January Review

Well that was January then, I kept myself very busy and focussed this month. I set a target of 3 completed models a week…I have beating that, in fact I think it’s the most models I have ever painted in 4 weeks. I also played 6 games of SAGA and managed to win 4 and lose 2 (both losses on the same day!!). Picked up some new rules and figures for Muskets & Tomahawks and squeezed one taster game in last Friday, which I did enjoy, the club campaign kicks off this week so that should be interesting. So below is a list of the completed figures for January;

Norman

Levy x 6, Mounted Hearthguard x 1.

Mutatawwia

Hearthguard Camel & Rider x 2, Hearthguard Horse & Rider x 1, Warrior Bowmen x 5, Hearthguard x 1, Religious Adviser x 1.

Muskets & Tomahawks

French Line Infantry x 4, Indians x 2, French Marine x 1, Coureurs des Bois x 1

So that’s 25 figures in total, quite a good haul really, lets hope I can keep this motivation up.

Gripping Beast Mutatawwia WIP update

Morning all,
Well really been cracking on with these figures. Got a 4 point force for Xmas (thanks family!).
As I write this I have nearly 11 figures complete of 21, really enjoying painting these as I have mentioned in a previous post, its make a change using brighter colours and lighter shading/blending than my Anglo Dane chaps.
Sculpts are fist class, the fine detail on the faces is superb and there is very minimal clean up required (as usual with Gripping Beast). As I write this I have more figures on the way to make up a 6 point and a priest. In addition the official forum reckons that Naffatan mercs are very useful, so have got 4 of those coming as well.

Few pictures from my ipad..

 

 

On the workbench this week, SAGA and targets.

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you received some nice new pressies…I got loads more lead.

To keep myself motivated I have set myself a target of at least 3 completed models a week. I know it does not sound a lot, especially when I look at some people’s blogs, they have set targets of 800 plus for the year!! I am currently working on my two SAGA forces, so on the workbench this week is..

Norman – 3 x Levies and 1 x Mounted Hearthguard.

Mutatwwi’a – 1 x Mounted Hearthguard on Camel, 1 x Warrior with Bow and 1 Hearthguard on Foot.

You clever people will have noticed that’s more than 3 there for the week. What I have found is that since I got my painting mojo back I find it easier to stay interested if I have a variety of models on the go at once. I am loving the new Mutatwwi’a warband, never painted a camel and the chance to use bright sunny colours and light washes is making a real change from Anglo Dane stuff, and the models are as usual, high quality casted.

What are you guys working on and have you set any goals?

I hope to get some WIP pictures up this weekend.

 

 

Workbench update..

Hope you all had a great Xmas, I managed to finish 6 Flemish Mercs, planned 8 and 2 Norman Levies, planned 3. So 4 down on target, but  Xmas parties and all lol. Got my new Crescent & Cross Mutatawwia warband yesterday, undercoat on 3 of them today as pic below. Pics from my iPad again so not brilliant but ok for WIP’s. Have a great New Year and a lead full 2015.

 

 

This weekend..and future plans

I plan to get the first images of my Anglo Dane army up on here this weekend and shots of my Norman test figure.

Only have 4 figures left to finish of the Anglo Dane guys, then it’s onto the Norman 4 point.

As I have mentioned before, I am not allowing myself to start the new Crescent & Cross Mutatawwi’a 4 point (which I have just ordered for Xmas, thanks wife) until all the Normans are done!

Whats your plans for the next few weeks?

Gripping Beast

Just a quick post to say that I just placed an order with the guys at Gripping Beast and they can not help me enough, great products and top people.

Thanks.

Workbench this week

Hi all,

I have a number of projects to work on this week..

All SAGA figures, 10 more to finish my 6 point Anglo Dane force and then all of a 4 point Norman force. Have done a test model of the Normans and was very pleased with it.

My goal this month is to finish all the above before my new Crescent & Cross figures arrive on Xmas day…I hope. I have gone for the Mutatawwi’a Starter Warband (image below),  I fancy painting a Camel.

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