Just a quick shout out, We’re listing some Games workshop 40K miniatures on ebay to raise money for our after school club. Tthese models were kindly donated to us by one of our ex pupils.
I will be adding to this list in the coming weeks
some are quite rare now and out of production, so if you want them you’d better be quick!
First couple are
Eldrad Ulthuan Ebay link here
Metal Wraith Guard (basic paint job) (this one has sold)
Eldar Dark Reapers (no weapons) SOLD
Eldar Fire Dragons (SOLD)
Eldar Rangers SOLD
Eldar Heavy Weapons Platforms Link
Eldar Avatar of Khaine Link
While I’m busy with Star Wars , on the other table there is Games Workshop battle raging. Now, I don’t actually know what any of these things are called, they are the realm of The Headmaster Jeremy, who paints them…..I think his daughter Emily also paints them……Headmasters don’t have a lot of free time…………anyway Some of these figures are supplied via G.W. through their School Alliance progam, and some have been purchased with club funds. The Children also get to paint and keep some GW figures…sadly i failed to take pictures of all their space marines and Stormcast Eternals they have been painting over the last couple of years.
The pictures below are from their most recent battle
We’ve come a long way since we began our after school model club, we started with just an idea to do it, and £3 subs off of all those children attending. It was made easier by “Project Airfix” who supplied not only kits but paint and brushes which we still use to this day. Obviously we have expanded our stocks of paint and brushes, glue and basing products from a variety of sources.
Games Workshop, with their school alliance project have also helped massively with regular boxes of essential products.
In addition to this we’ve raised funds through school fayres selling figures we have painted and models from our own collections, which have enabled us to buy into lots of other genres which would normally have been closed to us.
It also has to be said that we have been extremely lucky with donations of items down the years from so many model manufacturers, friends etc, all of which helps continue to make our club pretty special.
When we started the Headmaster Jeremy and myself would be pretty hands on with construction and painting duties, if time allowed we’d also then use all of the finished models in a tabletop game. From September last year we have been very lucky to be joined by Karen, one of the school teaching assistants, who kindly stays after the working day to help us out. She has taken over model/figure construction and painting duties in the club. It has meant that we can have slightly smaller groups, the advantage of this is we get a lot more done!
Of late our three groups are rotated through two different gaming tables, one is normally Games Workshop, the other has been Star wars Legion and a painting table…..in september the group painted some GW Spacemarines……and this years group have been busy painting Star Wars Legion Storm Troopers, here are the results of the first section to complete their figures.
Please remember these figures have been painted by children who’s age is between 8 and 9 and who have limited or no knowledge of this hobby before they joined our club.
I think they have done very well, fantastic work everyone.
Dreadfleet is up next for the school club, and i also have my own version. Had one run through with the rule system to test, which was a lot of fun. Way to complex to use the rule system in school, so will have to rewrite in a more basic form. Impressed with the detail of the ships, in fact everything in the box is great, bit of a shame GW binned this after such a short space of time, but copies can still be bought in mint condition on ebay.
I still have a few ships left to paint in the school set and virtually everything in my box is unfinished. What i have painted for school is pretty much standard paint schemes, i have managed to get my hands on a few extra ships which i plan to convert or paint differently from the standard scheme.
Chaos figure i know, but painted as a ghost.
same figure as above different lighting!!!
two versions of Tomb furniture, one in stone, one as a “dead” vampire lord
Went for a rotting green look on these, although very difficult to photograph!
These were slightly converted (new weapons) and painted to represent stone statues, but with magic swords.
Standard straight out of box Goblins
Been working on a Heroquest commission during the summer, half of which is now complete. Much more muted colours than on previous commissions, for a darker look.
Photos not that good sadly, having a lot of trouble with lighting! but they are any way!
Orcs are a mix of standard staright out of the box version in Black tunics, and 3 converted Orcs to act as heroes/characters. Their higher status meant slightly better and more colourful tunics.
Converted orcs with shields and new weapons