Printing Tiny Peasants

Well I got back from the caravan trip safe and sound. I was a bit knackered, so I did a bit of painting on the Ashigaru still in progress. I then spent about 45 minutes hunting for the missing samurai then it kind of dawned on me that I hadn’t really had a look at what was left to paint… my only excuse is that they are very small and have exactly the same pose!

Samurai, Ashigaru, Samurai

Well that is that conundrum solved , well as I said yesterday that I had been shown a company that does 3D printed miniatures for samurai in 6mm. So in true Stephen style I jumped in… I wanted some peasants and monks that would fit in with my Baccu models. So here we have them at 100% next to Baccus on the left and 2D6 on the right…

They are a little in the small side, so tomorrow I am going to go for 110% Up to 120% and see what I can do. These are probably the smallest things I have printed.

Caravan Samurai

Yesterday and today I got on with basing some of the 6mm samurai, well actually the ashigaru (both yumi and teppo). My original plan was to plonk eight miniatures per base, however they wouldn’t really fit on the 20 x 40mm bases so in the end I glued only four on each.

Above we have the teppo armed ashigaru. I have the same number armed with the yumi. So 48 bases in total.

With the same four to a base then there will be the same number of Yari armed ashigaru.

Now interestingly enough I don’t seem to have any samurai infantry. If you remember a while a go I said I seemed to be missing some cavalry . I have rechecked and there aren’t any missing. It looks like both were in the same bag. Each one is meant to have 18 minis in and I have 36… I cannot find the three packs of foot samurai, that should be there.

Now as you know, I love my 3D printer, so I was quite excited to see these…

Lots to choose from 😉.

We had another good day today, it rained a bit so we played plenty of games. We gave Munchin Quest a go… first two monsters were a level sixteen and eighteen. Luckily for us they ignore low level Munchkins!

Home from Home

Well we made it to the camp site and settled in. Half the lights don’t work, the water pump is acting up and the electronic toilet flush… won’t. It’s not a biggy as there are good facilities here.

Okay our £700 caravan is letting the side down a bit as the rest are all at least five times it’s value.

I did manage to bring the 6mm samurai with me. I might not get any painted, but it would be good if I could get them onto their bases.

Last Painting for a Couple of Days

Yes tomorrow we pack up the caravan and head to where I work, well not exactly where I work, that would be weird. We’re going to the Skeld Campsite for a couple of nights. So there will be no painting for a couple of days until I get back Sunday night.

I have pretty much finished these, apart from the belt and rope on the milkmaid. I also got some more done on the Samurai (Ashigaru)… mainly sashimono and head gear…

I would have got the finished but at 22.00 the owner of the horses field dropped us a message to say he had put some weedkiller down to kill off the thistles… then realised that the ground couldn’t be grazed for a week. So I had to drop paint brushes and head off to the hill with the horses in tow. Not what I wanted to be doing, but it pretty much went really easily to be honest.

I also did a bit more on the Flintloque miniatures. A spot of colour here and there’s it isn’t really worth adding a photo each time.

I will still get to annoy you by adding to the blog, but therefore therefore be a miniature in sight… unless I manage to get something together, along with all the other stuff to do.

Starting on the Samurai…Again

Tonight I bit the bullet and started the next unit of Ashigaru. Nothing special, just the same as normal, slap the paint on and hope for the best.

I also did some work on the 28mm Renaissance stuff, the cart now has a driver , although he is a little on the short side, but hey, short people exist.

I also did a tiny bit on the Flintloque miniatures, but nothing worth showing on here yet.

Tomorrow I hope to carry on with these and get some more finished.

A Headless Monster Restored

Today I did a bit of electronic chopping and printed off the monster’s head. This was pretty much guess work based on a row of teeth in the lower jaw. I printed and voila I was about a quarter of a mm out.

Now glueing the head on wasn’t really going to work  by itself so I set about the miniature with some greenstuff.  So here he is with all body parts attached…

The greenstuff goes down his back about the same distance. Not exactly an invisible mend, but I reckon that once it is painted then it should be fine.

I also did a bit more on the Flintloque miniatures too… Still a good old way to go on most but two of them are pretty much finished…

I decided to print ruin 9 as my attempt to slice ruin five worked like a charm except I sent them to the resin printer memory stick which happened to be in the resin printer when I realised. In 19 hours it should be finished 😫.

The rest of the evening was spent watching YouTube videos on how to play the Men who would be King rules. Yes I am hopefully playing a wargame next Monday. The first in about a year and a half. We will be using my 10mm Sudan forces.

Tomorrow evening I am hopefully going to crack on with the Samurai etc. During the day I intend to carry on with the caravan checks to make sure everything is working as it should… today was the back supports, Tomorrow will be the front. One side took a 17mm socket and the other an 18mm. Luckily I had just gone and bought a new set, I decided I couldn’t be bothered doing it with a spanner. I managed to get my sockets and also bought a table saw as I reckon there is a fair old bit of wood cutting coming up in my future. It was my treat for being a good boy and sorting out the caravan and building the conservatory. It is now a standing joke here that shdn I do a major job I need a new tool to help me… seems I was owed one for the conservatory, my new sockets covered the caravan fix.

A Bit more Painting

I decided to call it quits on the teppo and got them off their sticks ready for the next lot. I have two units of Ashigaru left to paint. One lot is now undercoated ready to get started tomorrow when the undercoat cures fully.

I also undercoated the 28mm stuff too…

I got some work done on my Flintloque miniatures too, but forgot to photograph them.

My next ruin is complete…

The tower part also come separately. This is what it will look like when the next bits come off the printer.

Once this is done there are a pile of cloister walls to print and then there is another large piece, which to be honest I don’t think I will bother with as it is on a curve and although it can sit on a corner of a table it would look weird on its own anywhere else. It will also take over a day to print.

I have about half a roll of filament left so will make a start on some houses and house ruins. I probably forgot to say, but I am wanting to run a Mordheim campaign either with my kids or at the club – hence the ruined terrain items (as well as the Frost kickstsrter too).

So to help me with my painting I have been watching lots of things on Netflix, Saturday night was Serenity, awesome film from an awesome, but cancelled series. Last night was Beyond the Wire. It was an okay film, probably meant to be be saying something profound about AI and the USA… but if it was…it didn’t sink in.

I also watched a Resident Evil animated series, which actually I really enjoyed. The CGI was pretty cool. I have the animated films on DVD, which I watch from time to time. I never had the game, and think I only ever played it once at my mates house so the actual background on the characters is a bit lost on me. I know Leon was a rookie cop, but after that I haven’t a clue.

This evening I started watching Stranger Things, it is supposed to be good and the first episode certainly lives up to the title.

I went into work today and ran up and down the stairs lots and totally knacked my left knee. On the upside I added 4000 plus steps to my daily step count.

Tomorrow I paint more 6mm Samurai forces, but for now I am going to head off and shoot things on the console.


So years and years and years ago I ran a warrants club in the school for the kids. One of the games I ran was good old GorkaMorka. I deliberately chose games where the kids didn’t have to buy a lot of miniatures, so Mordheim, Space Hulk, Necromunda etc. Although I don’t do 40k at all as have no interest in big battles, the a one worked for me. Upon saying that I really have no interest in Necromunda now… not sure why, maybe that ship has sailed.

Anyway back to GorkaMorka. ArgentBadger had put a post up about their order buggies and it reminded me of the funs we had playing good old GM. I have two remaining minis from when we played. These ever saw paint and to be honest, we’re probably hiding when the rest got sold prior to moving to Shetland… so here they are… the survivors of the Skid!

In typical GW style of the time they pulled all of the games I actually enjoyed playing. The bases on these irks were tiny so that they could fit in the trucks. I am actually now having to fight the urge to go and look on Ebay to see if I can get any more. Actually yesterday I was in a a second hand book shop and found a whole pile of old GW army books.. somehow I ended up with a wood elf one for £8… not quite sure how that happened! Probably my belief during lockdown shopping…of I touch it then it goes in the basket.

Anyway back to the truck… it might have a new purpose…


Actually the bears are going to their new home today. I will send the monster things off next time I am passing on my way to work… tonight more Painting, I am on a roll…I hope

More Painting

Well this evening I actually managed to paint some things. First off the cart is just about finished…

In the background you can see the camp followers as well as the gear in the cart. I will have to get them all painted soon.

I also managed to get the Samurai teppo just about finished too…

I also got the 20 hour printout the bed too, I am in the process of a 22 hour ruin now… they go on top of this one…

It would have e been further on to be honest, but I had to move a socket in my wife’s office as she had asked if I old build in a sofa using a large cushion thatshehD been given. The socket needed dropping 20 cm but, in turni g off the power I buggered up the next print. Talking of wierd prints.. I was printing a purple of big monster bears to go with this lot…

It didn’t print properly and I thought it was due to running g iutkf resin, but nope, the weapons printed fully and they were above the head…totally weird.

And finally I got a good bargain at the charity shop today…

Not bad for £3.50.

Tomorrow I am heading into school to clear one of the upstairs store rooms as I am converting it into an office for council staff to use.

Paymaster and his Cart

Today I was a bit busy and got various things sliced and printed and undercoated. I even managed to paint things too…

So here is the paymasters and his gaudy wagon. I have baggage to go inside of it as well as the all important money chest. I converted the driver to be a bit more 16th century. He will hopefully get sorted tomorrow.

I also got some dogs and more Samurai started, as well as some Flintloque minis worked on too.

Hopefully tomorrow I will get the cart and horses finished, not to mention the other things in the photo.

In totally different news, I took the caravan for test run today and it worked well. We are trying to book somewhere next weekend.