Monday 29 April 2024

Forge Fathers Huscarls

Here we have the final two miniatures of phase one of the Forge Father army, the last of the original miniatures picked up many years ago and it feels good to have them painted up now.

Though the paint scheme is the same and mainly to the same tabletop standard I did do some quick highlighting on them due to being characters as it makes them pop just a little more than the rank and file.

To finish off we have a photo of everything completed so far for the Forge Fathers though I am planning on getting more built and painted for them soon.

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Forge Fathers Doomstorm Iron Ancestor

No army is complete without a (small) giant walking armour suit, so here we have the Doomstorm Pattern Iron Ancestor.
As the wee lad only has short legs I decided against giving it the close assault weapon and instead made it into mobile amoured gun platform, much more fitting in my opinion.

With this now done I'm only two character miniatures away from completing phase one of the Forge Father army.

Monday 15 April 2024

Forge Fathers Jotunn Weapon Platforms

Time for some big guns to add some heavy support to the Forge Father army.

Exactly the same paint scheme as before but this time as these don't have bases I had to figure away to get that colour pop on these.  I was almost certain the basing material had red pigment in it so I used it as you would a weathering powder on the tracks and I think it worked out quite well.

Next up is some more armoured support, this time of the walking variety!

Monday 25 March 2024

Forge Fathers Stormrage Veterans

Time for some of the Forge Father elite, the Stormrage Veterans are here to add some much needed heavy firepower to the army.

These are the original PVC miniatures from the initial release and though they are somewhat smaller than the militia miniatures (I'm guessing due to shrinkage when manufacturing PVC minis, this was back in the day when this type of material "Restic" was brand new and companies didn't take this in to account), they still look pretty decent when painted up and placed with the other miniatures.

For the paint scheme I stuck to the same palette as before and just kept it to basic tabletop standard as I've a small mountain of these fellas to get through but I must say I'm really enjoying working my way through these.

All twenty lined up on the painting table, ready for action

Tuesday 27 February 2024

Forge Father Steel Warriors/Militia

New Year, new project or in this case a very old project that has been long left at the wayside.  The creative urge to finally put some paint on these original Forge Father miniatures finally grabbed me and I've had a blast putting some paint on them.

They're only painting to tabletop standard as I have more than a few of these blighters to get through but they look decent when grouped together and they're in a paint scheme I've not done before with some basing I picked up thinking it would come in handy at some point.  It all works out in the end.

I originally picked these up on their initial release at one of the first Mantic open days and over the years picked up the metal conversion pieces they released to make them a touch more sci-fi (though I made up five as the original plastics).

These minis are the original Steel Warriors however with the release of the newer hard plastic kits they have now shifted to being the Militia but either way I still like their aesthetic and I'm looking forward to diving into more of them.

Below are some W.I.P. shots from box to finished.

The finished Steel Warriors/Milita

Thursday 2 November 2023

Warhammer 40k: Venomcrawler

After a long gestation period the next giant gribbly monster is finally finished.

The grimdark paint scheme continues on here with minimal colouring but with vibrant spots of visceral red.  I did find working on this mini and bit fiddly due to all the fleshy bits being in hard to get places but as usual once you have the finished paint job in front of you it finally all "comes together".


Monday 4 September 2023

Warhammer 40k: Maulerfiend

After finishing up all the troops for my Black Legion it was time to start adding some of the larger options available to the armies of Chaos.
This beastie was a bit of a slog to get through with all the fleshy parts mixed in with the mechanical bits as well as the plates on top but in the end I just cracked on and it now looks a suitably menacing part of the army.