Thursday, February 23, 2017

Finished Some Older Gripping Beast Models

 These are all older metal miniatures from Gripping Beast Vikings.  They are really showing their age.
The poses are very stagnant.  I did change out the weapons with plastic axes.  The old weapons are such a pain to work with.
 Its like this one and the one below, essentially the same figure with some different things on it.  I like how the striped pants turned out.  I'll be doing some more stripes.
All the basing is the same as my other Viking horde.  
Yep....we are just getting warmed up, much more to follow soon....

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Man Down!!! A new Viking

Err....maybe new Viking(s)....whatever you get the idea.  I've been hard at work the last few weeks and finished up an absolute ton of stuff that I've been working.  Mostly dark ages stuff, but some stuff to use with my crusaders as well.

This is one of the pieces that I was working on.  I started painting this piece a couple of years ago, just prior to having brain surgery.  Its nice to finally get it done.

I do think I will trim that clump of tall grass.
 This is an Old Glory miniature from the Slain Casualty pack.  Really cool sculpt, very fun to paint.
 They are 25mm scale, but I don't see that as a to big a deal.
Blood is a base coated red paint covered with Tamiya clear red to give a more glossy viscous look.


 I'll likely use this as an objective piece or eye candy.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Work In Progress on the Desk: Shields!!!

Oh yea....you know when I'm doing shields in huge bunches that new miniatures are coming....

Some these are my hand painted, some are Little Big Men Studios, and some are Battle Flag....can you tell?....

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

As this seasons of Vikings comes to end...Here's another Warlord

I've been enjoying making and painting Vikings.  I thoroughly enjoy the historical side of things and getting to do Vikings is fun to me.  I think this model shows some of the fun, like my previous Viking Warlord.
This model is one of my creations from the Plastic Gripping Beast models.  I converted it with a nice overhand axe pose.
 I like making the bases part of the action.  So you have the head and the fresh blood and the blood on the axe.
 Like the previous model, it really pays to take your time and sculpt the mail into the joins and gaps at the shoulders.
As always much more to follow.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

SAGA's King Alfred....

I enjoy the Saxon tales from Bernard Cornwell.  A while back I picked up this Gripping Beast Alfred model before I picked up the Saxon Miniatures models.
 Least to say I'm kind of disappointed by the model.  Its not a great sculpt, its better than the Hereward miniature, but still not very good.
I think Gripping Beast is missing the mark on many of their HQ models.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Anglo-Danish Warlord Hereward

 This is the Gripping Beast, Hereward model.  Man this is an ugly miniature and really poorly concieved in my opinion.  The face is flat, the cape is even worse.
 Gripping Beast really missed it on this miniature.  Not the shield he is carrying has a Little Big Men transfer and the one at his feet is my paint work.
Yea, I don't like this miniature.  I plan to get rid of it and will also go up for auction.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A Viking Warlord for Saga

 I just finished up this miniature in one of the last groups that I painted.  Its my own build and conversion of a Plastic Gripping Beast Miniature with a variety of parts and pieces added to it.
 I really like how this model turned out.  The pose is that classic bad ass pose.
When you manipulate the joins on the plastics, you really need to take the time to sculpt the gap and overlaps with new mail.

I'm looking to buys some terrain and need a bit of hobby money, so this puppy is going up for sale.