Tuesday, August 25, 2015


I was wildly over optimistic at thinking the Hart of War website would be ready by mid August lol. There is a lot of work involved in getting things ready!
But I can confidently say, with fingers and everything else crossed that the site will be up and running on 1st September. I am really happy with the way it is looking. I hope you will like it too, even if its just to look at the gallery page looking for research/painting ideas, all visits are welcome.
Here are some pictures of 15mm French Indian Wars figures that were used for Osprey's 'Land of the Free' wargames rules written by Joe Krone. The figures are by US company Blue Moon.


Thursday, August 13, 2015


I had a very interesting and different commission to do a few weeks ago - BattleTech.
They are robot weapons from the 31st Century, and to give an idea of size the little soldiers that run around getting squished are 6mm scale. I had never heard of Battletech before now, it reminded me very much of Transformers, a family favourite here (the movies anyway...except the 4th movie). Having said that these robots are not 'alive' as such and do not transform into sporty cars and things.
The robots in green are the 'good' side, and those in the old weathered greeny/brown are the naughty bad guys who like to cause trouble wherever they go (don't we all or is that just me)
I am surprised that Transformers has not been made into a game with figures etc available - may be its not as popular everywhere in the gaming world as it is here at home. I am pretty sure my eldest daughter would get involved as she already loves Warhammer 40K!
All the robots have names!

Above from left to right: Flea, Arbalast and Hoplite

A nice pose from Vulture Man Dog

Above left to right: Hatchetman, Madcat "Timber Wolf" Prime, Thor "Summoner" Prime and Cyclops

Above: The bad guys, left to right: Raven, Hunchback, Shadowhawk and Catapult.

Below: Some of the land vehicles to go with the game - oil tankers/coolant trucks as objective markers, striker light tanks, Main battle tanks, a HQ vehicle.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


At the moment I have a few discounted Warlord Games Bolt Action items for sale on Ebay. I am selling them unpainted and brand new in the box:
D-Day Firefight starter set £57.00 (normal RRP £70.00)
Armoured Fury Tank War starter set £68.50 (RRP £80.00)
U.S Infantry Box (plastic) £18.95 (RRP £24.00)
Late War German Infantry (plastic) £18.95 (£24.00)
Go grab a bargain, the Late War British Infantry plastic boxes have already gone. My user ID on Ebay is 8693phillip. It would be remiss of me, as a professional figure painter, not to mention that you could commission me to paint them for you lol.....sorry a bit of blatant advertising.
....email p414hart@btinternet.com Doh! Can't help myself...

The website is progressing well, sorting out the glitches and making changes to layouts, but its all looking to be on schedule to go live mid/late August. Its a bit of an adventure, a lot of work, but exciting. A bit like the fun that Jason and the Argonauts are having here. A tenuous link to put some totally unrelated pictures on to illustrate this post....

....erm sorry its not that sort of naughty website, honest.