WIPs – Fantastical Things

Just a quick post this morning to show that things are moving on.

I’m on a complete Copplestone-fest right now, and in two scales to boot! I’ve always found Mark’s sculpting style to be the ultimate ‘palette-cleanser’ and a great relief after painting many other figures. His choice of theme is always a perfect match for this style.

So, 15mm Copplestone Baarbarians (Barbarica?), a Giant, a Copplestone Wizard and one of Mark’s old Grenadier Fantasy Warrior fighters converted to carry a shield (new arm, bits of tabard, shield etc.). No real plans, just something RPG-ey, Frotgravey etc.

Something about these figures pushed me towards nermenerm (NMM) for the metals. The cartoon look just feels right. It’ll be a lot ‘righter’ when I get better at it.

Shoddy pictures for now – just phone snaps for the time being. These were taken in very low light too, so the colours have become a bit blotchy. Good enough to give some idea how they look though.

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Landsknecht

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A Landsknecht doppler soldner (with Zwei Hander sword) from the Warlord (ex-Pro Gloria) range. Another wonderful Hicksie sculpt. More of these to come, although my camera seems to be on the way out so getting halfway useabsle images is a real chore.

Rumblings …

So, to celebrate a 100% increase in followers to this blog (up to a whole two now – weyhey) I thought it might be a good time to show there’s still life in the old girl yet!

I’ve actually been pretty busy hobby-wise (at least by my standards) with the hope of finishing enough to enter the Lead Adventure Forum ‘Lead Painters League’ this year. To be honest things are looking a bit less hopeful with a big juicy dose of real-life kicking the year off. Still I’m pushing ahead where I can and will certainly have some new toys to show on here soon.

One of the rules of the LPL is that figures earn extra points for not having been shown elsewhere on the internets. I like this a lot, especially because it curbs forum-spammers like myself (nothing like seeing the same set of figures on five different forums … at least change the text lads 😉 ). It does mean that I’m keeping my cards close to my chest for now and have nothing I can post. If I don’t get at least five teams ready by the deadline then I’ll just post away here anyway, but for now I’ll hold on to the faint hope that a minor miracle is going to happen in the next week or so.

I can at least hint as to what’s coming … some 15mm Barbarians, some 20mm WW2, some 28mm WW2 and some 28mm Fantasy for starters.

In the meantime here are some old pictures, because posts without pictures suck! Perry Sudan Sikhs and Empress British Infantry for the first New Zealand Wars.

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