October 09, 2014 | By: Mark Hazell

Blogging at the beach.

I'm currently on holiday and decided that it was too nice a day to stay at home so i decided that i would drive out to a local beach.  Nothing like a nice day at the beach where its not too hot and no one is around and you get to just sit back and enjoy nature.  It also gave me a change to take the new car out for a bit of a decent spin after having a fairly serious 100,000km service which resulted in 6 new platinum tipped spark plugs and a fuel injection flush out (along with all the normal servicing like changing the oil etc.)    

The Nissan 350z in all its glory in my driveway.


 

Awesome day at the beach and no people around. just the sound of the birds and the sea. pity the water was out but you cant have everything.  Plus as its only just spring so the water is still a bit cold for a swim.

So what have i been working on over my break. Well ive done more work on my Republican Romans and almost have 2 units of 16 finished.  Over the last two days though i finished of my Warrior Monks.   



Will was nice enough to give me the plastic bases from his Bolt Action figures which he had decided not to use as he had done all his figs with wooden bases.  This was great news for me as i really like the 25mm round plastic bases that Bolt Action uses.

So whats next - well last night Paul came over and gave me a game of SAGA.  I have borrowed Wills copy of Crescent and the Cross and decided to run a militant orders list.  After playing the game i decided that i had to paint some figures up (and order another rules set) :-)  So ive ordered a box of mounted sergeants and foot sergeants from Fireforge games. I'll do up a review once i get the figures.






October 04, 2014 | By: Mark Hazell

Vitrix miniatures size comparison

Minitrol made a comment the other day about the Vitrix Mid Republican Romans being large looking. This made me think a size comparison with some other 28mm figures was necessary.


I grabbed a quick selection of some 28mm models that i have.

Starting from the left with a Gladiator from Crusader Miniatures.

Next a plastic skeleton from Mantic Games.

A Warrior Monk from The Assault Group.

A Vitrix Roman.

And finally a Black Scorpion cowboy.

So looking at these i would so that the Vitrix model is pretty standard for a 28mm miniature. The Crusader miniature and the Black Scorpion miniature are both larger models closer to 30mm scale.

Well back to painting - more Romans in the future.




October 03, 2014 | By: Mark Hazell

Problem with comments

My blog currently seems to be having an issue with displaying comments. I can see them come through in my e-mails but they don't seem to display on my computer (but do on my mobile app its displaying fine). If anyone has any idea what might be wrong let me know. Cheers

Later on today ill do a size comparison on the Vitrix figs compared to other 28mm brands.
October 02, 2014 | By: Mark Hazell

Mid Republican Romans W.I.P

So its been a while since I’ve got around to posting. Works been full on and i went and brought a new car and lost all interest in painting for the last few weeks. I was getting a bit worried that my painting mojo was gone but now I’m on holiday for 2 weeks the painting mojo seems to have returned.


So many more to go but happy with the result.  I cant add the shields until I buy some transfers and decide exactly how i will finish them. More pics to follow as i get more work done.

Keen for feedback on these so let me know what you think.  I spent ages trying to decide on what colour to do the clothing. Still not sure i should have done Red. I personally think White was more likely to be what they were historically wearing in the 3rd century B.C but red just looks good.