The Great War at GamesDay 2007

Thirteen years ago today the 23rd September , it was GamesDay 2007 and I saw one of the best display games ever at the show, well one of my favourites.

It was Dave Andrews’ Warhammer Historical Great War game. The game was full of wonderful details and well painted miniatures and excellent scenery. I spent ages looking at it.

Mk IV Tank Male slowly trundles forward crushing the barbed wire obstacles in its path.
Mk IV Tank Male slowly trundles forward crushing the barbed wire obstacles in its path.
It's a well painted tank, excellent weathering.
It’s a well painted tank, excellent weathering.
The remains of a previous battle litter the area, this tank will fight no more.
The remains of a previous battle litter the area, this tank will fight no more.
British Infantry advance through the ruins of a French village.
British Infantry advance through the ruins of a French village.

It’s the eye for detail which makes the scenery do well done, here the interior has not just been modelled, but ruined in a realistic manner as well. Continue reading “The Great War at GamesDay 2007”

Still some more work…

Looking at a more recent photograph of Ned Buck I realise that I still have some more work to do on the model after giving him a shading wash, and painting his base.

I painted the base with Citadel Texture: Armageddon Dust. Then I drybrushed the base with Citadel Ushbati Bone. Unfortunately I maanged to get some of this on his shotgun, so that will need to be re-done.

In addition I think I might go back and highlight a few areas, notably his hands, to add some more depth to the model.

The full workbench feature on Ned Buck, from start to the latest update.

Old West Gunfighters

More progress on Tucson Bob for the Old West.

I also did some work on Tuco.

Judge Guthrie Prentice has had some more work on his painting too.

Still some more work to do, and I think looking over these photographs that I might need to use some more lighter tones on these and the other models I am painting.

Basing Ned Buck

Having given Ned Buck a wash, I painted the base with Citadel Texture: Armageddon Dust. Then I drybrushed the base with Citadel Ushbati Bone.

I will then glue on some Citadel Mordheim Turf.

I have accidentally painted his shotgun, with the base colour, so this will need to be rectified, and there are some further highlights I want to add.

One of the Pinkerton Men

Another one of the Wargames Foundry Old West figures I found. This is one of the Pinkerton Men from the OW9/1 Shootists set. I based the model on a two pence piece. I “flocked” the base with Citadel Sand and then gave the model a white undercoat using a Citadel Skull White spray can.

Using Chaos Black I then painted the model’s hat, shoes and pistol.

Sheriff McQuaige – The Old West

Sheriff McQuaige is part of the OW11/6 Town Toughs & Staunch Defenders pack. As the Sheriff is wearing a suit, as well as carrying a shotgun, he could be used in Victorian Science Fiction scenarios. He certainly could be walking the streets of London as well as the dusty tracks of the old west.

I “flocked” the base with Citadel Sand and then gave the model a white undercoat using a Citadel Skull White spray can.

Using Chaos Black I then painted the Sheriff’s hat, shoes and shotgun.

Cemetery Sam

Cemetery Sam is part of OW11/7 The Town Vigilance Committee one of the packs of Old West miniatures from Foundry.

I based the model on a two pence piece. I do like this model, and I think it could also be used for Victorian Science Fiction scenarios.

I used Citadel sand on the base, before giving the model a white undercoat. I then painted his suit and top hat with black paint.