Still the basing to do but I am calling these done. A varnish is required but that can wait. I lightened up the green and the red so at least you can see where I have been this time.
If I were to do these again I would have sorted out the fur a bit better. These were all the same shade of grey, but with different coloured washes to change them a bit. I think I was a bit too rough and ready with the overpainting.
So what do I think of them… Great figures to swell the ranks of the Dark Tzar.
Next I think I will paint up the dwarves from the Schilling pack, either that or the winged hussars…. choices, choices… well that is a minimum choice, I have Ostarian cavalry, Ferach infantry and cavalry, orcs and more nasties from the Witchlands. That is what I can think of off the top of my head!
Nearly there with these…
Birthday tea and people packing meant I didn’t get as far on as I would have liked. To be honest they are nearly there… a bright silver edge to the swords and bayonets and another layer of the brighter green and red as the layers I put on earlier are all but gone.
This is the command group for the werewolves…
One of these days, I am actually going to have to properly base everything painted. That will be a dark day… I find painting relaxing and basing stressful.
Finally I went and purchased a couple of the next Conquest magazines. To be honest I will probably never use the miniatures but my little boy enjoys painting things from time to time. It saves me trying to find something for him to paint.
Three figures, six dice and a pot of paint, not to mention a cardboard battle mat for £4.99 isn’t a bad deal.
I only wish they would fasten the top down better…as I put the other one in my basket the top flew off and the contents flew all over the co-op. The people in the queue by the magazine stand helped me get everything back. It really is amazing how far a six sided dice can go on a tiled floor!
A smidge more tonight
Not that you can really tell 😱
Bits and pieces such as teeth, base coat on the musket woodwork and the gold and face on the vampire Officer.
Before I got these out of their box I was convinced that they were much further on than they actually were. Still a fair bit to go highlights on the uniform etc, claws and the bits that were chipped to heck when someone knocked them off the top shelf. Metalwork on the weapons needs doing too.
I knocked up a poster for this years games day. Quick and easy and hopefully bright enough to spot. I have still to do the leaflets to hand out on the day.
I decided to get some more paint onto my werewolves…
I would have got more done but thunder was rumbling around the surrounding area and the lights kept going off.
I thought I had better get back on with them before I carried on with the French Indian Wars stuff.
Whilst painting I noticed the following…
I mean what could possibly go wrong! Luckily I decided to eat my yoghurt before the inevitable happened.
I will probably crack on with these tomorrow night.
Very slow progress
Subtle highlights on the green uniform and white breeches. Base coat of red down and white strapping painted in.
You can just about see the green highlights here.
Still a longish way to go. My paint brush looks like it is eventually giving up the ghost 😟. It wasn’t a Windsor and Newton super expensive one, but a cheap one that actually had a bit if a bend at the end. I found it really easy to use, but tonight sadly it started splitting down the middle as I ran it over the figures.
I reckon another couple of evenings and I will have these done.
On the upside, I found a regimental colours to fit the flag pole.
I may do another one, I have some with a full moon on, but they are the larger size version. The other option is to extend the length of the pole.
A teeny bit done:
I have managed to get the uniform green base colour on and the grey base for the fur.
I dithered a fair bit about the colours to do them. It was going to be a random mix of colours for the fur, but instead I decided on grey for them all. I will alter the base by adding different colour washes. Browns etc…whatever I can find.
If I wanted to add another unit I would choose a different fur colour to keep them separate.
later on…. an update:
I added the various washes and painted their breeches a very light grey.
The washes didn’t work how I wanted them to, but to be honest I will work from where I am.
I might repaint the caps as they are meant to be black…. however I do quite like the green.
I decided on this unit.
Nine werewolves and a vampire officer. Normally the werewolves have a different officer, but as I had this one from the command pack handy I decided to save £2 and utilise what I had.
Once again I will be back to Russian Green with red turn backs.
I got some airbrush paint this morning too.
This is to paint up the three Char B1’s for my mate. Kind of useful colours for other stuff too. I also got some airbrush thinners too.
My big werewolf is finished.
I only have one of the set. There are 6 different ones with interchangeable heads and arms. I rather liked him so he was an impulse purchase. My original plan was to have him as a big werewolf for the forces of the Star wraith. However when I looked into it (and to be honest the Vistula legion was Polish – doh) I should have realised this unit was on the side of the Ferach.
Never mind he is a really funky figure, a bit of a grizzled veteran of many a campaign. He will certainly add a bit of a punch to the Ferach forces. He painted up nicely. I did toy with the idea of painting him in the blue and yellow of the Vistula legion but decided to stick (sort of) to the colour scheme on the Alternative Armies Website.
This basically being blue tunic with purple collar and cuffs. A red Czapka with gold braid and white breeches.
When I say he is a big werewolf, I mean he is indeed a big werewolf.
He towers above the Ferach stretcher bearer.
The other thing I managed to finish tonight was an objective marker for Flintloque or similar games.
This poor unfortunate sheltered behind the solid protection of the chest only to have his legs taken off by a cannon ball. Time and the depredations of carrion eaters have left him in a sorry state.
As it is for Flintloque the body may in fact be a trapped zombie protecting the chest. The only way to find out is to open the chest and see what it contains. Pay chest or perhaps an officer’s stock of best brandy. More than likely it will be nothing more than the records of the quartermaster.
Next up will be half a dozen Zombie line.
It looks like they have already found an officer!