Thursday, 16 January 2014

And so it begins.......



I've made a start on my little mob for the 'How to Oldhammer' challenge. Above are the figures I've started with so far. On the left is a Front Rank Wotr Officer, in the middle is an advanced heroquest man at arms, I got 11 of them cheap as chips off ebay a while back and lastly on the right is a Front Rank crossbowman ( http://www.frontrank.com/4_2_lev3_The_War_of_the_Roses.asp ) , I've got five of these. This means I've got another 5 figures to decide upon for my 21. I'm going to do some headswaps on all the figures, firstly to unify them as a group and secondly cos I love doing Headswaps! I'm aiming at portraying a town watch lead by a Watch-Captain.
So here are the first three with new heads. I might change the head on the Captain, it's a bit too hairy but it tickles me for now. All the figures are wearing Jacks so I might end up painting them in two colours to give them a uniformity. I want to do a banner for the men-at-arms and I'm going to have a go at using the classic tomato-paste-tube metal approach.

It my birthday today as well and look at what my gorgeous wife bought me! And look at what I bought myself with my birthday money
I got a unit of 10 including a captain! Goody!


11 comments:

  1. Nice! 2 questions: a) where are the headswaps from, and b) what's the timetable on this, realistically? Because I'm happy to bump it up my list of painting priorities if you reckon there's a game in it soon enough!

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  2. The heads are from some of the current Empire sprues, I seem to have collected loads from ebay over teh years. I think they are a mix of pistoliers, flagelents and handgunners but i have some from the state troops as well. As far as time scale, the quicker we get them painted the quicker we get to play!

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  3. Looking good! I had lots of fun a few months ago decapitating Battlemasters plastic figures and giving them heads from the current GW Empire range. I was going for a town watch theme as well - it gives just the right bored guardsman character. Must get around to actually painting them some time...

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    1. You showed them on Frothers didn't you? That was the inspiration for these and partlt the inspiration for this whole idea. Its all your fault! :)

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    2. Yup that was them. Hopefully your progress will inspire me to get on with mine!

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  4. Looking good bud, Archer and Spearman are already looking great even without paint.

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    1. Cheers Chico, what're your plans?

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    2. I don't have any plans just yet, I keep jumping from project to project. But I'm thinking some Ral Partha/Dark Eye Dark Elves or Fantastic Miniatures not-Squats (Both of which will need ordering)

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  5. Nice, those are looking great. I have chosen a leader from my leadpile, I will start assembling a retinue asap. Blog post about it to come soon.

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  6. A late many happy returns. The AHQ guys have always been a favorite of mine. My first Empire army had a unit of them, I guess every kid at the time had them.

    I really don't need another project but I always love a side project....

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    1. It's only 21 mini's Erny.
      That's just a unit in an already existing army.
      Or a little warband all of it's own.
      Go on.
      You know you want to!

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