Friday, February 10, 2017

Dark Ages recruits

Getting these 28mm mostly Gripping Beast infantry completed seemed to take a long time. Probably because I was also dabbing away at other in progress miniatures at the same time. A few more didn't get completed in time for the weekly deadline so there will be some overlap with other miniatures in a future post. Like how the lone Conquest Games Norman overlaps from the previous ones painted. He was 80% completed at last deadline.

All shields are hand painted except one (not the Norman one). The LBM decal shield had extensive weathering applied in any case.

Many years ago I created a handy army board out of the lid from a large plastic box that I usually used for storing and transporting scenery. That's what these miniatures have been placed on for this photography session.

A little shine on these miniatures was probably from over illumination when taking the pics. The light may be too close to the subject perhaps. They had plenty of Anti-Shine painted on them.

There are some bodies here from FireForge. I even added some arms from a Perry kit.

As at writing this it is very Monsoonal here in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We may even get a Cyclone soon in this region. Crap loads of rain makes for great painting weather though.

Cheers from Brendon


  1. Nicely done Brendon, I hope you don't get washed away though!

  2. They look furious, beautiful and motivated, excellent job Brendon!

  3. That's pure artwork. I would have never guessed they were the Gripping Beast minis, which usually look like crap. Yours are the opposite and beautiful.

  4. Age of Shitmar is spot on. You have a way with words. Hopefully the sales suck; and we'll see a wfb reboot.

    The kiss thing is a complete joke; I read in a magazine once that blogs should have a couple different things they do to stand (especially if they suck like mine) so I picked hugs and kisses.

    1. I get it mate. All good. keep on blogging.

  5. Great job and idea! I'm thinking in rebasing my saxons two per 25mm, to give more shieldwall real feel, even to play lion rampant! Thanks!