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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Toffee Apple Mortar

Just a quick post to show my completed Great War Miniatures' Toffee Apple Mortar. This was a nice little project to fill out my Late War British forces. Below you'll see it posed on terrain I completed a couple of years ago. There seem to be different colours employed for the bulbous projectile. I've not found what they signify, and went with what seemed to be generally used for the paint schemes I found Online.

Friday, October 16, 2015


Moving house, and its time to let go of a few cherished but never used figures. The first of these: A HOTTs undead army.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

2015 Holiday Painting

Family, work, and a few other minor distractions have really slowed down my painting and gaming over the past twelve months. There's nothing like a vacation in a sleepy town to rekindle interest in the hobby. My family indulges me by allotting an entire small suitcase to my hobby. This year as I packed my painting bag, I threw in every color I could fit as well as a host of lead stragglers from half completed projects. As well as my ongoing interest in the Great War, I've been working on miniatures for a Second World War game - primarily featuring late-War US Airborne, British paras, German Fallschirmjager and SS. Last summer I worked on the US paratroops. They were relatively easy to paint up. However the FJ and SS with their intricate camouflage proved more of a challenge. Just yesterday I test-painted a British para, and I was amazed at how quickly I did it, and how pleasing the result was. It helps to be working with Bolt Action's superb sculpts. I've also been trying Citadel washes, and think I may have hit on a new era in my painting. In the days ahead I'll report on methods and results, but here are a few images in the meantime.