Category Archives: No Quarter

Empire Greatswords

The last few weeks has been spent designing, building and painting MDF Tudor style buildings, but I did manage to get a twenty man unit of Greatswords finishd for Oathmark.

Some had been painted years ago, but they all needed attention to get them ready for action.

Used the paint scheme of those painted years ago as the basecoat and then matched the rest. I think the red and white uniform looks striking. I used Apothecary White Contrast paint on the white and then Army Painter Dark Tone on the rest of the model.

Updating Empire Greatswords

I have rebased a load of old Games Workshop Empire Greatswords and started to get them painted ready for Oathmark.

Those painted many years ago will get a refresh, using the existing colour as undercoat. I will then have a nice maxed out unit of twenty Greatswords. Not sure what to do with the command group at the moment.

Oldhammer Empire Outriders

These are one of the old Empire units I liked the most back in the 1990’s, shocking really that I never got around to painting them.

Although these models have black powder weapons, I am going to add these to the Empire backlog even though they can’t be used in an Oathmark army list…although maybe I could use them with the Mounted Ranger profile?

Oldhammer Empire Reiksguard

I have had these old Empire Reiksguard Knights for…er…a few years. Probably since about 1992, along with a small pile of other Empire models waiting to be given some love and attention.

With the release of Oathmark, and the fact that we are all stuck without any games being played, I have been given the time to get some of these old models built and painted.

I thought these would not take long to make, after all, a body and some legs. Stick them together, what could possibly go wrong.

Well, it seems that the body and the legs do not line up very well, the sash on the models left fouls on the legs and the lance fouls on the knee. When lined up correctly, there is a gap of about 2mm at the waist.

Is it too late to complain to Games Workshop? Only by about 28 years…

One option was to trim bits of lead off the legs and the torso until they fitted. I tried one, but it was a pain. So I have added a thin slither of plastic between the torso and the legs and it seems to have worked. I now need to undercoat them in the next few days.

Clockwork Dragon

This Reaper Bones Clockwork Dragon has been in a state of being nearly finished for ages.

I really wanted to get it done so the next time my Rackham Tir-Na-Bor Dwarfs get an outing, they would have some Dragon support.

I thought my Dwarf army would like a mechanical dragon, so that if they ever run in to a live one, they have some brass and iron to send against it.

Whats On The Table?

Currently still painting Tir-Na-Bor Knights Of Khor for my Dragon Rampant army.

I am mostly sticking to brass, gun metal and silver as the base colours. There is loads of detail to pick out so they are taking a while.

I finished up a couple first as I thought there was too much brass and it would not be dark enough when inked, but they look good. You can never have too much brass.

When complete, I will have six boar riders plus a standard bearer and a hero with a nice big axe.