Monday, 31 August 2015

I'm here...not dead yet...

Howdy folks,

While I have certainly been making the most of this summer, I have unwittingly embarked on an electronics-light diet...I haven't had all that many posts over the past few months.  The painting brush has nonetheless been steadily working.

I was lucky enough to get some gaming in at the Club and at my buddy Mike's place...I was very happy to get my Israeli's back into the field against his Jordanians...while I certainly won the battle, I think he may have taken a financial victory.  After our game I looked at some of his recent purchases including the Frostgrave Nickstarter...needless to say, I am slowly drinking the koolaid and now somehow have some Bones Reaper fantasy figures on my workbench...damn you!!!

I have been continuing with my SAGA of last night I am 99% finished 4 points worth of Crusaders under the command of the Duke of Orange...or Duke L'Orange depending on if he is John or Jean-Francois...I'll see what the figures tell me.  I think I'm well on my way for our November 6 pt tournie.

I have started basing some of my Main Force VC...they are still on the table...and am looking forward to working on a group gaming scenario of the Maersk Alabama...more to follow on that.

Have a great last day of August and take care...more pics and posts to come in the next couple of weeks.


Thursday, 13 August 2015

Khurasan Miniatures - Special Ops

Hey folks,

As some of you who have followed my know, blog ramblings...m'eh, it was worth a chance to influence the English language...for worse.  Anyhow, some of you may know, I have a bit of a love-fest for Khurasan Miniatures...they are great figures, amazing detail, they come to the door clean...super clean, and are a lot of fun to paint <insert shameless, cheesy advertising jingle>.

I really like them! A while back I ordered up a couple of packs of the Special Ops troops for modern, near-modern, ultra-modern, and sci-fi...these are such great figs they can fit so many different categories.

The real issue for me was to make sure I painted them as well as I could...after all, the website pics by Piers Brand set an incredibly high standard, so I wanted to do the figures some justice.  The second issue was finding some great inspiration pics...thank you google...thanks to the airsoft forum, ctv news, and a few other places that I unfortunately cannot recall.

Because I had upwards of 20 figures to paint, I thought I'd try a few different the end I copied some plain 'desert' uniforms, some Canadian Cadpat (desert and green), OCP, and a mix of many others.

At the moment, I still have to put the finishing touches on the bases, but I'm pretty happy with the results.

Feel free to offer any advice and is always appreciated.  I hope you enjoy the inspirational pics.


First group, CSOR inspired, green cadpat with some other mixed pieces... 

The inspiration...CSOR recruiting pic

Second group, mixed camouflage...

The inspiration...CSOR overseas

Third group...fairly plain jane type desert uniform...

The inspiration...JTF2 in Afghanistan at the beginning...

Final first attempt at OCP cam...very challenging...but worth the adventure

The Inspiration...CSOR troops on Parliament Hill last 9th of May for the Afghanistan Mission National Day of Honour...

I know I've missed a few of the troops due to my crappy picture taking, but I'll post a proper group photo when I'm completely done.

Take care.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Warriors, come out to play...SAGA that 1

Howdy folks,

I've been away for a spell...looks like this will be my summer tradition...a brief hiatus from the internets and posting on the blog.  While I have been away, I have not necessarily been idle on the painting front.

With our upcoming (early November) SAGA tournie I'm working on getting a 6 point warband far I've got 2 x Hearthguards (Knights with 2-handed weapons and Knights)...but wanted to add some ranged capability so I've started on the first half of a unit of warriors armed with crossbows.

I kept pretty close to my overall colour scheme for the warband and had a fun time figuring out the 'how to' of painting crossbows and researching more of the period.

As always, comments, views, and advice are always welcome.

Take care.