Friday, June 23, 2017

Haqqislam Phase 2 - Djanbazan FINISHED

Hi everyone,

Finally the Djanbazan are finished!  The set looks more or less like the box art and fits in well with the rest of the force.

As you can see I also kept to the same style with the bases.  I want my force to play in a city zone and not in the desert.

Below are some close-ups of the Djanbazan medic and hacker.  Great looking models, but not very useful in a vanilla Haqqislam army I have discovered.  Thery are unfortunately better options.  Maybe they would find play time in a Sectorial Qapu Khalqi force?

Next week it is going to be the last stretch of my Viking Phase two project, that is the Shield Maidens.  Until then farewell and good health as always.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Haqqislam Phase 2 - Djanbazan pt3

Hi everyone,

Today I have a short yet sweet post for you Infinity fans out there. I have finished up the first two Djanbazan and I must say I am very happy with them.

They are the heavy machine gunner and the marksman rifle, the two I think will be the most useful.  I have not purchased the Djanbazan sniper yet as I am sure he will be resculpted.  The model is currently in the older version.  I have a feeling Corvus Belli will produce a new Qapu Khalqi starter set!!!

They were painted up in the same way as the Ghulam Infantry, so If you are interested you can check out those posts or leave a comment and I will answer eventually.

Next week I wrap up phase two of my Haqqislam project.  So I hope to see you in 7.  Until then farewell and ood health.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Haqqislam Phase 2 - Djanbazan pt2

Hi, everyone,

So today I continue with the mighty Djanbazan!  Last week I left off the models with the initial steps for the bases painted up and all the models were given a basic coat of Heavy Brown.

Today I will focus on blocking out the models with the base colours.  I wont go into techniques as they are the same as the Ghulam infantry.  So if you want to know something about the techniques check out the posts or just add a comment and I will reply.

The most difficult and time consuming part of the project is now behind me.  From here on all I need to do is add highlights and lowlights and tie everything together with an enamel wash.

This means I will need to work on these miniatures two at a time instead of all together. Nonetheless, I am getting close to the end of this little project.

Please join me in seven as I continue to work on them.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Haqqislam Phase 2 - Djanbazan pt1

Hi everyone

So, I bought this box set of Djanbazan on the sole premise that I really really like the models!  I have never played them nor do I know how effective they are in the game. Nonetheless this is my project for the month of June.

The models are ultra-cool so in my book that is all the reason I need to add them to my force.
As a colour scheme I am going to go with the box art more or less.  I will also keep the same palette I used with the Ghulam Infantry.  This will give them a colour coherency as a force.
I decided to give them all a base coat of Heavy Brown.  This will serve as an excellent base for the sand, rust and green colours.  For the rest, I will see as the work progresses.

After the bases colour, I decided that I needed to do the bases. The process I use for the initial build up of the bases is very messy, so getting that out of the way was a must.

Join me next week as I continue painting up the Djanbazan.  Until then farewell and good health to one and all.


Friday, May 26, 2017

The Normans: The Warlords

Hi everyone,

As I continue to assemble my Normans for Saga, I am bringing you my two warlords for this faction.  Unlike the Vikings, Norman warlords can be mounted or dismounted.  I have prepared both types for my faction.

Overall, it is more advantageous if they are mounted, because you get more benefits when rolling Saga dice, but sometimes when facing shooty-armies you might want to consider the dismounted version.

So the first up is the mounted warlord.  I have mounted him on a 60mm base.  This is the maximum legal size for a mounted warlord in the game.  It also follows the philosophy I have taken up of mounting all these models for Saga on the maximum sized bases.  The figures were bought from the Foundry Miniatures and sculpted by Matthew Bickley from Casting Room Miniatures.

With the base this big, it opened up the opportunity of making a small vignette with three figures.  The warlord is obviously the mounted and with him he has two retainers.  The first is drawing his weapon and the other is wounded.  I think this really gives the subject interest and depth.

The second Warlord follows suit from my Viking warlord with two miniatures on a 40mm base.  These miniatures were bought in a pack of four from Gripping Beast. They are called the Norman Duke Retinue and they are very nice miniatures in my opinion.

I did have to do some modifications to the standard bearer in order to strengthen the grip on the banner and I also changed the sword-hand.  Nothing serious, just nitpicking!
So that is all.  I know, it was short and sweet, but that is all I can manage for this week unfortunately.  Until next time farewell and good health to one and all.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Vikings Phase Two: The Hirdmen FINISHED

Hi everyone,

Another unit done!, and therefore half this project is in effect done!  This means I now only have the Shield Maidens to work on.
Like the previous post, I also deliberately painted the two below together, for the same reason I painted the first two together.  They are more or less similarly dressed.

I really like the shield transfers from Little Big Men Studios.  They can be a bit tricky to apply at first, with their adhesive system, but after two or three major failings I finally got the hang of it and I now have developed a trusty system to apply them.  Other than that, the transfers offer an ideal way to distinguish the Vikings between warriors and hearthguard.

Finishing a unit is always satisfying, but it always leaves me in doubt to what start next.  You will just have to wait and see I guess.  Till next week, farewell and good health to one and all.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Vikings Phase Two: The Hirdmen pt.2

Hi everyone,

Another quick post this week. So, I have finished the first two minis in this unit of Hirdmen.  I also added the shield transfers and painted the ground work.

I did these two together because they are similarly dressed.  I have a healthy habit of doing this, as I see it speeds up my painting (which isn't very fast and wont win me any speed-painting competitions).

Well, this was quick and painless!  Come back next week to see the completion of this unit.  Until then farewell and good health.



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