Sunday, 22 January 2012

Work In Progress

Base layers on for the Highland Guard.  Tidying up to do and then the whole squad should be ready to go.

I picked up the painting guide for tartan from the following link:

My troops are painted with the Douglas pattern (the clan my family are an offshoot from).

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

New Projects

Having received my latest items from Victoria Lamb (ordered 1 Jan 12, arrived 12 Jan 12..not bad from Oz) I have plunged on with my latest Praetorian offerings.

First off, new Rough Riders.  I'll have to see what they look like painted but I have no real doubts that I will have another bunch of these.

Also ready to go are more Highland Infantry.  If I ever get around to converting a kilted Harker, this will be the squad he fits in with.

Finally, my first FineCast purchase.  I finally went for the Commissar Lord.  I never bought him in metal because I thought it would be too much pain to remove his head.  Not a problem with this new medium.

Now what to do with the set of Balmoral Cap heads that were included in my order as a freebie!!!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Converted Stonetooth Harker

I might be able to do some more posting now that the pace of work has slowed down somewhat.  I threw this one together using some odds and ends.  Secret Weapon head, plastic scout heavy bolter parts (with green stuff over the arms), a cadian torso and legs.  I may make another version to go with the kilted Praetorians I have just bought using Victoria Lamb's sci-fi Victorians.  As Stonetooth's squad cannot use carapace armour, I don't want to use this model alongside my other Praetorian veteran squads.

As always, comments are welcome..a.part from my poor painting skills because you can't teach an old dog new tricks.