Medieval Irish mounted elements – back to converting

June 21, 2015

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It would have been great if RedBox had issued horse to go with the foot, but I only need seven figures anyway. There are two LH elements, which means four figures, and a cavalry option, which is three. But the LH and the Cav are completely different. For LH, I need barefoot, javelin-hurling, tunic-wearing minis […]

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Medieval Irish (foot) afoot

June 14, 2015

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So, one week of indoor painting. Here’s where I’m up to. I’m happy with the bases (Psiloi are done) which suggest the rich emerald green of bogs, rather than forest, which is their home terrain. I have not a single mounted mini for this army, but I have ideas for where I can find some.

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Indoor Painting!

June 13, 2015

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Last weekend I felt heart-sick at not having painted anything for so long. I created a little paint-workstation that is clamped onto the coffee table. Now when I sit at the far end of the sofa I have a work surface at the right height for painting. I’ve painted something every day since!  

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Finished BUA pieces

April 11, 2015

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The hamlet and village sections are complete now. I used carpentry quality PVA (white glue) from Gorilla to stick coloured flock around buildings to disguise gaps. In the event, I decided the existing orchard trees I have look too big against the farmhouse, so left the garden painted only. It’s a large enough open area […]

Terrain Pieces

April 7, 2015

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I recently read over DBA 3.0 and am quietly satisfied to find that there are more types of terrain, and they make more sense. Whenever I build a terrain piece I’m trying to straddle at least two mounts. And since I now own the start of a 15mm army (albeit still in packs and without bases) […]

The Long Board

March 29, 2015

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The plan for the longer rectangle is to end up with a playing area of 86cm x 86cm, with storage and “army parks” on either end. This board bows in more noticeably than the squarer versions after painting, so I glue interior wooden struts to fence off the ends. At both ends, I glue a […]

The mid-size board complete

March 24, 2015

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I debated with myself two issues with the mid-size board. 1. What to clad the sides in 2. Whether to add an insert to limit length to 900mm. The mid-size board is a little too narrow to be ideal for 15mm wargaming, which has graduated from a norm of 24″ to a norm of 30″ […]