What’s in my lead mountain

Here is a list of what is lurking in my loft and workroom. Like many of you I buy stuff that one day I’ll “get round to” painting. My excuse now is that it’s my Boys inheritance.

Warhammer Fantasy Battle

This is my first love

Orcs and Goblins

Skaven ( a small 500pt force)

Undead/Vampire Counts (a small 500pt force)

Albion (a fan army from Warhammer Battle Reporters)

Warhammer 40K

I played this a couple of times with Rogue Trader but now like the sculpts


Battlefleet Gothic


Field of Glory

Imperial Romans

Yorkist War of the Roses

Flames of War

Eastern Front SS Army

Western Front  Wehrmacht Army

Black Powder

British Peninsular Army

Bolt Action

Home Guard

Kev Adams goblins for 4A Miniatures

I have to admit that Kev Adams’s goblin sculpts for Games Workshop in the eighties were what got me into modelling. So when I came across these recently, I just had to have them. Picked them up at SELWG this year and I was not disappointed. Well cast, characterful  and the seafaring feel is a welcome change from the usual fantasy fare.

The photos are copyright 4A  Miniaturesimageimage


My desk

My desk My old painting table

This was my old set up back in London and I am planning to have a similar set up in Austria.
What you can’t see are boxes, filing cabinets, printer and light table all stuffed underneath. I don’t plan to do that again. It meant that my chair could only be in one position.
Starting from the left is my chest of drawers filled with Foundry paints and some GW paints. Above, just out of shot, are some smaller drawers with inks, washes, milliput/greenstuff, scalpel blades and tweezers.
Along the top of the picture you can see my two lights which have been fitted with daylight bulbs. Also just out of shot is a big magnifying lens with daylight bulb. I haven’t really got on with it, maybe one day I will.
At the back on the left you can see a small stained glass panel of an Ork’s head. This is a test piece for a larger 50cm by 50cm panel which needs leading up.
Once I have my permanent painting table established I want to display my large  leaded panel of the Emperor from the 40K universe. It just happens to be exactly the size of the windows at GW’s Warhammer World. Long story.
Further along is my brush rack. Next to this are some plastic drawers with my Vallejo paints, spare brushes and some fine brass wire for pinning. Above this you can see my brush soap and between the two dragon heads are three of my notebooks; The Show Book, The Recipe Book and The Book of Everything.
There are three more things to note on the tabletop.
Teacup, no explanation needed.
A sheet of plywood for cutting, drilling and gluing on.
And a ceramic “Gentlemans Relish” bowl. The bottom half I use for water and the top half (hiding behind large black undercoated squiggoth) as a palate. I plan to experiment with a wet palate when I get set up. See “Tabletop Minions” vlog for a sensible explaination.
What else?
The chair. As you are going to be sitting in it for a long time get the best you can afford. Your back will thank you. I went for the classic Herman Miller “Aeron”. No regrets with that decision.
Cat. Sheds hairs and wants attention at the most inappropriate times, and yet so relaxing to have a purring friend on your lap.

My desk