Privateer Press Iron Kingdoms Hugo Lubanov

The plan for today’s Painting Mondays was to sort the latest shipment. We received our allocation of Infinity’s Red Veil and Warlord Games’ Konflikt 47, so I planned to get the shop sorted. This was the general plan. Also, with everyone not being in at 8pm, I pretty much decided on not painting.

However, arriving almost 40 mins later, our esteemed “Best Painter” arrived and with that, all hopes of sorting the shop, gone. (If you’re a regular you’d know almost anything will side track the “sorting of the shop”)

Having not planned to paint, I had to now decide on what I should be painting. My options were

  1. Mantic’s Elves – These elves for Kings of War have always been something I wanted to paint. I always wondered why nobody seemed to paint them nice enough to play. I have also been talking about this one for quite a while
  2. Infinity’s Demo Set – I need to get these painted up. There was no love for Infinity today however.
  3. I was thinking to do a Battletech figure, the guys at the shop will be doing a Classic Battletech game in the coming months and I figured, I want in. Which one tho….
  4. Maybe something from Spartan Games…..

I finally decided to pull out a Privateer Press Iron Kingdom’s figure.
Hugo Lobanov – Khadoran Arcane Mechanik

This range was part of the first Privateer Press push to introduce their line to world of miniatures. These minis did quite well at the shop for the figure collector and we sold quite a few. However, some were left on the shelf for the past decade or so.

This was tonight’s project. Project start 9:34pm.

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The mini was given a primer of AP Skeleton Bone and then a directional spray of AP Matt White Spray. This helps.

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These are the paints I used for this figure.

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Some quick bits of paint

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AP Crystal Blue

P3 Solid Gold

P3 Armour Wash

AP Matt Black

AP Barbarian Flesh

AP Weapon Bronze

AP Shining Silver

AP Quickshade Dark Tone

AP Matt White

Vallejo Saddle Brown

Vallejo German Camo Medium Brown

Reaper Moldy Skin

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Project end 12:10am

Warlord Games’ ECW Royalist Infantry

One of the first kits out of Warlord Games that I worked on was the Pike and Shotte Royalist Infantry box. The guys in the shop were thinking of doing some ECW.

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I had a rather hard time choosing which side I was going to take and I remember seeing a picture of the King’s Lifeguard during my research that made me choose the Royalist.

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This kit was very easy to put together and look great. It was painted using exclusively Army Painter products. However, since these were painted a few years ago, its amazing to note how they look now.

The figures were dipped with Army Painter’s Dark Quickshade and when they were first dipped were very glossy looking. Today, the look nice and weathered, the shine almost all gone. This is interesting for me as it shows that sometimes you don’t need to Matt protect the figure to get the shine to matt-out. The colors were enhanced with the dip and still have a great look today.

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I really hate paint irregular infantry, there are only a few “regimented” looking troops (the Newcastle regiment was white and I hate painting white). Choosing the King’s Lifeguard and doing a little research nudged me to get these done.

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Completing the regiment took a few weeks

I based them on a 40×40 base so I can easily move the formations around when playing Pike & Shotte and honestly its easier to store and carry.

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Unleash Hell – Roman General and War Dog

When this figure came in with our shipment, I could not wait to get my hands on it. So, I reserved my figure, put it on my pile of metal….. and I totally forgot about it…..

We are clearing up the store room at the moment, so that basically means selling items from out store room to make space for more figures! If you want to see what we got for sale, go have a look at our facebook Store Room page here.

So while moving items, I found this fella and decided the time was perfect to paint him. My Roman’s needed a commander and this one was perfect.

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I spent time “researching” the character (read: rewatching the opening sequence of Gladiator) and decided that I would try to get the colors as correct as possible. So i chose this picture as a guide.

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Brandon was painting as well his Infinity so it was  chance to also compare the sizes

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After this, it was simply a matter of putting my head down and powering the efforts to the end. The wardog, required a few freeze frames and I kept the basing consistent with the rest of my small army. I also decided to put both these figures on the same base, because it just felt right.

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…..and then on the shelf

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Warlord Games’ Roman Legionnaires

One week later, the itch to do more Romans was still there.

So, I found 2 more sprues to work on…..

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This time I decided to spray the sprues Army Painter’s Pure Red before clipping. I rather prefer this method as there is more control over the spray coverage.

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I was really quite excited to see what they all looked like rank and file so I arranged them and put took a picture for the shop’s group wall. With the caption “Rome Was Not Built In A Day”

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To which I received…..

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It took about an hour to base. And so, with the Romans based, I put them with the rest.

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They don’t look too bad honestly.

Warlord Games’ Roman Veterans

My very first visit to the Warlord Games factory in Nottingham was in 2010. To be honest, I stumbled upon them while visiting Mantic Games. Whenever, some said Warlord Games, I kept thinking the Warlord range from Reaper Miniatures for some reason.

The good people there brought on a factory tour and pressed a few sprues into my hand, and told me to take it home and decide if I wanted to carry their range.

A month later, we put our order in. There was only Hail Caesar and Black Powder then, so we brought in quite a bit of both.

The historical scene was not ready for 28mm mass wargaming preferring other rule sets which were smaller and more manageable like DBA using Essex’s 15mm.

So, my foray into the Warlord line began with ECW. (These will be posted up later)

My Romans stood in line and were left to wait their turn.

Sometime in May, Faris Bakri came by the store and we decided (even if that was not the topic we were chatting about) to have a go at Hail Caesar. Faris being a master of everything cardboard would build me a cardboard army that would be the pride of Rome and we would finally get some BIG games going.

I had a few games of Hail Caesar using my fantasy figures to work the rules so I had an idea on how big the games could get. We would later replace the cardboard with actual figures. This was good as it helped to direct efforts to what needed to be painted and what could be left for later.

This time I’ll build as we play.

1st May 2016, began assembling my first 10 legionnaires veterans.

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I used the Army Painter Pure Red Spray to primer

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Slap some paint…. real quick like…..

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Get ’em done……

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….. and flock

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10 Roman Veterans in an evening.

Done.