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, 24 February 2015

return of the website, and Project Anyaral - more WIPS

First up, sorry for the website downtime. Long time viewers will be unfortunately used to it at this time of year, as is forgot, once again to update my payment info and missed the reminders, whoops! But I'm pleased to say it's back, and nothing is missing. 

In the mean time, paint has been being slung as usual, this time in the direction of more Anywral : World of Twilight figures, and another new sub- faction. The Enugan warriors are a much larger cousin of the Fubarnii and don't require many troops to hold their own on the table. A great little force to paint. Not too happy with their pet Tahela, or corresponding furs, but I'm hoping to try a couple more schemes when I get a moment and refine their look a little. 

Thus, it's dodgey ipad photo time - proper pics of all the recent WoT work this weekend!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Project Anyaral - works in progress

Very proud to say I maxed out my Twilight points from the challenge on the WoT forums last month and also bagged the Gold spot for the first month. Work is under way on challenge pieces for February, despite painting having been interrupted for various reasons! 

So, Delgon are the focus of the early month, and specifically, command and specialists to add to the core of the army already painted. Ipad photos for the moment - proper ones to add to the galleries will be taken for the end of the month! 

A second trio of striders, including a strider captain have also been added: 

A up I've done a few fun details on some of the command elements - they were just crying out for them! 

Next up appears to be some Enugan forces. Wasn't planned that way, but they've jumped the que! 

Also been painting various warlord games bits, which have already been seen on the Facebook page, but not here, so to correct that...

So, that's what's been seen on the workbench lately - plenty more rolling through as always - thanks for looking! 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Project: Anyaral, painting challenge January II

Two more galleries for the Anyaral: world of twilight section this week, photography for which was prompted by the WoT painting challenge.

First up are the Dhogu. They're a faction I never intended to collect, but they just kind of happened somehow. Great models as always, so no complaints! I've got a couple more Yirnaks (the big hairy mounts...) with riders to add, but not much more than that. At the moment. Honest.  (11 pictures)

The second gallery for this week is more of a mixed bag. Characters and beasts of Anyaral. Mike has sculpted all manner of inhabitants for his world, and many of them are beasts of burden, captured and corralled wild animals, and civilians or characters with no one alignment to any of the core forces in the game. This gallery shall be their home, and I look forward to filling it further! (13 pictures)

That's all for now - been painting some delgon, and a few pieces from warlord games this week, so updates on them soon! 

New galleries :2 
New pictures :24