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Painting Border Reivers…and their Wee Toun

Painting Border Reivers…and their Wee Toun

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About the Project

My doomed attempt to get my core set of Border Reiver miniatures from Flags of War painted up. I basically got sidetracked by building up a small ferm toun (farm town to any non-Scots out there) and also building a Peel Tower for last year's Terrain Fest (still working on that as well). If I'm really on the ball, and life doesn't get in the way, I'll try and paint up some more Flags of Wars minis such as the Gallowglass, which are only primed, and paint up some furniture for the interiors of my Peel Tower and the Borders cottages. If I'm even more on the ball I might redo the roofs of some of my cottages, wasn't entirely happy with how the turned out. I have other plans for the ferm toun including a Bastle House and a few livestock enclosures but that might have to wait for Terrai Fest 2024.

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More Painting, a Muddy Field & a Well

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Managed a bit more painting over the weekend. Got my muddy animal enclosure almost down. Built and primed a well & got a chunk of painting down on some of the miniatures from Flags of War’s last Kickstarter. God love speed paints, they’re grand for folks with very little spare time.

 

Wee Castle at the Big Castle – A Breath of Fresh Air

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Wee Castle at the Big Castle – A Breath of Fresh Air

 

With the help of my friend Claire, I managed to take my wrecked knees (don’t take up commercial archaeology as a job) and the Peel Tower model I built for last year’s TerrainFest as well as a selection of my painted Reivers, Gallowglass and Blackadder and friends out to the Peel Tower at Castle Semple Loch near Lochwinnoch for a wee photo shoot.

My Peel Tower model is an attempt to reconstruct the ruins of the Castle Semple Loch Tower and it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in that part of Scotland. You get to it from a nature trail at the RSPB Centre at Lochwinnoch (where there’s parking) and then over a newly constructed wooden boardwalk which takes you over part of the loch.

Painted Gallowglass

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The Gallowglass and kerns from Flags of War are also painted up with Jon Hodgson’s awesome backdrops in use again. The wee bits of terrain are a mix of homemade, Vae Victus 3D prints and a 3D-printed high cross from Govan Parish Church in Glasgow I captured using photogrammetry.

Unfortunately, I don’t think any of my ancestors were Gallowglass so went for the Green colouring with yellow/white accents on them which would be good for either MacSweeneys or McCabes. My lot, the McKinstrys, is a bit of an Irish name now but originally was from Galloway, Scotland. So I reckon we were probably the Broken Men, dodgy clanless outlaws, who got rounded up and kicked out of Scotland by James the VI and I. I got those miniatures from Flags of War’s last Kickstarter. They’re made up and primed though not sure if I’ll get them done by the end of June.

Border Reivers Painted

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Finally got my Flags of War Border Reivers miniatures finished (also including the Wargames Illustrated Flash and Hoka Hey Miniatures for the Bishop and Bath & Wells). Tried to do some nice photos using my ferm toun buildings and terrain as well as the awesome Jon Hodgson Fantasy Backdrops.

Bastle House, Cattle enclosure & More Painting

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Managed to get a bunch of tasks done this Sunday. Started to build a Sarissa Bastle House which I’m going to heavily customize, lots of extra bits and air-drying clay will be in the mix. Also made a start on a small cattle enclosure. Base built with foam core, gate and water trough built with Costa coffee stirrers and air drying clay with texture roller. Also trying to make my own custom texture roller which I saw done on Real Terrain Hobbies Channel.

Done earlier in the week I continued painting my Gallowglass and cattle and sheep. Also basing started on some 3d prints from the Printing Goes Ever On, which look like a good fit for expanding my ferm toun villages population.

Bit of Building & Base Coating

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Built and base coated some of the last Flags of War Kickstarter miniatures though not sure if all of these will get fully painted by the 2oth June but I’ll give it a bash, maybes I’ll get a few of them done. I also primed my Borders cows and sheep coz those Reivers will need something to reive.

I also got the first base coats down on the Gallowglass & Kerns, I was going for a green and white colour scheme anyway so no fears of being cut any time soon. The rest of the Reivers are nearly done just a bit of highlighting possibly and some nice basing and they’ll be finito. Lastly, I’ve some basing to do for my painted Hoka Hey miniatures which will hopefully tie them in a bit with the Flags of War lads.

Base Coats Done

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Base coats are done on the Reivers plus a little bit of speed paint on them as well. Also, Old Blackadder and his chums are nearly there.

Where It's At The Now

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Here are a few photos showing how the buildings for my Borders Ferm Town stand at the moment and also my Border Reivers miniatures which have a long way to go.

Hopefully, have more progress photos up soon.

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