Sengoku Monster Hunter…Little Progress

Very, very little done today as I didn’t finish doing my videos for the kids until 21.00. So whilst the rest of the family watched the rest of Back to the Future 2 I got a bit done.

Here we have three Kappa, a red kneed spider and Emm a bull headed spider.

In case you don’t know a kappa is an evil creature that likes nothing better than drowning innocent victims. They have turtle shells on their backs as befits a creature at home in water. As for the bull headed spider, I have absolutely no idea at all. I will have to look it up.

Sengoku Monster Hunter III

Some more work done on the beasties tonight…

So we have three tengu crow warriors, two centipede demons, two snake demons, an umbrella ghost, and a paper lantern ghost… not to forget a giant spider and a flat snake.

I will carry on with these tomorrow then get on with the goblins and some of the other miniatures. I doubt I will get everything finished by the weekend, but if I get time on Saturday and Sunday during the day as well as t(e evening then I should manage.

Today is my 295th post in a row. Not bad going really and for that I shall choose another random Re-enactment photo…

Trying for the Mr. Darcy look

Sengoku Monster Hunter II

Tonight I did a bit more on the ones I started yesterday. The ONI in some pictures I have seen have quite fancy trousers so I went for it and tried to add some patterned material.

The rest of the ones I started yesterday are just about done apart from the blades weapons. The armoured samurai is going to have different coloured armour. The two orange things to the right are centipede demons…

I also got some Greenstuff onto the houses. This means I can get them sprayed tomorrow…

Today’s random re-enactment photo is this one…

Training with practice swords, what you can’t see is the other person trying to cut me off on the left.

Sengoku Monster Hunter

Yesterday my parcel arrived, so I spent a bit of time glueing everything together that needed glued.

Glueing in progress

To speed things up I used pennies and two pences instead of sending away for (or printing) similar sized ones.

Sadly the snake necked lady, err had a little accident, and now is in three bits. Torso, neck and head. I will do something with Greenstuff to fix things. I sprayed everything white and made a good start on some of them.

Still a long way to go, but I want them done by next weekend so I am going to have to get busy this week. I will have to get Greenstuff into the terrain as well as print the base for the Shrine as well as get it all painted. so all in all, a lot of busyness will be required.

Biggest problem I think I will have is the Tin Soldier Miniatures (as well as the Battle Valour ones) are quite big. These ones are a whole lot smaller so the buildings may look out of scale. If the worst comes to the worst I can always reprint at 40% or whatever looks right.

Wish me luck, I am probably going to need it.

As Pete was painting Cuirassiers and has done the lancers, I thought I would share another random re-enactment photo

Not sure where my plume went! I would like to point out that we were on a hill and he was higher up it than me. I think he was from Eastern Europe from what I remember…

Happy Christmas… Hussars all Finished

So Mr Beardy came today and I got some nice gifts, but as a family we have been carrying on with our Harry Potter marathon, just watched the fourth film, however it did give me time to get the Hussars finished.

I am really pleased with how these came out colour wise. Totally inaccurate both historically as well as canon in the world of Valon. However I am not really too fussed as I have decided upon the uniforms as C in C of my forces 😉.

This means I am down to the Ostarian artillery and crews to get done for my Flintloque Forces (come to think of it I might have some Cuirassiers to do too). If I have both then I have a dozen miniatures to do (well that is until I buy some more – really interested in Kitton 😍)

Artillery and some of the crew are below… I will have to decide upon the uniform colour for this lot.

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and look forward to seeing what people got 😉.

Luckily I got some cash as I had a bit of a crisis with my print plate on the printer. The print failed and has left a nasty residue that is about 0.2mm high and is an absolute swine to get off. It might be the case that I need a new plate if I scratch this one too much.

Hussars… Pipped at the Post

I tried to get these finished tonight… I got so close, but didn’t make it…

Saddle chain, bridle metalwork and the bases to do.

Although not finished, I am really pleased with these. They look how I wanted them to look.

I now have a Mammoth wrapping session to get through before bed. Two of the kids are getting miniatures tomorrow. My youngest is getting some Games Wotkshop Space Marines and my eldest is getting some more miniatures for her Harry Potter game.

So with Christmas Eve soon drawing to a close, I thought I had better check on the location of Mr Beardy…

At the time of writing this he had left Copenhagen and was heading to Alta in Norway… he is getting closer to Shetland….

Wishing all of you who celebrate it a Merry Christmas and if you don’t may you have a awesome day anyway.

All the Best


Hussars in time for Christmas?

Tonight I really had a chance to get some stuff painted so I pushed on and got a fair bit done…

Really only the pennants and facial features to do on the riders. Still a fair bit to do on the horses, but again they are getting there.

Hopefully I should get them finished tomorrow night.

Today was a rare one up here…

A completely still day.

I did take a few more photos, but somehow I managed to take a photograph of my feet and my elbow! Looks like the phone’s camera takes a while to operate after I pressed the button.

Tomorrow is meant to be showers with some more wind. Christmas Day is meant to be like today, so hopefully a chance to get some more photos then.

Hussars…Getting There

Today has been super busy, lots of running about and very little Christmas related.

But tonight before butchering various beasties on Hunter ‘Call of the Wild’ I managed to get some painting done.

Still a fair old bit of work to do, but the majority of painting on the riders is done (really just hands, weapons and cockade to do). Bridles, saddles and hooves etc for the horses. I think I am going to add some Greenstuff to the saddle to help bed the riders in properly.

Tomorrow is going to involve loads more running about so hopefully I will get the chance to get some more done on these. It would be good to get them all done by Christmas Day.

Regarding this, in case some of you reading this are disappearing for a while. I just wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

Hussars.. A Smidge Done

I managed a bit of painting tonight…not a huge amount but a little bit. I did all of the horse manes as well as all of the boots and breeches on the Hussars that needed doing.

Not that you can really see on the Hussars.

A lot of today was spent tidying up and sorting out for Christmas. I also added a glass shelf unit underneath the TV. This thing has to be screwed into the wall…

First of all, the lower part of the wall was damp, so we will have to repaper the wall and secondly I was having to drill into a stone wall, this was an absolute swine, it wouldn’t have been too bad if I had to drill a couple of holes, but no… six were required. A few times I had to put my full weight behind the drill to make any progress, but at least it is up now.

Hopefully tomorrow I might get the chance to do some more painting.

Hussars… Further Work

Tonight I am knackered, so haven’t done a huge amount, but I did a bit more colour testing.

I decided on yellow for the sash and turn-backs.

A fair bit of tidying up is required on the sash ends, I only realised there were white bits when I took the photo. The officer pelise needs another coat of black paint.

The other thing I did was a quick face colour. Eyes and noses need doing, but not tonight.

I am off out with my good lady tomorrow evening with our friends, my eldest is going to be a baby sitter, just hope she doesn’t expect paying!

The gloves are going to be a pale tan