Saturday, 15 December 2018

7YW Brigadier - WIP

I need a commander for the 7YW Prussian brigade I am painting for a friend.

Eagle Miniatures supplied the figures at a recent show. Here he is with an ADC awaiting some tufts and static grass.

In the background is the next 7YW Prussian battalion from Crusader and some artillery by Eagle Miniatures.

The black undercoat gives a great basecolour for Prussian Blue.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Romans at Waterloo

Well, not really, they just happen to be on my painting table at the same time as some Napoleonics I am doing for a friend.

Caesarian Romans recently purchased at a recent show for a good price.

They paint up nicely and hopefully will sell nicely at the next show.

I combined both the pila armed men and the gladius armed men into two units.

Next up are the British Light infantry I am doing for a friend.

Just got static grass and tufts to do then they can be off to their new owner.

Next in the queue are some 7YW Prussians.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Napoleonics - WIP - 2018

Here is a unit (brigade) of British Light Infantry, Waterloo period which I am painting as a charitable commission for a good friend.

They will be deployed in the 2019 Great Game as part of the Waterloo Uncovered Project.

They are composed of a 3 battalion Regiment (don't ask) all with full colours although only the 1st battalion will deploy colours on the day.

The figures are Front Rank, bases by Warbases, painted by myself and awaiting attention to their scenic dressing.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Warbases Loading Shovel

One of my recent purchases was Warbases Loading Shovel from their Sci-Favela range.

Here's how mine turned out.

All very dinky and neat, should I 'weather' it?

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Skelp 2018 - Goodie List

Just a modest collection of goodies acquired at todays Skelp (small show in Forfar).

A few paints from Colonel Bill.

A Sci_Fi Loading Shovel (Warbases) should we ever get back into Sci-Fi.

Some big crates and some small crates for clutter.

Some beds and chairs, perhaps for the Jungle Hut.

Looks like bottles and glasses, originally by Scotia Grendel now marketed by Warbases.

Some rats, for everywhere.

Some round bits for round bit bases.

A preview of a new-ish item.

Something like this.

And the ubiquitous bag of 40 x 40's.

I'll let you know how they turned out.

As for Storm Callum, a bit of a whimper most of the time.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

In the Jungle, the Mighty ...

... Jungle, the Lion sleeps tonight.

Well at least the Prussian had gone away.

Instead some Zanzibari's come snooping around.

Looking a touch greener this jungle hut has a new resident.

A bit greener down that side.

And that side too.

Greener up top too.

And round the back too.

It blends in nicely when more of the jungle turns up.

Time for a game then.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Prussian in a Jungle Hut

Yes, that's right, there's a Prussian in my jungle hut.

Are you sure?

Yes, he's definitely a Prussian. What's he doing here?

I was too lazy to find a more appropriate figure (if I have one) while I was keen to get some WIP photos of my jungle hut. It's a Warbases building.

I've added a few internal details.

And a few outside.

I've added a few matchsticks to beef up the underfloor supports, a simple job even for the most ham handed modeller.

A mosquito net is a must-have for any whiteman endeavours here.

Lots of clutter here ...

... and there.

What's next?

Some more clutter, inside and out, and, wait a minute ... some jungle.

Watch this space.