Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Twilight Patrol

Twilight on a late Fall, 1914 evening and a squadron of the 6th Magdeburg Dragoons patrols the ruins of a village in Northern France. The war of movement that started in August is quickly degrading into the horrors of trench warfare. The role of the dragoons will change as well as they give up their mounts to join their infantry brethren in the trenches. The 6th Magdeburg Dragoons are 28mm metal pieces from Renegade.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cold Steel-Iron Arms


Commander Volkham Petrestome, commander of the Holt free Company of mercenaries is renowned for his iron willpower and deadly blade.
Volkham is a plastic piece from Games Workshop that I painted in the late 1990's. He was one of the swordsmen from my Imperial Army and saw lots of action in Warhammer battles.

Monday, November 28, 2011

"Come here my love and feel my embrace"

Morvahna the Autumnblade-Circle of Orboros Warlock uses magic and her beauty to conquer her enemies.Few who accept her embrace have the power or willpower to resist her. Morvahna is a metal piece from Privateer Press.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

When Only A Battlefield Will Do

Some shots of the battlefield for the Dragon Bones Adventure battle Tom and I played. I forgot to post them so here they are.
The fuel dump goal is over to the left.
The US Marines came in on the right the Soviet Sailors on the left. The full battle report is on DB Adventure 2.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Vessss I am a vork progressss


Vorass lizardman captain is not a beast to be trifled with, he is a texperienced warrior with a killer mentality.
Vorass is a metal piece from Games Workshop.

Friday, November 25, 2011

I'm Late?

"What-it's Black Friday, You mean I missed Halloween? That's he last time I book a trip with Diabo Tarde Tours!" Cries  Bella Sensual witch extraordinaire.


Bella is a 28mm metal piece from Reaper

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

May your Thanksgiving be a safe, happy and full filling one. All the best, Rick and family.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Les Femmes Pirate Stockade

Using their stockade as a temporary base the all female crew of pirate Captain Rouge is ready for quick action.
Welcome into my parlor calls the captain.
"Woman" the stockade walls!


The cannon is crewed and ready.
Prepare to fire!
Ready a quick assualt through the sally port.
The figures are metal 28mm from Reaper and Brigade Games. The stockade is scratch built.

The Stockade


She is finished for stage one. Stage two will be to make several structures for the center that will add to the game theme being used. tents, block house, watch tower etc.

The basic look is for the post is to appear like a fort built on the quick and not designed to be a long term position. The soil is tramped with bits of grass surviving in spots. The turf of the soil in the bastions is mostly worn down and the walls are slapped together a'la Old Fort Wentworth in the classic 1939 "Northwest Passage."
Ready for any time period, the stockade stands ready to welcome the next combatants.
The Lady Charolette von Hapsburg-Stuart, Pirate Princess, is a metal 28mm piece from Brigade Games, the cannon is a plastic piece from Safari Limited.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stockade WIP


The walls are finished so time to add so details. The sand soil is glued down on the plaster base.

Note the worn path between the gates.

The brown primer takes shape.

Dry brushing highlights the look of the soil.
Main gate and path. Next up the completed stockade.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dorsi Firepower


Dorsi warriors are known for their fearlessness and love of war.
Mercenaries with auto weapons, body armor and attitude...the perfect mix for warlords of the Universe.
I painted these 28mm metal pieces in the late 1990's.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Main Gate, Yes, Sally Port, Of Course WIP

Every fortified stockade needs a main gate, intelligent planners also add a small sally port to give additional options to the garrison.
This sally port is just wide enough for a single warrior to exit or enter at a time.
The barbarian is a 28mm metal and plastic piece from Warlord.

Friday, November 18, 2011

I'll put a spell on you!


Sarplast Fyrbranger, master of the mystic arts, does not suffer fools...he blasts them! While fire is his preferred for of spell attacks, he is a master of both wind and earth magics as well.


Sarplast has seen many bloody battles with my Warhammer Empire Army. He is a metal piece from Games Workshop.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Stocade is only as Strong as its Main Gate WIP


A strong main gate is a needed addition to any fortification. This one is mad of massive solid timbers.

Double gates reduces the heavy weight that the guards need to manhandle as they open or close the entry.
An interior shot, note the stands for defenders to fire down on enemies. The barbarian is a plastic and metal 28mm piece from Warlord.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My History is made in the Sky

Jazz "Lightning" Bolts has been flying since the the first days of powered flight. In his time, he has served in more air services then he can remember. His life has been and always will be flying.
Jazz is a metal piece from Old Glory.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Endless Battles Leave Their Marks


Lords of the Elf nations often pay a price for the security of their people. Wounds from seemingly endless battles, broken bones, jaws and wounds to the soul all leave their mark.

The once young and beautiful face now carries the scars of too many lost causes and too few victories.

Yet no matter the pain, the bitter losses, the fruitless victories, the fight continues and will as long as he draws breath for he is the leader of a proud people.
Another metal figure for the Lord of the Rings line from Games Workshop.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lewis and I go everywhere together

Flits Corrander, aviator-ace-adventurer never goes anywhere with his favorite bang bang, his Lewis Gun.
Everywhere Flits goes Lewis clears away any unwanted problems.
Flits is a 25mm metal piece from Old Glory Miniatures.