Friday, September 30, 2011

Lady Julia is...Ready...


Lady Julia Drucilla, former slave and new wife to Senator Gaius Julius Thurgia stands ready to full fill her new duties as a member of the Patrician class.

While unusual, it was not unknown for Romans to free slaves and take them into their household.

Julia Drucilla Thurgia's obvious attributes may have had some assistance in the upgrading of her status.

Julia Drucilla is a 28mm metal piece from Warlord.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Knights of a Feather


Two swan knights, Sir Svane and his cousin Sir Schwan stand guard in the ruined outbuilding of a country manor (destroyed in a serf uprising).

Armored in the latest plate designs and armed with halberds and swords, they feel confident to handle the foul peasants that revolted against their lord and master.

These two knights are 25mm metal pieces from Minifig that I painted in the late 1970's.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shhh...Be Very Very Quiet, We're Hunting Rhinos


Sir Hallerly Misaloots III is serious about his new profession as a big game hunter. He knows his prey is close and cautions his companions to silence as he studies the signs.

Evidently the prey is much closer than Sir Hallery knows and his companions have also appeared to have left some items in their hurry to be some place more healthy.

Sir Hallery is a 28mm metal peace from Foundry, the Rhino is a cake decorating piece that I repainted.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Big Game, Yes I can Lead You to Big Game


Ian Bakker Smuutts has lived his entire life on the Dark Continent mostly as a big game hunter and guide. Armed with his trusty .660 Holland and Holland elephant gun, he has been very successful and is in high demand as an expert guide.

Ian is a 28mm metal piece from Foundry.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I See You...Bang


Master sniper Sgt. Dedi, takes deadly aim with his Hyper-hyper velocity dart rifle.

Covered with dust from days of battle in city ruins, Sgt. Dedi readies for his next shot.

Dedi is a metal piece I painted in the '90's. I picked him up from a store discount bin so I do not know the maker.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Press Gang-the Last Group a Sailor Wants to See


A nightmare scene for any lone sailor-the dreaded press gang on the hunt!

All are metal pieces from Privateer Press.

Friday, September 23, 2011

One nice blow and another sailor bites the dust.


With one swift blow of his club, Bwane Tilbagestikke adds another man to the press gangs haul.

Bwane is the last of the current press gang pirates from Privateer Press. Tomorrow the full crew.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Just be quiet..the ship is just ahead!


Sven Taskemand carries the press gangs lasted catch to his new berth.

Sven does not appreciate the noise that some of his charges make and has been known to drop them-head first-until he gets their full cooperation.

Sven is another Privateer Press metal pirate.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fire Fighting In Hot Red


This 1936 ladder & pump truck was always kept looking good between fires by her hard working crew.

I touched up the paint job on this die cast Lledo truck for my Pulp games.

This is going to hurt...you!


Samuel Smassarm has been known to crush a skull or two in anger, but when he is looking for new "recruits" for the press gang he uses more finesse.

Samuel is a metal piece from the pirates line of Privateer Press.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Who Needs A Belaying Pin....


Borg Hårdtnaeve is as good with a table leg as he is with a belaying pin at adding to the nights haul of new crew members.

Borg and the rest of his press gang are metal pieces from the pirate mercenaries of Privateer Press.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dragon Warrior from the North


Standing in the ruins of yet another church he has ransacked, Sven Redbeard is one of the dreaded Viking raiders from the North. The dragon on his shield is the last sight that many a victim ever sees.

Sven is a metal 25mm piece that I painted for my Grandmother for Christmas 1976. I just found him in a box where he has been hiding since she passed away in the early 1980's.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Every Press Gang Needs A Leader


Gunthar Smaashad (Mr. Smaashad to his gang) is the brains behind his very successful press gang.

Gunthar is more than willing to lend a swift blow in the name of filling his quota of "hands" needed for his client captains.

Gunthar is a metal piece from Privateer Press.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Come Here My Sweet For Your Suprise...


Verein Zoetekijken beckons to an admirer on the lonely docks of a port on the Spanish Main. She offers to fill an age old need of those who ply the seas.

Yes, with her trusty belaying pin she will help a needy captain fill his crew with a new "volunteer" sailor. As a member of a successful press gang, Verein earns her coin from her sweet looks and fast swing.

Verein is a metal piece from the pirate mercenaries press gang of Privateer Press.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Introducing the Marvelous Multiplying Renaissance Knights


One knight in Imperial armor stands guard.


Double the guard is the command now given.


Four are so much better than two.


Doubled again-hey wait-what's that guy in silver doing here?


A full squad of ten in (all correct in gold now) is ready for the lords commands.


Two squads of ten are even better (that silver guy finally found the right unit).


What the heck three squads are even better and can easily handle any situation.


Every company must have an officer in charge.


See I'm fully armored front and back.


The entire company stands ready for review.

These are Ral Partha 25mm metal pieces. I painted them up in the late 1970's when I needed a palace guard for Medieval Battles, D&D and later the original core of my Warhammer Imperial Army (eventually swapped out by larger - and better painted- GW pieces).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Where I Go The Empire Grows


Colonel Sir Rupert P. Barnesworthy, stands ready to lead yet another expedition through unknown lands for the expanded glory of the Empire.

Sir Rupert is a 28mm metal piece from Foundry Miniatures.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Green Knight


Sir Bois, the Green Knight follows the knightly code of honor to defend the weak.

The Green Knight is a metal piece from the old Citadel line. I painted him in the late 1970's for my D&D campaigns.

Goodbye Izzy


Lost a wonderful and sweet friend today, Izzy(1987-2011). She had a purr that was loud, never stopped and made us all smile. Goodbye my sweet little darling.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Just call me Captain Lenardo


Captain Lenardo, commands the body guard of Duke del Angilos, a minor lord in war torn Renaissance Europe.

Captain Lenardo is a plastic piece from Games Workshop that I painted in the late 1990's.