By Joseph Forster I recently added a new brigantine to my fleet and wanted to share some pictures. I really didn't know what I was doing when I got my first brigantine with the original Kickstarter back in early 2017, so it held the honor of being the ugliest ship in my fleet. The Brigantine … Continue reading Completed Brigantine
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
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
By Joseph Forster The new Native minis for the Fire on the Frontier have finally arrived and I have started getting them painted up. Today I want to share some pictures of my completed King Philip legendary commander miniature. King Philip (or Metacom), one of the central characters of King Philip's War, was a Wampanoag … Continue reading Completed Legendary King Philip Model
By Joseph Forster In my preparation for Raise the Black to be finished and delivered, I've been picking up some new terrain pieces to fill out my North American. In my web searches for 28mm terrain, I ran across the Acheson Creations website and I was pleasantly surprised by the range and focus of their … Continue reading Product Review – Acheson Log Cabin Ruin
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
By Joseph Forster The Boucanieres are here! Blood & Plunder fans have been waiting for these models since No Peace Beyond the Line was published 3 years ago! This unit represents the capable wives of the French Boucaniers. The Boucanier unit has been a great unit that I've used a lot but I must confess … Continue reading Completed Boucaniere
By Joseph Forster I've been painting a bunch of African Warriors lately and I wanted to share 6 different paint combinations I've used with some success. Skin is always a little tricky to paint realistically and African skin tone is a whole different challenge. On top of that, these Firelock African Warriors models are mostly … Continue reading 6 Methods for Painting African Warriors
By Joseph Forster Cannons were commonly cast both from iron and bronze during this era of history. It appears that the blackened iron was the most common type of naval gun used by both pirates and navies but bronze had its advantages and sometimes they would leave them bare or polished for show. I've found … Continue reading Bronze Cannons Painting Guide
Here's a video guide on painting Firelock Cannons with Contrast Paints. https://youtu.be/I02BV5bPzlc
Here's the next installment of Guy's Plunder Basic series. In this episode Guy paints some nicely detailed cannons by Amati, chats about the history and mechanics of cannons of the era and offers some great painting tips and tricks. https://youtu.be/QFd6a5654-c
Guy continues his Plunder Basics series with a short video on painting powder burn marks around cannon gun ports on ships. https://youtu.be/4vrjWfu8wGs Enjoy! You can check out his growing playlist of Plunder Basics videos here.
We have another video up on our YouTube channel. This is a hobby video looking at painting the Stone Tower Fort. https://youtu.be/YVdkuAE7OMc I kind of panicked with how dark the black wash looked halfway through the video but it dried just fine.
By Joseph Forster With the new Later North American Tribes factions already on the Force Builder, I've been wanting to get these Braves models painted so I can try the new factions! I recently finished up 3 sets of the Braves models and I just wanted to share a couple pictures. I kept my first … Continue reading Completed Braves
Here's a simple guide for building a longboat with a fore-and-aft rig. https://youtu.be/FUO4eNN0q6o