Dystopian Wars

A while ago I would push ships, aircraft and tanks around all in one game system …. what…? Sea, land and air all in one system I hear you cry 😳 Yea Dystopian wars was the name of that game. It took bloody hours to play with funky dice mechanics, damage tracking and tokens everywhere….

Team Yankee game 6?

A bunch of quick photos of a game with my friend Garry who showed my how fast T-80’s can move into my deployment zone whilst under fire and destroying my force This will be the last outing of the Berlin Brigade camo. It simply takes too long to do and the force will be reincarnated…

Teeny tiny APC’s

The Team Yankee force had a major overhaul this week… Turns out Berlin Brigade 3 tones in quadrilateral shaped is a veeery time consuming with masking tape, even negative and positive stencils didn’t work as well as I liked. The solution…. …Zip forward 5 years to a gulf war theme! This would also make more…

Delta One Zero unboxing

Deadly modern skirmish wargame, with world-class miniatures – select your troops and your strategic resources and engage the enemy! 2 weeks ago I met with the team from Bonza games to collect my Kickstarter of Delta One Zero. We had abeer at Brendale Brewary and they walked me through a demo of the game. Here…

Rumbleslam!

Any 90’s kids in here? I think you would recognise some of these poses from classic 90’s WWF (world wrestling federation, nothing to do with conservation 😉) I’ll demonstrate my painting process for these resin minis. All the smaller ones are one piece. The troll, two. The resin cleaning up nicely with a sharp knife…

Team Yankee – shots fired

Chris Thompson, section machine gunner, had spent 3 nights in his foxhole. His feet were wet from the dampness permeating through his boots, everyday drizzle kept everything wet. Still, sgt Burton kept spirits up with stories from the Falkands, warm tea and a pretty ordinary renditions of Tom Jones songs. West Germany had changed since…

Oil washes

(And putting videos in here.) What to use – Washes or inks , oils or acrylic ? Big questions for shading miniatures. In this post I will quickly go through oil washes and hopefully have a few videos to help. Firstly. Paint your miniature in its base colours. Gloss varnish. Equipment Long fine paint brush…

Return of the blog

Recording and sharing of information, that’s why I started this blogging. It’s taken a bit of time off as have I from painting. Time to get started, again. A lot of my painting is for gaming and wargaming. I love to see two forces/teams going toe to toe over thematic terrain of rolling countryside and…

Test Painting Northern Alliance – part 1

Undercoat black Airbrushes brown (VA NATO brown) liberal drybrush with p3 Idrian Flesh then mix in some AP wolf gray for top highlights details – Khaki straps Ivory bone & antlers Steel metal bits Flesh face test miniature completely 😊 Let me know when our comments and suggestions! I’m really happy with how he turned…

Kings of War 3 – new army

Kings of War landed on the doorstep and a very merry lad was I. The Nightstalkers army was swapped out with another local chap for more Northern Alliance, giving me 8 baggies of human clansmen. The lovely Kins of War 3 starter player box artwork I’m very excited at the prospect of painting these. Clearly…