Sunday, 22 May 2016

More Treasure Markers...

Even before finishing the first couple of Treasure Markers I started making another four...


Just like the first set, these were cobbled together from plaster, metal and resin bits. All the plaster bits are my own casts, the metal and resin bits are from various manufacturers. 

The coins and bases should tie them in with the rest of the set... 

Together with the first six Treasure Markers... These were a lot of fun to make (though making all the coins was a bit time consuming) and were a blast to paint. 

Monday, 16 May 2016

Treasure Markers for Frostgrave...


As I am venturing back into Mordheim, Frostgrave caught my attention...

Both games are comparable, yet have notable differences. One of the similarities is the setting of both games: a skirmish game in a ruined city... Starting a new game is just another incentive to finish my Mordheim table.

As a start I set about creating a set of Treasure Markers. A thorough dig through my bitsboxes yielded enough metal, plastic and plaster bits and pieces to make some interesting Treasure Markers. 






It was a lot of fun putting these together, and I have already started working on another four Treasure Markers. Painting them was great fun, too...

Thursday, 14 April 2016

A return to the City of the Damned...

Waaaaaaay back in 2009 I started building on a Mordheim board. While it all started out simple enough, the project quickly turned into a whole table: the board was built up with Hirst Arts blocks and filled with scratch-built scenery and an ever growing number of statues...

After about two years of building the project slowed down and eventually fell silent, my hobby time diverted elsewhere... Even so, Mordheim was never really forgotten, and now, almost seven years after I started the project, I picked it up again... This time, I fully intend to finish it...

For a more complete overview of the project, I should direct you to My Own Little Corner of Mordheim. Here you will find the thread I started in 2009 to document the project.

The sorry state my Mordheim table currently inhabits... Collecting dust for a couple of years. The lack of paint should be obvious, so that's where I have to invest some time and effort...

One of the scenery pieces I never finished, a huge tree... I really liked this piece, and decided to paint it as one of the first new items. After this picture was taken, the tree was painted in it's base colours, it is now awaiting further detailing.



One of the changes I want to include in my scenery is the addition of foliage... To make the city feel a bit overgrown I want to add creeping vines and clumps of foliage to the scenery pieces. 

Nother new addition, a huge statue... This one is based on a 'miniature' from the Colossal Lords series.


As well as the smaller scenery pieces, my buildings will also be updated with some vines and foliage... This was the only building I finished, all these years ago. With the recent update it looks better than ever...


Saturday, 5 March 2016

US Armored reinforcements for Flames of War

Some more reinforcements for my US Flames of War forces... 


A Platoon of M10 Tank Destroyers... These models have been waiting for paint for a long, long time...

Together with my M36 Jacksons which I painted a year ago... I updated these with some new antennas. I think I came close enough to the older models, the new M10's will fit in without problem.


A M31 TRV... The model is still missing it's Commander, but he'll be painted soon. I enhanced the model with some stowage and tracks with dust guards.

And my current painting project (one of them)... A Platoon of M12 155mm SPG's. These models were in dire need of an overhaul, extra stowage and some sandbags.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Taskforce A reinforcements

For my Late War Taskforce A for Flames of War (from the Overlord book) I painted some armored reinforcements to further enhance the mobile ability of this list...

I have already played with the list several times, but so far always used a full Platoon of Combat Engineers and an Armored Rifle Platoon. The two new units will allow me to put more focus on armored support.

Four M8 Scotts... I added some stowage and improvised armor (a couple of sandbags) to tie them in with the rest of my armored forces.

These are the first models to be given my new style antenna... Before I used nylon brush hairs but these tended to get warped out of shape during transport. The new antennas are a bit shorter (only 35mm) and are made from a thin metal rod (.45mm in diameter).

Three new M4 Shermans... As with the Scotts I added stowage and Improvised armor. The model on the left doesn't need improvised armor as it already benefits from the special Swastika Ward Save...



Together with an armored M4 OP (from the Priest Battery) and the M4 with dozerblade from the Engineers. 

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Turn Counter

For my Flames of War Americans I have built a turn counter. I toyed with the idea of doing one for some time and then I stumbled upon a Patton miniature for Bolt Action... Perfect! Two magnetised mdf bases and six very, very small dice... A fun side-project to do inbetween the hordes of Tanks and Infantry...





Still need to pollish his buttons a bit, but otherwise he's as good as done!

Friday, 15 January 2016

It's all about the base...

At Crisis last year I picked up some lasercut, round MDF bases... Made by Products for Wargamers. At the moment I didn't yet have the plan to take Bolt Action to another scale, so  I only bought some of the smaller variants. 

With the start of my 20mm project the need for bigger bases was soon evident.


Ranging from 15mm to 100mm... Depending on the size and pose of the model I choose the most fitting base. The same principle is used with the guns...



A WIP Flak 36/37 from Zvezda... I want this gun team to look good ├índ be practical enough to be used in games. For that purpose I chose to base the crew on individual bases that fit in the holes I drilled in the larger base. In this way, casualties can be removed as needed. 

Still need some more crew, the Zvezda model comes with only four crew and I need at least seven...