Friday, 6 April 2012

Back again

It's been a long time but I'm back in the saddle, so to speak. Here are the latest pictures, first phalanx almost finished.

Monday, 22 August 2011

August: a wicked month

Things have been somewhat slow as I've had to deal with holidays etc.

But here is the next base about two thirds finished, just a few shields and the groundwork to go.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

First two bases finito

Finished and based. Photography is not my strong point, so I apologise for them.

Next part of this Phalanx, which includes the command base, on its way.

Friday, 1 July 2011

First two bases almost finished

Okay first two bases almost completed, just a couple of shields to attach then its basing. I have decided to stick with FOG, so they will be based as a double base (60X40) with four double bases bases making a battle group of eight single bases, as per the rules.

Once these two are based, it will be on to the next which will include leaders etc. I have a long way to go yet, but I'll get there in the end.

A quick word about Aventine Miniatures, not only are they fantastic figures that paint so well, but I rate their service second to none. I ordered some figures on a Tuesday night (at around ten thirty), I received them on the Thursday morning. Hows that for a record? Other figure manufacturers and suppliers take note.

 I am using the 'Dip and Highlight' method of finishing the figures, as used by the great and good of wargaming. But have used the 'Army Painter Quick shade' on some and GW's 'Devlan Mud' wash on others. There is little difference in the result, but GW has the edge due to it being water based and flat finished, thereby negating the need for a white spirit brush cleaner. However, the gloss finish of the 'quick shade' is much tougher and solves the need for a gloss varnish pre-mat finish.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

First Base

First eight finished. Not sure about basing yet, depends on the ruleset I go for. At the moment it looks like FOG (in which case the 60x40mm base would be right), but I do have a tendency to change rule systems like underwear.

Before I base them however, I'm trying to work out where the 'file leaders' should be in relation to the phalanx. Logic dictates they should head each column, but that would mean too many file leaders on the front base. So if anyone has any ideas please share them.

Friday, 27 May 2011

So far...

The first of my phalanx. 1 Finished and shielded. Three awaiting their shields
(Aventine Miniatures)