Wednesday, 17 June 2015

A quick update.

Just a quick update  as I've not posted in a while. Work on the 15mm Feudal English army for  DBA continues (photos to follow) and should should be completed in the next three weeks as for the first time in ages (2 years) I'm getting back into the gaming saddle with a game of DBA, hopefully a few photos to follow.
Well that's it for now,
Happy gaming
Jason :-)

Friday, 3 April 2015

Feudal English, first photos.

Here's the first photos of my new 15mm Feudal English, I've not painted in months and I've not painted 15mm in years. So I dusted down the painting station primed some figures and here's the first results, I decided to hand paint the heraldry and repaint printed banners so they blended in with the overall look. Not 100% happy with these first stands(elements)  but starting to go in the right direction....hopefully.











Sunday, 29 March 2015

A nod to the past and Inspiration

It been absolutely ages since my last post but I've finally got some paint on my first 15mm in years (photos to follow).As explained in my last post's I'm going back to DBA in 15mm and first off building a Feudal English Army. Even though my collections 6mm/10mm/28mm have all now been sold I will be looking back at some photos of my previous Feudal armies in these scales to get the feel of the armies I've previously had, a nod to the past as it were. As with my previous Feudal armies I will be taking inspiration from the Jason Askew medieval paintings show below to give the army a battle worn look without hopefully not looking badly painted.


Friday, 7 November 2014

DBA 3 (Nice one)

Just received my copy....wow!! Thought Id never see the day, this is a really nice rule book. I doff my hat  to those who brought DBA into the new age. It needed it and its been done well.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Still here and......

Just noticed is been ages since my last post well I'm still here and at the moment in the middle of selling all my 10mm armies off .....keep an eye on ebay :-)....and painting up some 15mm..hopefully get some photos up soon. thanks to those of you that have kept me on your following list.

Jason.

Monday, 9 June 2014

The scale of things to come and a little something else.

As I've  written recently my wargaming mojo has gone ,I've not painted in months and I haven't had a game in ages. Then the other day whilst reading through the Medieval posts on the 'Lead Adventure' and 'TMP' Forums I saw some Feudal/Medieval armies in 15mm beautifully painted and based. I thought hmm? quiet like the look of them. Now as is very apparent on this Blog and my now closed 28mm Blog I do like a Medieval army (to say the least) and I've collected them in many scales but mainly 10mm. Hmm? (I thought again):-

Is it the hobby I'm tired of ?....No, I normally always enjoy painting and researching armies, even when not gaming.

Is it the Historical periods I'm tired of?...No like everything from Ancients to ECW, though Medieval is the one that floats my boat.

Is it the 10mm scale that at the moment I'm jaded with?... In all honesty?... it could be.  For many years apart from the odd dip of the toe in the 28mm scale of things and a big flirt with 15mm back in the day all my gaming and painting has been 10mm, Ive painted and collected a hell of a lot of the 10mm Medieval figures that's out there, maybe I need something different to paint? Yep I enjoy painting 28mm but the thought of collecting a full army at this scale again just doesn't compute at the moment. Collecting and painting 10mm armies is great, they look great en mass and in my honest opinion 10mm is the best scale to game in, but on the painting side while it is very enjoyable it can(when putting a full army together) become rather like  a production line. Also 10mm gamers in my area are now very thin on the ground :-(

So with all this in mind I'm going back to where it all (historically, Scale, and rules) began....I've decided to go with what floats my boat,  yep, the Medieval period...scale wise I'm going for 15mm??!! which isn't grandscale but its grand enough for me if it gets me painting again. In the rules set department I'm going DBA2.2 and DBA3 when it comes out with an eye on Big Battle DBA with 36 elements. The army I'm putting together will be close to the one I did in 28mm ( but didn't finish) on my 'In The Hall of the Plastic King' Blog, http://inthehalloftheplasticking.blogspot.co.uk/ a Feudal English Army. This one will be slightly later being an army from around the time of Mr Long shanks himself 'Edward I'.
I'm still going to post up my 15mm progress on here even though the project isn't 10mm as I believe Blogs are a great way of keeping a project bobbing along nicely.

So that's where its all at :-) Thanks for reading and following my Blog and I hope there will be something in this next project to keep you doing so. I will be returning to my beloved 10mm in the future, just not yet, though I will continue to post any 10mm/6mm stuff I find interesting.

Jason.

PS, there is going to be a surprise competition coming up in the next few months so I hope you pop back when I post details ;-)


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Like picking a lock with a wet herring.

Well its happened, its tried to raise its head in the past but its finally happened 'painters block'. 
 In the past its been a bit slow to get going but now I just look a the unpainted lead and think how, why, when.  I've  loads of lovely shiny new 10mm goodies to paint but I just cant engage head to paint. A full Late Roman army and I cant even think how I want it to look. I have lost the painting mojo, I cant even compose how I want my command bases modelled which is the thing I do first and foremost as it gives the feel of the rest of the army. I've lost my painting, gaming and slightly geeky  muse. I couldn't  have summed it up better than this: