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Monday, 18 May 2020

Warthogs and more

In a week where I've felt busy, I really haven't produced a lot, just two warthogs (from North Star) to add arity to the many different ways you can die in "Jimland". (They're the two models in the photograph on the right, just in case you hadn't realised).
Work on my market stalls has also seen a lot of progress and even though I'm very disappointed with them I've continued working on them.
Here's a few more pics of the results of this week's output:

The 'hogs' running the other way with figure for scale
Full frontal view (ooh err!)
 The stalls:
Bitcher stall (incomplete), from Iron Gate
View of ;table top'
Scratch-built stall probably for materials

Another scratch-build earmarked for a pottery stall
Scatch-built canopy over a "frontline" stall
I've got two more 'Irongate' stalls to finish and there's obviously still a lot of work still to do on all of these, but progress is being made and I'm yet to tackle all the 'extra' produce bit and bobs. (as yes I'm bored shitless to bits painting and making these !

Order from "w=Warlords
By way of some retail therapy one of my two recent orders arrived, a box of "Tribals" - destined for "Jimland" and a box of ACW 'Perry' Zouaves that will see service in the Sudan.
£20 for 20 Tribals and £20 for 42 Zouaves, I can;t figure out why one is relativel so expensive.
The Zouaves came with a single usable officer (I wanted two), whilst the Tribals can muster eight archers (I wanted ten), so slightly disappointed but overall happy.
The brushes are OK, a large a small and a dry brush, which should see good service.
The Afghans I ordered from "Atlantic" still haven't materialised, but given the current climate I'm not surprised.

That's it then for this week, I'll once more be playing catch-up with all the blogs I follow.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.


  1. Splendid Warthogs Joe and I love that gory butcher's stall.

    1. Thanks Michael, the Warthogs are grea t odels, wish I could have done them more justice.
      The table-top wasn't meant to be gory - just 'in use'

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    1. Thank you Michal, they're good enough for my purposes.

  3. Great looking warthogs and the market stalls look ace! It is disappointing when you don't get enough command, mind you in the victrix Napoleonic boxes you often get too many!
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks Iain, I'm contemplating a re-think on the stalls, but will still keep the ones I've already made.
      The problem that manufactuers have of course is the rules they tend to be aimed for. At least with come plastics extra sprues can be bought. Metal figures are going the same way in their packs too !

  4. Great stuff Joe - I think the stalls look good, especially the bloody butchers table! Interesting new figures too.

    1. Thanks MJT, without a bit of blood flowing abot the tabletip would be a bit bland imo.

  5. They look a lot better then my ones Joe & the stalls are looking well.

    1. Thanks Frank, I'm just happy that the warthogs look a bit like what they're meant to be. The bought stalls are better imo than my scratchbuilt, but both won;t affect any game directly.

  6. Great work on all Joe, and nice to see you've had some of your new toys arrive

    1. Thanks Dave, the stalls still a long way to go, but the new stuff is lovely.# and I still have the Afghans' arrival to look forward to.