Charles Vane – Painted Blood & Plunder Miniature

The Raise the Black expansion includes a huge number of new "legendary" pirate commanders. Not only has Firelock Games delivered historical, fun and interesting sets of rules for each of these pirate commanders, but they have produced a set of 10 unique sculpts which you can buy on a sprue. One of those new unique … Continue reading Charles Vane – Painted Blood & Plunder Miniature

Stede Bonnet – Painted Blood & Plunder Miniature

Stede Bonnet is an entertaining and puzzling character. In Blood & Plunder, he's not very competent, but he's brave and won't back down from a fight. This miniature comes from the Pirates of Legend set of multi-part plastic miniatures, part of the Raise the Black Kickstarter. For this Stede Bonnet miniature paintjob, I based my … Continue reading Stede Bonnet – Painted Blood & Plunder Miniature

Raise the Black Preview: Legendary Captain Pirate Models Review

Before we move ahead with our thoughts on the Legendary Captain models, I’d like to tell a tale of how we came across these treasures.... It was a dark night, and our humble piragua La Pigmente had come across a Merchantman owned by the Firelock Trading Company known as Kii-Kstarter. It was quiet, perhaps a … Continue reading Raise the Black Preview: Legendary Captain Pirate Models Review

Completed Legendary Benjamin Church Model

By Joseph Forster I just got the new model for the Legendary English commander from Fire on the Frontier painted up and I wanted to share some pics and some history. Benjamin Church had a long and impressive career leading colonial forces against both Native Americans and the French through King Philip's War, King William's … Continue reading Completed Legendary Benjamin Church Model

Completed Pniese Models – Miniature Review & Showcase

By Joseph Forster New model time! It's been a while since we had new sculpts to paint! Not that I've worked through my metal pile of shame... (but it is increasing in value faster than my stocks.) The Fire on the Frontier small book expansion introduced three new Native American units to Blood & Plunder. … Continue reading Completed Pniese Models – Miniature Review & Showcase

A Painting Guide for the Buccaneer Storming Party For Those Who Do Not Enjoy Painting

By Dan Carlson Ahoy there! It’s been awhile since I’ve chatted with you beautiful buccaneers! Having just finished up the last few articles for the Dutch Nationality, I figured it was time to do something hobby-related. It’s no secret that painting miniatures can be fun, but not everybody enjoys the act of painting. I prefer … Continue reading A Painting Guide for the Buccaneer Storming Party For Those Who Do Not Enjoy Painting

6 Methods for Painting African Warriors

I've been painting a bunch of African Warriors lately. After experimenting with multiple paint types and color combinations, I wanted to share my results. Below 6 different paint combinations, with pictures of the outcome so you can decide which paint scheme you like most. Skin is always a little tricky to paint and showing variance … Continue reading 6 Methods for Painting African Warriors

How to Paint Miniature Naval Cannons w/Contrast Paints

Here's a YouTube tutorial video guide on painting the 17th Century naval cannons included in a number of the Blood & Plunder ship models from Firelock Games.  For this video, we'll be using mostly Games Workshop Contrast Paints. YouTube Video - Painting Blood & Plunder models for Naval Cannons https://youtu.be/I02BV5bPzlc Additional Content Suggestions Painting Amati … Continue reading How to Paint Miniature Naval Cannons w/Contrast Paints