Sunday, 22 August 2010

1/72 scale Dark Age buildings

Ive been busy doing the first master for a 1/72 scale building, a Large house or small hall, these are for my DBA games but its easier to master one then mould it and do more, Im going to sell these through ebay and the Blog, Pics to follow soon, anyone interested in buying some email me at the hall will be £7.50 plus Postage and I will post world wide.

More soon

Friday, 13 August 2010

WIP shots of my first Armies

I first played DBA in he early 90's and recently linked up with a workmates bro who plays DBA and introduced me to the world of 1/72 scale plastics (Thanks Stef you're a better general than Pizza chef!). Previously a snob I'm a real convert now, you cannot beat the price, variety and quality of these figures. So far Im really pleased with the look of the painted miniatures and have the bug enough to be working on masters for some 1/72 scale dark age buildings I'm gonna cast in plaster and maybe sell if there is interest, email me at if you want some or have anything interesting to say or ask about the blog, painting or DBA gaming.

Three Saxon Spear Elements, or warbands for early Saxon armies, figures are Strelets and are great miniatures, lots of character, loads of poses, these are "Anglo Saxons before Battle" and theres 45 miniatures for under £5, great value.

Close up of an Element, I have added damage to the shields and used woodlands scenics for bases after building them up to level of the figure bases with filler.

Another Element, great poses these. I prefer the "Before Battle" ranges from Strelets as they look more realistic I think.

Saxon Generals Element, replaced the spear by cutting it off, drilling the hand and using a LBMS Dark Age Banner o top of white primed tin from a tomato puree tube.

This is the Generals element from my Norse Viking army. Zvezda, very nice figures.

Another shot of the Viking Blade Generals element for my III/40b Norse Viking Army.