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.
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.
I may not need all of these Knights for Oathmark, but I am looking forward to putting them together and painting them anyway.
I will definitely be working on the Knights Of The White Wolf, as I fancy some dudes with massive hammers berating the enemy.
Found more old Warhammer models lurking in the Loft Full Of Lead.
Planning on undercoating most this weekend.
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?
I had painted up about ten Empire Greatswords a long time ago, so thought that was going to be my lot in a unit…until I found more in The Loft Full Of Lead needing some attention.
I am in the progress of rebasing the painted models and will repaint the lot to give me a nice big twenty man unit ready for Oathmark.
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.
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.
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.
Mr Steinberg got his hands on far too many row boats a few months ago, so I very kindly offered to take a few off his hands.
After a bit of hacking to remove the excess plastic from inside, I have used balsa to cover up the mess.
Just needs a quick coat of brown and they will be ready to ferry the crew of the pirate ships and Navy ships back and forth.