Saturday, 18 April 2015

I'm not dead yet...

Almost a month since my last post, but never fear, I am alive. I just seem to have been very busy. That has included a little bit of wargaming stuff as well, so here is an update on that front.
First of all, Eagle Rampant is alive and progressing. I'm looking at submitting it as an article to my wargames magazine of choice, so I'll let you know if that gets off the ground. In order to make sure that the atmosphere is right for this project, I've been looking at using the school holidays to ensure I have some nice scenery available. Here are the results:
Seen from above, the Roman garrison fort in occupied Gaul.
First up is a scratch-built Roman fort. Many bamboo skewers died for this monstrosity. Luckily the palisades were built by Dan about six years ago, I just finally got around to mounting them to MDF, painting them, making the gate and the interior buildings.
Roman legionaries manning the ramparts of the fort.
A nice shot of the fort which unfortunately doesn't have the backdrop in it, but nicely shows up the carefully measured angles of the skewers in the palisade.
Not to be outdone, the Gauls also need somewhere to live:
Defending his home from Rome.
I ordered three resin roundhouses from Caliver Books' Battlefield Buildings range. These are big solid hunks of resin that paint up really well and are only $13 NZ pesos each for the most expensive. I still need to build the stockade for the Gallic village (more doomed skewers), but this will probably be next school holidays now.

At the same time I haven't had much time for figure painting, but am working my way through some commissions for Geoff. Here are the first dozen:
Coppers on the move
Coppers ready for anything
More coppers
Finally - something that isn't dark blue! Two detectives and a member of the Women's auxiliary police force.
Finally, let me join the chorus of fans who are hailing the release of the new Star Wars trailer. I am also very, very excited.

Not to mention Age of Ultron and Antman coming out very soon. It is a good time to be a nerd.

Nathan

18 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you aren't dead! The Eagle Rampant terrain is looking great, very professional. I'm a sucker for a fort :-)

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    1. Cheers Paul. I don't know how much action it will see, but it will make a nice paperweight for quick reference charts!

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  2. Nice work on the terrain and those Rozzers look great :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin. Artizan are always nice castings to paint. The photos do show up a few areas that need some work on the fuzz though.

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  3. Man that trailer looks promising - good time for nerds indeed!

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    1. We live in a golden age my friend!

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  4. Smart looking fort, I like that

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    1. Thanks Scott. After watching your projects unfold I feel guilty if I spend less than a fortnight on any piece of terrain.

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  5. Nice looking minis and beautifu fort!

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  6. Please note...no bamboo skewers were hurt in the making of this fort, just modified slightly.
    Outstanding work sir.
    Geoff will love those coppers and I get the pleasure of gaming against them.

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    1. Thank you very much sir. The upgraded version of coppers has been posted now, but you'll get to see them in the flesh soon I'm sure!

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  7. fantastic work on the fort and lovely painting as always

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