Monthly Archives: April 2020

Some Fantasy Bits

Another post – 3rd time, weekly! Wow. Some of the photo’s in this post are from about 6 months ago. I had updated some to their pages in my menus, but I thought I’d put them here with some of the newer pieces.

Firstly – my favourites. Bonefields. Although I’ve not got round to playing the game, I mainly went into this Kickstarter for the figures. I picked up 40 goblin skeleton spear/shield figures and 20 dwarf skeleton handweapon/shield wielders. They were to make some more diverse units for my Undead Kings of War army. I’ve managed to get round to painting the Goblin Skeletons so far. They’re lovely models, but it was really difficult to get them into various slotta bases and rank up. I know I could have trimmed them off their ‘tabs’ but I didn’t want to risk it with delicate resin bones. Nor did I want to multibase. I like my KoW units to have the correct amount of figures – like they did as wound counters in old Warhammer. Keeping them single allows use in other games too. All magnetised as usual so you can pick the movement tray upside down – if you felt the urge to.

Goblin Skeletons



Orc Boar Riders

And still on Kings of War, here’s another unit I knocked up quickly – using dip as well. They didn’t come out too bad. I have about 20 more of these to do too – from over a decade ago, er, possibly two decades. Really old GW Fantasy Orc Boar Boys from around the year 2000 I think.



Then there’s the mix of bits of terrain and objective markers I’d been putting together and occasionally splashing paint on .



The following were pieces of terrain I’d grouped for use in Kings of War Vanguard Skirmish – although I’ve still yet to get a game going of that. Still, the terrain will still do in larger Kings of War games.





And this last one, was taken in bad light while still on the paint table. More objective markers.


And next week, if I get round to some photo’s, it’s probably back to Dropzone Commander – as you can see in the last picture, they were creeping into the background.

Take care and stay safe.

Mantic Mules

I’ve finally splashed some paint on a couple of Mantic vehicles that came with my Warpath Kickstarter – so, so long ago.

Anyway, I had 3 of the models and 3 plague conversion kits. I’ve made and painted one of each so far and haven’t decided what to do with the final one.

They were spray painted with AP’s Angel Green, airbrushed in splodges with some Vallejo German Camo Bright Green to lighten it, then totally coated with AP’s Strong Tone wash. A drybrush of Vallejo Khaki, then the fun of a few details, the wheels and weathering.

I really love all the plastic Mantic vehicles. So few parts, but they make fantastic looking vehicles without hours of cutting 130+ pieces from a sprue and mold cleaning (like current GW kits). They nearly always come with enough parts to make and magnetise all the various weapon options as well. There are various weapon options, all magnetised for the models below – I forgot when doing the photo’s and just used the one that was currently attached.





Plague Mule

For my Plague and Rebels factions in the Warpath Universe, I use the same colours as the GCPS – I guess both of those factions steal the regular equipment. I didn’t ‘over plague’ this one so the other factions could use it if necessary.




As you can tell from the pic below, I had great fun weathering and damaging these models.


Take care.

50 Shades of Grey

So… I wasn’t going to try out any other games… who am I kidding.

I’ve bought some units for both Star Wars Legion and Dropzone Commander. I’d decided when I saw the initial release of Star Wars Legion, not to get fished in. However, reading the rules through (free online), I decided to give it a go. I’ve not bought a massive amount, but I did get the big AT-ST for Christmas, so decided to paint that up.

Dropzone Commander was another game I’d actually wanted to play since I saw it at a gameshow – but I flicked through the old version 1 rulebook and it pretty much scared me off. However, the new v 2.1 ruleset is a much smaller and less frightening thing at 64 pages and I picked up a starter set cheap so decided to give it a go. It will also make a massive change dropping down to a 10mm scale. Certainly too small for my dodgy eyes and shaky hands to paint, but then, they’re too small for me to see how bad they are. In scales, Star Wars Legion is to GW, what GW is to 28mm. The Stormtroopers make Space Marines look small. When I get some full units painted, I’ll post them.

As I’ve left my poor blog to fester for so long, I decided to update a few pages. I’ve added in some quick pages with my trial photos for Dropzone Commander. I also added some extra Fantasy Terrain that I’d painted recently onto the Kings of War page.

Dropzone Commander – UCM

Dropzone Commander – The Scourge

Fantasy Terrain

I’ve also managed to paint up that AT-ST, which, as far as painting was concerened, was what gave me the obvious title for this update. It certainly felt like 50 shades of grey, with some green, yellow and browns.




I’ll make sure the next update isn’t half a year away…

Take care.