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Welcome to my Blog showcasing the development of my Old Skool Citadel Halfling Fantasy Army

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Long Over Due

I'm not really good at this blogging thing am I? Moving home doesn't really help the situation ....and the surf has been really good too!!!

Well here is the latest update, the start of the next unit of halfing spearmen....old marauder figs and pretty much the smallest halfings out there and pretty damn hard to paint the lil details to be honest, I really struggled with these lil guys and ain't overly happy on how they turned out.

Pic ain't the best but will have to do

Oh and here is a mini I just finished, A Swiss Pig thief for a Swiss friend for xmas, slightly sloppy work but they won't know the difference, first attempt at yellow too.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I know, I know this update has been a long time coming well guess what....I actually have some more good excuses with me being stupid enough to take out a mortgage on my first home..... so as you would expect time has been of a premium of late.

So without further ad hue here is my next unit titled "Big Red's Halfling Adventurer's". Inspired slightly by Lord of the Rings and predominately sporting the old skool citadel LOTR range with a wizard and ogre thrown in for good measure. The idea being they are adventurering party on the search for treasure, adventure, pipe weed and beer with a wizard to act as a guide and the ogre as a baggage mule. I think they would be well suited as a Mordhiem war-band. I really like the ogre who I believe is one of the best ogres available on the market.

Next up on the painting bench is a halfling spearman unit with a mix of C11 Citadel, Harlequin, D & D Grenadier and the old Bob Olley Essex halflings.

Well I certainly have my work cut out for me....have I bitten off more than I can chew??? Still to paint a drunken berserker halfling unit (yes I finally got hold of those illusive beer barrel carrying halflings), a halfling archer unit, a halfling witch/vampire hunter unit, a halfling militia unit, gnome and child allies and two more men-arms-units. Plus I am looking to get the Black Hat and Wiff Waff's halflings hopefully in the near future too. Defo lost the plot.

Some more pics of the halfling bandits

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Well my hunt for all the C11 Halflings is coming along nicely as I have almost got my greasy lil hands on the majority of the collection including the old LOTR, Tailsman and pschyo hobbit ones and the early Marauder minis.

However, I am struggling to locate the final few and I am calling you for assistance. The images below detail most of the C11 series, the ones with red stars are already in my collection but the ones circled in yellow are still outstanding. These are the ones I need in particular the two carrying the beer barrels as they are essential to my drunk beserker halfling unit!!!

If you have any of these or know any I have missed please send me a message and we can arrange something.

I have missed out on this guy a couple of times on e-bay

Also need Frodo on foot

And Leprechaun Halfling


The following are not my work but I stumbled over them on the net a while back but can't remember from where? The first one is an unreleased halfling from GW and probably one of the best I have ever seen. Great painting all round but not mine.

A great Halfling warband from a Spanish guy whose website link I have lost, sorry mate but great work!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cecil's Ogre Slayers

Well here is a quick update of the first unit of the C11 Halflings I promised and I am well happy with how these guys came out, definitely my best painting to date by a long shot (pics turned out half decent too). Click on the image for a larger version.

Love these guys so much character and hope you like them as well. Next up is a 20 man unit of halfling adventurers which are shaping up nicely. If you like my halfling mission and would like to help please don't be shy to click millions of times on the google adds below to help fund my C11 collecting mission (sorry for the blatant plug but its worth a try no?)

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Sheeeeeesh I haven't updated this thing for a long time huh? 5 months so I'm due an update so here you go. Sometimes life gets away from you with my girlfriend moving back to Switzerland, changing jobs roles and my old computer blowing up all in a couple of months surely I can be forgiven for such a slack update record?

Anyway here goes, I have still had time to paint and have actually changed my direction a bit as I have fallen in the love with the amazing character of the old C11 Citadel halflings and have decided to make a "small battle force" having kept close tabs on e-bay I have around 70 of them so far but still on the hunt for more. If you have any you don't want anymore I am more than willing to take them off you hands.

Below are half of the first 20 man unit of halfling men-at-arms. I have gone for a more dirty medieval look moving away from the Empire moot look. To be honest I am stoked with how they have come out as I feel my painting has greatly improved on the skin tonnes although maybe I still need to thin the paints a bit.



Really happy with how he turned out especially the face,

Monday, January 25, 2010


I know it's been a while but hey I have been busy and so have you. Unfortunately back at work now but had a great time on the gold coast over xmas and back to Sydney in time for the amazing fireworks display!!! I hope you all had a great break.

I know I am long overdue an update but that doesn't mean I haven't been painting. Almost finished my first Halfling Bandit unit and after messing around with my camera settings I somehow fluked a couple of half decent photos for a change. Well it has helped me convince myself that my painting isn't quite as crap as my complete lack of photo skills have been making out.



Here is the next unit which is well underway, a halfling mercenary fighter unit.....loads of character here.

The first halfie of this unit complete


This is my undead unit, minis by Heresy.....I have a halfling skeleton and a halfling devil lined up to add.

Some cute old Citadel halfings...these are fast becoming my favourite halflings and I'm considering collecting the whole series.

And yes I finally crossed this guy off my wanted list