Category: Painting Guide


Steven’s Fall of Rome Barbarian Horde

For the Fall of Rome and the Barbarian Kingdoms I’ve a Barbarian Horde that can act as Suevi, Vandal, Visigothic, or similar, plus Alan allies, and the Romans to fend them off. My favourite Horde are the Suevi = but my overall favourites are the Alans.

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Painting Guide for the South American Wars of Liberation

These are just rough notes about how to pant specific units. Refer elsewhere for more complete guidance, including:

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WW2 Painting Guide: Fallschirmjaeger

Fallschirmjaeger P1020232 1st Company 3rd Platoon F-1-3 Squad

I needed a painting for my Fallschirmjaeger in a hurry – so Roland Davis could paint some more. So I took some snaps of my existing figures. This is one of my WW2 Painting Guides.

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Painting Skin Tones on 15mm Wargaming Figures

Some notes on painting skin tones. Bear in mind I paint 15mm figures using the black undercoat.

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Animal Blinds: Ghosts in the African Darkness

For the Portuguese Colonial War – set in Africa – I used Wild Animals as my Blinds. Lion, Tiger, Giraffe, Rhino, Croc, African Cow, Hippo, Ostrich, Antelope, Warthog, Hyena and Ape on a tree. This is also a nod to the movie “Ghosts in the Darkness” where some supposedly supernatural lions kills a whole bunch of people in southern Africa.

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Stevens Insurgents for the Portuguese Colonial War

This is my Insurgent ‘army’ for the Portuguese Colonial War. I’m also painting a Portuguese force.

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Steven’s Portuguese for the Portuguese Colonial War on Individual Bases

This is my Portuguese ‘army’ for the Portuguese Colonial War. I’m also painting a generic Insurgent force.

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Steven’s Spanish Army of the Eighty Years War

My Renaissance Spanish army. These chaps can do service in the latter part of the Eighty Years’ War or in the Thirty Years’ War.

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Archiduque Gallery of 28mm First Carlist War Figures

Archiduque Painting Service have done some lovely work painting up Perry 28mm Carlist War figures. They kindly sent over some samples:

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Wargamers Guide to Horse Colours

A long time ago I read a great article about horse colours in one of the Wargaming magazines. I’ve forgotten who wrote it or where it appeared but I’ve remembered the contents. Basically it was an overview of horse colours and markings for a wargaming audience. Just as a refresher for myself I thought I’d write my version of that long lost article. I’m not trying to document all horse colours, just the ones to focus on for wargaming. If you want to know more then check out Wikipedia: Equine Coat Color and Wikipedia: Horse Markings.

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Wargaming Painting Guides and Galleries

There are a number of period specific painting guides and galleries around the site so I thought I’d list them. The vast majority of my (Steven’s) figures are painted using the Black Undercoat Method.

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Steven’s Peninsular French Army

A few snaps of my French army for the Peninsular War. Nominally they are for my Albuera Project although I’ve not much to show for them just yet.

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Steven’s Peninsular British Army

A few snaps of my British army for the Peninsular War. Nominally they are for my Albuera Project although I’ve not much to show for them just yet.

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Steven’s Dutch Army

My Dutch Revolt army was the first army that Roland Davis painted for me. In fact it was the second Dutch Revolt army Roland had painted in a row. He had previously painted this army for John Mclennan. I saw John’s army at a Wargames Tournament in New Zealand, fell in love with it, and asked Roland to paint one for me. Which he did. He was, I understand, a little tired with the Dutch by the end of it. These chaps can do service in the latter part of the Eighty Years’ War or in the Thirty Years’ War.

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28mm Rif War figures from Rif Raf Miniatures

If 28mm is your thing then have a look at the superb Rif Wars figures from Rif Raf Miniatures. They have a good sized collection already and it is growing. They focus on the 1920s. Richard Ansell is the sculptor and the casting is done by Griffin Moulds Ltd.

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