Baygar and the Beggar

Another couple of golden oldies.

Baygar from the C02 Wizards range. Often mistaken for the Agyar Mistletaine model, of which it is an obvious variant.

This one I painted back at uni some 25 years ago, and the basing just isn’t up to scratch. There were also a few knocks chipping off the paint.

So I tidied up the chipped paintwork, and re-based him. Obviously you can tell. 😉

FSS 11 hunchback beggar on crutch – must have got this as part of a job lot a few years ago on Evil-Bay.

The old beggar Jon Priceless always in need of Lead Cross parcels. He claims to have had two daughters and a wife, but lost everything on the roll of a d20 in a gaming session….

No known gaming use but one ion those nostalgic pieces that just cry out to be painted

Its a study in sludgy browns. The hood is Bay brown, the cloak Quagmire, the trousers Tan, the stick Spearshaft. All Foundry paints.

Red Faced Thug and a Thief (Updated)

Caught red faced ?

The first of two pre-slotta C04 Thieves finished today. he looks somewhat red faced, despite using Foundry Expert Flesh D, might have to have another go at photographing him, and the club needs straightening.

UPDATE: Slightly less red fced, and with a straight club !

The second pre-lsotta thief painted in exactly the same way and photographed at the same time, but not red faced. Duh ?

Both useful minions for Mordheim and Frostgrave.

Nice and simple to paint and lovely sculpts despite being from ~1983.

I’ve got my eye on you

Byakhee JP has been using Wizard’s Eye for his latest wizard, and so learning from this I decided to use it for my latest war band as well.

But of course this needs a bit of scenery, so I set to work to make it.

Large paper clip as the stand.Looks a bit wonky !

Not for much longer. My grandfather was an engineer so my father has his tools including this vice.

Better !

Painted black.

Downloaded several images of magical eyes from the interwebnet thingy.

Printed, and laminated with the back being painted black.

It works.

Could do better I think is the phrase.

Now that I have proved the concept I’ll work on a few more.

I’ve got Crabs

Calm down ladies, I have Crab-Men, giant ones.

From Alternative Armies.

They come as resin figures with the arms separate. I looked at them and thought I could glue them together, and then decided it’d be better if they were pinned and glued given the size and weight of the arms, so off they went to Byakhee Richard.

Very simple to paint.

Reminded me of a time when my grandparents took me down to Poole harbour where the extended family had fishing boats and they collected a box of crabs and drove back home. An open box, on the back seat next to me. And these weren’t the tiddlers you get on beaches but the full dinner plate sized jobs. ALIVE, and trying to get out, so I had to keep poking them back in to the box. As a 7 year old.

Another more animated one will be finished shortly.

Along with wading through two games’ worth of photos from Saturday that Alan and I did.

Amazon with Light Sabre

Collected some repairs and conversions today, amongst which was…

A C30 Amazon with Light Sabre.

As you can see from the one on the right, the original club/blowpipe (opinion is divided) is subject to damage given the age of the figures and the softer metal used back then.

The light sabre is a repair – brass rod with hollow red plastic sleeve.

I am very tempted to keep it like that as a “Power Sword” which as some may remember was an option in WHFB’s (2nd Edition) huge table of magic weapons.

Focused (1)

.Right well as ever it never went as well as I’d thought, but here are 4 figures painted / finished in one day.

Another Treasure Hunter.

Again laden with stuff.

For some reason the lantern hasn’t come out well as it is more yellow than that !

Marvo, Shazzamm’s Apprentice. Another Citadel Cleric.

I chose them because their staffs were the same.

Another Captain, again a Foundry (ex Citadel) Medieval type.

The large shield is again a chance to paint with bright colours to break up the endless browns and silver !

A quickie – an old Citadel Night Horrors figure base painted by a friend (Joe) and then washed and highlighted by me today. Suitable for AVBCW, as he is toting a shotgun.

More to come, those that didn’t make the grade before the light was gone !

FOCUS !

Back when I started this blog, I said it wasn’t going to be a day by day account of how many times I’d been to the toilet and what I’d eaten, and hopefully I’ve kept to that. That said, yesterday and today are going to be a bit of a micro management exercise. I have a game lined up for tomorrow (Monday) so as an exercise in how this can focus your braincell on getting some figures painted (of which precious few have been done recently) here’s a couple of posts…

here’s the tabletop that needs clearing. A couple of dozen figures and thrice that if paint pots.

This did provoke me yesterday (Saturday) to finish off two of the blighters that have sat there 90% done for the last fortnight.

First off a treasure Hunter, she’s been done for some time

Lots of gear on her, and for some reason I have equipped or chosen all the treasure hunters, to have lanterns. Don’t know why, but it helps them stand out from the thieves and thugs on the tabletop I suppose

Then a gaudy knight, again a Foundry (ex citadel) Medieval figure. It gives me an excuse to break out some “colour”.

Very simple and easy to paint.

Two down at least half a dozen to go !
Let’s see how many i can do…