Thursday, 19 September 2019

Flintloque Undead - part seven



Part seven - Zoltan Dog Zombies

Eight zombie dogs from the Flintloque 666th Zoltan Dog Zombie box set 55506 based on 2p coins and painted with various acrylic paints with a scratch-built paper standard. A fantastic set of beautifully sculpted miniatures. For more information see this Alternative Armies link.

Tony

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure - Down in the weeds



Regular followers of this Blog will know that I have been working on an industrial narrow gauge railway layout built to 1:27.7 scale or 11mm = 1 foot. The choice of such an unusual scale has meant that much if not all items needed for the layout have had to be heavily modified and/or converted from existing models, completely 'scratch built' or sculpted by me.

In these latest posts I will update the Blog with 'work-in-progress' images and text showing how the initial project is developing. For more information look out for the Narrow Gauge Labels to the right.

The diorama layout is nearing completion with most of the modelling work complete. I have added even more foliage and greenery which has been modelled from a number for different sources, static grass, static grass tufts, ground foam and even an artificial button hole display bought from Webbs Garden Centre which was cut up and used as weeds. The images in this update show how the products have been used.

Most of the clutter has been used up but the figures, the workmen have still to be stuck down. I am enjoying playing model trains and moving them about deciding on where they look best.

All of these images were taken out of doors in direct sunlight with my Minolta camera.






Tony

Monday, 16 September 2019

Kennel Lane, Broadway - Detailing



Two updates in one post. Firstly, I have added the guttering and down pipes which were modelled from plastic tubing and plastic card. The handrail was constructed from radio-control servo rods (perfect for modelling as they can be bent into shape and take paint well).


Then secondly, I have added even more detailing to the stair end - I think the upper structure is for a telephone line. Once again modelled from a radio-control servo rod and plastic card.

I have begun to undercoat the model with Halfords universal grey undercoat which helps to seal all the different materials together ready for painting.




For larger images just 'click' on the photos above.

Tony

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Flintloque Undead - part six



Part six - Licantzrop Jagers

I'm sure I have more of these werewolves tucked away somewhere. The image above shows just five miniatures , while the image below are some newly based and painted figures - all from the Licantzrop Jagers boxed set 55505 from Alternative Armies.

In addition you can see a Limited Edition Graf Von Orlock LE10 (centre), a converted Undead werewolf from Reaper miniatures (rear left) and a 'flock' of bats, also from Reaper (I think - rear right).

The second figure below is a conversion of the standard bearer with a flintlock instead of the standard.


Tony

Friday, 13 September 2019

Flintloque Undead - part five



Part five - Headless Zombies.....

Headless zombies, what are these?

Back in 2011 I wrote a series of three linked scenarios for Deadloque/Flintloque in which Margahrah, a Lyonesse Commissariat serving with Marshal Ney was tasked with confirming reports of headless zombies seen attacking the retreating Grande Armee du Norde. The three scenarios can be found on Orcs in the Webbeherehere and here.

To support the stories I converted a number of Flintloque miniatures and details can be found on this Blog - for example see this link. In the image above you can see the whole force of 12 headless zombies.

Once again all the miniatures are mounted on to 2p coins and painted with acrylics before being varnished and the bases decorated with static grass or static grass tufts. They were great fun to model and paint and can be used as a separate force or integrated into the main Deadloque Undead force as featured in the earlier post.

Tony

PS.
I believe that these are the only examples of Witchlands headless zombies - if anyone knows of anyone else converting their Flintloque figures in a similar way, I would be interested in seeing examples.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Wargames Soldiers & Strategy issue 104



Wargames Soldiers & Strategy issue 104 has a two page article written by me called Building Fort Amiel. The building is based on the lookout post built in 1876 and was originally intended as one of the articles for the Pen & Sword book Wargames Terrain & Buildings - North Africa and The Middle East (which is due for release sometime in 2020). Due to space restraints and a focus on North Africa, the article/tutorial was cut from the book.

For more information and details of how to order your own copy of the magazine - see this link.


Guy (editor) has done a great job in reproducing this article on the pages of W S & S with loads of work-in-progress photographs and small information blocks highlighting different parts or techniques of the build and painting.

I think this is one of the very best modelling article page layouts I have ever seen in W S & S and look forward to more of the same.

The final images shows the finished Fort Amiel. For more information on this historical building see this link.


Tony

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure - More detail



Regular followers of this Blog will know that I have been working on an industrial narrow gauge railway layout built to 1:27.7 scale or 11mm = 1 foot. The choice of such an unusual scale has meant that much if not all items needed for the layout have had to be heavily modified and/or converted from existing models, completely 'scratch built' or sculpted by me.

In these latest posts I will update the Blog with 'work-in-progress' images and text showing how the initial project is developing. For more information look out for the Narrow Gauge Labels to the right.

I am continuing to add small details and foliage to the layout, but the main reason for this update is the Aqua Magic canal basin. I have added yet another layer of Aqua Magic and I now think that the canal basin looks like real water with a liquid shine. These top down images show what I mean.


In addition there are even more items of clutter added to the piles either side of the main building however, the workmen figures are unattached - as I am still playing with what will be their final positioning.

For larger images just 'click' on the pictures.


Tony