Quite some time ago, I wrote an entry on what was then on my painting table. I thought the time was ripe to do so again.
So, currently on my painting table are:
28mm Celtic warriors — yes, more of them, and still for my WAB army. I’m currently wrapping up the 1000 points - 4 more warriors and 10 javelinmen I recently found out are in my army list. Of the warriors, one is already painted, two are three quarters painted, and the fourth is still in primed state. The javelinmen are still in the prepping stage. I’m planning on decking them out with lots of javelins apiece to really go for the porcupine look. I’m using Brico 25mm framing pins for the javelins, so I’m hoping that I get to play JP with the Celts. Years ago he has sold me a Lysimachid army using sharpened steel pins for javelins and pikes, and they draw blood every time I play with them. This can be my revenge :) As to manufacturers, the warriors are Old Glory (the last ones from a pack of 30 I bought in the now defunct but ever fragrant Figs shop in Brussels, probably as my very first purchase of historical miniatures). The javelinmen are Foundry.
28 mm Carolingian Franks — these are the start of one of the armies that will (hopefully, given the projected time sink in the near future) feature in this year’s Crisis game. The figures I’m currently painting are from Artizan Designs newest range and are very nice indeed.
28mm Viking — this one will feature in the Crisis game as well. For the Vikings of that game, I’m planning on only painting a few character figures, with the bulk of the troops made up of suitable Dark Age warriors from Alan’s Saxon army and the Vikings from old stalwart David van Dijck. The figures I’m painting now are from one version of Foundry’s Ragnar’s raiders pack. In another of Foundry’s questionable marketing practices, the pack I bought (from the Mons shop at the recent Gent convention) contains a completely different set of miniatures (both in number and kind) as the one currently listed on the Foundry website. Go figure.
28mm Dwarven crossbowteam — from Hobby Products. These are being painted for sale on eBay (or anyone reading this and is interested - the first of the crewmen can be seen on this photo. They’re about three quarters done.
As to plans, I have decided to bring the Celts up to only 1000 points for now, and then concentrate on the Carolingians to at least have a hope of getting enough of them done for the Crisis game. With baby number two arriving any day now, I expect that over the next few months, my painting time will be diminished drastically.
What’s on everyone else’s painting table?