domenica 18 febbraio 2024

More Warzone goodies

 These are a few more Warzone figures I finished recently.

The Cybertronic Chemiman was disappeared as a unit between the first and second edition of the game, I don't know if it was re-introduced in later editions, but I figured I could make up some rules for it or just use it as a Cuirassier, it is big and intimidating enough to pass for one.

The Sons of Rasputin are a nice faction from the Earth tribes, but I only have 5 models for them, let's hope I can find more in the future.

Cybertronic Chemiman. 28mm Heartbreaker, painted by Ginzio

Sons of Rasputin Shock Soldat. 28mm, Heartbreaker, painted by Ginzio

Sons of Rasputin Soldat Kommandant. 28mm, Heartbreaker, painted by Ginzio

Family picture

domenica 11 febbraio 2024

French Foreign Legion in 1/72 scale

 This is another set from Esci from those that my friend Felé gave me some years ago, it is not complete, but I still got two decent units in different styles of uniform.

These were a lot of fun and gave me an excuse to ready the Osprey book about this famous unit of the French army.

French Foreign Legion in Morocco (1908). 1/72, Esci, painted by Ginzio

French Foreign Legion in Madagascar (1900). 1/72, Esci, painted by Ginzio

domenica 4 febbraio 2024

Another project completed

 This is another project I am glad to have completed, it is not big in size, but it was a lot of work.

Samurai are, in my opinion, one of the most time consuming thing to paint, even if these guys are done with quickshade, they still took a long time to paint, and in a bigger scale they would be even worse.

Anyway, I'm happy to have completed them and now I have two small forces to play One Hour Wargame with.


The army arrayed for battle

Samurai infantry with Daymio. 1/72, Zvezda and Caesar, painted by Ginzio

Samurai infantry. 1/72, Zvezda and Caesar, painted by Ginzio

Samurai cavalry. 1/72, Zvezda and Caesar, painted by Ginzio

Samurai cavalry. 1/72, Zvezda, painted by Ginzio

Hashigaru handgunners led by samurai.  1/72, Zvezda, painted by Ginzio


The army arrayed for battle

Samurai infantry. 1/72, Zvezda and Caesar, painted by Ginzio

Samurai archers. 1/72, Zvezda and Caesar, painted by Ginzio

Samurai cavalry. 1/72, Zvezda, painted by Ginzio

Hashigaru with pikes. 1/72, Zvezda, painted by Ginzio

Ninjas. Samurai cavalry. 1/72, Caesar, painted by Ginzio

Civilians. 1/72, Caesar, painted by Ginzio

The two forces meet on the field of battle

domenica 28 gennaio 2024

A couple more characters of Slaanesh

 This week I have two more models for the forces of Slaanesh for Warhammer. Our Warhammer warbands campaign just concluded, these were the last two models I needed for the final game, so they skipped the line and got painted.

Mounted thug of Slaanesh. 28mm, Dixon Miniatures (almost certainly), paitned by Ginzio

Chaos sorcerer of Slaanesh. 28mm, Citadel miniatures, painted by Ginzio

domenica 21 gennaio 2024

Another Warzone figure

 This week another small step forward  in the Warzone project. I'm starting with the few loose models I got in my last trip to Sentry box in Calgary. I picked up all the models I didn't previously have that I could find, some of them, like the Lutheran of last Warzone post and the Imperial Head hunter of this post, were the only models I found of that specific faction, so I'm getting them "out of the way", before I start painting the units I will actually be able to use.

I happened to previously have traded a lone head hunter, so the model in this post will be part of the same squad, if I ever find more to add.

Imperial Head hunter chieftain. 28mm, Heartbreaker, painted by Ginzio

Imperial Head hunters. 28mm, Heartbreaker, painted by Ginzio

domenica 14 gennaio 2024

Reinforcements for Slaanesh

 I recently painted a few more models for my Slaanesh force to use in our Realms of Chaos campaign.

Last year IlVJ was given a few sprues of Mantic figures that he passed to me, the elves I found really ugly, so I tried to give them to someone to paint, but that person returned them to me since he didn't feel like painting them.

After leaving them in a box for a while, I decided I could use some dark elves for Slaanesh, to add more troops to the forces assaulting the city of Praag in our recent games, so the idea of painting these guys in the simplest possible way struck me and I thought that dark elves in black armour with brightly coloured shields would take no time to paint and look decent as Slaaneshi followers, so I forced myself and got these knocked out as quickly as possible.

The result is decent, as a couple of units they don't look too bad and, considering the very low effort required to get them on the table, they were worth a few nights of painting.

Dark Elves of Slaanesh, 28mm, Mantic games, painted by Ginzio

The other entry for this post is a special beastman or mutant of Slaanesh, a mix of spare parts found in my bits box in true old school Chaos style.

Slaangor, beastman of Slaanesh. 28mm, Citadel, converted and painted by Ginzio

domenica 7 gennaio 2024

New year, new Warzone

 Hello everyone, welcome to the first post of 2024.

It probably won't be a surprise, but Warzone surfaces again.

I said in the past that I had painted all I had, but in a way or another, old Warzone figures keep reappearing on my painting table.

I mentioned last year how I traded about 30 old Warzone figures with a friend, but last spring, I also happened to go with a friend to Sentry Box in Calgary, where I found a bunch of old Warzone figures they had, probably from the 90s and they also happened to be half price, so I couldn't afford to leave them there.

So now I have a new lot of about 45 figures to paint, they have all been prepped and will hopefully be appearing in the following months as I paint them.

Most of them are first edition Tribes of Earth which have a very big charm, even back in the days they were not very popular, so if was kind of rare to see them on the battlefield.

The rest is a handful of Brotherhood and other random models, plus a few units and character models of the Dark Legion, an all time favorite of mine, I'm looking forward to work on them.

In the next few weeks you sill see other stuff, fantasy and historical mainly, because I am in the process of closing up some other projects, but then I think I'll start working on Warzone.

For now I just completed a single model.

Lutheran Disciple serjeant with power sickle and sawn off shotgun. 28mm, Heartbreaker, painted by Ginzio

domenica 31 dicembre 2023

The end of the year has come

 Hello everyone, here we are again, the last post of the year with the tallying up of what I painted in 2023.

It has been a very productive year, mostly due to the fact that I decided to work on a lot of 1/72 models that, since I use the Quick Shade from Army Painter, get done very quickly.

Let's get on with the count:

Things that I painted for myself:

- 28mm fantasy RPG infantry models: 4

- 28mm fantasy RPG large creatures: 2

- 28mm fantasy RPG mounted models: 2

- 28mm fantasy Warhammer infantry models: 73

- 28mm fantasy Warhammer mounted models: 8

- 28mm fantasy Warhammer large creatures: 5

- 28mm fantasy Warhammer war machines: 1

- 28mm historical infantry models: 63

- 28mm historical mounted models: 25

- 28mm historical chariot: 1

- 28mm Sci-fi Warhammer 40,000/Warzone infantry models: 31

- 28mm Sci-fi Warhammer 40,000/Warzone large creatures: 2

- 28mm Sci-fi RPG infantry models: 10

- 28mm Sci-fi RPG vehicles and robots: 4

- no scale Sci-fi starships and star fighters: 16

- 1/285 Battletech mechs: 13

- 1/285 Battletech vehicles: 2

- 1/72 historical infantry models: 293

- 1/72 historical mounted models: 44

- 1/72 WWII infantry models: 63

- 1/35 WWII infantry models: 2

- various scales terrain pieces: 10

This adds up to a total of 674 models, again, big numbers thanks to a very simple painting method, but I am very satisfied.

For other people I painted the following models:

- 28mm fantasy RPG infantry models: 11

- 28mm fantasy RPG large creatures: 6

- 28mm fantasy RPG small creatures: 9

- 28mm fantasy Warhammer infantry models: 21

- 28mm fantasy Warhammer mounted models: 4

- 28mm fantasy Warhammer large creatures: 7

- 28mm fantasy Warmachines/Hordes infantry models: 6

- 28mm fantasy Warmachines/Hordes: 6

- 28mm historical infantry models: 4

- 28mm WWII infantry models: 57

- 28mm WWII vehicles: 3

- 15mm WWII vehicles: 22

- 15mm WWII guns: 4

- 32mm Star Wars legion infantry models: 4

- 32mm Star Wars legion vehicles: 3

- various scale terrain pieces: 27

This adds up to a total of 194 models, which, added to my personal total is a grand total of 868 models painted in 2023, my absolute record, which I will probably struggle to even match in 2024, but I will definitely try.

Finally, I will leave you with a teaser of things to come, I will start working on some 1/72 napoleonics in 2024, wish me luck.

French Polish lancer. 1/72, Esci, painted by Ginzio

sabato 30 dicembre 2023

Warhammer thugs of Slaanesh

 This is a small unit of thugs of Slaanesh I recently painted, they are for my Warhammer 3rd edition campaign of Realm of Chaos and, following the trend in it, it is made of leftover figures from all over the place.

Some of the figures (especially the gladiator) are really ugly, but this idea of using whatever I have on hand is still appealing a fun, the models overall look pretty cool and sufficiently Slaaneshi.

Thugs of Slaanesh. 28mm, Citadel, Old Glory, RAFM and Garrison miniatures, painted by Ginzio