This blog is primarily about designing and playing wargames. However, part of what makes wargaming a unique experience is the tactile and visual spectacle elements. That is what drew me to wargaming in the first place. It is no secret, I am not a great painter and do not really enjoy it much. I am not above using paper templates in place of miniatures. However, when I do have models I typically do not play a game with unpainted models. It is a wierd quirk. I am fine using paper templates or toys, but if I am playing with wargaming models I want them painted!
So, to that end I have been doing a bit of painting. Let's see my progress.
You may recall these two models that I picked up when I purchased Pulp Alley. They are a Red Queen and D.A. Thompson model that I intended to use in Turf War, Mad Dogs with Guns, Pulp Alley, or even Strange Aeons.
I managed to get paint on them. Nothing spectacular, as I am not that good of a painter. However, they are now ready to hit the tabletop.
Besides these two, I also painted up some Mobile Artillery for All Quiet on the Martian Front. These had been sitting in the silver and unassembled on my desk for sometime. I think since late 2016! They finally got a coat of paint.
Finally, I also went back to some of my Crusader Gladiators. I had been putting them off for sometime as I don't like painting horses. The chariot horses did not turn out great, so I put off paintingthe Equites on horseback for a long, long time. Probably longer than the Mobile Artillery even! However, now that they are painted, I can use Equites Gladiators in The Games: Blood and Spectacle games. That will be fun!
They have a mounted and dismounted version now too. I actually painted the dismounted guys a long time ago to act as Damnati and Noxi models too. For Gladiator games they will prove versatile, plus I can use them as a Sons of Spartacus faction in Broken Legions.
I really need to stop taking iphone photos from my basement at night and expect them to come out! These are a pair of Retarius and a Noxi for my Gladiators. They are also from Crusader. The Retarius with the iron mask... I actually have no idea what he is. He doesn't have a net and he doesn;t have a trident... so I think he is something from the movie Gladiator with Russel Crowe i.e. some made-up Hollywood gladiator type.
That actually sorts my 2018 Painting Goals plus a few models more! Wow, anything else I paint is gravy!