look out.

On the night of 1st/2nd January my good friend and well known hobby painter Steve Dean had his studio broken into and many things stolen in what appears to have been a targeted burglary.
Could you please keep a look out for the stolen items, on Ebay, on FB selling groups, at the bring and buy at shows etc etc. IF you have any information please let Steve know, or me and I will pass the info on.
As you can imagine Steve is finding it hard to remember everything that has gone but here is a list that he has put together ...
" Cannon EOS1200 camer with a decent macro lens added and the standard lens that came with it. It will stand out because looking through the veiw finder it looks like the lens has been badly scratched (big dark lines), but it's just were I screwed up cleaning one of the mirrors (takes great pics as you've seen)
2 sets of War Medals from my Grandads. Standard service medals plus one having the Italian medal the other having the greek medal and a 3rd royal tank reg cap badge.
REAPER - too many to list from all of their ranges. Some in blisters, some in bags
RACKHAM - again too many to list, again some in blisters and some older ones in bags. The ones in bags have the code number written in pen on the bag.
There was some of the big older trolls and the goblin set with the deep sea diver and pirate types (can't remember what it's called)
Games Workshop - Older Empire figures of all types. 40k vahallens Warhammer Quest Character boxes.
Citadel - Some really old pre-slotta Elvish Cavalry and foot/mounted chaos knight sets stand out, but again too many to list, Clerics, Wizards etc you know the type
Lots of other stuff that I'll have trouble listing, you know how it is. I'll add stuff as I remember
FOW two big box sets for vietnam , the US one has boats and infantry, the Veitcong also has boats, civilians and classic Vietcong. 2 Huey Helipcoters in 'speciall order' boxes
FOW the newer plastic infantry sets, Russian, German and British. Some resin tanks - all nations. Some LRDG stuff. Small box of Free french Inf+ a gun, the German/Partizan set with the dog handlers etc.
Essex, hundreds of them. Mainly Medievals - Polish, Hungarian, Crusades, Arabs, Ottomans. Also, Babylonians, Boars, Zulu war brits.
Khurasan - Various Sci-Fi film related figures
Again Lots of other stuff from Blue Moon, Rebel Minis that might be unusual to see over here.
A few random kits
Also stupid things like my glue gun and all my reading glasses.
and a whole bunch of Heroclix plastic pre painted figure which would fill 2 standard supermarket carrier bags."

Friday, 6 October 2017

Polish WW2 Aircraft in 1/72 scale.

Last week I finished these two models. Both are in 1/72 and both are old kits. The PZL 23 Karas is a Heller kit released 37 years ago. The PZL 11c is even older and was released in 1966. From the box details both are from their original production runs, so neither had any flash, although both are pretty basic kits by today's standards. The Revell kit did suffer from injection pin marks, and the Heller was a pig to put together. The two fuselage halves in particular had fit problems. But in the end I think they both came out OK. Done as a commission for a wargaming friend.

First the PZL 23

The PZL 11c

The pilot figure comes from the Matchbox Wellesley kit.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Eureka Miniatures 28mm Adventurers and Middle East Market Place.

These were a delight to paint. 28mm Figures, four Adventurers and local people, for a Middle East Market Place, produced by Eureka Miniatures of Australia. Painted as a commission to the client's directions.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Trench Worx Mk.V tanks

After getting back to the painting table for the first time in a while, I had the pleasure of painting these Mk.V tanks from Trench Worx in 1/56th scale (28mm). They are very nice models and come with separate 'male' and 'female' sponsons, so the pictures show two hulls and four sponsons. The kits even come with the necessary magnets. These were a commission job and painted for a Back-of-Beyond, Middle East setting.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Rivani, Iconic Psychic

This is a figure from Reaper Miniatures 'Pathfinder' range, Rivani, Iconic Psychic (60202). It was sculpted by Bobby Jackson, one of my favourite figure designers, and it was  a lot of fun to paint.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

T48 Halftrack in 1/72 scale.

This is another conversion kit by S&S Models this time a T48, or Su57, on the Plastic Soldier Company's M3 halftrack model.