News, Updates & ramblings
The website itself is the archive of my painting through the last decade or more, with easy navigation around what now amounts to over 3000 images of wargames figures & display miniatures.It is also the repository for my musings, workbench notes and reports on all things gaming and miniature painting that I get up to.
I've been collecting miniatures for 24 years and have covered most scales, periods and styles in that time. Don't expect consistency on one project here - there will be variety in project, but hopefully consistently high standards!
Thanks for reading!
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
I am still painting a mixture of my own projects and a couple of small commissions, but I've not managed to get anythign in front of the camera for a month or so. Thus, I do hope that variety will make up for the lack of any new brush work for the time being!
Following up from the MotoStrelkovy last time around, this time its the Soviet FoW Tankovy Gallery - 22 pictures
And a very small German Commission - 4 pictures
Black Tree Designs Fantasy Gallery - 6 pictures
6mm Goblin Gallery - 15 pictures (you gotta start somewhere...)
6mm amazon gallery - 14 pictures (ditto!)
And, just because we're missing the sci-fi element so far this week, a VOID gallery to finish off - 27 pictures
New Galleries - 6
New Images - 88
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
LotR Dwarves, Rohirrm, Warhammer Empire, Modern Delta Force, and *deep breath* WWII FoW Soviet Motostrelkovy... phew!
Another random selection of old projects for you today, including:
One of my favourite projects for Lord of the Rings - a Dwarven Warband - 14 pictures
My biggest and quickest - to - paint projecrt for LotR - Rohirrm - 7 pictures
Following on from the last update, a second Empire Gallery int he WHFB section - 10 pictures
Taking a historical turn....
Ultra-modern Delta Force galery from TAG miniatures - 6 pictures
And Finally, because the picture numbers need bolstering, the first Flames of War gallery of my own collections, the Soviet Motostrelkovy - 58 pictures :)
New Galleries: 5
New pictures: 95 (so close!)
Thursday, 2 December 2010
So, I've been uploading pictures and creating galleries for a couple of hours & there's plenty more to come!
So, what's new?
First up a gallery that actually contains some relatively new models!
SoW Objectives gallery - 16 pictures
And then lots of old projects to fill in a few of the many gaps still to go...
15mm Dwarf army 2 - just 6 pictures :(
Warhammer Empire Army - 24 pictures
The Flames of war section finally opens, and with a bang!
Small british Commission - 8 pictures
DAK Army Commission - 27 pictures
and the Flames of War Objectives Gallery - 11 images.
Totals for the day -
New Gallery count: 6
Picture Count: 92 :)
And at this rate - more tomorrow!
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Boromir was the first of the LotR characers I ever painted, and one of the one's I've done the most copies of since. Here you will find a few of the versions, but please note ost of them are quite old & indeed, painted before the movies actually came out, so there are errors in paint scheme detailss here & there! :os
Second addition this week is also the second in its section - the Old west is boosted by a gallery of figures from artizan designs. They were painted at the same time as the Black Scorpion commission, for the same customer.
New Galleries: 2
Picture Count: 30
Thursday, 4 November 2010
The plan had been for a slightly tongue-in-cheek update for the 10th day, but it was not to be. I went out clubbing for Halloween, and I was going to post a gallery of the faces I painted for the night as a comedy finallee to the 10 days of miniatures. However, cameras (never the wobbly hands of the users.. honest..) failed us and not a single photo came out. No gallery, just one here for the blog from a year or two previous...
So, moving swiftly back to the miniatures side of things, I'm working on my 6mm soviet project with quite a pace! The first big batch has been ordered, painted and based, and the second batch have arrived and are ready for some attention.
This project is self-funding, meaning I will only buy new items to expand the force when I have sold something from it to fund it, so if you are interested in any 6mm Soviet armour, please do drop me a line - paul_J_T [at] btinternet.com!
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
I Had a busy night on Monday & didn't manage an update. No excuse for yesterday however, just a lot of "real life" going on. I'll try to make up for it all today with something of a tour of the scales...
Gallery 1 - starting with some of the nicest miniatures, if maybe not my best painting. The 28mm Sci-Fi Misc section opens with a gallery of HassleFree Sci-Fi Miniatures.
From 28mm sci-fi to 15mm Fantasy, and a small 15mm scale Goblinoid army gallery.
Straight on to 10mm next, and Historicals this time, with some ancient indians painted for magister Militum.
That's 3 galleries to cover 3 days, but I feel I owe you, so how about some of my staple diet - some 6mm sci-fi to finish off? But, for a change, not my work?
Its the first guest Gallery on HobbyBrush - a small sample from the Very Fine work of Epic Tournament Regular Mat Arnold aka "Rug". Check it out HERE
Gallery Count: 4
Picture Count: 79
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Day 5 - I did 28mm & 6mm updates yesterday, so it's back to 10mm scale today to keep up the variety. Copplestone 10mm Fantasy is the target, with a very LotR style range... strange that...
New Galleries: 1
Picture Count: 16
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Day Four - its Ultra-Modern Brits today!
I've also added a few WIP style shots from my 6mm soviet project, which is currently the target of much brush-work!
New Galleries: 1
Picture Count: 32
Friday, 22 October 2010
Day three and we ride in from the plains, and onto the pitch - Its a "Wicked Elf" team for blood Bowl (or any other fantasy football game for that matter of course...) from shadowforge!
But thats only 8 pictures... thats no good... Have a tiny but detailed Roman General to make up for it a little... ;)
Gallery Count: 2
Picture Count: 13
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Whats more, I want each gallery to be showing a notably different genre / scale etc to the others. Not sure how well that part will go, but lets see!
First up is a Gallery of Epic 40K / Epic: Armageddon Space marine Rhinos. All painted in different colour schemes - more details in THE GALLERY.
Gallery Count: 1
Picture count: 11
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Epic Logan Grimnar MkII Gallery - 32 Pictures
Lord of the Rings, Aragorn Gallery - 16 Pictures
Lord of the Rings, Gandalf Gallery - 5 Pictures
Ancient Gladiators - 32 pictures
Gallery Count: 4
Picture Count: 85
Currently on the workbench - 28mm Imperial Romans, 6mm WWII soviets and some epic Necrons - coming soon!
Friday, 1 October 2010
Since a few people posted that "it needs more pictures", I did a little list. Thus it is that its just come to my attention that I still have over 60 more GALLERIES to add before I'm even caught up on my old painted items & commissions.
Some of those will have just a few pictures in, granted, but there's a couple more lurking in there which approach the 100-picture-per-gallery mark too!
How many Models have I painted over the years?!?! I've quite scared myself....
Still, it looks like the HobbyBrush is set to continue to expand for quite a while to come :)
Thursday, 30 September 2010
Total picture count for today - 79
New Galleries - 6
Soviets for Sale - 10 Photos
Epic Scenery Gallery - 13 pictures
Warhammer Misc Gallery - 4 pictures (a classic Ogre)
15mm medieval / Fantasy Human army 1 - 6 new photos
15mm Fantasy Human army 3 - 11 new photos
28mm BTD WW2 Soviet tank riders - 13 pictures
18mm BTD WW2 German DAK - 26 pictures
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
New Picture Count - 18
So Far, I've added:
15mm Fantasy Humans 2 - 11 Pictures
6mm World War 2 Russians - 7 pictures
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Not much painting lately, but I had another grat game of BKC yesterday. Only the second real game for either myself or my opponent, so we're stumbling through a few points and getting to grips with things, but its fair to say we're both already hooked!
For those interested, I'm playing around with a piece of software called Battle Chronicler at the moment. It allows you to put together battle reports with some great maps etc. I hope to post a report of the game using this soon!
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
I was asked a few weeks ago for some information regarding my Epic Logan Grimnar conversions. This prompted me to dig out the old articles along with a load of other painting guides I wrote way back & I've now edited the first of them for addition tot he HobbyBrush archives.
I've also added a couple of new galleries whilst I was here :)
Epic Logan Grimnar Mk1 gallery - 13 pictures
Making Epic Logan Grimnar Mk1 - article
15mm Fantasy Human Gallery 1 - 17 pictures
28mm Cave Men Gallery - 13 Pictures
Picture count - 43!
I have however had a few more games of Seeds of War, continuing to trial different ideas for the Buildings rules to tweak them a little more. They're currently seeming quite good, we just need to make the right decisions as to which buildings are which at the start of our games, and I'm in the process of writing up a siege list for the Pax to give their arty some clout in Urban areas, which it currently is oddly lacking.
Of Blitzkreig commander...
I've finally got myself an opponent for 6mm WWII, so the long languishing project is seeing some real advances at last!
We played our first game of BKCII ten days ago and I was reminded of just how much I like the warmaster C&C mechanics.
The Soviets are on the move, and I've spent a good deal of time researching the 3rd Guard Tank army's TO&E for July '44. Having done the 3rd Guard tank army for my Mid-war (14th July '43 - Kursk, I've gone exactly one year on!) flames of war forces years ago, its been interesting to see how the force changed and developed in just a short period.
Before you wonder, I certainly dont intend to collect the whole lot, but you can expect project updates soon!
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Game 1 - 800 points, Krayt Vs Andrayada
We went for a big game, and a good one it was too!
6x4' with many a building, and a few forrests for good measure.
Game 2 - 400 points, Krayt Vs Andrayada, testing "Suburban Carnage" Bolt-on
As part of our continuing testing of the Bolt-on rule sets, we played a small game on a 4'x4' board, absolutely packed with buildings.
We decided (ok, I declared...) that each force should contain at least 50% infantry, which would be deployed in the buildings in the center of the board at the start of the game. The aim was to test the Building rules, so we figured we needed targets!
The winner was stated as the first player to completely wipe out the opponents infantry forces.
In the first three turns, James succeeded in levelling a very large section of the city, as my infantry ran from building to building, watching them fall like dominoes behind them.
My Veterans and Basileus formation came into play in turns 4 & 5, making a couple of good assaults and suprisingly, the standard monitior formation did a fine job too, showing an Andrayada warrior Phalanx how to do it up close and personal in the last turn.
In the end, we both had infantry left alive, but, having both taken armies designed to take down buildings, very little that could actually kill infantry in the open!
We declared a draw & a great success for a playtest.
Buildings are too easy to destroy with standard AV fire.
They're far too hard to destroy with Artillery.
Infantry escaping a falling building should have some chance of gaining suppression counters when they successfully escape, or they walk out as though nothing has happened.
Sunday, 11 July 2010
This week I've opened the first of the 15mm Fantasy Galleries, starting with two small armies which are both also available for sale right now.
15mm Fantasy Dwarves
15mm Fantasy Undead
Picture Count: - just 20 :(
Friday, 25 June 2010
Thought I should post just to apologise for the quiet in the last week or so, which will continue for another week to come as well.
I have accepted the challenge from my father to complete something called the 15 peaks. It involves hiking / running up (and down!) the 15 peaks over 3000feet in Snowdonia, Wales, with a target time of 16 hours.
We leave on the 1st of July, intending to start walking around 4:30am on the 2nd.
Working as I do on building sites all day, and climbing quite regularly, I am reasonably fit anyway, but training for this challenge has taken over & 3 hours walking each night has put a temporary end to painting or web-updating I'm afraid!
So thats about it - sorry for the drop-off in updates, but dont worry, they'll return very soon!
Thanks for reading :)
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Picture Count: 139
Nordvolk 28mm civillians
Warmaster Ostland Empire Army
Warmaster Bretonnians 1
Warmaster Lizardmen army 2
Warmaster Lizardmen army 3
EpiC Armageddon Tau Army
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Finally, something which is actually current and NEW for the HobbyBrush! Plenty more old stuff to be added yet, but this one should keep me in regular updates for a while :)
Picture count: 23. but a NEW 23... ;)
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Galleries:- 6 Picture count:-130
40K Old skool Imperial Guard
40K Alpha Legion
Skaven Blood Bowl Team
Blood Bowl Studio & Misc
Blood Bowl Norse Team
Blood Bowl Dark Elf Team
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Seeds of War Studio Kraytonians
Seeds of War Studio Andrayada
Seeds of War Studio Scenery
Epic Imperial FIsts Space marines
Epic Iyanden Eldar
Epic Ork Kult of Speed.
Todays picture count:
I hope you enjoy them - More soon :)
Sunday, 30 May 2010
This time round, I have 5 galleries. Picture count: 228
Epic "Studio" Eldar gallery
Epic "Studio" Others Gallery
Epic Imperial Guard Gallery 1 (of many to come!)
40K Dark Angels Gallery
28mm WWII Soviets Gallery
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
The First installment is fuller than many may be, and can now be found in the articles section of the hobbyBrush, HERE
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Please feel free to have a poke around & let me know of anything you find which doesn't work for you. We have a few more little things to add in the background worky-bitz, then it will be ported over to plain old hobbybrush.com
The content is growing fast - currently available:
All my Seeds of War Articles
Miniature galleries for:
Seeds of war Pax Arcadians (6mm sci fi humans)Almost 200 pics!!!)
Large Scale Forgeworld Ursarkar Creed Bust
WHFB Chaos display pieces
Warmaster Bretonnian Joust
Warhammer bretonnian army (almost 100 pics!)
And a Gallery of Fantasy Art my a Friend of mine who passed away in 2004.
I hope you enjoy what's there, and I will keep the blog updated as I add more over the next few days...
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Rich is working hard and the website is progresing well. I'm currently padding it out with a host of gallery sections, sub sections and, umm... sub-sub sections ("Mains", "Subs", and "armies" if you're organised like Rich.. ), but currently rather few photos I'm afraid. This will change soon, but progress is definitely being made!
As for painting, Its still all green - Epic Necrons and WHFB Greenskins all the way!
I'll throw in a couple of Orc pics here to whet your appetite a little...
Thursday, 22 April 2010
The HobbyBrush website:
Richard is working hard in his spare time to put together a proper backbone for the website for me. I believe he's got most of it in place, so a couple more weeks and we should be good to roll!
I'm currently painting up a Necron army for Epic Armageddon on commission (yes yes, I know the website says I dont take them... but this one seemed interesting!). Lots of pics will be on the site once its operational.
My Savage Orc project has expanded into a far larger project. The basic Savages are now complete, but the aim has been enlarged to encompass pretty much every option and army style you could want in a Greenskin army. I never do things by half, so watch this space for 10K of mighty green regiments over the coming year!
Friday, 26 February 2010
I'm still playing with setting up the galleries & I'm not sure its woth the effort of doing it all by hand when (hopefully) come the end of March I'll get an automated system in place.
In the mean time, here's one of my more recent painting projects - 6mm Soviet infantry from GHQ. This is one of 9 infantry companies I've painted so far, each consisting 6 rifle, 2HMG and 2 Support Mortar units, based for use with BKC.
As a side note, they're currently on ebay.. not pimping them or anything... but here's a LINK to my Sales anyway... ;o)
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Currently I'm looking at a 3 or 4 tiered system:
Genre (main menu selection) --click--> scales (Page of options) --click--> Page of armies & groups --click--> Gallery Page --click--> enlarge any given picture
Does that make sense?
Test page showing more accurate layout can be found HERE
Let me know what you think!
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