Agricola from the Christian Kingdom of Gwent. He´s th most "romanised" Miniature that I have from B so fits perfectly! After some critic that the banner was too "ordinary" I added a wooden wolf head (GW Space Wolves Bit) and fur to the banner. I think it looks much more barbarian now.
This weekend we meet with some friends from the south for a massive RCW encounter. Here you see Markovs and Kornilovs Officers Regiments gathering in Bylefeldsk centre. I´ll post more pics later. More pics here
Two of my friends started a new miniatures company! They are producing Ratnik Steampunk and Post-Apoc in metal...so I´ll be broke soon. Visit their homepage and check the miniatures out. Masterclass painted by Prof. Witchenheimer.
I started building a small greek temple for our participation game at the Hamburger Tactica 2011. It´s the second attempt, the first temple went so wrong that I destroyed it and threw it away! This one looks OK to me. And some more riders for the gothic army.
Finally I manged to finish my first stand of Visigoths. At first I wanted to place 5 Riders on the base, but it looked too close. So only 4 Horse per base. For a Basic Impetus army I´ll have to paint 3 more bases Cavalry, 4 Bases Heavy Infantry and two Bases with Skirmishers. I don´t know if that is realisable for me. But I hope so.
..cleared up my painting desk. You don´t want to know what it looked like before. And I stored everything I need in this small boxes. I then matt varnished the Bucellarii, they´re all done now. Horses manes and tails next.
Yesterday I was at CRISIS in Antwerpen, Belgium. I spent a lot of money (possibly too much) on Gripping Beast Arthurians and Musketeer Goths. And Dallimores new Book, pure eye candy that thing! I´m crazy about the Arthurians because I´m reading Bernard Cornwells "The Winter King" at the momment. So I converted a Arthurian heroe into Derfel, the main character in the book. He is described as wearing a green cloak and having a wolftail attached to his helmet. Because of his saxon origin he has blond hair and is bearded.
Some members of Steve Dean´s forum painted some figures for each other, and I stole the idea for the german Sweetwater-Forum. The funny part is that you recieve a miniature, and the only advice is it has to be 28mm. So I was suprised when this grim looking Landsknecht found his way to my home. I don´t know the manufacturer but he was definatly a joy to paint and I hadn´t done anything simillar until now. For those who like to see the other results
The Goth riders are done, I painted kthem over the last week. Now I have to paint their horses..and I hate painting horses, don´t know why.
I didn´t paint for days cause I had to play the "CoD: Modern Warfare" split-screen campaign with my mate Erkan. Today I finished blocking in all the Base-colours, attached and finished the shields plus all the metalls. The Draco will be added later.
Finished my first gothic heavy cavalary man. Pic isn´t that good but you get an impression. I ordered two packs of the new Musketeer (now available at Gripping Beast) just because they´re beautiful. I really enjoyed painting him, the shield is a LBM transfer with some extra damage and dust added by me.
I was so excited the whole day to get him painted...left my work in a rush and three hours later that´s the result. I´m more and more happy with my pics, thanks to everyone who gave advices (sorry I can´t remember you all ;-)
Konrad is an Inspector from Bavaria, the Allgäu region to be precise. He helps his Prussian fellas in the streets of Berlin...well if I ever manage to build a steam-punk version! That´s the hole "Kaiserliche Sondereinsatzgruppe für Okkultes und Übernatürliches (KASOK)".
The Name is silly, I´ll think of a new one. He´s the chief of the two cops I already painted. may be I´ll call them Ballauf und Schenk. I also tried to increase the quality of my pics, using different lighting. So which do you prefer?
...on this stuff. Placed three orders last Sunday: Pardulon (Germany) - crates and barrels, rigth side and undercoated - arrived Tuesday. Skytrex - more crates, barrels, etc. on the left - arrived today HLBS - this fantastic little steamer- also arrived today. THAT´S FAST!! I´m really in love with the steamer, it´s 1/48 scale but fits perfect with this 28mm Brigade Ruskis. When I watched "Sherlock Holmes" two weeks ago I asked myself "where to get one of those dirty little steamers?" Thanks to Doc Phobos for showing the link to it on his blog ;-)
It has been quite a while that I painted something. Today I finished two more of Ratnik Miniatures crazy Steampunk minis. I like the diver, he reminds me of the Bioshock Big Daddys. Unfortunatly I´m too stupid to get a better pic of him.