Sunday, 15 April 2018

Those Nasty Orcs....

Orcs! Those nasty servants of Morgoth or Sauron and general troublemakers.
This is my first painted unit of 12 using the Oathmark plastic "Goblins" set, along with their metal command figures. I have gone for a "sallow" skintone using a khaki brown triad - not green.
Tufts are from Leadbear's Tufts.

I have started work on my next unit of Dwarves - ideal opponents for the Orcs.

All the best,

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Dwarven Steel

Dwarves of Middle Earth. 
I have painted these up for my fledgling Middle Earth collection using a combination of metal miniatures from Conqueror Models and Oathmark Dwarven command from North Star Figures. Since purchasing these, Conqueror have also released their own Dwarven command figures which would be cool to pick up at some stage.

The shields are all freehand designs. The tufts are from Leadbear's Tufts.

Below are some pictures of the Oathmark Dwarven command figures (more will be included in future units).

I have painted them up in units of 12, that way they will be suitable for either Lion or Dragon Rampant. They can be used for other systems too, like the future Oathmark ruleset, or placed on movement/sabot bases for massed battle games.

I have completed a unit of 12 Goblins/Orcs to oppose them & am preparing my next unit of 12 Dwarves - alternating between them helps to keep it interesting :-)

All the best,

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Green Mountain Boys

This is the second part of the American War of Independence commission - the "Green Mountain Boys". For a sketch outline about their activities readers may want to check out this link:

I painted them with a "campaign" look to them - quite appropriate for all that time they spent in the wilderness.
The miniatures were all from Perry Miniatures, a mix of metal & plastic 28mm figures.

I believe my client will be using these for "Sharp Practice".

All the best,
John :-)

Monday, 12 March 2018

Continental Militia

A few weeks ago I completed a commission with an 18th Century theme. This post is the first unit from that project.

The unit is painted as Continental Militia from the American War of Independence, or American Revolution, or Rebellion or The First American Civil War - depending on your perspective :-)

The figures are 28mm metals from Perry Miniatures. I have painted them in "campaign" appearance - that is, dirty, dusty & somewhat shabby :-)

An enjoyable project, especially with these lovely sculpts.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018


I lose track of what I have posted on my blog and what I haven't. Since I have been using Facebook I tend to do my initial posting there, followed by a more complete post on my blog, after this I sometimes share pictures on the Lead Adventure Forum. Anyway, I am fairly sure I have not shared these pictures on my blog before.... :-) 

First up is an Anglo Saxon standard bearer from Gripping Beast - lots of pictures of this from different angles :-) The banner is from Little Big Man Studios, the shield design is freehand.

Secondly, a casualty base converted from a Blacktree Designs Viking raider type - he has been given a greenstuff beard, chopped off his base, and skewered with a brass rod spear.

Thirdly is a pony from Gripping Beast, useful as either set dressing or part of a scenario.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. I think my next post might involve some American War of Independence miniatures, or who knows, maybe something Middle Earth? ;-)

All the best,
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