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Monday, April 21, 2014

Friends don't let friends paint naps!! 69th Waterloo

Here is the latest command base of my British Napoleonics from Waterloo, the 69th. Pretty happy with how these turned out. Complete unit below which I feel is very cohesive. Mostly Victrix plastics.Cross-eyed from all the belts.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Good Lord, More Maori's?

As promised, very happy with these guys...more on the way, fantastic models to paint.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hone Heke, Empress Miniatures

As promised here as an update of my latest unit of Maori Warriors from Empress Miniatures starring the infamous Hone Heke. Hone Heke was a Māori rangatira (chief) and a war leader in Northern New Zealand. I am very happy with this paint job and felt that the cheq robe came out really well as did the facial tattoos which you cannot see very clearly in the photos.

Anyway let me know what you think? Lots more Maori to come over the next few weeks.

Some hisoircal background on Hone Heke:

Bay of Islands Ngā Puhi chief Hone Heke was an influential Māori voice in favour of the Treaty of Waitangi. However he later became a leading opponent of British rule in New Zealand.

Disillusioned by the failure of colonialism to bring his people economic prosperity and by the increasing control of the British government over Māori affairs, Heke ordered the cutting down of the flagpole at the British settlement Kororāreka (later renamed Russell). This was intended to show displeasure at British government, yet not threaten the Pākehā settlers. Over the following months, it was re-erected and cut down again three times. In 1845, this protest action resulted in war between British troops and northern Māori.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Warpy Halflings

Well an updated as promised, the next batch of Warploque Miniatures halflings, I have actually finally finished painting the full unit and I have to be honest that I really struggled with motivation with these and actually rushed through them with a very simple paint scheme.. While they ooze tones of character the actually sculpting of the miniatures is not overly smooth and clean and can prove difficult to pick out the detail on the models especially on the clothing....they almost feel like more of sculpting sketch than a smoothly finished model. While I love the overall feel and character of the models I can't help but think Alex has overly rushed to churn out as many models as possible and needs to slow down to focus on the quality of the finished sculpt as he clearly has the skills to do so. Despite this I feel that it is only onward and upwards for this young sculptor.

Stayed stunned to this page as more Maoris from the New Zealand wars are on the way soon!

Some previously painted models.....

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Well after years of chasing this guy all over e-bay I have finally gotten hold of my own copy of the Citadel Unreleased Halfling pimp. There he is right there in my greasy lil hands. I thought I had got him for a decent price until the realisation of the full extent of the drop in the Aus dollar vs the pound kicked....but screw it the chase is officially over. I am not exactly sure what the full story is behind this mini or why it wasn't released so if anyone has any further info please feel free to let me know.

If you are interested in other unreleased Citadel/warhammer halflings then check out the photos below.

The first two were resin casts for internal GW staff and suspect the metal ones are potentially part of an unreleased halfling Mordhiem warband or perhaps cancel expansion of their halfling range. It anyone can shed any further light of these then feel free to do so.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

White Knight New Halfling Releases

Long time no update, it's been a busy summer but rest assured that I have been busy painting away in the background, probably my most fruitful painting period in a long time and I have a whole bunch of halflings, British Napoleonics, Vikings, Maori warriors and even WW1 Maori Contingent to showcase over the next couple of months. Unfortunately although many of these minis are painted they are actually for entry in a online fourm painting contest and I cannot publish photos of them until it is over....soz

But in the mean time check out the latest future releases from Whiteknight Miniatures including some cool zombie halflings and halfing archers....get an eye on his website as he has alot more halfling goodness on the way as well as some Marauder styled ogres!!

Check more out on the following link