Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Christmas Production Line Day 9

Finished while watching Yonderland on catch up this morning!!

I'll aim to go for a whole army phot on Thursday. 

Oh, and if its your thing, Happy New Year!

Monday, 30 December 2013

Christmas Production Line Day 8

Rushing towards completion now...and with the weather being a bit pap today...they may even be finished by tomorrow.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Christmas Production Line Day 7

Right, that's all the flesh done.  Flesh wash to follow on those, final epaulettes for the front row to go and then it's nearly done bar final touches (ceramite white for webbing and helmets).  I'll have to find time and clear the table for a GW Praetorian XXIV group shot.  I may even have enough time to crack on with some more kilts for the Highlanders.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Christmas Production Line Day 5

The slog continues.  I say that but I do find it relaxing in between the socialising.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Christmas Production Line Day 4

I didn't get any work done yesterday but as I was awake at 0400, I was able to do some before the 0800 cut off (some epaulettes and jacket cuffs).  I'll start working on some weapons next.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Production Line Day 2

Progress continued yesterday hampered by a family visit to see The Desolation of Smaug.  Hope to get a fair amount done today in between wrapping presents and other preps for tomorrow.  Progress is from the back to the front.

Monday, 23 December 2013

The Christmas Production Line

As of 0800 23 Dec 13, the unpainted Praetorians looked like this:

I may have to do a daily update.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

New Additions to the Praetorian Clan.

That is the good thing about a spot of leave, you can catch up with some painting and posting!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Real Life Hunter Killer Inspiration

Just when you thought the second iteration of the IG Hunter Killer was a bit junky and clunky...you see this piece of Cold War hardware!

Friday, 20 December 2013

Achtung Tiger!!!

I managed to fit in a pilgrimage to the Treadhead Mecca aka Bovington Tank Museum.  All manner of armoured goodness is on display from The Great War to the present day.

I was slightly disappointed when I arrived as there was a sign up saying Tiger 131 wasn't on display as it was being worked on after being involved in filming Brad Pitt's new WWII movie "Fury".

As I was leaving, having had an enjoyable time, I was lucky enough to stumble across this event.  The film's sound team were at the museum recording Tiger 131 for dubbing the movie audio track (or whatever the technical term is).

As a result..and what a result...I was able to whip out my phone and capture Tiger 131 in motion.  This is something you normally have to pay extra for on special Tiger Days in the Museum's event schedule.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

More Highlanders with unexpected Inquisitional back-up

Due to work its taken me some time to throw these together but what a delight the new resin figures from Victoria Lamb are.  Really crisp casting and a step up from the original kilted legs.

 A leader can be judged on the size of his sporran!

Lurking in the background is Vic Lamb's Spanish Inquisition, because they were 20% off and I'm weak.