Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year

I'd like to wish my friends and followers and all who visit my page, All they wish for in 2014 hope it will be a good one
All the best

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

HOHOHO Merry Xmas

I would like to wish everyone, friends, those kind enough to follow my slow progress, and all the visitors to my humble page a very merry Xmas and a safe happy prosperous new year.
All the very best

Thursday, 28 November 2013

WOW i'm stunned

Just over 10,000 page views...I'm speechless. A big thank you to everyone that's taken the time to look at my page, and especially to those who have been kind enough to follow my humble page.
As you can see real life has taken over but hoping to get more painted and posted.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone.
All the best

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Another Clan regiment for the 45'

This is my interpretation of The Stewarts of Appin's regiment of my Jacobite forces

As usual all figures are 10mm Pendraken. Thanks for looking , have a great week
All the best

Friday, 27 September 2013

Pendraken have re-vamped thier Sci-Fi range

Here is the link if anyone is interested, some great looking  zombies, and Survivors
Have a great weekend

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Another loss to boxing

R.I.P Ken Norton, gone but never Forgotten, great boxer, fearsome puncher. One of the all time greats.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

R.I.P. Dean Powell

Shocked at the news, Dean Powell had died. A sad Day for Boxing, the loss of a great coach, match maker, and a nice guy. Gone but never forgotten. My thoughts and sympathy to his family and friends.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The 500th Anniversary of the Battle of Flodden

Since I live in Newcastle Upon Tyne This battle is on my doorstep,  and It has always been one of my favourite battles. I went with my youngest son and three good friends of mine. We met up with a huge group on Pipers hill and waited for things to get underway. Wreath laying for the fallen on both sides, A piper who knocked out a few Scottish tunes. Then the bit I wanted Mr Clive Hallam Baker started the battlefield walk. first looking at the weapons used on the day, Pike, cannon balls, billhooks swords and longbow, complete with arrows which in itself was Fascinating amazing technology behind them. Then out onto the battlefield starting with the first action on the Scottish left the ground here being well suited to the pike blocks. I won't bore you with the details, needless to say the few hours we walked and listened flew by. A huge thank you has to go to Clive for such an informative Talk. The field is well worth a visit. Our first thought was why the hell would the scots give up such a commanding postion but all the parts fall into place, one you look at the ground and listen to Clive's narrative of the battle. what surprised me most was a ridge hallway down Pipers hill in the English center at least 20 feet higher than the bottom of the valley virtually invisible to both sides. It was still a strange feeling standing on  ground where 500 years ago so many fell.
The monument to the fallen of both nations top of Pipers hill

A closer look at the wreaths layed on the day

A picture left to right me looking cool haha Peter, Craig. Peter, who all enjoyed the day

Last one, a picture looking from James division on the Scottish right wing over to the English centre, the picture gives an impression of how steep the ground is (nearly killed me to climb it haha)
Hope you liked it. Have a great week
All the best

Thursday, 5 September 2013

I'm suffering this week

Got a major bout of man flu you guys understand i'm sure. still been plodding away with the painting. A new project WW1 Early French. A work in progress, but I've added a few pictures. As always the figures are 10mm Pendraken http://www.pendraken.co.uk/ great site, and a great forum. On to the pics hope you like them

pics are from my phone sorry about the lighting, i'm no David Bailey haha.
More updates when I get the chance.
Have a great weekend

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Hi everyone New pics up

As promised I've uploaded some new pics of my Carthaginian heavy Nellies (I call them that because I can't spell Elephants, wink wink). I have a severe case of man flu so i'm under the weather I know you guys know what I mean when I say severe

sorry about the pics still using my phone. The one with the green cloth, the infantry are conversions, simple but the supplied ones were no good.
Hope you like them will post more pics next week.
Take care enjoy the weekend

Monday, 19 August 2013

Claymore show

Another great friendly show, really enjoyed it some great games on show, and my favourite trade stand Pendraken. I paid for some pre-order figures and walked away happy with my purchases, only to find myself being drawn mystically back, i'm sure Leon And Dave and their stand are Sirens (mmm maybe not the beautiful ones from greek mythology, must make an eye test appointment) luring the unsuspecting gamer to their financial doom HAHA, (Just teasing guys) I ended up buying a WW1 Early French army and more paint as if I need more lead to add to the mountain. All in all great day, spent with friends a few beers thrown in later  can life get much better
All the best

Hi everyone

Thanks to everyone who visits my page, and those of you who are kind enough to follow my painfully slow progress.  I'm sorry things have been quiet as of late but I've been so busy with work and life I suppose, but I will post some pictures this week I promise. Been working on British cavalry for the 45', another clan unit the Stewarts of Appin, also more Carthaginians Heavy Nellies, and I've finished my roman infantry pack (WOULD HAVE BEEN QUICKER TO TRAIN AN ACTUAL LEGION )
I also decided to upgrade my heavy citizen infantry from 8 per base to 10, so all need re-basing. I will post some pics this week
Have a great week everyone

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Pendraken Mongal kickstater

Pendraken Mongal Kickstarter

This has surpassed their original target, this is great news. I'm really looking forward to seeing the new figures, but more than that looking forward to getting my grubby paws on them.
Have a great week everyone
All the best

Sunday, 30 June 2013

First of my Jacobite guns for the 45

Hi everyone hope you all have had a good week, and a better weekend. I have been away with work again, so real life taken over my painting. Thanks to a suggestion from sv52 one of the guys over at Pendraken forum I invested in some Scottish guns of the ECW

Sorry about the picture quality, need to get a camera.You never know they might strike lucky and inflict some damage on the enemy

Friday, 28 June 2013

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Done a little painting,

Slowly getting my painting mojo back, did a figure for a pressie. Sculpted by the Perry brothers. Love the figure and the subject

was a pleasure to paint, hope I did it justice. While painting this figure I carried on with my 10mm Carthaginians, this time more veterans sculpted by the very talented Phil over at Pendraken. Hope you like them

I went for command with roman equipment and standards as I wanted them to look as if they are using captured roman equipment (just to annoy my roman figures haha). Will post some through the week, just finished some scots guns for my 45' project.
Take care everyone have a great week, and welcome to my new followers
All the best Sean

Monday, 6 May 2013

Ah(deep sigh) inspiration

Not divine but... you tube an old documentary about the battle of Culloden, one of my projects, so settled down watched it, enjoyed every second of it.... and (trumpets sound drums beat) picked up the brushes again. Has been a long time i'll post the link here if anyone wants to watch it.
Hope you enjoy it. thanks for all the visits as always its much appreciated
Have a great week

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Hi everyone

Been a while, real life has seen me working away again. Will try to post something next weekend, still working on my 10mm projects  with a few 28mm figs thrown in, thanks for all the visits and hello to my new friends.
Take care have a great week everyone

Sunday, 3 March 2013

New Pendraken figures for this month

Hi all, hope you've had a great week. Pendraken have just released thier March figures, E.C.W  cavalry and generals. I'm drooling already and will have to invest in some me thinks heres a link if anyone is interested
I missed out on the painting competition and looking at some of the entries this year, i think i paint using a catapult haha
 Some top quality work

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Vampire lord & A Pirate

Hope you all have had a good week, mine has been hectic didn't get a chance to post anything last week, busy with real life, and work realted issues.... So had a booze soaked weekend instead. A little poorer (not in the workhouse yet) More brain cells destroyed but Damm had a great time!!!!!!

So my first distraction figure a Pirate...good songs...good booze...good fights....good booty.... ARRRRGH Where do i sign up
The Figure is from Black Cat Bases ltd, I saw it and it screamed buy me so parted with my doubloons, and really enjoyed painting him.

My second distraction figure was a Vampire lord, again from Black Cat Bases ltd and once again screamed but me, and once again i really enjoyed painting him, sorry pics aren't very good (hides the painting) but used my phone will try better lighting next time

Well i hope you enjoy the pics... hope you all have a great week

Friday, 8 February 2013

Hi all

I will try to post some things this weekend...sorry but been so busy i haven't had much time to do anything really. Did manage to paint 2 distraction figures i bought from Black Cat Bases, I'll post some pics this weekend.
WOW over 6000 pageviews too... a huge thanks to everyone who takes the time and trouble to visit my pages
Have a great weekend
all the best

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New year and a huge update

Hi everybody hope the hangovers are doing ok haha...i'm posting this update then going to work on my own hangover. Updates are casualty marker, Clan Mcdonald, Carthaginians foot and horse, Romans, and finally WOTR Infantry royal division hope you enjoy, thanks for looking
I decided to make a casualty marker, not my idea found it on another blog, liked it and wanted one in 10mm instead of using card markers, The reaper is 10mm Pendraken, a 25mm steel washer, and magnetic tape off e-bay. I'm happy how he turned out

Next up another Highland clan the first unit of McDonalds {not ronald McDonald before you ask}

As Always 10mm Pendraken, only a minor moan, no pipers, you got to have pipers with higlanders, but beautiful figures all the same.
Next up Carthage

That finished all the figures from my army pack A work in progress are my veterans below

This first element needs to be based will look better when complete but love the figures, again Pendraken new range

Finally WOTR work in progress men at arms done longbowmen started only one element based and flocked
Thanks for looking hope you enjoyed
all the best Sean


Happy New Year

To all my friends, followers, and all who take the time to read my blog. I wish you all a happy, prosperous, new year.
All the best