Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Warhammer Empire pistoliers

Hello fellow painters,

I have managed to finish another full unit, the famous Empire pistoliers,  that fast cavalry in the renaissance German "reiter" style. In Spain, Games Workshop brand them as "Herreruelos" a type of soldier of XVI c. very similar to these Fantasy style "reiter".  I love the sculpts by the Perry brothers, with a lot of historical feel and available a lot of years in the Warhammer catalog, until their plastic substitutes came out.

The plastic horses are not bad, but horses are (for me) tedious to paint, with a ton of thin layers in the horse flesh in order to achieve a smooth finish... I am a lazy horse painter!

the riders were easy to paint, mostly blackened armour highlighted in grey, with edge highlight in silver, the red trousers and white and blue feathers give some colour to this unit.

There are some small conversions here and there, for instance, the flag bearer is a common pistolier with a hand swap, he lost his pistol and had instead a plastic knight hand with a lance, and the flag is an original 90' White Dwarf pistolier flag!! with the colours of Middenheim.   The "leader" has a plastic head from the 6th edition foot soldier command sprue.

I hope you like this little update of my Empire Army, and soon I hope to update the blog with some late antiquity miniatures!

Some close ups:


Monday, 11 November 2019

A little Mordheim update

Hi guys,

Today, I present you a very quick update of my Mordheim Reiklander warband, the good old metal youngblood!

This miniature is full of little details, like most Mordheim minis, I think it was sculpted by the Perrys (that was the GW norm in the late 90'). There were two models of Reiklander youngbloods, I own both, but I like this one more than the other miniature (armed with two hand weapons, sword and knife) and given his "uniform" I definitely will use him in my free company/militia unit in Warhammer Fantasy.

The paints were mostly Foundry and Vallejo, with GW "Rakarth flesh" for the off white shirt, mixed with some white. I like how this model turned out, and wanted to share it with you guys.

I hope you like it!


Monday, 14 October 2019

My Warhammer Empire army so far

Hello guys!

As I have mentioned in earlier posts of this blog, I have been working for a few years in a personal project that made me very excited when I was a child; a painted Empire army of the 90s, with all that "landsknecht" and multicolored look. Thanks to Ebay and other second-hand platforms, I have been able to buy almost all the miniatures I wanted, and in recent times I have been painting an imperial force in order to play Warhammer, or better said, Oldhammer.

What you can see painted in the photo is what is painted to this day, I have other units in process, and other painted units that are NOT in the photo and that I will upload on another occasion:

so excluded in the photos are 
- painted Imperial plastic archers.
- painted Imperial plastic militia mixed with Mordheim figures.

In the photos you can see

- Karl Franz on griffon
- Grand Master of the Knights Panther
- Imperial sorcerer
- 10 halberdiers with command group (10 more to be painted)
- 10 crossbowmen with command group (two more to be painted)
- Grand Cannon with crew
- Hellblaster volley gun with crew
- 7 Reiksguard on foot with command group (3 more to be painted)
- Steam tank
- Empire War Wagon

what a heavy ball...

Mmm... Leonardo of Miragliano??

To the previous forces I have in the pipeline , to be added when they are painted (all metal)
-5 Panther Knights
-5 pistoliers
-10 handgunners
- another halberdier unit
-10 lancers with shield
- swordsman unit
-Halfling unit and hot pot!!!

As you can see, I still have work ahead... 


Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Warhammer Quest: Witch Hunter & Heroes

Hi guys!

After painting the Warhammer Giant, just before the summer, my mood turned into a more "historical"manner. This changed last weekend, I had a miniature laying around during months, and I really wanted to paint it but never find the right moment, until now ;)   Warhammer Quest Witch Hunter, a fantasy XVIIc. style miniature, with a lot of detail and crisp details. It has been a joy to paint, and I'm pleased with the final result.  I used mostly Foundry paint triads, Vallejo model color, some Citadel paints ( I tend to use lesser and lesser Citadel paints, due to their tendency  to dry in the pot...) then I applied matt varnish from Ammo Mig and Voilà!

I will use this guy, apart from Warhammer Quest heroe, as a hero for my Oldhammer Empire army, and my future Mordheim  Witch Hunter warband :)

And I found out a couple of Heroes painted last year but not yet photographed and uploaded here, so sorry for this, here they come, my Dwarf hero and Barbarian!

The Dwarf iron breaker is from Warhammer Quest core set (1995!) in plastic, a nice little miniature that painted up quite nicely.

And regarding the Barbarian, I simply did not like at all the Barbarian included in the core game... I may paint it in the future, but for gaming purposes, I painted a different Barbarian, a guy from the mountains of Norsca, similar to the Barbarian featured in Warhammer Quest pc game (or IOS game), with more agressive and mature look. I tried to paint some TMM (true metallic metal) In the sword, but, as you can see, I am very far from master that technique haha, I am not very used to paint with those fancy styles, but sometimes I like to try "new" things. I hope you like it!

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Late XVII c. Tercio de Barcelona

Hello guys,

This time I have reorganized my forces (my collection) and as I have received the new Spanish infantry from North Star 1672, I will paint my new Tercio as the Tercio of Madrid "Old Reds" or Colorados Viejos, and my existing painted Tercio in red coat and blue facings, has become the Tercio of Barcelona/ Tercio de la Ciutat de Barcelona.  The miniatures were painted some years ago, and are Front Rank miniatures, superb quality, and more suited to 1680-1700'.

Tercio of Barcelona was at first, uniformed in green coats and yellow facings, but that uniform did not last long, asi it changed its colours just after a few years later... I mean, Tercio of Barcelona was dressed in green & yellow just in the second half of Franco Dutch war, and by the 1680' they were in their "new" uniform of red and blue, so they fought in the successful defense of Gerona in 1684 dressed that way, and in all the League of Augsburg War battles like the defense of 1689-90,  garrisoning the fortresses, the defeat at battle of Le Ter/Torroella or Barcelona.

the first uniform

the second and last uniform, with the flag of the Tercio (right), with the coat of armas of Barcelona, in the left we can se the flag of Tercio de la Diputacion or Tercio de la Generalitat, with St George cross in the flag.

The flag I have used is from Adolfo Ramos flags, labelled as War of Spanish Succession, but this flag have been used earlier by the Tercio of Barcelona, so it is ok for me.

now some pictures of the finished unit!