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  • #4561
    willz
    willz
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    Thought I would start a thread on our painting area’s.

    painting area

    My work bench

    #4563
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    What’s on your painting desk/table/corner

    Broken dreams and unfulfilled promises mostly.

    #4566

    Shandy
    Participant

    A huge pile of newly arrived lead – 15mm Almoravids and Spanish for my El Cid project. I ordered bits and pieces from all manufacturers to see what I could use, so it’s quite a chaos. However, I’ve already started painting some Spanish heavy cavalry, going well so far thanks to Henry’s horse color chart from The Book 

    #4580

    Henry Hyde
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    However, I’ve already started painting some Spanish heavy cavalry, going well so far thanks to Henry’s horse color chart from The Book

    Glad to be of service, sir!

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    #4581

    Henry Hyde
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    Regiment von Renscher underway

    Prunkland’s Regiment von Renscher getting dressed whilst comrades from Regiment von Eintopf look on from a Renedra campsite. Spencer Smith original plastics, circa 1973.

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    #4597
    Cerdic
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    Three battalions of Baccus Napoleonic Bavarian light infantry, a few 28mm Napoleonic French line, some 28mm WW2 Italian infantry, a house, some interestingly shaped sticks, and of course……Vikings!

    #4613
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Some day soon I’ll have a painting desk again…for now it’s an old baking tray…filled with 15mm WW1  French Germans and British. I need to paint more.

    #4619
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    So much stuff, about 1500 Baccus WotR(1500 or so done so far, so half way there), 40 bases of H&R 6mm British Paras(almost finished) about 100 10mm medieval for my Warmaster Game of Thrones game, 40 28mm Perrys WotR, about 20 Perry 28mm Samurai types, about 150 SHQ 20mm WW2 Germans/Brits/French, then its the 100’s of unpainted 6mm sci fi stuff to get on with lol

     

    Obviously not all this is on my desk at one time, currently about 300 Baccus Wotr and the H&R paras, as each batch gets finished I drop another on there.

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    #4621
    Paul
    Paul
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    15mm Taliban and US Infantry from Khurasan, 25mm Samurai from Black Hat, 15mm Private Military Contractors from Rebel Minis, a single 28mm fig from Wargames Supply Dump, 28mm Space Rangers from EM4 Miniatures, 28mm Studio Miniatures Zombies and survivors, and who knows what else.

    There’s more unpainted lead, of course, but it is hidden in a cupboard so my wife wont see it 🙂

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #4627
    willz
    willz
    Participant

    I am working on 16 old Front rank French cavalry, 24 Spencer Smith plastic cavalry being painted up as Swedish to be in French service because I want them to be.

    24 RSM and 24 Warrior miniatures painted up as le Marck regiment in French service.

    2 X 20MM 150MM guns, and several other things.Swedish

     

    #4641

    Striker
    Participant

    Finishing bases for 10 28’s and 4 dinos.  The Old Glory 28mm hotel is next to get finished then some 1/35 and 1/48 models that have been sitting around.

    #4654
    Not Connard Sage
    Not Connard Sage
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    More Front Rank WSS French, regiment la Marine

     

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    #4655
    Adam Hayes
    Adam Hayes
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    Wow those Spencer Smiths  bring back memories.

    My painting table is moderately organised (for me) at the moment. Mostly finished: Italian gendarmes, Triari an Bactrian Greeks have been shoved to one side whilst I knuckle down to Alexander the Great’s Hypaspists, Companions and pikemen for the Society of Ancients Hydaspes game in March. I might inflict a photo on you later if  I am feeling brave…

    #4671
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    A replacement mould.
    A mould for a new Stonehaven building.
    Some Jurapeds, some Bullfrog pick up trucks.
    Mess.
    More mess.
    Gaps where the things I have to paint next should be, the next things to paint are somewhere else, possibly explains why they are not painted as they are not on my desk.
    Oh and some mess.

    #4713
    Pijlie
    Pijlie
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    A bunch of 1/32 Pegasus plastic Gladiators. For Jugula.

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    #4717
    Cerdic
    Cerdic
    Participant

    Northern Monkey – you need a bigger desk, mate! As for your 6mm WOTR project, well the numbers are impressive but did you see the “Rather Large Towton Project”? If not, I recommend you google it. Great inspiration!

     

    My workspace is in my shed. Plenty of space to store the ‘lead pile’ and SWMBO is none the wiser. She doesn’t have a key…..

    #4781
    Sparker
    Sparker
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    Oh man! This is going to show how disorganised I am!

    1. Unit of 28mm Nap French cuirassiers – 6 of 18 done;

    2. Unit of 15mm WW2 British Infantry – 16 of 18 bases done awaiting flocking, 2 need undercoating (late additions)

    3. Unit of 40 professionally painted 28mm Nap British Foot Guards (2/2nd) from Fons – need to assemble and paint a further 2 to bring them up to 42 then base and flock the lot.

    4. Broken 1/72nd scale Stuka G needs some TLC after being dropped onto concrete when being brought home after Thursday’s game. Ouch!

     

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    #4826
    Altius
    Altius
    Participant

    Early Saxons and Picts. I only work on one project at a time, so it will be Saxons, Picts and Late Romans till the end of the year.

    Where there is fire, we will carry gasoline

    #4832
    Cerdic
    Cerdic
    Participant

    Wow! Now there is a disciplined man!

    #4847
    religon
    religon
    Participant

    Not too many figures right now…15 cavemen to be painted. I have 15 dino-raptors painted but yet to be flocked.

    I have been trying to focus on terrain in 2014. Other than some diversions into pulp figures, I have gotten a lot done. I finished some western and Japanese buildings in the Spring. My scratch-built outhouses look great.

    Jungle, Egyptian ruins, fantasy (LOTR) scaffolding for subterranean and urban terrain have all been on and off the table in the last 2 months. I still have to cleanup some ‘Project Bricks’ from some stonework Egyptian terrain. I have to weather and detail some gray ramps and walls and elevators for Death Star gaming. My GW Hobbit Goblin Town terrain still needs to be dipped…I under-paint it to de-emphasize the skulls and silly bits. Most of my jungle stuff is in the can. A few trees need some finishing paintwork and flock. I have been very productive this year.

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    #4858
    venusboys3
    venusboys3
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    I got a sudden bug to paint up some old Legions of Steel minis I’ve had forever but never built/painted. Most likely to end up in a game of Rogue Trader.

    Riotous old figures that have a lot of character on them.

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    #4928

    Henry Hyde
    Participant

    Henry's painting tray

    Don’t you just hate it when you start painting a regiment of Spencer Smiths and then accidentally start painting an entire army of goblins?

    They had been sitting around in boxes with their black undercoat for years, so I just thought “s*d it” and got out the green paint. It started with the squigs at the back and then, well, just sort of got out of hand…

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    #4932
    Paul
    Paul
    Participant

    What a terrible problem to have Henry 😉

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #4936
    Steve Burt
    Steve Burt
    Participant

    Taking a break from 28mm Napoleonic Spanish (4 units done, 2 more to go) and doing a few Foundry Thracians.

    The Spanish are part of my Napoleonic refurbishment project; Victrix plastics (early French in bicorne painted as Spanish) and Elite metal figures for the grenadiers.

    I find I can only do so many Napoleonics and then I have to do a tank or some ancients or gladiators….

     

    #4944
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    Northern Monkey – you need a bigger desk, mate! As for your 6mm WOTR project, well the numbers are impressive but did you see the “Rather Large Towton Project”? If not, I recommend you google it. Great inspiration!

    Sorry Cedric, didnt see this post til just now, yeah Ive drooled over the Towton project, bit out of my league though, I do plan on playing it out though just at a smaller figure ratio, just finished the buildings to represent Saxton & Towton and Lead chapel using Leven miniatures. I only live about 5 miles from Towton so its a major interest of mine.

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    #4946

    Paul Young
    Participant

    60 28mm assorted Medieval Hungarian cavalry (knights, horse archers, hussars etc) plus a couple of war wagons; also just waiting on a package from Warlord so I can finish off a couple of Universal Carriers.

    #4952
    Howard Whitehouse
    Howard Whitehouse
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    60 28mm assorted Medieval Hungarian cavalry (knights, horse archers, hussars etc) plus a couple of war wagons; also just waiting on a package from Warlord so I can finish off a couple of Universal Carriers.

    Those universal carriers were a key element in the success of the Kingdom of Hungary in the C14th, but were replaced by surplus American M3 halftracks from 1420 onwards. They were considered better against crossbow bolts.

    I do all my own stunts.

    #4953
    Howard Whitehouse
    Howard Whitehouse
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    Because I cannot complete one project before starting another, I have  a bunch of old Grenadier half-orcs to finish basing after painting,  40+ Darkest Africa types to send to a customer, more of those primed, and some Woodland Indians from Footsore and Pulp Figures that need final details completed.

    Oh look, Amazons on panthers —–

    I do all my own stunts.

    #4956

    Paul Young
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Paul Young wrote:</div>
    60 28mm assorted Medieval Hungarian cavalry (knights, horse archers, hussars etc) plus a couple of war wagons; also just waiting on a package from Warlord so I can finish off a couple of Universal Carriers.

    Those universal carriers were a key element in the success of the Kingdom of Hungary in the C14th, but were replaced by surplus American M3 halftracks from 1420 onwards. They were considered better against crossbow bolts.

    Fairly sure the Ottomans weren’t keen on the .50 cals on the halftracks either

     

    #4973
    Howard Whitehouse
    Howard Whitehouse
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    Fairly sure the Ottomans weren’t keen on the .50 cals on the halftracks either

     

    Those were the ones made with square bullets for use against infidels, right?

     

    (Does everyone recall the C18th prototype gun that was supposed to have square bullets for non-Christians?)

    I do all my own stunts.

    #4974

    Henry Hyde
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    Those were the ones made with square bullets for use against infidels, right? (Does everyone recall the C18th prototype gun that was supposed to have square bullets for non-Christians?)

    Was that the Puckle gun?

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    #4977
    Altius
    Altius
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    Howard, do you mean the Puckle Gun?

    http://patriciahysell.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/puckle-gun/

    It could fire rounded bullets for the so-called “civilized” folk and square ones meant for Muslims.

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    #4978
    General Slade
    General Slade
    Participant

    A nice irony of the Puckle Gun was that square bullets are hopelessly un-aerodynamic so whilst it might have been passably efficient at killing Christians it was absolutely hopeless at slaughtering the infidel.

    #4980
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puckle_gun

    oops a link has already been made..

    #4983
    Howard Whitehouse
    Howard Whitehouse
    Participant

    That’s the one. I recall it from “My Bumper Book of Completely Unsuccessful Inventions”, which I got when I was twelve.

    I don’t have it any more, because it was bound together with an amazing new process involving spit.

    I do all my own stunts.

    #5544
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I’ve lost my painting mojo….and I’ve only a couple of hundred 15mm figures to get painted by Sunday…That and I need stronger reading glasses to see the damned things.

    #5546
    willz
    willz
    Participant

    That’s why I do not paint smaller than 20mm, don’t get me wrong there are some lovely 18, 15, 10, 6mm figures and equipment out there but a man can only paint so many things in on life time.  I swap between various scales 20mm -25mm-30mm (sometimes 54mm) to keep the mojo following,  I tend to paint in small batches of 30 – 40 figures of one scale whilst working on figures or equipment in an other scale.

    Variation of tasks to keep the interest level high.

     

    Irregular 28mm French was / SYW

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    20mm Airfix, ESCI, Revell and caed model Merit walls.

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    30mm Spencer Smith

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    Die-cast conversion and Britannia 20mm figures

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    Just several items I have been working on over the past few months.

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    #5547
    Iain Fuller
    Iain Fuller
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    Just finishing off Napoleonic Frankfurt Regt (18mm Blue Moon), and then starting on either Nassau Jager zu Pferde or my second Nassau unit. I’ve kept the amount of unpainted stuff to a minimum only buying the next couple of units once the current one is underway to try and stay disciplined.

    I only got back into the hobby a year or so ago and have been putting off painting for ages as I hadn’t done any since about 1985. I did get some 10mm initially which I tried painting but I got frustrated as I couldn’t do it (I used to do 6mm in the old days). After buying some reading glasses and switching to the 18mm’s I’ve actually enjoyed it, I’ve got meself a desk so should really crack on at a better rate now that I’m not trying to compete for space on our big table (my missus is an artist so she gets first dibs on it).

    Oh yeah, it has got some recent football trophies on it too – heretical I know but there’s nowhere else for them to go and as I’ve just been benched for good due to my health problem I can’t seem to put them in a box quite yet. (Sad innit).

    #5561

    Henry Hyde
    Participant

    William — some lovely stuff there. Brilliant paint job on the Spencer Smiths!

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    #5576
    willz
    willz
    Participant

    Cheers for your kind comment Henry.

    Meant to post these at the beginning of the week finished them Monday night.

    Figures old Front rank, one Ebor, one Elite.  Painted as generic French cavalry 1740-ish with standard that can be changed.

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    cav1

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    cav2

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    cav3

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    cav4

    xcav5

     

     

     

     

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