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  1. (Want) Africa: East Africa - Tribal and Imperial Armies in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania an

    Africa: East Africa - Tribal and Imperial Armies in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar, 1800 to 1900 (Armies of the Nineteenth Century
    Hi


    I'm after a copy of Africa: East Africa - Tribal and...
  2. I forgot to add, they are Footsore Miniatures...

    I forgot to add, they are Footsore Miniatures Goths:'
    https://footsoreminiatures.co.uk/collections/goths-germanic

    With a few of their Early Saxons sprinkled in (with larger shields):...
  3. Goths/Ostrogoths Close Ups of Single Bases

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nUWizoGpKSs/YQKN0m1DHyI/AAAAAAABHdc/woya5M4YcbwZIExhPkACeGxsjllBFaEPwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/GOTHS%2BAA%2BSINGLE%2BBASES%2BFRONT%2B1C.jpg


    I'm not going to be able to get very...
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    My God! Maiwand! Revamped.

    The slow death of a laptop is a sad thing indeed. Not only do I have to say farewell to Photoshop CS2 but I cannot find the password for either CS2 or an old copy of Elements so I had to splash out...
  5. No probs Miapll :) Spanish Arquebusiers Close...

    No probs Miapll :)

    Spanish Arquebusiers Close Ups of Single Bases - 05/08/2021

    A new post whilst my brush is out of action of the beautifully sculpted and cast Spanish Trastamara range of...
  6. Thanks, appreciated :) To be honest, I didn't...

    Thanks, appreciated :)

    To be honest, I didn't really take stock of the time as they are the first unit in an army of hundreds. Unusual for me as I normally do have a rough idea of how many...
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    If I appreciated time when I was 30 like I do...

    If I appreciated time when I was 30 like I do now, I reckon I would have painted a lot more stuff! LOL
  8. They 28mm mate.

    They 28mm mate.
  9. Thanks Krulebear

    Thanks Krulebear
  10. Steppe Nomads (Half) Cantabrian Circle

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qxF149zRolk/YQV5QGCqCHI/AAAAAAABHgg/9G2PqFQDtCsm8K-3LFi4U4lkrouRw1PxwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1358/SPANISH%2BARQUEBUSIERS%2BLEVEL%2B2.jpg


    Not to blow my own trumpet but I am amazed...
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    Many thanks BloodASMedium :)

    Many thanks BloodASMedium :)
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    Thanks Graishak. There are several hundred...

    Thanks Graishak. There are several hundred miniatures in both the Early Byzantines and the Ostrogoths so I have gone for as clean as possible but not too over the top as I want to finish the army...
  13. That's easy, they're from Pete's Flags. I...

    That's easy, they're from Pete's Flags.

    I don't mind hand painting banners, but with six armies on the go all with several hundreds of miniatures belonging to each, I have to pick my battles.
    ...
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    Thanks Mousekiller :)

    Thanks Mousekiller :)
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    Steppe Nomads II

    The second batch of Steppe Nomads to complete the fist unit of 12 is now done and dusted. OK, all complete bar the varnishing process; stage one, the gloss, which is about to take place tomorrow.

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  16. [QUOTE=mousekiller;899747]Well done mate! ...

    For the banners?
  17. Gonzalo de Cordoba's Spanish Arquebusiers

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qOOhrCp9Ldc/YPa6qhG8j5I/AAAAAAABHXU/OBr3Zmu-zKwIVbHOAtSjDvXwVHlnwsEEwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/SPANISH%2BARQUEBUSIERS%2BABOVE%2B1A.jpg


    The first unit of what will be the army...
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    I haven't bought any GW miniatures fir over 20...

    I haven't bought any GW miniatures fir over 20 years! Not that I have anything against them - well I'm not very keen on the new AoS and 40K models.
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    Thank you mousekiller :)

    Thank you mousekiller :)
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    First Goth Unit

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fAgTGzi9IRM/YPrbajA1Z6I/AAAAAAABHYM/HySsQiUK_-geLL6AIiwjsD5SXnIFbFkPwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/GOTHS%2BA%2BUNIT%2B1A.jpg


    More pictures and historical meanderings on my Just Add...
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    Goth Command Base 1

    Wow! The posts are really pouring out again. This is actually not a result of my painting speeding up but rather because there was a back log of stuff that needed varnishing and I don't like to have...
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    Goths - Front Ranks

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LbepOUZYUXk/YPGCBnfpQLI/AAAAAAABHLg/9NEE2XCobAgFwNocuPCIcxtlUrkTM3-HgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/GOTHS%2BFRONT%2BRANKS%2B1A.jpg


    At the risk of stretching myself a bit thin on the...
  23. No not yet, my mate asked for specific pictures...

    No not yet, my mate asked for specific pictures so I set things up and did what I was asked :)
  24. An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot

    Yesterday morning I was up at, 5:30am and taking pictures(!) of a few units of my Norman army, painted 20 odd years ago. The vignettes are more recent, 2019 to be more or less precise. :)


    Today...
  25. Cheers. appreciated :)

    Cheers. appreciated :)
  26. To Fornovo and Back Again! First Stradiot/Stradioti Unit. 23/05/21

    First Stradiot/Stradioti Unit fully tarted up and ready for action, sort of.....

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  27. Thanks mate :)

    Thanks mate :)
  28. Thanks :) You have LBMS transfers to thank for...

    Thanks :) You have LBMS transfers to thank for the details on the shield. I have over 240 infantry to paint and there be at least 70 off cavalry models and it just isn't practicable to paint the...
  29. Thank you ever so much for the kind words. ...

    Thank you ever so much for the kind words.

    Miniature painting is honestly just practice and patience. I learned a long time ago at Unit in Life Drawing class, which was open all week, when I...
  30. Atheling's Early Byzantines, Belisarus' Boukellaroi

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X-_WUgsPtB8/YI8GbOxQfGI/AAAAAAABGTg/d9AjrE3IJRw2uXA2_5b9i3f76JQ6XoUlgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/BOUKELLAROI%2BABOVE%2B1A.jpg


    There is a whole gamut of pictures featuring the...
  31. Up the Nile: Mounted Infantry, Second El Teb Added- 29/04/2021

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-diuaKHGEzDU/YIqTrNLfI8I/AAAAAAABGQg/tq4pzP8iofUkE4RrBfiYS6wYOBcyPMyMQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1300/MOUNTED%2BINFANTRY%2BSECOND%2BEL%2BTEB%2B2%2B1A.jpg


    New pics of older conversions...
  32. Unarmoured Early Byzantine Skutatoi Second Unit Complete! 18/04/2021

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OUd2KozHzMo/YHxKz94avXI/AAAAAAABGGo/JAHblVN3sdwgsk7jyr9sI2VmC52_qGdhgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/UNARMOURED%2BGREEN%2BUNIT%2BABOVE%2B1A.jpg


    There are more images of the unit ...
  33. Thanks. They don't look like they're the best of...

    Thanks. They don't look like they're the best of mates do they?

    My idea was to give the command a bit of a look of panic. hopefully I've achieved that? :sinister:
  34. Atheling's Byzantines- Unarmoured Skutatoi Unit Complete!

    Here's the latest unit finally complete- or nearly complete as I forgot to to matt the banner down prior to taking the pictures but I positively refuse to go back and retake the pictures now lol....
  35. Early Byzantine Skutatoi- Different Colour Experiment

    Just a quick post to keep things up to speed. I have been experimenting with different colour schemes for the tunics for the different Unarmoured Skutatoi Units that will be standing as the main...
  36. Thanks amigo. It's just black showing through,...

    Thanks amigo. It's just black showing through, occasionally amended/tidied up if I screw up and the brush slips.
  37. Cheers. Appreciated :) They were once...

    Cheers. Appreciated :)

    They were once described as the best infantry in Europe (for the time). Not good enough on the day though :D
  38. Thanks Gorb, apprecaiated :)

    Thanks Gorb, apprecaiated :)
  39. Thanks :) They're 28's so not that small...

    Thanks :)

    They're 28's so not that small really.
  40. Early Byzantine Unarmoured Skutatoi

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZTeLtQ7oRoI/X_7WnsjIONI/AAAAAAABFpQ/TzZim7BwuMMRj5a0RyzbYYgbqj-BYtVWACLcBGAsYHQ/s800/BYZANTINE%2BUNARMOURED%2B1A.JPG


    I have finished the brushwork and varnishing of...
  41. Anglo Danish Huscarls/Fryd Fourth Unit Finito!

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-62RexwFr4Fw/X_xDd85B0FI/AAAAAAABFkY/Mpos9EapywMUo-IsoIGCE9Upc1DqeddzgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/ANGLO%2BDANES%2BUNIT%2BFOUR%2BABOVE%2B1A.jpg


    It has been slow progress of late on...
  42. Next Anglo Danish Unit (Mixture) Further Ranks

    Another set of eight Anglo Danish Huscarls and Fyrd complete for the fourth unit. Three more units to and 12 bases of skirmishers to go but they will be on hold for a while as I am going to be...
  43. Footsore Anglo Danes- Next Unit on the Way!

    I just had to buy these Footsore Miniatures Matthew Bickley Anglo Danish sculpts just as soon as they were available. The sculpts are just so dynamic and full of life; they have the actual appearing...
  44. Anglo Danish Huscarl Fyrd Unit Three & Two command Vignettes

    The third unit on what will be a seven or eight unit army (with plenty of room for more as well as Norse Allies!)


    It's been great fun mixing and matching the miniatures in the units, most of...
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    Anglo Danish Casualty Markers

    The last week was a its and bobs sort of week on the painting table. I finished a few pieces that were destined to hover around in perpetuity if they didn't get any attention so I'm happy overall

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    Thanks for the goodly words, much appreciated :)

    Thanks for the goodly words, much appreciated :)
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    Frankish Command Base 1

    It's been a week of putting together a lot of bits and bobs as well as waiting for some LBMS transfers to arrive, which they did, but are now sitting patiently in my "quarantine" pile :)


    I...
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    Thank you for your very kind words- that exactly...

    Thank you for your very kind words- that exactly what I aim to do- breath life into the little metal bods :)
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    Cheers, much appreciated. It was easy on some of...

    Cheers, much appreciated. It was easy on some of the more up to date mini's but some of the older castings, which were done as a one off as they're (very) OOP Gripping Beast mini's it was a little...
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    Thank you :)

    Thank you :)
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    Shieldwall Markers Experiment!

    I've been messing around trying to create convincing markers for my Anglo Danes for when they go into Shieldwall........


    I think I've finally nailed the correct size for the bases to number of...
  52. Thanks :) Hopefully by the time we're all out...

    Thanks :)

    Hopefully by the time we're all out of this collective mess there will be about 6' of them and some Norse to dace them too. I already have a full Norman army but I'm planning on putting...
  53. Anglo Danes- Huscarls Unit 2- 17/11/20

    The second unit is now complete and apart from some rough work trying to prise the miniature from their previously superglued bases I did get to paint up four or five extra mini's so not all was so...
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    Thanks. The banner is all down to Steve at...

    Thanks.

    The banner is all down to Steve at LBMS transfers. I've been hand painting the banners for one army, my Early Byzantines (see below) but I've got three large armies on the go so doing the...
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    Anglo Danish Huscarls/Fyrd Unit 1

    Over the past year, every now and again I've been rebasing my Anglo Danes. They have been in a seemingly perpetual state of having no bases, no filler, no texture, paint nor tufts. After a day of...
  56. Cheers Mila :)

    Cheers Mila :)
  57. Thanks again Gorb :)

    Thanks again Gorb :)
  58. It's not freehand, it's an LBMS transfer...

    It's not freehand, it's an LBMS transfer :curl-lip:

    I've still got over 200 to paint and that's just the infantry so painting the shields is a no-no. You can practically buy the equivalent of the...
  59. Early Byzantine Skutatoi and Command Base Group Shots

    From messing around a bit yesterday morning. I took a few of shots of the Skutatoi Shieldwall with the Command Base and a couple of close ups of the Skutatoi on their own which will hopefully portray...
  60. Early Byzantine Skutatoi Command Base 16/10/20

    Early Byzantine Skutatoi Combined Unit Command Stand


    To go with the newly finished unit of Skutatoi in Shieldwall


    More pics and the usual conversation on mu blog here:...
  61. Early Byzantine Skutatoi Combined Unit Complete 15/10/20

    I've had great fun painting up this unit of combined arms Byzantine Skutatoi. I was initially slightly worried about how they would base up but using the 40mm wide by 50mm depth has payed off I...
  62. Medium Paced and Bases Afghan Tribesmen

    These little fellows were meant to be based a few weeks ago but I managed to lose them! They were found again wrapped in bubble wrap right under my nose. Literally under my nose as they were wrapped...
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    Thanks Gorb, great to see that you like them. I'm...

    Thanks Gorb, great to see that you like them. I'm a little behind in the third rank as I forgot to varnish two shields :silly!:
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    Finally the gloss dried and I was able to apply a...

    Finally the gloss dried and I was able to apply a coat of matt varnish to the second rank of the Skutatoi in Sheildwall yesterday.


    The second rank were every bit as much fun to paint as the...
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    Cheers, appreciated. It always looks daunting...

    Cheers, appreciated. It always looks daunting when you look at your work several times the actual scale :glasses-nerdy:
  66. Thanks you. I'm taking my time with them, which...

    Thanks you. I'm taking my time with them, which at the moment isn't a problem :brushwave:
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    Malalai of Maiwand Vignette

    In between messing around with my early Byzantines and the Sudan projects I managed to squeeze in some time to get this vignette put together. I'm sure you all know that the Malalai miniature came as...
  68. This project has been slowed a little as I've...

    This project has been slowed a little as I've been feeling under the weather of late.


    I've got two more complete ranks and a fourth on the way. It seems like such a long time since I posted...
  69. Early Byzantine Magister Militum/Army General Base

    Skutatoi Shieldwall First Rank Added- Please Scroll Down:

    This 'little' command stand completed yesterday evening.


    Hand painted banner based on the famous Justinian mosaic from S. Vital.

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    Thanks. Apologies to one and all. I didn't...

    Thanks. Apologies to one and all. I didn't realise that as mean't to stick to one thread.

    I've already started a thread which will cover all my stuff on the advice of another member.

    You can...
  71. Thanks, unfortunately I can't take any credit for...

    Thanks, unfortunately I can't take any credit for the banners as they are LBMS tranfers :neutral:
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    Hideyoshi Darrol's Painting

    Starting off with.......

    Yet more Beja for my Sudan project.


    Sorry about the quality of the pictures. They were taken very early this morning. Too early in fact.


    I'm not sure I quite...
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    Up the Nile! Beja Sixth Lot!

    EDITED. Please Remove.

    Thanks
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    Thanks- appreciated. I'll probably wait until...

    Thanks- appreciated.

    I'll probably wait until my next post later today then ask the mod to combine the threads.
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    Thanks :) Yeah, sorry about that. I'm...

    Thanks :)

    Yeah, sorry about that. I'm relatively new to the CMoN Forums, though not the site so I'll do just that.

    Is there a way in which you as a moderator could combine my threads thus far...
  76. Unfortunately for Harold he hasn't managed to...

    Unfortunately for Harold he hasn't managed to make it to a battlefield as of yet :wasntme:
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    Aventine Early Byzantine Psiloi

    I've just today completed my first unit of Early Byzantine Psiloi.


    I took y time with them like I have done with the Dismounted Bucellarii and the torsion Engine but no doubt they they will be...
  78. Harold Godwinson's Command Base- Hastings 1066

    A few months ago I was asked by Gripping Beast to take some larger file pictures of a vignette I put together of Harold Godwinson surveying the Norman army just prior to Hastings.


    It has taken...
  79. Perry Afghan Tribesmen Test Paints- Second Anglo Afghan War

    I managed to finish off the varnishing on these 'test' miniatures this weekend so I thought I'd pop up a few pics.


    They were not quite 'speed painted' but more 'medium paced'; think Paul...
  80. Harold Godwinson's Command Base- Hastings 1066

    The title reveals pretty much everything. Harold Godwinson looks down at William the Bastard's troops just prior to the bloodbath that was Hastings.

    Close up images etc on my blog here:...
  81. Thanks :) The banner was free hand and was...

    Thanks :)

    The banner was free hand and was actually a pleasure to paint. I was kind of dreading it as it's been years since I painted up a free hand banner of any description. There really wasn't...
  82. Thanks- appreciated :embarrassed:

    Thanks- appreciated :embarrassed:
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    Up the Nile! Beja, Fifth Lot!

    Some of the miniatures on the bases are some of my first kit bashed/converted Beja. I'm really happy with the way they have come out.


    Speed painted again.


    If you have a mind to you can see...
  84. Byzantine Dismounted Bucellarri (Finally!) Complete!

    The first unit in my Justinian/Heraclian Era Byzantine Army complete.

    've added in a couple of extra characters like the officer with his hand in the air, commanding the archers to loose and the...
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