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!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Well, that slipped by quietly....

I made it beyond 100 galleries.... that's one HUNDRED galleries of images!!!

And apparently I didn't shout about it enough.

So here it is - WOOHOO! YIPPEE! YEAH!.

Ahem. Joking aside, it is quite a milestone for the HobbyBrush, and I had been holding back a couple of my favourite galleries from years gone by to mark the occasion, but time did not allow with the last update.

TO make things right once more, may I present to you....

Painting Death Korps of Kreig - Epic (6mm) painting article.
Warmaster Brettonnians 2 - one of my "Signature" commissions from my time as the mercenary Brush, a super-detailed Bretonnian army in 10mm scale for Warmaster. (41 pictures)
The Epic Misc Gallery - Maybe not one defined theme, but a lot of the models which got my name out there in the 6mm world are in this gallery, from titans to Inquisitors :) (52 Pictures)
And a smaller, less iconic gallery to round us out with some 28mm stuff - my third Old west gallery ( 10 pictures)

Finally, a Quick reminder that I have loads of stuff listed on Ebay right now, ending in the next day or so - check out all my items here

Thanks for looking!

Gallery count: 3
Picture count: 103 (Plus an articles!)

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Its Sale Time!

This time usually comes around regularly here at Hobby Brush HQ, but hasn't done so for a while. Well, with a free-listings weekend at, I've shoved a load of stuff up and we'll see what goes!

Listings include:
15mm Medieval, Sassanids, Fantasy dwarves, undead and other Humans.
6mm WWII Soviets
15mm (FoW) WWII Soviets
And a bunch of other stuff besides!

Check out all my auctions HERE

Sunday, 10 July 2011

I can see! I can see!

But I haven't done much painting :(

My eyes continued to trouble me and took some time before I could focus well enough for long enough to really get down to much painting, so apologies for the lack of updates and for the very poor start to my pledge!

I do have a few new things to show off however, so please take a look if you care at....

The Next Big Thing - World of Twilight Diorama (9 Pictures)
The Giants Gallery - Selected Giants from across many 28mm ranges. (7 new pictures) And dammit, I'm counting those giants as 4 models each for the Pledge!
And because that's not enough new pics when you've been waiting so long, I've also uploaded the hasslefree Fantasy Gallery to add a little more colour (15 pictures)

Good News, I sold some more 15mm Flames of ar WWII Soviets. £120 worth to be exact which sets me off well on the pledge. I am, of course, however, just a normal gamer so no sooner had I done so that I made a purchase to further my Twilight Demo'ing capabilities (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!). Using the same system of counting cavalry as 2 models each, I purchased 24 new models this month. So I break even so far. Not great, but could be worse I guess!

Gallery count: 3
Picture count: 31
The Pledge:
Models Bought: 24
Models Painted: (edit!) 26 - I didn't count the Diorama. counting 1 for model, 1 for setting ;)
Months into the Pledge: 2