Second post for this year's Challenge and it includes three figures for skirmish gaming in Ancient Greece. The veteran Spartan Hoplite in centre position being this year's Curtgeld figure.
Saturday, 23 January 2021
For our next stop in the Chambers of Challenge, we arrive at the Armoury.
I must say, I'm still enjoying the fire that Curt has lit under my painting desk with this challenge, and thoroughly impressed by your work, too!
With heartfelt thanks for the encouragement and comments my first offerings receives, here's the second tranche of completed models from my WW2 vehicle park - I present the following, all in 1/56 scale(-ish), for 20 points each:
- Challenger A30 tank (11th Armoured Division; 3D print),
- Crusader AA tank (11th Armoured Division; Rubicon Models),
- Marmon-Herrington armoured car (RAF Regiment; 3D print),
- Otter armoured car (RAF Regiment; 3D print),
- Lorry (RAF Regiment; Lledo die-cast 'Days Gone' repaint), and
- 2x Lorries (German Heer; Lledo die-cast 'Days Gone' repaint).
28mm venicle = 20 pts
Ahem. Once Upon a 2019... sorry what? It's when? 2021? But it was 2019 yesterday... right?
There's a scene in Spaceballs that ends with the lines:
"When will then be now?"
And right now I'm trying to work out how firstly it's been probably 2 years since I last posted and also how the heck the first month of the challenge is already over!
Anyway - hello and I hope everyone is well.
For this Challenge I will mainly be trying to remember how to Hobby. I really didn't get much done in the last 2 years for various reasons that I won't bore you with but have actually managed to get my first 4 figures painted - so achievement unlocked. Hurrah.
Here we have Ironskullz Boyz - A warband for Games Workshop's Underworlds game.
They've been sat on the shelf for about 4 years and finally managed to push their way to the front.
First up is Gurzag Ironskull himself. Having not painted Orruks (yes GW no longer calls them Orcs/Orks) it took a while to work out how to paint green skin.
Basha is on the left with the fetching eye-patch...
A moonless cold night, on guard duty, in this damp godless place... Marcus Agrippa dreaming with Livia... so far away in that small farm in the sunny plains of Etruria...
This is my entry for the Chamber of Darkness. At first, my intention was to paint one of my early German 2WW panzer grey vehicles... but then I though "What the heck! Let's have some fun and experiment with de greys"... Thus I chose one of my EIR legionnaires in grey tones... when suddenly I had the idea of putting some context for my model. So one idea lead to another and I finally worked on the theme of a Roman soldier on night watch with a campfire.
The model is 25mm legionnaire from Wargames Foundry (yes, another from my old 80s ancient armies that I'm currently reworking ad repainting). The campfire I did playing a little bit with green stuff. I'm not very skilled with the product, but as a fire presents a rather chaotic shape, I just cut very small pieces and fix all together... the final result (once painted) was effective enough for my purposes.
I guess this entry is worth 25 points: 5 points for the 28mm model plus the chamber bonus. Now moving towards The Larder and looking to finish exploring the dungeon first level.