It seems every 28mm model I get across my desk recently has been either plastic or resin, so its been quite refreshing to feel the hefty weight of a metal model in my hands for once!
On first sight this little guy hasn’t got the most dynamic of poses compared to the newer plastic kits, and i’m not entirely convinced by the design of the great weapon! He does however have a lot of metal parts on him, ideal for practice! I’ve gone with purple and brown shading for the beard and some splotches of deneb stone mixed in with the grey highlights. Googling for reference images of grey beards brings up very little in the way of pure grey hair, there is almost always brownish staining! I guess beards get in the way of coffee cups?
Another unit clears the painting desk, this time a unit of Savage Orc Boar Boyz. I hadn’t had any greenskins come my way recently so I thought I’d better get some under my brush for practice.
I did toy with the idea of putting some GW style tattoos on using the make up from KISS, but when I got further through the painting I decided to keep them as natural looking as possible. Orcs don’t apply no make up! I used the red accents to tie the unit together and brighten up the earthy greens and browns.
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These are the first miniatures smaller than 15mm that I’ve ever painted, my poor eyes! Still a work in progress, and a completely different experience to painting (and photographing) 28mm models.
These are Anglo Saxons, from Essex Miniatures. I purchased them as a complete “DBA” army without knowing what DBA was. Still, they are fun to paint and I purchased a Crusader army and a Spartan army at the same time.
These will be based up soon and the next twelve mini warriors will be started on (there is about 55 – 60 15 mm models per army.)
After sitting at the painting desk watching every single episode of Sharpe, I decided to take a sab at painting some historical miniatures for a change. I did these guys in the colours of the 44th East Essex as a tribute to the North Essex in Sharpe. At least I hope I did. Historical accuracy doesn’t really matter too much when painting Space Marines!
It took a few weeks on and off, probably about 40 hours in total, and I’m quite pleased with how they turned out. I wasn’t sure how years of painting Games Workshop models would cross over to historical miniatures.
These are from Perry Miniatures, and come in a box of 40 multi part models for around £20. The eagle eyed may notice there is only 30 models in the pictures, the other ten are going to be painted separately as a unit of skirmishers. The 95th Rifles probably, go Sharpe!