Wednesday 25 May 2011

Every Dalek has its day...

A slight change of theme here and yet another LPL entry!

Erm boss - not sure this egg hunt was such a....

Another old LPL entry folks - unfortunately these chaps got a good pasting in the voting stakes, up as they were against some rather fine looking and beautifully painted and converted Tintin minis from Mancha - hats off to you sir!

I went for a somewhat tongue-in-cheek Easter theme as it was about that time when I entered them - seems like years ago now!

Thanks to Dolmot again for the excellent gobbo's he furnished me with - Two of the Goblins by the Griffin nest are in fact crewmen from the old Machinerie of Destruction, Skull Crusher - the chap with his hands on his head is a Leadbelcher Crewman.

I painted the loaders stone up as an egg (may paint it back as a stone one day when I get round to procuring Skull Crusher itself...) and filled the nest with some of the Wife's baking beads painted up to look like more eggs - Cheers Love! The other Gobbo's and the Griffin are of course more of Citadel's finest from the 80's.

My daylight bulb went a while back - overuse I think during the 10 week LPL! Forgot I'd taken the above close-ups while it was working so took some more with regular bulbs - hence the change in light quality -thought I'd include them anyway.

Monday 23 May 2011

Civilized men are more discourteous than savages...

 ... because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.

And here's the other half of my only Orc's Drift related Lead Painters League entry - the first elements of the Vile Rune Tribe.

As I've always had liking for the old savage Orcs (and taken the tough decision not to use the 20 or so 90's era savages I have - don't quite fit with the older stuff) I thought I'd make the Vile Rune Orcs a tribe on the cusp of civilisation - relatively speaking!

As the 80's savages seem few and far between on Ebay (just missed a load tonight having said that!) the tribe will be a mix of those Orcs who follow the old ways with a few more progressive thinkers who can see the benfits of things like chainmail and iron weapons!

These are the first batch of savages - a few more to come before we get back into more familiar rusted up and armoured Orcy territory.

Thanks to Dolmot, a fellow LAF'er, who supplied several of these savages and the brilliant Orc wife below - think I'll christen her Boodika...

We deal in lead friend...

So says Steve McQueen's character, Vin, in the Magnificent Seven, and so friends we deal in lead here too with another of my LPL entries - The Magnificent Sven!

Friday 20 May 2011

Wait till you see the reds of their eyes...

Forgot to include my Lead Painters League entry pic with the other shots of Brommedir's Bows in my last post!

More pics of the Greenskins to come once  get a few more done...

At one hundred yards! Volley fire, present! Aim! Fire!

So first of all - apologies for the lack of activity on here for a while - got myself involved in the gruelling, ten week long, painting marathon that is the Lead Painters League on the Lead Adventure Forum and that has, unsurprisingly, eaten most of my time up for the past couple of months!

Managed to post the odd entry here when it had finished competing but lack of time soon began to take its toll so the posts petered out!

Anyway I did manage to get one Orc's Drift related entry in - Brommedir's Bows. At the time I didn't manage to finish Brommedir (the scenario mini replaces the old Jes Goodwin general I was using previously) and his standard bearer, so now they're done I thought I'd get moving with this blog again...

Just got another seven of the old plastic Citadel Regiments box set archers to do to finish this unit off and that'll be another faction completed - just leaving me with the rest of the Wood Elves of Kachass Pass and thirty odd orcs for the Vile Rune tribe to do to finish the minis side of the project.

Then its just a bit of scenery, a few mountains for the table edges (possibly!) and the horses and carts for Ferndale to evacuate his patients in and I'm done... !

Brommedir and his standard bearer -