These figures are part of a twelve man war band that will be painted over the next few months for use in Songs of Blade and Heroes or similar fantasy skirmish style games. The figures have character and individuality that you don't see in the more recent offerings from some suppliers.
The first figure was originally sold as a Chaos Warrior, it could however easily double up as a Skeleton Champion as well.
Still happy with the end result although the plan changed during the painting.
Next up is a selection of German Armoured Fighting Vehicles from WW2 in 1/76 scale or 20mm.
Firstly, there is a Sd Kfz 7 (8 Tonnes) Transporter. This a resin and metal kit from Britannia Miniatures now supplied by Grubby Tanks. Easily assembled and a relatively clean cast as well.
Next, again from Britannia Miniatures is a JagdTiger. A true behemoth of a model and when seen next to others from the same scale the size is apparent.
Next are two Sd Kfz 234/2 Pumas from Frontline Wargaming. These kits are not as clean as the Britannia kits although they do still paint up well albeit being somewhat basic in detailing and finishing.
The transfers shown on all the German armour are from Skytrex miniatures and are relatively easy to apply.
Hope that you like the mixed style of this entry as it will probably be a theme throughout my painting challenge this year. I'll leave the points to Curt to work out.
Cheers for now, Ross
From Curt:Wow, what a wonderfully eclectic mix of wonderfully painted figures! I really like seeing these old Citadel models getting some love. I can see how the second figure would strike you as reminiscent of Elric of Melnibone as the pose has that unhinged, almost damned look about it. But as you say he's not quite there (too well-fed, the armour needs to be more ornate and then there's 'Stormbringer'...) The German vehicles are excellent, with my favourite being the Puma (such an awesome looking vehicle design). We're getting treated to a lot of 15mm sci-fi which is very cool. I like the red elements to this large beam weapon (or is a HBO satellite dish?). Great work Ross and welcome aboard for this year's run-in!