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A collecting page for all the miniature painting-related posts and articles on The Warbard. Lots of eyecandy!

Colourful Cavalry, Part Two

Posted on Jan 18th, 2018 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Horses in colours other than brown! Armour in colours other than silver! Dogs and cats living together! Chaos and disorder! Well, something…

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Colourful Cavalry: Armour as well as horses!

Posted on Jan 9th, 2018 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've posted links to horse painting articles and tutorials before, including the exhaustive "horse of a different colour" series over at Trouble at…

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Finished English Civil War Figures

Posted on Jan 7th, 2018 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Not the greatest photographs going, but so far the only ones I've gotten of all of my recently completed 28mm ECW figures all…

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Happy New Year!

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2018 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Slightly belated Happy New Year to all! After months of doing absolutely zilch on the gaming front I saw the year out in some style, at least,…

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Back To Painting, Finally

Posted on Dec 27th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I'm fairly sure the last time I touched a paintbrush was back in July. Maybe August. As posts here will show, all wargaming activity of any sort…

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Pike In Blue

Posted on Jul 12th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

First unit of foot for my English Civil War project is done! Ten pikemen, an officer, and a flag ensign all lined up ready for battle. I'm…

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ECW Mounted Commander

Posted on Jul 4th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Got a couple of half decent photos of Warlord's Pike & Shotte Mounted Commander that I've got on my painting bench right now, along with a whole…

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Lead Painters League 11 Gallery

Posted on Jun 27th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I posted my Round 1 entry for the recently concluded Lead Painters League 11 (run over on the awesome Lead Adventure Forum) way back in mid-April but…

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Links of Interest, 22 June 2017

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A handful of links I thought were worth sharing this week. Historical Enterprises, Inc are a historical reenactors garb/costuming company with all…

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The Workbench This Week, 12 June 2017

Posted on Jun 12th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Much chaos in my non-gaming life, so time and brainpower to actually paint is kind of hard to come by, but this weekend I sat down and organized my…

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The Workbench This Week, 21 April 2017

Posted on Apr 21st, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

...is being relocated and cleaned up! Same room as before - our guest bedroom/office/workroom - but we've moved the shelf unit I used as a…

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Lead Painting League 11, Round 1: Old Saber-tooth’s Clan

Posted on Apr 14th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Lead Adventure Forum runs a great painting contest about once a year called the Lead Painter's League. I've participated before but not for a…

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In Which Painting Mojo Is Rediscovered

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

While I've built various bits of scenery over the last few months, the last figure I painted to completion was the massive Maghariba Guard TAG which…

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Links of Interest, 24 Feb 2017

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Last time I mentioned a couple of YouTube painters that had good series of to-the-point, well-edited painting videos. Victor Ques is another I should…

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Maghariba Guard Finished!

Posted on Oct 30th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Quiet month here on the Warbard, I've been busy in real life (terrible when that happens...) but getting some gaming and painting time in when I…

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The Workbench This Weekend, 18 Sept 2016

Posted on Sep 18th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been back to painting Infinity figures recently, after being distracted by some scenery for a bit. Over on the Official Infinity Forums…

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Links of Interest, 15 September 2016

Posted on Sep 15th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been spending some more time on YouTube recently, rummaging around the wargaming-related channels. I don't have the time or the patience for the…

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Late Summer Painting

Posted on Sep 12th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Spent the weekend off on what might be our last camping trip of the season and I've been busy doing lots of other non-wargaming things, as one tends…

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A Mid-Summer Update

Posted on Jul 10th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Awfully quiet around here for far too long, for which I apologize! I've actually been doing quite a bit of painting and a little bit of terrain…

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The Workbench This Weekend, 7 May 2016

Posted on May 7th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

My girlfriend is out of town with friends so I've had a bachelor/wargamer weekend and gotten a lot done on my Infinity figures. The planters…

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The Workbench This Week, 28 Feb 2016

Posted on Feb 28th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

It's been a quiet month here on the Warbard, but things have been ticking along in real life. The space station scenery for Infinity is taking shape,…

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The Workbench This Week, 23 Jan 2016

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2016 - By The Editors - 0 Comments

My Impudent Mortal order arrived last week, and I've assembled the new paint rack already. It's an exact duplicate of the one I bought back in 2014…

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The Workbench This Week, 9 Jan 2016

Posted on Jan 9th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

First post of the New Year! Happy New Year, hope 2015 was good and 2016 is at least as good. I spent the week between Christmas and New Year…

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A Christmas Tree?

Posted on Dec 21st, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I'm going to be moving between Christmas & New Years so I've been busy packing stuff and cleaning; I've been in my current digs about three and a…

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The Workbench This Week, 4 November 2015

Posted on Nov 4th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Quick and dirty late night snapshot of my workbench! Front and centre is a Reaper Bones troll (in white plastic still, hence kind of blown out…

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Eureka’s Tachanka, Part Two

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

The Eureka tachanka itself (the wagon, that is) comes together fairly easily with a bit of patience and some test fitting. The main body is a single…

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Impudent Mortal Paint Rack

Posted on Oct 13th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I first heard of Impudent Mortal when Richard of TooFatLardies used two of their buildings to build himself a very nice brewery for WW2 gaming. Rich…

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LInks of Interest, 5 Sept 2014

Posted on Sep 5th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Just to prevent this place becoming all-Blood Bowl, all the time, some semi-random interesting links. Over on Lead Adventure Forum, I found the…

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The Thugee’s Bronze

Posted on May 1st, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

This sculpted bas-relief is by Bob Murch of Pulp Figures fame, and is included in his Mad Guru set of Thugee. I own most (possibly all, I've lost…

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The Workbench This Week, 29 May 2014

Posted on Apr 29th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Quick overhead snapshot of the painting bench recently. As you might have guessed from recent posts, I've been in a "clear the decks" sort of mood,…

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The Workbench This Week, 8 April 2014

Posted on Apr 8th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

So I wound up missing Trumpeter Salute over in Vancouver not because work had shipped me out of town (which I was expecting, except the project is…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round Nine

Posted on Jun 16th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Second-to-last round of the 7th Lead Painters League over on the Lead Adventure Forum, and it's more Pulp Figures for me, with a cadre of suspicious…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round Eight

Posted on Jun 9th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Back to the Russian Civil War again this LPL round with some Copplestone 28mm Bolsheviks. I really like the whole Copplestone Back of Beyond range,…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round Seven

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Round Seven of the LPL is up, and here's my entry. These guys are 28mm U.S. Navy gunboat sailors from Pulp Figures. I used the famous movie The Sand…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round Six

Posted on May 26th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Over to fantasy figures for the first time in this LPL for me, with a team of Reaper dwarves. Lovely figures loaded with detail, as you'd expect from…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round Five

Posted on May 19th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Round Five of LPL7 was one of three Theme Rounds; this time the theme was "Historical Civil Wars". This fits perfectly into my ongoing Russian Civil…

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Fancy Photo Setup (or not…)

Posted on May 15th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

After I was done taking photos of my Lead Painters League Round Five entry, I figured the setup I use might be of interest to others. So here's a…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round Four

Posted on May 12th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Last week's LPL entry moves from the Lost Worlds of Round Three to the mysterious corners of the Indian subcontinent with some 28mm Thuggee cultists,…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round Three

Posted on May 8th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

More Pulp Figures goodness from last week's LPL round. This crew of underdressed primitives was started sometime last year, finished over the winter,…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round Two

Posted on Apr 28th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

Round Two of the ten-week Lead Painters League over on Lead Adventure Forum didn't go so well for me, but at least the Blood Bowl dwarf team my…

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The Workbench This Week, 27 April 2013

Posted on Apr 27th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Much activity on my workbench this week, with a frankly intimidating number of figures under the paintbrush, along with some other stuff like a set…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round One

Posted on Apr 21st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

So Round One of Lead Adventure Forum's Lead Painters League 7 (LPL7) painting contest has wrapped up. The (non-mandatory) bonus theme for this…

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Lead Painters League 7!

Posted on Apr 9th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Over on my favourite wargaming forum ever, the Lead Adventure Forum (LAF), the approximately annual Lead Painters League painting contest has begun…

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All Of Them

Posted on Apr 4th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Doing final organization for my Trumpeter Salute Russian Civil War game this evening, I did something I've never actually done in the two years of…

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The Workbench This Week, 3 April 2013

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

Even more chaotic than usual as I prep for Trumpeter Salute 2013 this coming weekend! The centrepiece is, of course, the sandbag-and-rail tie…

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Trying A Wet Palette

Posted on Mar 21st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I'd heard of "wet palette painting" before, but for no particular reason hadn't sought out information on the technique or looked into it at all.…

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Full Production Mode

Posted on Jan 29th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A quick look at my painting bench as a I get ready for Saturday's Russian Civil War game at GottaCon. On the right, 15 Bolsheviks, a mix of regulars…

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How I Paint Russians

Posted on Jan 11th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 4 Comments

It seems "what colours do you use for WW1 Russian uniforms?" is one of those things that comes up again and again. I've been painting an awful lot of…

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More Horse Painting Links

Posted on Dec 29th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I've linked to articles on horse painting before, starting with an excellent and now-vanished GW article, but I've just discovered a huge series of…

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Latest Addition to my Painting Bench

Posted on Oct 30th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Part of the reason I haven't done much painting in the last several months has been the frankly depressing state of my painting bench. It had…

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Cossacks, Dragons, Cavemen and Others…

Posted on May 29th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've had a bit of a slowdown in painting and general wargaming involvement lately; partly this is because I haven't had a game of anything in ages,…

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Horse Painting

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As I predicted when I linked to it, the very nice Games Workshop tutorial on painting horses has vanished from their website, which is a shame.…

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Russian Civil War Sailors (and post #200!)

Posted on May 19th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

I speed-painted these guys in about two evenings back in March so they could add a bit of colour to the Russian Civil War game I ran at Trumpeter…

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Armstrong-Whitworth Armoured Car, Finished

Posted on May 17th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Finally got the Russian Civil War Armstrong-Whitworth Armoured Car from Copplestone completed and photographed. The new monitor and computer I set up…

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Armstrong-Whitworth Armoured Car, Part Three

Posted on May 10th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

It's been a bit quiet around here lately, which is entirely due to the fact that I finally bought a new computer and have spent the last week setting…

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Armstrong-Whitworth Armoured Car, Part Two

Posted on Apr 28th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The first armoured car for my Russian Civil War forces now has wheels attached, and I did the first round of weathering with pastel chalk dust.…

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Armstrong-Whitworth Armoured Car, Part One

Posted on Apr 26th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

My recent order to Copplestone Castings included the first armoured vehicle for my Russian Civil War forces, a very nice resin and metal 1/56th scale…

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A Red Nieuport, Part Three

Posted on Apr 24th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Got the star insignia finished up on the Bolshevik Nieuport 17. Some of the stars are a bit wonky, but frankly that's historically accurate — a…

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A Red Nieuport, Part Two

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Got started on the insignia for the Bolshevik Nieuport. This is going to involve at least six freehand red stars; to skip one pair I've decided to go…

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A Red Nieuport, Part One

Posted on Apr 21st, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Having built the White Russians a SPAD (Parts One, Two, Three), it's time to build the Nieuport 17 for my Bolshevik forces! As I mentioned in my…

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A SPAD for the Whites, Part Three

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Finally swore the upper wing into place this evening. It's been years since I built a biplane model, I'd forgotten what a total bugger the struts and…

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A SPAD for the Whites, Part Two

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Inspired by this image from Wings Palette, I decided to give a bit of freehand a try. My version: There's a (nearly) matching skull on the…

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A SPAD for the Whites, Part One

Posted on Feb 21st, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I should be working on finishing White Russian infantry, but I've allowed myself to become distracted by aircraft, specifically the SPAD 13 I wrote…

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Flags & Banners from Greenstuff

Posted on Jan 8th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

This is not really a new idea, but it's one that I only twigged to in mid-2011, so it's fairly new to me. The idea of using greenstuff for flags and…

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Minimal Maxim Basing

Posted on Nov 14th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've long been a fan of putting figures on the smallest bases they'll fit on and that'll keep them upright, when you're doing individual bases for…

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A Few Painting Tutorials

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Just a pair of painting tutorials today, linked to mostly so I can find them again when I need to refer to them! Coll Mini Or Not (CMON) has a…

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The Reds Are Coming!

Posted on Oct 21st, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

There's 43 Bolsheviks off my painting table and ready for action, finally! One Maxim MG crew, some officers and NCOs and a whole lot of ragged,…

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Werewolf! Where wolf?

Posted on Jul 29th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Ten whole days since my last post. Egads! Here, have a werewolf. This big hairy brute is from the Strange Aeons miniatures of Uncle Mike. He's a…

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Pulpy Painting & Prep

Posted on Jul 14th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I generally do figure prep (taking off moldlines and flash) and basic basing in fairly large batches, prime the whole batch, then tuck most of them…

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LPL5 Week 10: Gunga Din (1939)

Posted on May 22nd, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The final round of LAF's Lead Painters League 5 was another bonus round, this one "A Scene From The Movies", with bonus points for two teams and a…

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LPL5 Week 9: The Horse Again, I’m Afraid

Posted on May 16th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Week 9? There was no Week 9. Well, OK, there was, but it involved me running my ECW Parliamentarian Horse again, and them getting beaten.…

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A Few Bolshies!

Posted on May 13th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

These guys started out as a Lead Painters League entry, but didn't get finished in time, and besides, I'd already run too many groups of riflemen in…

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LPL5 Week 8: For God And Parliament!

Posted on May 9th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

For the 5th Lead Painters League's 8th Round, something entirely new from me: 28mm English Civil War/Thirty Years War cavalry! These are Warlord…

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LPL5 Week 7: The Lewis Gun

Posted on May 2nd, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

"Whatever happens, we have got/the Lewis gun, and they do not" — with apologies to Mr. Kipling, of course. My LPL5 Week 7 entry was more…

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LPL5 Week 6: White Russians!

Posted on Apr 25th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 6 Comments

No, not the (very tasty!) drink, but White Russian Rifles from sometime in the Russian Civil War; the figures are 28mm from Brigade Games and very…

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LPL5 Week 5: Hunting von Lettow-Vorbek

Posted on Apr 18th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Week Five of the LAF's Lead Painters League having just ended, here's my entry. This was one of the bonus theme weeks; the bonus theme this time was…

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LPL5 Week 4: No new entry, sorry!

Posted on Apr 11th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

With getting ready for Trumpeter Salute taking up almost all of my gaming time the week before the convention, I didn't manage to get a new entry…

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LPL5 Week 3: Lord M Hosts a Weekend

Posted on Apr 4th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

My Round Three entry for LAF's Lead Painters League, more Pulp Figures sculpts. This time it's the upper classes, with the PGJ-14 Upper Crust Swells…

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LPL5 Week 2: Command On The Frontier

Posted on Mar 28th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

More goodness from the Lead Painters League, this time my Week Two entry, titled Command On The Frontier. The frontier in this case being the…

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LPL5 Week 1: Lord M’s Household Staff

Posted on Mar 21st, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

LPL5 Round 1 is over and Round 2 begun by the time you read this. The LPL format, for those of you not familiar, is ten week-long rounds, with…

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An LPL3 Archive

Posted on Mar 10th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As discussed in my last post on entering LAF's LPL5, here's all ten of the images from my 2009 LPL3 entries. I finished somewhere in the bottom third…

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