News, Updates & ramblings

This Blog is acting as the news and updates page for my new website,

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!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Boromir and the Cowboys...

No, its not a bad ovie title, its the contents of todays update on the HobbyBrush!

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

Something about all great plans...

Well, the updates theory had been going so well, it was bound to take a fall!

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]!