Sunday, 24 June 2018

Preparation for BOYL - Amazons

I've not been posting recently as most of my potential free time has been taken up with preparation for Bring Out Your Lead (BOYL) 2018, for which I'm painting the original C30 series Amazons designed by the Perrys back in the days that they worked for Citadel/Games Workshop featured in the Rigg's Shrine Games in the Second Citadel Compendium and examples of them can be found at the Stuff of Legends here  and here showing Tony Ackland's original sketches and some well painted examples of the figures themselves.

Please find below a selection of pictures of my most recent efforts so far mixed in with their former owners original paintwork, towards taking part in an re-enactment of the Rigg's Shrine game at Foundry in August. Hope you enjoy my efforts?

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The development of a surprise purchase

For the last few years Zerotwentythree has run a painting challenge on the Oldhammer Forum , unfortunately this year I didn't have anything suitable immediately to hand so turned to E-bay to see what I could find without hitting the pocket too hard and found this little thing, not an official giant but at least something of a size which would fit brief. Until it turned up & I started looking over the figure I had no idea who manufactured or designed it - turned out to be by a company by the name of Phoenix Developments Limited, from their lost world of Atlantis range - a Female warrior with cobra by Tim Richards. Not quite what I was expecting, but then again, I didn't know what to expect. Any way I'll put this one down to a bit of fun, which will more than likely sit on a high shelf, out of reach of sticky little fingers. Then again, if, I was to ever get enough 'C' series Amazonian together to form an army - who knows, she could take the part of their giant!



Thursday, 12 April 2018

The Clock is ticking!

Following a few technical issues, the website for booking tables at BOYL 2018  has been opened.

So, my next target is to paint at least one figure for every day leading up to the event, here's hoping I can continue to add to what I've already done.

Part of my Long-ship crew for the Rigg's Shrine game, run by Thantsants, just a few Amazons to paint now.

Hope to see you there


Sunday, 18 March 2018

A worth while investment, Time will tell?

Well, to say nothing happened on the painting front this weekend, wouldn't be quite true - given the weather has taken a turn for the worst!

Thus, the conservatory's out of action again.

Just to cold to sit there and apply paint, so went off and did domestic stuff like shopping and taking the cat to the vet (Always a joy!). Whilst, visiting the local business park, I noticed than Maplins were having a closing sale, never one to miss an opportunity I stuck my head in to see if anything caught my eye. To my pleasant surprise I found a magnifier lamp and a  headband magnifier kit, all for under fifty pounds, so have invested a small amount of cash to see if these items would give me a significant improvement in my current painting.

As, any of you have seen my painting recently will a test - it's not the most genteel, I describe myself as dauber of paint, rather than a painter attempting a graceful application of colour and have put this down to my diminishing eyesight and shaking hand (long gone are my days of winning painting categories at Colours - hence, I say myself - I'm now a painter of armies not figures; hopefully, these items will help.

First impression are good - especially with the head kit with its the multiple lens and the multi-pose lamp does exactly what it says on the tin. So, am currently moving my painting station back into the study and hoping to show you a bit more progress with the giant and goblins, later today, as I'm going no where fast, given the weather.

Here's hoping