This is my stab at doing what Mark does far better and you will also have seen the rest of us are doing as well. Our little round up of what we currently have going on our painting desk, gaming tables over the past month.
Most people will know form the sort of games I tend to review that I really do like the less popular games. It’s not that I don’t like some of the popular games it’s just that the fun ones are often by smaller companies.
Continue reading King of the Fringe – Nov 2016
You’ll always get those moments with bits of terrain when you look at them and think that’s not that special, but I guess it’ll do. I used to be very much like that and it’s been more about getting stuff on the table and playing games than the elements behind the scene like terrain. But as some of you may have seen in my other articles I’ve been slowly trying to up my game.
Continue reading Terrain Corner – River Sections
David and I (Mark) have been champing at the bit to get in a game or two of Arcworlde since we got the figures painted up for TTGUK Paints. The figures have tonnes of character and the game seemed like fun, at least Jez thought so here. He’s normally right so we finally decided to pit our wits against each other a few weeks ago.
Continue reading Arcworlde Battle report, David Vs Mark
With my other Terrain articles I’ve been aiming for an end product that has some use when gaming. So the Trees and Asteroids have a purpose, the piece this time doesn’t really have a purpose in any game and it’s all for show.
When your out doing demo’s it’s really nice to have something for the mini’s your using to sit on. Whilst a nice glass cabinet is great, it’s a bit much to drag around to places that I’m just doing a demo at. After seeing Mark’s Armies on Parade post it reminded me that my current display board was not only a little small for my expanding force but very bland. It’s just a piece of a very old Zuzzy matt dry brushed and stuck on some blue foam.
Continue reading Terrain Corner – Display Board
So the Kickstarter has been going a steady 11 days now and so far its reached £14k of the £5k that Alex and the gang were after. It actually reached the required milestone in 54 minutes so that’s pretty good for a small company.
Continue reading Arcworld Kickstater – Review
Okay by now everyone knows we love the guys at Warploque Miniatures we’ve mentioned Arcworlde more than once (Review, Painting 1, 2, 3).
Because of the style of miniatures they are going to work for so many systems, can see more than one being used in something like Frostgrave and even wondering if a few may work as RPG minis in Trudvang as well.
Continue reading Arcworlde Kickstarter Live
The big thing about wargaming is its a huge hobby. Its not just spending time painting the amazing armies that we use, its also the field of battle we choose to fight on.
I have to say I actually find painting the terrain to be a lot more fun that the miniatures. I think its because it’s a little more forgiving. With that in mind I thought I’d throw up a small tutorial on how I do my tree’s.
Continue reading Terrain Corner – Trees
You know we’re suckers for Arcworlde stuff I’ve reviewed it here; as a team we’re doing a painting challenge around it (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 soon.). So when Alex puts up some stuff for the new Kickstarter you know we’ll be signing up.
Whats not to like and even the Dark Lords forces look amazing. Can’t wait…
‘Northern Voice’ It’s day 28 in the Table Top Games House and the atmosphere is tense…
Yep four weeks have gone by already and this sticky heat isn’t helping anybody’s motivation to get this job finished. Very good progress on some painting desks though!
Continue reading TTGUK Paint : Update 2
So we have had two weeks into the painting challenge of completing a starting warband for Arcworlde and its time to see how the guys have been getting on.
Darren has had a bad case of eating dodgy Chinese and is now battling the throes of man flu, but in an unprecedented and never before seen phenomenon he is rolling 6s to beat it back.
Mark has (as always) been hard at work completing things and getting the job done. Using the power of compressed air, Japanese technology and Vallejo game air paint he’s achieved a lovely smooth base coat with subtle shading for the Gremlin skin. He’s plenty pleased with himself and is going to get the final highlighting and facial features completed tonight because he enjoys being a smart Alec…
Well okay, to be honest, I haven’t done a lot beyond sticking all the minis together and putting them in bases. My excuse is that I’ve been on holiday (Camping) so its been a little hard to actually paint.
I have though managed to finish the Sgt, I did him as a test piece to see how the colour scheme would work. So I have done something 🙂
Pretty pleased with how it looks, I’ve never liked painting red but it’s come out okay. Just another 11 miniatures to go.
I’m away next week so I thought I’d get as far ahead as I can. I wanted my guys to be colourful but still have some order. So I decided to paint all the archers green, all the pikemen blue and all the swordsmen red. With the wife at work one Saturday, I thought now is a good time to get started and by lunch time had finished the archers.
And painted an old bridge tIat i had knocking about as well. I’m going to take the rest away with my on holiday and hope to get a bit more done while I’m away. Fingers crossed 😉