Sunday, 28 November 2021

Steppe Nomad Full Cantabrian Circle and Single Bases

Back in the groove!

It seems like a very long time since I actually managed to work on any of my own stuff. I've started working on some Heavy Cavalry which will join the Early Byzantine long with another such unit and Belisarius' Boukellaroi.

I finally got around to basing the last six of my Horse Archers which have been sitting in a tray on some bubble wrap for a few months now. A quick dust down and it was out with the filler/spackle, leave over night, glue on the sand (leave overnight again) then basecoat and dry brush. (see Steppe Nomad Horse Archers for the other six).

I have to say that I have been extremely impressed with the exquisite Aventine Miniatures Steppe Nomad cavalry; such attention to detail. Every bit as good as their Early Byzantines and that is really saying something! I look forward to seeing what Keith and Adam do with the remoulding of the range. 

Without further ado, the complete Cantabrian Circle- all those Horse Archers looks kind of awesome and I cannot wait to get it into the table top!

All the images are "clickable" which is advised as they are largish files.

And the single bases:

Base 1:

Base 2:

Base 3:

Base 4:

Base 5:

Base 6:

Monday, 22 November 2021

Wargames Foundry Medieval Civilians

These Wargames Foundry Medieval Civilians (selected from packs MED 220 and MED 221) were sent to me by a sculptor in exchange for some conversion work I asked him to do on some Italian Wars miniatures, of which there will be much more later.

I have to admit that it was a bit of a struggle to get them done. Firstly, for mental health reasons, it was my first time back at the painting table since August 8th of this year which as anyone who practices a craft of any kind will be able to tell you, continual practice is necessary for the best results. Secondly, I for the first time in my life I noticed the "scale creep" that has happened over the years with 28mm miniatures. Most of my painting over the last two years has been with larger 28's such as Gripping Beast. Footsore, Aventine etc and I did find it more difficult to get the details right on the smaller Perry Foundry sculpts. 

Maybe an age thing- more likely an eye sight thing!