Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Victrix Republican Roman shield decals

Yesterday my shield decal where delivered in the mail from the U.K.  Last night I painted the back of the shield with Testors Wood color paint.  After this post I heading to the hobby room to finish up some of the shields..  Below are the designs I picked...

Monday, October 27, 2014

ME262 found in the Netherlands

Interesting video of a ME262 being dug up on Oct 25, 2014.  The fighter crashed on Sept 12, 1944.

ME 262 crash 

Museum link

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Anton's Agincourt massive 15mm battle

Looks like Anton had another mega game.  This time is was Agincourt in 15mm.  The rules that where used are Fields of Glory.  The out come again was the French lost.  Take a look at his AAR. While you at his site look at his WW1 up coming game for Pro or Con this November.

Agincourt Battle

Monday, October 13, 2014

In work Republican Romans ( Victrix)

Here are some in progress picture of the Victrix miniatures.  These a well done figures.

Not sure about the black feathers.  I need to find a nice dark purple paint. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Basing my Middle Republican Romans.

Last month (Sept) I had ordered MDF movement stands from Warbases.  They a great company to deal with, plus excellent customer service.  The movement trays are from their Impetus services with 20mm diameter bases.  To add some terrian features I used the following items.

Ballast fine dark brown, Earth Undercoat paint, and Iraqi Sand (High light color)
The Ballast was glued on with white glue.  But be warned the MDF movement tray will suck up the glue. You will need to work quickly over wise there will be dry spots.

Step 1) Ballast added to movement tray
After the glue has dried over night the next step was to paint the movement tray with the Earth Undercoat.  Why you ask did I use this paint?   Because I can get it at any never worry about matching the base color.


The grass can be found on line or at a hobby shop.  I really like the Green Line product line.

Step 2)  Added the tuffs of grass to the base.  Prior to gluing on the grass the movement tray was dry brushed with Iraqi Sand. 

 I have no more step. That is adding static grass with the static applicator.  The applicator is in the mail.

This is a work in process I need to add a little more detail to the movement tray.  Not happy with the black horse plume.  Might change the color to white.  Now need to back to the paint table.....

My Trarii are calling.

Added Graven Ganes blog to my list

I'm a fan on 40K.  Some where is my pile of books I have a rogue trader and first 40K rules book. The problem was none of the people I gamed with wanted to play 40K.  They where into Warhammer Fantasy.  Over the years I continue to buy 40K figures, books and most of the related stuff. This amazing conversion of speed bike makes my head spin.

Finding Graven Ganes Blog has wet by appetite for 40k stuff.  I know where the pile of stuff is.   But I must resist my Roman are first priority. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The sound of th Carnyx

 Found this on Saxon Dog blog.  It is a video of a man playing the Carnyx.  I think with would be agreat sound for the opening of a battle

Second I found doing a search for Carnyx.