Monday, March 21, 2011

Zombie Dogs 'N Stuff

Good evening,

Here are my latest (and last - until I get another box of Skellies!) elements for my Undead HOTT/WMA/WM armies.

One unit/three elements of Zombie dogs, from the excellent board/tile game Zombies!!! Robin got a bag of these when he was over the ditch, and generously donated some to me, both for wargaming, and for, well, Zombies!!!ing. Thanks Robin.





They'll be HOTT Beasts or WM [Death? Hell? Zombie?] Hounds.

I tried painting the exposed bone a bony colour, with some blood atop that, with a liberal dash of watered down limeish green to really highlight the corruption of the rotting flesh. I'm pretty happy with them.

Next we have a Warmaster unit/three HOTT elements of...ummm...elite undead fighters? Three vampires flanked by scythe wielding, cloak wearing skeletons. Deaths? Cool looking minis anyway.




In HOTT terms they'll be classed as Blades. In WMA some elite type/hard hitting unit. What, with those vampires screaming round at super human speeds and all that.

And last, but by no means least, we have a HOTT flying element comprised of a couple of pieces from the Age of Mythology board game, said pieces having been purchased by Stan, and these two donated to me. Thanks Stan.

Unfortunately, the batteries refused to charge the flash, so...for what they're worth...




I may get round to retaking these pictures with full batteries at another time.

I'm really pleased with these guys, not for the least reason being that they've been sitting around for ages!

Nick

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Early Imperial Roman Carroballista

Good evening,

I have finished a couple more wheeled elements, this time some Early Imperial Roman Carroballista[s? - not sure of the plural when writing Latin...]


The horse and cart combination were made for me ages back by Mark Ottley, who also fashioned some really great little bolt shooters (out of GW Elven bow bits and card), however I kinda thought that they were a little heavy duty for the light mobile artillery that scooted around with the legions when in the field. So I just swapped out Mark's ones for some HaT [Punic] ones.






I also toyed around with a couple of darker skin tones, meaning to crew them with some North Africans...they've turned out a little more dark pink than I was expecting. Oh well.

Nick

Early Imperial Roman Carroballista

Good evening,

I have finished a couple more wheeled elements, this time some Early Imperial Roman Carroballista[s? - not sure of the plural when writing Latin...]


The horse and cart combination were made for me ages back by Mark Ottley, who also fashioned some really great little bolt shooters (out of GW Elven bow bits and card), however I kinda thought that they were a little heavy duty for the light mobile artillery that scooted around with the legions when in the field. So I just swapped out Mark's ones for some HaT [Punic] ones.






I also toyed around with a couple of darker skin tones, meaning to crew them with some North Africans...they've turned out a little more dark pink than I was expecting. Oh well.

Nick

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Re-Crewed Airfix AB Chariots

Good afternoon,

In between digging out silt (oh my, but there is a lot of it - on the other side of the city, mind...), I've been pottering along with some old Airfix chariots that I've been meaning to re-crew for ages.

A good number of years ago my sister, who was in the UK at the time, got me a 20mm Newline AB chariot. The chariot didn't really fit in with the rest of my [re-wheeled (with Freikorp 15mm artillery wheels)] Airfix chariots, but it came with two different sets of crew, and I thought "I can use those". And finally I have.





I think they work quite well.

The other two are much like one I did earlier. Re-crewed with Italeri Gallic command figures, with an Esci driver (and a comparatively boring Airfix one).



Trouble is, now I've got more chariots than I know what to do with!

Nick