Tuesday, 22 March 2011

making the most of the sunshine

Amazingly the sun has been shining today in the grim north. So I have made the most of it by taking a few pics in the garden. Mainly of some Pueri I painted a while back but have not got around to photographing yet. These are from Grippingbeast and it is the first time I have painted their updated horses and I must say I was impressed by the sculpts. It must be the hardest thing for sculptors to produce and my hat is off to soapy who has done an excellent job with these. 12 Pueri armed with javelins

Hiberno Norse defend their territory from marauding Normans

More Hiberno Norse are called up from their village behind the giant leaves

The sun is about to go down as the Normans sally forth from their fort.

the set up.

As you can see the sun started to drop in my back garden and I had to put my table a little to close to the bush which kind of ruined the effect.

getting to have another good look at my Norman fort which was made by Paul Darnell of Touching History fame, has reminded me that I need to paint an army up to garrison it. Sadly these Pueri are not destined for my collection. Luckily it is my birthday in a couple of weeks, maybe i should treat myself?

You can see more of Pauls work on his new website Battles in miniature


  1. Beautiful figures, the horses are lovely, I didn't know GB had redesigned them. The Motte and Bailey looks great as well. It would look even better though, in my shed!

  2. It was a while ago now and they are a great improvement. Sadly the motte and Bailey spends far to much time at the back of my shed. I need to get gaming with it :0)

  3. Some damn fine figs there Steve and a rather nice castle which seems to ring a bell?

  4. Hi Paul,
    yes the castle took me ages to build.... ;o)
    Since i got it off you what must be nearly six months ago now i still havent had a chance to use it. so it was nice to give it some air and sunshine today

  5. Very nice figs...as ray has has said the motte and bailey castle looks great.

  6. Wonderful figs indeed! If you wake up and find the castle has gone missing, you'll know where to find it... (and not in Ray's shed either)

  7. Hi Man cave

    It would be just what you need to keep the locals in your growing village under control!

  8. Lovely stuff. I think I see a few familiar names here too - hi everyone!

    How often do you get a chance to play, Steve?

    Other Paul

  9. Hi caliban Paul

    Sadly since moving north to Manchester I am lucky to get 4 games in a year because my gaming group is down south.
    Maybe I need to get out more and stop being such a hermit....


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