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28mm News – Wargames Factory

28mm News – Wargames Factory launches their first World War Two set. German Infantry Platoon (Late War)

Good news for 28mm World War Two lovers, Wargames Factory has released their first set for the subject, the German late war Platoon.

Set includes 30 multi part figures + 30 round bases. Arms, heads and weapons are separated. Also some of the equipment is separated, but the way they do it,most of them seems difficult to interchange.

Figures seems to have a quite good quality. Recommended price for them is $19.95.

Set is available in our utility here.

Wargames Factory Viking Huscarls

This Wargames Factory’s set includes parts to built up 32 Viking Huscarls. It comes spread in 12 sprue, 8 for bodies and arms and 8 for weapons and shields. There are axes, spears, swords and even 16 archers are available. Weapons variety is not a problem. Some swords are sheathed to complement figures and you have 12 different heads to choose. A horn per weapon sprue is also included, so some “musician” can be built.

 

Each sprue comes with 4 bodies (body and legs in one piece, so poses are limited), with a quite better detail than their Roman sets, although it’s still improvable. Depend on the way you built up the figures you will get a well spare bunch of pieces, something which i like :).

Poses are a bit an odd, and some special character to make a command group are needed, but figures are good enough to built up a mass troop.
Paint work was easy, base coat, Devlan mud wash (black ones for the metal zones) and the highlight with base colour again.

Figures after wash:

 

One highlight and bases almost finished. Bases worked as always with “Vandall” (pumice stone) and once dried washed with an earth colour or Devlan Mud.

 

All finished:

 

 

Shields with transfers.

 

The set is available through our utility here.

Warlord Games – Roman War Machines

The Roman Scorpion. Crewed by two men this war machine was capable to fire a heavy arrow against troop formations or fortifications. Each centuria of each legion owned one scorpion, so around 60 scorpions were in a legion. The metal model from warlord includes two legionaries, the scorpion itself and a bunch of arrows.

Once the Greek States were conquered by the Romans in the 146-BC, the Greek war machines, more advanced, found their place in the Roman army. The most famous and used probably was the Ballista (a catapult) capable of fire stones against walls or formations.
After rework the Greek design the Ballista become to a very precise weapon, with a psychological and physic effect against enemies. The Warlord set comes with a metal Ballista, three legionaries and a stone pile.

About the set, it is very well details, although some problems were found to built up the ballista, the torsion springs are too shot and don’t fit properly their place, so some liquid putty (Citadel) was used to fill the gaps.

Ballista even had the wooden pattern in some parts and overall all the detail is good and the set is a pleasure to paint. The bases was primed all together, keeping the crew in position with “blu-tack” over temporal square bases to paint them separately.

Once painted is time to work the base, without the figures to work it comfortable.

 

The base is worked with Vandall (like Vallejo Pumice Stone) plus some natural stones. Devlan Mud was applied directly over the pumice stone and natural stones was worked with grey colours and dry-brush technique, applying light grey each time. After this some grass and turf were applied.

To built the turf (or moss) i used static grass, matt varnish and white glue. The string in the Ballista is made with a thick thread.

 

To paint the machines itself i used a mix of Bestial Brown and Fortress Grey (Both Citadel colours) and then Devlan Mud eash was applied. Highlight with dry brush of Fortress Grey (very dry). Metal parts are painted with Bolt Gun Metal, Devlan Mud and Bolt Gun Metal dry brushed again.
The roman legionaries are painted as in previous posts here.

A beautiful high quality set. You can find it through our utility here.

Warlord Games – Roman Testudo

Warlord Games – Roman Testudo

It’s time to present the Roman Testudo, probably the most well know formation in history. Warlord Games manufacture it a 6 resin parts set. One for the cover shields, with a head looking out of the testudo, front, rear and 2 sides parts. Sets also comes with a separate Centurion and some arrows, to use as the box cover depict.

Once it is finished it will look great in any army, but to achieve this there is a long way. I can’t lie, at least my set, as you can see in the pictures, was damaged and mould quality wasn’t the best. The main problem a big bubble in the resin, damaging feet, plus other minor bubbles ans some resin burr.

It was purchased in UK in order to avoid the long process to claim for a new one y go ahead, reworking the damaged areas with putty.

 

Some areas are difficult to access to clean the mould lines, but it’s not important in all the interior side. Some other were hidden with the flock and grass in the base :). Total result is so impressive which probably nobody will notice this.

 

Set also comes with a transfer sheet for the shields, with some redundant decals, but probably you will broke some one during process…


There is no clear way to fix the cover shields with the other parts so i used some metal paper clips to do it.

About the painting you can work only the visible side of the parts, letting a basic coat for the interior side, as it will not be visible at all once finished, unless you prefer to let the cover shields unglued to show the interior…

Even if i get pissed off in some steps, final result is so good than i thinking in buy some more. 🙂

If you still haven’t this interesting set, take a look here.

28mm – Warlord Games – Plastic Imperial Roman Legionaries

 

Well, today I want to introduce an excellent set from the British brand Warlord Games. This one is the old box, still available in some retailers, which allows to built up 30 full legionaries with a complete command group. The new box only allows to built 20 legionaries, but also includes a Scorpion.
Set is spread in 3 sprue, 2 only for legionaries and the other which also includes the command group, Centurion, a Cornicern and a Signifer (Sargent, musician and standard bearer). It also includes transfers for 39 square shields and 3 for circular ones.

 

As you can see the sprue are very well detailed and with a lot of extra parts as helmets, Pilums and some shields. Legionaries can wear the Pilum or the standard short sword “Gladius”.

 

The figure which is in the corner close to the Signifier is an Option, the Centurion assistant. This figure is not part of this set, you can found it as individual figure from Warlord or in a blister with 3 different ones.

All the figures are very well detailed and you will enjoy a lot painting them. Their size is a bit small for some manufacturers, but for example they are quite compatible with the Foundry ones.

They are painted with Games Workshop/Citadel paints.

Picture above shows the paint work process, as you can see i paint heads and capes and some other parts separate of the figures. You can feel it is a tedious work but if you try it surely you will like it, as it ensures a good result and easy paint work over the figures.

Paint guide (Base/Washed/Highlight):

Primed: Chaos Black.

Helmets and armour: Boltgum Metal/ washed Babab Black/ highlighted Chainmail metal.

Golden parts: Golden mixed with Devlam Mud/ Shining Gold.

Skinn: Tallarn Flesh mixed with a bit of Red Blood/Ogryn Flesh/Tallarn Flesh.

Leather / Wooden parts: Bestial Brown/devlam Mud/ Bestial brown.

Red- Mechrite red/devlam Mud/Mechrite red.

White Leather: Deneb Stone/Devlam Mud/Skull White

An excellent set, which surely will looks great on your armies or stands. If you still haven’t it you can purchase it here.

Blood Bowl – High Elfs Team. Mou-Drith CBB

Blood Bowl – High Elfs

Just finished my latest commissioned work, some beautiful minis for a client/friend who allows us to publish them here. A High Elf Blood Bowl team ! (Note: Blood Bowl is a funny Games Workshop game, give it a try !)

Team is formed by 13 minis, although number 13 it’s not numbered here, by client demand, and it haves one Quarterback, 2 Blitzers, 3 Receptors and 7 Line men.

This team is formerly named Mou-Drith CBB, a tribute to Real Madrid C.F by client demand, and because this are painted in a white-black scheme and yellow-black for the Quarterback.

All figures are white metal cast with a good detail level, although some mould marks must be cleaned.

Paint Guide:

The yellow Quarterback is painted with Iyanden Darksun, Regal Blue and Ice blue for lights on black plates. The rest are painted with Astronomican Grey as base and highlighted with a mix of Skull white + Astronomican Grey.


I hope you enjoy these !

Warlord Games 28mm – WGIR5 Imperial Roman Auxiliaries

Auxiliary troops fought like their counterparts, the Legion, despite what we think today, this troops were not inferior, as they had the same training and fighting capacity.

Initially recruited from the free provinces subjects of Rome, later began to be recruited in the new territories conquered by the legions, so it was not unusual to see Legion Celts Auxiliary Legions.

Armed with his spear, the Gladius, and protected by a mail’s coat and an oval shield, Auxiliary cohorts did a splendid job in the name of several emperors, but the glory always was for the legions.

Warlord Games Auxiliaries can be used in any scenario where the Roman war machine were. The box’s illustration shows a Celtic auxiliary unit in the Middle East performing “police” tasks against people who did not like the “police”, 😉 , one of the common tasks undertaken by the Auxilia (as they are called).

The 24 Auxiliary are equipped with chain mail and carry the sharp spears (Gladius) and short swords. They have the usual oval shield, and may be used supporting the legions, or fighting their own battles.

This set contains:

Enough parts to built 24 figures.

·Decal sheet for 35 shields, with a transparent background, to be used with any shield colour.

This a perfect set to escort you Roman legionaries, or even to built his own armies. Set have some minor issues.
-Limited poses, there are only 4 poses, with some different heads, although some conversions are possible.

– Size of this men is a bit bigger than the other Roman’s sets from Warlord.

This set haven’t command group (older box), the new boxes came with four less auxiliaries and incorporate 4 metal figures as command, a Centurion, one Option, one Cornice, and the Signifier. But again there are some size problem with this command if you have and old box of auxiliaries.

But, it is an economical set and useful, which we recommend to extend your Roman army.

Paint:

Paint work for this figures have been quite easy. We have used all Citadel colours.

·Prime Chaos Black, Black, Skull White, Catachan Green, Shining Gold, Dwarf Bronze, Boltgum Metal, Mechrite Red, Blood Red, Tallarn Flesh, Scorched Brown, Graveyard Earth, Bleached Bones, Goblin Green, Babab Black y Devlam Mud. If you have other paint’s brand use black, white, olive green, gold, bronze, gun metal, dark red, light red, flesh, dark brown, earth, bone, green, and black and brown wash.< /p>
I recommend to let the shields in the sprue until decals were applied.

After the black prime a base coat as follow.

1- Bronze/Dwarf Bronze for helmets.

2- Dry brush of metal/Boltgum in the mail, weapons, shields and sword cover.

3- Flesh/Tallarn Flesh in all skin parts.

4- Brown/Scorched Brown to belts, sandals, spears and back shields

5- Dark red/Mechrite Red to the neck scarf.

6- Earth/Graveyard Earth for the base.

7- Green/Goblin Green front shield.

8- Olive Green/Catachan Green to trousers.

Once dried apply black wash to all metal parts (except helmets) and brown wash to the rest.

Once the wash is dried apply again the base colour highlighting some parts and using dry brush for metal parts.
Some lightings in the helmets with gold/Shining Gold, weapons with metal, the scarf with the light red, sandals, belts and back shields with a mix of bone/Bleached Bone with brown/Scorched Brown and for the base a mix of bone/Bleached with Graveyard Earth/Earth.

Then is time to put the decals on the shields and to add some grass in the base.

You can buy this excellent set here.