Thursday, March 22, 2018

Snow Day

An unexpected winter storm gave me a snow day off from work yesterday. I made use of the time to complete two stands of cavalry and a stand of bowmen for my Dux Bellorum
project, and two three figure stands of old Minifigs spearmen to represent Laketown men or dismounted Rohirrim for my Middle Earth project.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Minifigs ME Goblins

A few more reinforcements for the Minifig bad guys...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

25mm Minifigs Elvish Reinforcements

I've decided that the next couple of months will be devoted to painting a few pending projects.  One of these is the vintage Minifig Middle Earth bands.  I inventoried all of my carefully gather stocks recently and concluded that I have about three hundred to paint, so I hope eventually to have a game like the one I wanted in 1974 when I first bought these.

I had a team of 15 elvish reinforcements in process, and finished them up over the weekend.  I am anticipating that they will be used for Dragon Rampant, but I am trying to keep the basing fairly flexible.

So, after that, I have two 12 figure units, a six figure scout unit, a command stand, one lone individual, and a stand of three:

The stand of three is an anomaly.  I stumbled into a handful of ME figures at Cold Wars in 2015, including three elves and seven dwarves.  Having not seen any in years, I did not anticipate that I would be able to find any more, so I gave them special base treatment.  With another twenty or so on hand, awaiting painting, I now expect that I will end up with a second base done to match that one (and to form a Dragon scout unit), a second command stand, a pair of mounted elves, and a handful of singles.  The current two and a half units of twelve should become four.

I'm working on some goblins and orcs this week, but I think that I will set up a dozen human spearmen (really Saxons but ready to stand in for Lakemen, Rohirrim, or Dunlendings) next, so that I can field a basic 24 point Dragon Rampant war band of the northern allies after the Battle of the Five Armies.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February Painting

I haven't posted anything in a while, but I have been trying to keep up with painting. This month I have mostly been working on vintage Minifigs with the intention of playing some Tolkien-themed games with Dragon Rampant as the rules and original ME figures as the troops. I was also playing around with a few character figures from Minifigs' Sword and Sorcery early fantasy range.

There's also an old Superior Models dinosaur, inspired by the club Ghost Archipelago campaign, and a stand of eight Saxons from home casting molds (all Prince August in this case), which completes my initial plan for a war band for Dux Bellorum. It's only taken four years, among other projects...