Seems like a month and a half went by without finishing anything! Working on monsters and npc figures, specifically seated ones. Finally some pieces made it off the paint table..,
Friday, April 29, 2022
Monday, March 7, 2022
In February I went back to trying to clear out the corner of my lead pile filled with accessories, scatter and stuff. Trying to focus on the metals but I found a few resin and plastic pieces I had started so the effort got a little hijacked. There is an age range of about 40 years in these pieces, from old lead to home resin prints.
TTG - Table Top Games
I have TTG's food items and dinner wear but not their bigger table to put them on.
Assorted Metal - From front to back - Citadel table and chest, Redoubt table and dinnerwear, Grenadier stuff on the right, Unknown stuff on the left, Sign posts from the Bruegelberg, Day at the Fair Kickstarter.
Chests - Plastic game pieces, Don't know the games but they are large enough for Heroquest.
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Not the only miniatures I worked on in January, but the ones I finished.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Its 2022 so my resolution to paint, on average, one pre-slotta Citadel miniature every week is now eleven years old. This blog has received around 100,000 hits which seems surreal when you think this is only the 45th post - so an average of 4 posts per year (but with 18 posts in the first year the average is really more like only 2.5). My resolution worked, I stuck with it and have painted and consistently based well over 600 old Citadel figs.
Having put some energy into clearing the paint table for the end of the year, it is already getting crowded this week as I'm basing a couple of this years projects at once:
The batch I'm basing are mostly Grenadier and I'm putting in the 12 Fantasy Lords Dragon Men - lovely figs with loads of character who deserve better than the turquoise wash I gave them years ago.
Speaking of monsters I've painted quite a few C series monsters that have not made it into the blog so I'll put in a group shot at the end so this post in not completely devoid of new painted pictures.
Citadel Fantasy Tribes
I have been working through the fantasy tribes sets - Orcs, Dwarves, Skeletons, Zombies, and Gnolls - and getting into the C series where there are overlaps - Those 5 sets have the consistent feature of multiple figures with the same pose. I'm going to use that as an excuse to put off the fighters till the C series. But the trolls do fit ,with Tom Meier's 6 contributions working from two basic figure poses. So I'm basing trolls for paint this year.
Villagers and Townsfolk
Between multiple manufactures I have enough of these to populate a real village. They have always been a favorite to collect and they have been neglected for decades. The majority of them are not Citadel, and those that are are slotta based, so this project does not skew the year towards my annual resolution goal.
Furniture and accessories
Its been zero days since my last treasure chest/doorway/table and I have no intention of stopping this binge. But I do want to paint all the vintage metal and resin pieces before I get further into the wonderful stuff coming out of my printer. But 99% of my Citadel stuff is done - so again, not helping find the 42 Citadel pieces after the Trolls.
So to round out the projects for 2022 with early Citadel my initial choices are:
Early Goblins ("FTN", fanatics, chaos mutants, whatever I can find)
Orcs - Finish the range with all the C Series armored orcs and the war machine
DA/C26 Men at arms - Human Army
We will see which one or two of these, or if something else, grabs my imagination this year. Or if I really get into the villagers I might just decide 11 years was a pretty good run.
Assorted C Series Monsters painted over the last few years
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Since first posting Furniture and Accessories in 2017 it has been one of the most consistently popular hits on my blog. But that may just be the words in the title because I've had to deleate loads of comments that were trying to sell furniture.
I dont have all of the peices released in the following collections from Citadel. But what I have is now painted.
C39 Treasure Chests (1984)
Mounted on washes as the small ones are tiny.
Chests on Square bases
DS3 Graveyard scene
As well as all these nice Citadel pieces I have become so hooked on the stress free nature of painting furniture, doorways, and all of the other gubbins with which one can populate a 28mm fantasy world, its almost become a second hobby in its own right.
Peices from many manufacturers and some 3D prints painted in 2020 amd 2021 respectively (there was more that didnt fit either of these pics, and I think only one thing managed to sneak into both pictures)
Furniture and accessories post from 2017:
Loads more accessories in the Citadel FS Range:
Sunday, December 26, 2021
With this Blog now 10 years old I have been trying to wrap up some old projects this year. In 2017 I posted the heros from the various original "Quest" boardgames.
My HeroQuest set has been waiting 5 years for me to get back to it. The primary delay was that I wanted to have painted accessories rather than the original printed card. Various options had started to become available and this year I opted to enter the world of 3D printing specifically with HeroQuest furniture as an initial project for my bottom of the line Photon.