Professional full-time artist specializing in painting wargaming miniatures.
All scales and periods catered for - 6mm, 15mm, 28mm
Available for commissions from a single model to a complete army!
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Made from artists backing board and rugged cut cloth, these fields can be painted a variety of colours to represent different crops and growth.
They are edged with static grass, and can be used for a multiple periods and theaters.
A strong card base, textured with filler, sprinkled with grit and sand. These fields can be made and coloured to represent various levels of crop growth. Shown here is the standard 'rough ploughed field', bordered with static grass.
These walls are made from polystyrene, rough cut into blocks and textured with thick paint, before being drybrushed a light stone colour. Walls are based on wooden sticks and the bases finished with sand.
In addition to the Painting Service, Marching In Colour also offers quality pre-made scenery and terrain for sale. Each piece is 100% handcrafted, painted, based, and all ready for the table.
Many of the items can be finished and painted in multiple styles and colours, for instance wooden bridges can be painted dark, mid, or light browns to better suit specific periods or locations. If you want a specific shade, please let me know when ordering.
The majority of the items are built-to-order, though a stock of common items is kept for quick dispatch. I also take commissions to build specific pieces, so if there is something you are after and cant find it on the lists below, please do get in touch and we can discuss design time and costs.
Marching In Colour Scenery and Terrain is crafted with the following principles in mind -
This starts with the materials, and ends with the paints. I source everything personally. If I am not happy with the quality I don't buy the material.
Each piece is priced at materials used + time taken, and designed to be as accessible to as many different budgets as possible.
On both the table-top and in transit. Items are designed to survive the handling of the Postal Service, and constant demands of gaming.
And finally - I always ask myself one question when finishing a piece - would I be happy to buy this item, at this price? If the answer is yes, the the design is approved and the piece listed here for sale.
One last note,
This site is not designed to handle direct commercial sales. There is no 'cart' or 'check-out' process, sorry. For inquiries and orders, please email me direct at 'Project_Vehemence@yahoo.co.uk'
To avoid a huge scrolling list of items with tons of photos, the scenery is broken down to specific pages. Please make your selection by clicking on the link
As mentioned in an update a few weeks ago, Marching In Colour will be introducing a new service specialising in creating scenery and terrain pieces, 100% handcrafted, no resin, fully painted, assembled, based, and ready to add to the field.
It gives me great pleasure to showcase the first in this new line - a set of walls, inspired by the architecture and colours of Ancient Egypt.
It gives me even greater pleasure to also announce the price of these pieces - £1.75 each!
£1.75 puts these walls in the market at cheaper than most unpainted resin pieces. This is just a sample of the style, craftsmanship, and price that the new service aims to bring to fellow gamers. I'll be posting many more items over the next few weeks as we complete the samples.
Any thoughts, comments, or pre-orders, please email me at 'Project_Vehemence@yahoo.co.uk'
I've had a few enquiries regarding more examples of the flexible pricing system so I've pulled two photos which I think best show the difference between the 'simple' and 'complex'.
Many painters - myself included prior to flexible pricing - charge a 'flat rate' for models. A 28mm model may be £4.00 for example. That £4.00 is typically regardless of what the model is. The only difference in pricing tending to come from the 'table-top' vs 'showcase' standards.
With my new system in effect I can charge lower rates for simpler models, while charging more standard rates for more complex models. The two photos below really help to illustrate the difference,
With the top photo - the civilians - there inst much too them. Plain robes, skin tone, hair, belts, sticks and rocks.
The bottom photo - the French Infantry - have a lot more going on. The drummer alone has collar, cuffs, lace, belts, uniform, trim on the helmet, and then there is the intricate work on the drum!
The difference between the two is fairly obvious, and now thankfully so is the price.
The civilians would come in at a modest £3.00 (possibly even below that), while the French would stretch to a maximum £4.60. I say maximum as if it comes in under that, you would be charged less.
I hope this helps to further illustrate the flexible pricing. Any further questions, comments, or discussion please do send me an email to 'Project_Vehemence@yahoo.co.uk'
Commissions are building up fast, but I still have a few spaces available. If I can help, I would love to hear from you.
4. Christmas Schedule - I know, I know.. sorry to bring this up already
The BIG Announcement is made - MiC handcrafted scenery and terrain, coming soon!
1. Revised Prices
The cost for 10mm will be revised upwards, and the base Standard down from B to A.
The reason for the price increase is that its still failing to meet my minimum required 'per hour'. The increase will only be a few pence as I try to balance things a little better. The Standard, down from B to A, is based on feedback. Folks requested that the base line be crisp and clean with the option to upgrade Characters. This makes sense to me, so base will be Standard A, and special request will be at B.
This price increase will NOT EFFECT orders already booked in! If anybody has any questions here, please do email me.
2. Revised Postage
For 6mm and 10mm only. Those people who have received these scales from me will know the hassle of unwrapping 100's of individual models and bases! I am sure it takes you guys a while, I know it takes me a while to wrap them up. With the new pricing system in effect I really have to watch those odd hours spent packing models. To reduce the time, all 6mm and 10mm will be painted on lengths of balsa (or lollipop sticks) and mailed back still attached to sticks. I use a light clear glue so they will require nothing more than a sharp knife to gently release the models.
I appreciate some clients may find this a little fiddly to do, therefore if you let me know before parceling and I will loosen the models a little before I return them.
3. The BIG Announcement - Scenery and Terrain
Those who have been with me for many years will remember the host of terrain projects I used to do (anyone remember the 4' by 4' castle? Or the £1 walls created by the 100!). This time around I will be partnering with a local terrain builder to work on joint projects. This is great for me as now that the nights are drawing in, quality painting time is reduced, and I can help out with the building instead.
Buildings, walls, bridges - loads of items planned!
We will initially be undertaking two courses with this project - developing a catalogue of common items such as walls and hedges and buildings etc. These will be sold as single and set pieces. Then (and this is the part I like) we will be working on 'packages' - parcel sized lots that include everything you would want for a specific period/scale. These packages will contain roads, rivers, fields, hills, trees, buildings and so on, all with one specific theme. It may be 'World War 2 France in 28mm', 'ACW Gettysburg in 15' etc
The first of these packages will be 'Ancient Rome, in 6mm scale' (yeah, my idea who else!). Expect a host of buildings, farms, roads and scenic pieces fit for my - sorry - your gaming table.
28mm Celt Roundhouses. Work in progress
Its still 10 weeks to go, but as with every year, December is almost impossible for me to take on any new commissions, so if you are planning or wanting anything (and this includes the new Scenery and Terrain), now is the time to start thinking.
That's about all for this update. Thanks for taking the time to read.
If you have any comments, questions, ideas, suggestions, or feedback on any of the above, please do email.
Commissions are building up and I'll update the website shortly. I am still taking new commissions for November though, so please fire away with requests, Just easy on the Hussars!
Thought I would share a little sneaky-peeky at the coming new service set to kick-off sometime soon.
Poly tiles, MDF, artists backing board, textured roll? Whatever could be happening at MiC HQ?
I'll be making the announcement soon. Those on the MiC Mailing List will get to hear about it first. If you are not on the list and would like to be, drop me an email to - Project_Vehemence@yahoo.co.uk and I'll sign you up. October newsletter will be going out soon!