Samstag, 27. Juni 2015

Qin army WIP 3 and some finished warriors

Hello everyone!

Today, my comrade and I met to push the Qin army project forward again. While I was battling the infantry, he took some time reading in a book about painting techniques and then started working on the cavalry.
Five hours later we had made some progress, were tired but quite happy.

Let's have a short look onto the current state of the army. I know it looks totally unorganized and chaotic - but that is okay. It matches my state of mind as well as my table.

Our soon-to-be chariot crews plus their general. All are ready to be painted and awaiting their colours eagerly.

The chariot bases are now completely dry and ready to be covered in sand. But before that happens, the horses have to be finished - otherwise the whole construction ends in catastrophy.

The chariots - hail to you, Qvadriga! Base colours have been applied. No it is time to work out the details.

The first four javelinmen are finished so far. There are still some highlights and corrections to make, but when that is done, they are fully finished and ready to present themselves to the public.

Some other javelinmen are lost between the trees in the peach garden ... did I say trees? I actually mean colour ... eh ... bottles.

Then, all cavalry horses are close to be finished. All base colors and first highlights have been applied.
All credit for this goes to my comrade, who is a really fast and great painter. (He already hates the thought that he forgot about the chariot horses, which in fact are more than the cavalry units :-P)

The cavalrymen have also received some attention and will soon get all the attention needed to get them ready for action.

Then we have got the plastic soldiers. Much progress has been made on these fellows. Still there is much more to do.

Some goes for the lead miniatures. Yeah. We are making progress. I am really proud of us.

Actually we finished some of the figures. Let's have a look into this:

That concludes our latest session, full of fun, humor and some light background music. It's just too sad I won't be able to work on the project during the next week ... errrr.

Anyway: Thanks again to my comrade, who does not only make great company but also wonderful horses :-D

See you on the next update!

Samstag, 20. Juni 2015

Another bunch of Qin warriors

Hello everyone!

Here we go again. Once again I was able to finish some Qin warriors. This time it is a unit leader, three swordsmen and two halberdiers (or daggeraxe-iers).

More to come.

I know it is just a small update and  currently I don't have got much to say. My Gallia project also hasn't made much progress. I know that all, but currently - and as long as I am motivated to do so - I would like to continue the work on my Qin army to maybe make those guys the next project to be finished (as long as I don't buy more of them ...)

So stay tuned!

See you on the next update

Mittwoch, 10. Juni 2015

Qin army WIP 2

Hello everyone,

A new update on my Qin army. We are making progress. Currently almost all miniature bases have been painted in their main colour and some units are already coated in their main colours as well.

Next step will be the finishing of units in groups of four to eight, starting with the Caesar Miniatures Qin dynasty warriors.

It really fires me up to see such an impressive force being in wait to be finished, though I guess my speed will slow down soon. Hopefully I get some others units done before I lose my motivation :-P

Next update is already on its way.

Until then!

Stay tuned!

Freitag, 5. Juni 2015

Gallian Army Construction Report No 31 - Building a (second) House in the Middle of a Street

Good morning everyone!

It might be a street in the rather small, but beautiful border town of Bruhl or maybe a road somewhere South near the old Leanbluff forest - but it still is a road that now consists of two houses.

After I almost finished constructing the first building during my previous visit to Gallia, I now have almost finished the construction of the second building. It wasn't all too easy, because there were some parts more or less out of shape which had to be warped in place using a lot of hot water and some force. But it worked. After having put together all parts and closed existing gaps using some grey stuff sculpting material, I now just need to redo the upper parts of the chimney, as they broke off during transportation. Then the base coat can be applied and after that the real fun begins.

Speaking of real fun: I already started painting the first building, using the Gallian landscape pictures from the Design Archive as reference. As of now, most of the front side is finished, but I am currently working on the others sides as well.
I do it all by hand, which is much work and I guess there are methods which would simplify the work, but actually it is much fun for me. And it looks like Gallia, which is quite satisfying.

I didn't do the chimney until now, as I had do close another gap that I didn't see in the first place, and the window frames are also a bit ... broken. But: who cares? I mean - it is a war-torn country.

Anyway. Here is a little glimpse of what the building should look like when it is finished:

And that concludes this update. I'll now get back to watching "Three Kingdoms" and collecting ideas for my ancient Chinese army,  which the next update will be centered around.

Hope to see you then!

Enjoy you weekend

Mittwoch, 3. Juni 2015

Qin Army - current WIP

Hello everyone!

Once again I managed to finished some (yeah ... okay ... two) Qin warriors, which means that I am making progress.

And then I was able to prepare almost all other elements of my Qin army for painting. The only element that is missing at the moment are the chariots. The rest looks great so far, and I am currently planning to enlarge my army, then create a second one as enemies and finally maybe change the topic from Qin to the Three Kingdoms period. But that lies far in the future. First of all I need to finish this army.

So here are the pictures of all army elements, finished as well as unfinished:

That's all for now!

See you on the next update.