The Great Pirate Paint Off has finally concluded! Last week we awarded prizes to some of the great entries we judged as stand out work. This week we award winners for the People's Choice categories. Voting has been happening over the past two weeks, starting at 10-12 top entries and slowly working down to the … Continue reading People’s Choice Prizes for The Great Pirate Paint off – Update #8
The entry period is over for the Great Pirate Paint Off contest for Blood & Plunder and Oak & Iron and voting is ongoing for the People's Choice Awards. In this post we'll be awarding some of the other prizes! There will be one final post for this contest on June 4th or 5th, awarding … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off Update #7 – Prizes!
It's time to vote for the finalists in the Great Pirate Paint Off event! Voting will run for 2 weeks, closing June 4th. You can vote once per day in each category (on the honor system). Please don't game the system and make us add email verification... Select your favorite entry, the click Submit Vote, … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off People’s Choice Voting
The Great Pirate Paint Off event has moved to the next stage! We're a little behind on our intended timeline, but the event moves on to People's Choice voting on May 22nd. Check the bottom of this article for a detailed timeline for the conclusion of this event. This last week of entries was crazy! … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off Painting Contest – Update #6
We are down to the last week in the Great Pirate Paint Off contest! It's time to get your last projects finished up and entered as the contest ends at the end of the day, Sunday, May 14th. If you're just discovering the contest, this is a low-key painting event for the Firelock pirate community. … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off Painting Contest – Update #5
There are two weeks left in the Great Pirate Paint Off contest for Blood & Plunder and Oak & Iron! Let's check out the latest entries, give out some Spanish silver, and review the remaining timeline for the contest. If you're just discovering the contest, this is a low-key painting event for the Firelock pirate … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off Painting Contest – Update #4
The Pirate painting contest continues! It's been 2 weeks since the last update and we've got 4 weeks to go. Let's catch up with the latest entries and news! (Note: in the interest of some level of anonymity for the final voting later in the Spring, we are not including painters’ names on photos going … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off Painting Contest – Update #3
We're 5 weeks into our Great Pirate Paint Off event and it's time for another update and giveaway! If the first time you've heard of this event, it's a low key painting contest for Blood & Plunder and Oak & Iron in preparation for the worldwide Summer of Plunder event later this year. Players can … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off Painting Contest Update #2
This is the current set of entries for the 2023 Great Pirate Paint Off painting contest It will continue to get updated as the contest progresses! You can find rules, details, and entry form for the contest here.
The Blood & Plunder painting contest has been running for two weeks now and we've got about 50 entries so far. In this Great Pirate Paint Off update, we're going to take a look at some of these great entries, see which nations have been well represented so far, and give away random prize! The … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off Painting Contest – Update 1
A collection of useful painting guides for various Blood & Plunder models, ships, and accessories.
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 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
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 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