Sunday, October 14, 2012

French Legere & basing 6mm

Finally did something with my 6mm Napoleonics! I really enjoyed painting these guys, no fuss about highlighting or anything fancy. Just getting the paint to cover and stay within the lines.

The French light infantry is often depicted wearing light blue, I opted for the same blue I use for my regular French line infantry. (Imperial blue, how fitting) I also didn't bother with the different colour pompoms and shako decoration.

 Together with 2 squadrons of 'ruined-by-varnish-cuirassiers'

Next up is my new basing technique for 6mm, instead of fooling around with all kinds of grass - I paint the grass on! I think it looks suitably grassy and it's a lot easier.

More Auxiliaries

Finished another 6 of those little buggers.

Again super simple, I have the next 12 primed and ready for painting. Ugh.

Friday, August 10, 2012


I finished the first bunch of Auxiliaries!

Also, broke the 100 miniatures painted in 2012 - I think that is pretty good! I guess I should mention that I will not be finishing the 28mm Vikings for Warhammer Ancient Battles. 

Allthough the miniatures are pretty nice, they are a lot of work. I've been waiting for the announced 28mm plastic Bondi from Gripping Beast, since that time WAB has been discontinued and there isn't really a game that has taken its place yet.

I like painting 15mm Romans more then 28mm Vikings :-)

So I don't forget:

I. Prime black
II. Gunmetal grey
III. Mahogany sand
IV. Bronze
V. Badab black
VI. Flat earth
VII. Dwarf flesh
VIII. Bonewhite
IX. Chocolate brown
X. Imperial blue
XI. Mithril silver
XII. Gloss varnish
XIII. Matt varnish

Even more Romans

Finished another bunch of Roman legionaries. In fact these were the last standard legionaries I had lying around!

Now it is time for some auxiliaries!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

More Romans

I have painted another bunch of Roman legionaries, same colour scheme as before. Though the models paint up really nicely, I am getting a bit bored painting just legionaries. Luckily I have only 8 more vanilla legionaries to paint, then it's on to the auxilia. 

And the growing legion:

Sunday, July 8, 2012


It was a rainy sunday, although I enjoy summer this made it possible to do some long overdue painting. I have finished 8 more Roman legionaries, at this rate I should be able to play a game of Field Of Glory by 2054.

The whole bunch together looks pretty impressive already, cooler then I thought.

Colours and order to paint, so that I don't forget:
I. Prime black
II. Gunmetal grey
III. Mahogany sand
IV. Badab black wash
V. Foundation red
VI. Dwarf flesh
VII. Scarlet red
VIII. Flat earth
IX. Bonewhite
X. Bronze
XI. Chocolate brown
XII. Gloss varnish
XIII. Matt varnish

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gunners wargaming contest

Dan from the Gunners Wargaming blog has organized a contest:
Gunners Wargaming Contest

He has some amazing miniatures on his blog, I particularly like the SAGA Normans and ofcourse his famous 15mm Space Marine conversions. So check out his blog!

- Edzard

Monday, June 11, 2012

Panzergrenadiers ready!

I have finished my Flames of War Panzergrenadier Kompanie and took a few quick snapshots. They will have their first outing since being finished on saturday!


Saturday, April 14, 2012

UNSC finished

I finished some Ground Zero Games UNSC.

And the medic detail:

- Edzard

Friday, April 6, 2012

Dutch Flames of War

My first two teams of Dutch infantry for Flames of War are painted. I have used Romanian Battlefront figures - they used largely the same kit as the Dutch forces in May 1940.
Quick and easy color scheme - to actually get this army finished in my lifetime.

Dutch reference: 

- Edzard

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Another UNSC test

This weekend I tried to paint a really easy UNSC dude - I kinda like him. Although the red one is pretty cool - this one will look less out of place on the normal wargaming table and takes what seemed only a few minutes to paint!

Check it out.

I'm thinking about giving him green fatigues instead of grey, maybe the gun a shade of lighter green - with maybe some bonewhite details, yeah that will be nice.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The spoils of .. the weekend

Following up on my post from yesterday, I finished the first batch of alien mercenaries. Great miniatures, loads of character and really fun to paint - can't recommend them enough.

My paintjob was really simple as you can see, but will be ok on the tabletop.

Here they are again with a little friend and a test model UNSC (the space trooper) - with a green rifle! For the final UNSC colour scheme I am going to make the grey a little lighter and maybe change from white stripes to spots or blotches.

I have tried some different colour schemes for the UNSC today, but the red and white dude was staring at me from across the table .. and all I can say is that maybe it's an acquired taste.

In other news, I have ordered a copy of Tomorrow's War.

- Edzard

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Colour testing

I'm trying to find out a cool colour scheme for my Ground Zero Games UNSC. I envisioned something with red and black - but I don't think this test came out good. Also the red is maybe a little bit too much space opera..
And I'm painting my legionairies red..

I'm also working on some alien mercenaries, also Ground Zero Games. Their pants are finished..

- Edzard

Monday, February 6, 2012

More Germans

I have finished the first and second in command for my Flames of War army. With this I thought I was done, but realised that I have to do 1 more command team *doh* for the Leichte Infanterie Gesch├╝tze (light infantry guns)

The first in command.

The second in command.

Bunch of dudes together.

- Edzard

Sunday, January 15, 2012

First contibernium

Finished the first 8 Romans today, all exactly the same as the first one.

I timed painting them and each took around 20 minutes, pretty good. 

- Edzard

Friday, January 13, 2012

Veni Vidi Vici

My first Roman, for my soon to be Roman Field of Glory army. He is from Corvus Belli - nice to paint, easy to clean and all in all a good buy.

Painting this guy was mainly an exercise to find out what colours to use and how to paint them quickly. It was fun to paint as quickly as I could with a very limited palette (there are 10 colours only on this guy, and no mixing)
I think it went well and am confident that I can finish a bunch on sunday.

- Edzard