The Cavalry Sees Red

Tonight I re undercoated the bits where my sloppy bone painting had covered the cloth and then did the blue grey again. When it was dry I gave it another coat to give a bit more depth. I then added in the red of the uniform and horse tack.

Still a long way to go, but definitely getting there. I have to choose what colour to do the czapka. On the website it is black, but inthink I will go for something a bit more fancy as befits a lancer regiment.

The unpainted one is going to be a red colour similar the ones I painted a couple of years ago.

Undead Cavalry

So tonight I made a start on the trio of undead cavalry. All are riding skeletal horses so that was a speedy paint job. Sadly too speedy as I got it places where I didn’t want it and only really noticed when I went to paint the various bits of cloth…

So this is where I got to… I actually ended up spending time watching a programme where there is a competition to build doll’s houses. Otherwise I would have bit further on than this.

I went into Town today with the kids and ended up in the toy shop to get some replacement paint as some more of mine is running out…

Rant Alert

So whilst grabbing my pot of paint I was browsing the various GW miniatures and came across a single plastic space marine miniature and then noticed the price… I nearly cacked myself £25! I mean I knew GW pricing was dodgy, but FFS £25 for a single miniature,  that is just so wrong on so many levels. Uness they melted down the mould after doing the run then that is obscene.

This is coming from someone who once spent £40 on a pile of miniatures to get two that were out of production. Here is one of them…super, super rare…

I am so glad that I dropped out of that system a long time ago, I still have the original Mordheim rules as well as Necromunda and did toy with the idea of revamping them using whatever miniatures I have lying around.

I had the vapours spending £25 on a Pile more Flintloque miniatures, so god help me if I ever got into 40k.

Zoltan Joins In

Yes this evening I got the leader of the 666th line finished. ..

He was a simple miniature to paint apart from some wierd bits where his sword scabbard met his legs behind him. There was no gap there, just metal. I simply painted it in as his tunic.

I went for yellow on his eyes, added the pupil then regretted it… they looked brighter without the black dot.

When I got in from work I had a mess around with another couple of flags whist having a cup of coffee…

My mate can decide which one, if any he fancies.

And finally, tomorrow I start on these three…

They will need undercoating tomorrow morning, so hopefully I will get a wiggle on tomorrow evening.

Zombie Dogs with Flag

Tonight I got the officer and standard bearer finished…

As you can see, I knocked up some colours to add to the flag pole. To be frank, it will probably change to something a bit darker. I printed out the blanks and coloured the bits with a selection of Sharpies.

The part finished one is Zoltan himself. I will probably (hopefully) get him finished tomorrow.

My mate is wanting these in a winter theme…aka snow, but as a number are already covered in the Patchy plains base ready stuff then I will have to snow over the top. That is if I have any round and about. I will do it a bit like the lot below.

Zombie Dogs

Tonight I got a bit of work done on two of the Zoltan command miniatures…they are more skeletons than Zombies, but hey undead is undead…

Because they are Ostarian’s then they have white tunics, I would have preferred something a bit darker or at least coloured cuffs and turnbacks, but I went for the colours from the website images. I would imagine that once I get the remaining bits painted then they, like the two from yesterday, will grow on me.

Tonight’s Pair

This is a bit of a misnomer as these two got started a couple of days ago, but as I said last night I didn’t have it in me to finish them yesterday… sadly for me I left them at the ‘OMG these are so crap’ stage… there was more white left than looked good for them… but to be honest I am really pleased with them this evening…

The flag is one of the paper ones I did in about 2019 and is just blue tacked on just to see what it looked like. To be honest I have a selection to choose from…

These are the next three that I am going to get a start on. They are the command section of the 666th Zoltan Zombie Dog line.

My package from Alternative Armies came today, so I will show them off tomorrow.

Tonight’s Vampire is…

Count Valdimir Kustosov…

This one definitely looks more suave and sophisticated than last night’s one… well he is a count and the former leader of the tomb city of Czarlingrad. Altogether not a nice chap at all! I really like this miniature, which is why I have one too.

I have the remaining two infantry to do for the undead. I will then move onto the undead cavalry and finally the dogs. My mate has ordered another four or five so I will have a few more to do… I also ordered myself a few too as there was 20% off last month.

A Quick Vampire

Tonight my plan was to do a couple of the undead miniatures. Instead I managed only one and made a start on the second.

I did this one in a standard ‘Russian’ green colour…

I will get him and the other ones based properly this weekend.

I do like this miniature with his rather grumpy vampire pose.

Tomorrow I will get on with the second one, hopefully by bed time I will have him done and if lucky I will make a start on the drummer and standard bearer.

First of the Undead

Tonight I did the first of the undead. These are commissars of the KGB.

As you can see they look rather dead and are liche officers. The one in the middle looks a bit odd as he is an undead toad.

These weren’t too difficult to paint due to the minimal details. I actually used some Speedpaints on the coats as I wanted a different grey to the trousers. Needless to say I was very, very careful. Tomorrow’s lot will take longer as there are four miniatures with a lot more detail on each. Two are vampires one is a drummer and the last is a standard bearer.

Final Ork

This little chap is the final ork from the Alternative Armies pile of miniatures I am doing for my mate.

I had sent him a photo of the latest two and asked what colours he wanted doing on the undead.

I was just about to get him painted when he sent a message and asked for him to have a red jacket with yellow trim. This isn’t a problem but Five minutes later he would have had a brown jacket.