Sunday, September 14, 2014

Euron Grejoy and a Braavosi bravo

Just a quick post to drop pictures of a couple figures I have semi-finished (i.e. basing time has not come around yet: I usually wait until I have a significant number of figures needing bases done before pulling out all the gear). These two both need varnishing as well, but in order to keep the posts rocking, I thought I would throw them up here.

Here is a figure I have converted to be Euron 'Crow's Eye' Grejoy. I know, I know, the patch is over the wrong eye, but we make due with what we have.

The body and upper legs are from the Perry WotRs figures, as well as the arms. The boots are from a Perry plastic dismounted Napoleonic dragoon. The cloak is from the Fireforge Teutonic infantry set, and, lastly, the head is from a Warlord plastic Imperial Roman sprue. I though he turned out with quite a nice swashbuckling look. I might sculpt a base for him that looks like wooden planks of a ship's deck.

The figure below was posted in the last post unpainted. It is meant to be a swaggering Braavosi bravo, a brash young swordsman who prowls the canals searching for a fight.

The main body is Perry WotR. The slashed sleeves are from a Warlord Pike and Shotte command sprue I had lying around. The head is from a Foundry dark age warrior of some sort. The frilly collar is sculpted by me.

I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Song of Ice and Fire WIPs

Here is a glimpse of some stuff for my aSoIaF project that is currently on my painting table.

First, we have another command stand for one of my fictional houses, whom I will fully introduce once the figure is based and the banner complete.

Obviously it still has a little work to be done on it, and I am hoping I will have the time to do so by the end of the week. School started up last week so my time has had more demands placed on it now than in summer.

Details on figure compositions will be given once it is finished as well.

Here, too, are a couple assembled and primed figures:

This one I intend to paint as Ser Barristan the Bold

And this is a Braavosi bravo, looking for a street brawl.

Painting will come soon enough!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fall Clear-out Sale: New stuff added

I have added some new stuff to my For-Sale/Swap page and have posted it at various places around the web. If you are interested you can see the items here: FOR SALE / SWAP PAGE

Added are some Hirst Arts Molds, a LE Dick Winters figure from Historicon, and much more.

If you are interested in anything drop me a line.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lord Edmynd Crownbeck of Crownbeck (and better Aegon the Conqueror pics)

I have completed another command style stand for my A Song of Ice and Fire gaming experiences. Here we have the crafty and conninving Lord Edmynd of House Crownbeck. Their words (not featured on their banner) are "A Trickle Becomes a Torrent."

The figures are all Perry plastic WotR figures, with a few modifications. The head of Lord Edmynd is from a Warlord Games ECW plastic figure of which I had a sample sprue. The horse is a Perry metal. The missive and seal the herald is handing him is scratchbuilt from paper and greenstuff.

Also, here are a couple better shots of my Aegon the Conqueror figure that I was able to snap today.

I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aegon the Conqueror

Here is the painted version of the figure I posted in the last post. I am not sure the photo is good enough; it was taken quickly and in not so good lighting. I will get a better one soon if I get the chance, but I wanted to share.

Thanks for looking! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Aegon the Conqueror, WIP

I just wanted to post up some quick pictures of a figure that is still unpainted but largely finished assembling.

This is meant to be Aegon I the Conqueror, who forged the Seven Kingdoms (okay, six) into one on the back of his dragon, Balerion the Black Dread.

The figure is from Fireforge's plastic Teutonic infantry set. I had to sculpt the scaled mail and turn the sword into the famous Valyrian steel blade Blackfyre, The head is from a Foundry Roman. I contemplated adding his crown, but decided against it. I will keep you posted on progress.

I may also decide to base him at the foot of a large black dragon that I already have. Decisions, decisions.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Ser Julien Grimlowe, Lord of Goldmoor

Here is the first completed command stand for my planned A Song of Ice and Fire gaming experiences (mentioned in my previous post) using my now fairly decent sized (c. 650 figures) War of the Roses collection. The characters are representing fictional minor houses who reside in the border region between the Westerlands and the Riverlands.

This is Julien Grimlowe, the young, arrogant and adventurous 'Black Lion' of Goldmoor. House Grimlowe's blazon is a barry-bendy of 8, or and gules, a lion rampant sable. Their words are 'By Tooth and Claw.'

The figures are all Perry plastics, except for the horse, which is a Perry metal (I wanted a more static pose that the plastics, unfortunately do not provide without serious modification), and Ser Julien's head, which is cut from a Foundry slinger from their now defunct line of Franks.

His faithful squire makes sure that the brash Ser Julien does not careen into battle without his helm, as the lord regards him with disdain. I like how this one turned out. I am working on incorporating more motion into my multi-figure bases and attempting to tell a story through their posing. It sort of began with this figure (posted in a previous post), my Edward IV command stand.

Here too are a couple shots of a portion of my War of the Roses figures in action, fighting at the battle of Tewksbury. The wife and I were play-testing a scenario I am working on for Historicon 2015.

The van and main close on each other. Richard is in danger of outflanking if only Somerset could navigate the 'foul laynes and dykes' on his right. Here Hastings and Devon stare at each other from across the field.

Edward's retinue has crushed Wenlock's mainward in the center of the field. Only a single group of levied array troops remains facing the enemy.

I hope you enjoy!