Wednesday 8 March 2023

Outlaws and Villages

 This project has been simmering away for years now, but I found time yesterday to get out the buildings I have finished and take stock of what I still need to do.

I  was finishing off the bases of my Robin Hood figures and decided to try and blend the trees I have from The Last Valley to match the figure basing. Plenty of Vallejo brown mud texture was added, and then dry brushed lighter brown to look like Mendip soil where Robin of Sherwood was primarily filmed.

The sheriff arrives to terrorise Wickham.

The outlaws and Herne the hunter lurking in the woods.

I need to add more items to the village scene, including a stream, road, vegetable patch etc.

Wednesday 1 March 2023


 I'm making some progress with the landsknechts, although not as fast as I would like...

and of course I've been sidetracked into finishing off some other figures. Recently Crooked Dice Miniatures released some more Robin of Sherwood figures, and this galvanised me getting out the figures I had painted so far and finishing the bases off.

I've been prevaricating for years on how to do them, but recently Geoff at Oakbound kindly gave me a mix of the flocks he uses, and they work really well.

Basing underway... complete with appropriate soundtrack.

Some of the villagers of Wickham. A mix of 4 flocks, and I've added the odd subdued tuft.

More to follow soon