Saturday, 31 July 2021

Ral Partha Legacy.1 Armoured Stone Trolls

 As long as I have been collecting miniatures and wargaming there has been Ral Partha.

I can still remember my first trips to the Hobby store when I was in my early teens and been overwhelmed by the ranges of figures arrayed on the shelves to pick from and being given some fantasy figures from an Uncle who had kept them from his Dungeons and Dragons days.

Last year Ral Partha Legacy was founded by Iron Winds to enable a focus on some of the classic Ral Partha range including Chaos Wars


As part of that an invitation went out for gamers to paint up some of the range that would be used for promotional use and I was amongst those accepted. A fantastic opportunity to work with some fantastic sculpts as well as showcase some of my painting. 

The first of the figures I have painted for them are Armoured Stone Trolls. Highly detailed sculpts in high quality metal, they have a huge amount of detail and convey a real sense of weight and menace to them, the sword bearers also have scaled which I always love to see.

I have painted the set in quite subdued and realistic colours as I wanted to let the detail be the focus.

Next on the table is some Artillery!

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Dark Age. Terrain 1

Clearing some space on my WIP shelf I have managed to complete the Dark Age Village I started in 2015,

I say 'finished' but what I mean is i have completed the first set of buildings. The buildings will also work well with Erin, Warhammer Fantasy and other medieval settings and 

My original inspiration was a set put together by Battle brush Studios

I ended up contacting Warbases who made the MDF buildings and sending them the link and asking if they could make me up  the same set, right down to the bases!

Warbases were extremely helpful and were able to make up the order and would recommend them for both quality of products and good value range  

MDF building with Coffee stirrers. The wood has been scored to add texture and take the paint better

Pigsty WIP

Bark Chippings wil form the basis of the small hill for the watch tower

Wattle fencing made for woven wire

The Competed set of buildings with flannel roofing for Thatching

First test building. I went with quite weathered and desaturated look to match up with the troops and also the green boards I have already made up

Small well I made a long time ago but will probably make a larger one to act as the village centre piece

Figures and terrain on green board



House with covered area with wattle fence

Watchtower on low hill

Between coats of paint I also made up three crop areas, sections of door mat cut and mounted on foamcard. Mud added to the edges and then grassed. 

Test set up with my green boards and trees. Using the lake I also made up a small dock out of coffee stirrers 

Small raiding party attack the settlement who can only muster a few defenders

Next on the build list for terrain will be a Barn, raised grain store, a stone bridge and a blacksmiths as well as some more green boards