Friday, 15 February 2013

First Post

Well, this is my first Blog and my first post. Here I've got a number of things I have finished recently.

 These are some pictures of some middle-earth rangers in 1/72 scale by Airfix and Caesar miniatures. My Dad painted them, mainly because he wanted to paint something different, but I did up the bases myself. They are based using the Dux Bellorum recommendations and I plan to use them (along with lots more soldiers of course) to fight large scale games in middle-earth for a lower budget.

The one on the left is from the Caesar adventurers set. The other is Arifix.

These two are Arifix also.

As are these.

And here they are again, in more scenic (if less clear) pictures.



Now these next ones were painted by me. I am hoping you can give me some feedback on how I can improve on the next sets.

Now these fellows are 1/72 Italeri late Romans painted up as Rohan heavy infantry.

These are seen with a Rohan house in the background.

These three are 1/72 Airfix WW2 German infantry. I'm planning to use them in games with my dad and his friends using the Battlegroup rules. Even though I collect Americans and Dad collects British it helps to have a force of Germans for use in the games that Dad and I have on our own.





Well that's it and I hope you like them. I am hoping to improve my painting rate (and skills) with this Blog. And as I said before, advice and feedback is most appreciated.

32 comments:

  1. G'day Sarge at Arms, well done on your first blog post- have fun :)

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  2. Very nice work, Son-Of-Sarge! You're bases look way better than mine!

    My only advice would be to either listen to your father (he's a clever one when it comes to putting paint on plastic), or start experimenting with black lining (undercoat in black, then leave the black showing between colours or clothes...)

    Nice work!

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    1. Thanks Nick. I'll try and give that a go. And I wouldn't say my bases are better really, they're just different. I think I should have tried to use better card though. It curls up in the corners a bit.

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  3. Welcome in the blogosphere Young Sarge! :)
    You did some excellent work on these figures. :)

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    1. Thank you very much! I am looking forward to makeing further posts.
      Cheers. :)

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  4. Very nice figures and bases. Have a good time in the blogosphere.

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    1. Thanks, I intend to have a good time. It should be an intresting experience.
      :)

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  5. Very good job ... and welcome in the Blog-World!
    I'm a fan of "Middle-Earth" and using those figures (particularly the Romans as Rohirrims !) is a GREAT idea: well done!

    Sam
    http://samsminisworld.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Thanks Sam. Its good to know I wasn't on the wrong track. I do also have a number of saxon infantry to use for Rohans light infantry, but I may not get to them for a bit.

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    2. good idea too! it's more difficult to find some good riders for the Rohan's cavalry! I'm searching since a long time, and don't know exactly what to use: If you have an idea, and promise: if I have one, I will give it ! It could interesting to paint them both!

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    3. Well I do have some Gothic cavalry that's also by Italeri. I had a go at painting them once when I was younger but since I can do better now I will probabley repaint them also. But the main problem often with hunting down appropriate riders is that the Vikings,Saxons and Normans don't really get mounted miniatures done by most people. Still keep hunting.
      :)

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  6. Welcome to bloggerland! Very nice work here. Those shields are very nice and as Sam Wise said, using those figures as Rohan is a splendid idea. Also, I like your worktable. Much tidier than mine!

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    1. Thank you. But I did sort of tidy up my table before taking the picture. Now it's covered in foam core and soliders again.

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  7. A great debut to your blog, I am looking forward to more. The bases are really fine and I like your idea of doing Lord of the airings on the cheap. The guy in the top picture on the left, drawing the arrow from his quiver, makes a great Aragorn/Strider and your Rohirrim look good
    Cheers,
    Mike

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    1. Thanks Mike. I was at first going to use him as Aragorn but decided he would also be a great ranger. But I may pretend he is Faramir in Ithilien at some point.
      Cheers, Sarg jr.

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  8. Greetings and enjoy yourself.

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  9. A chip off the old block it seems! Nice work all around. I am already worried about having to lift my standard now!

    Keep at it.

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  10. Welcome Sarge at Arms! Your Germans look better than mine. Just a tip to get your Blog looking a bit more busy. Got to each follower you have and check out their Blog if you find it appealing and usefull add to you blog list and follow them. Glancing at the your followers you have there is a wealth of knowlegde there.

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  11. Great start young man. Keep up the good work!

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  12. Those look good!
    A very nice start here in the blogosphere ;)

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    1. Thank you. i'm hoping that haveing a Blog will help me improve my performance.

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  13. Welcome to the Blogosphere! Nice first post, I have to say your basing is spot on. Nice work on those airfix Germans, they're a great set of minis and its always useful to have some opposition handy! The only thing I'd suggest is to perhaps try a wash for shading, to show up some of the detail.

    Good luck and have fun!

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    1. Thanks, I hope my later posts are just as good if not better. The funny thing is I told myself off earlier for not using a wash on the germans.
      I plan to take your advice for the next batch.
      Cheers.

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  14. A heartly welcome Young-Sarge@Arms!

    Nice pictures of those archers. Well painted and well photographed. I'm looking forward to read more posts here.

    Cheers
    Monty

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    1. Well to be truthful those archers were painted by my dad, Jacksarge, although I did the basing and the other miniatures myself. But thanks for the welcome and i look forward to making more posts.
      Cheers

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