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Saturday, 2 November 2019

In a Galaxy Quite Close By ....

Some space travelling mercenaries stop for a bite to eat.


Nice little place and its sounds a bit familiar.


Not much on the menu.


The Boss says queue up here.


Plenty of room inside.


(Needs some food making clutter) (Heading for the bits box)


Warbases Route 66 Diner

https://warbases.co.uk/product/fast-food-shack/

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Light Bobs

About a year ago I purchased some British Light Infantry from Eagle Miniatures to assess the quality of the figures. I have not been disappointed.

https://eaglefigures.co.uk/

Of course, life got in the way getting them painted promptly but never-the-less they are now done.


I took advantage of some late sunshine although today I had to wear a woolly hat and a winter coat to venture outside.


This view shows up some stray static grass which I will hunt down later.


I have chosen them to be 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot as they had buff facings and therefore buff straps and belts, a new option for me.

They will get their colours later.


They are, of course, a Light Infantry Regiment but also performed all the manoeuvres of a Foot Regiment.

What do you think guys?




Monday, 26 August 2019

Chinese Pagoda

Another Warbases offering complete with golden Buddha.


Sorry, my garden fence is pretty level, my grandsons sandpit table is not.


There's a lot of bricks and a lot of tiles, all hand painted.


Buddha is within.


This is a 10mm Pendraken Austrian Napoleonic unit.


This is a 10mm Pendraken Austrian Napoleonic unit, in a tree lined field.


This is a 10mm Pendraken Austrian Napoleonic unit in a built up area.


This is the built up area without troops.


They are all work-in-progress.


I need to adjust the scaling.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Chinese Temple Foo Dogs

One of my weekend purchases from Warbases.

Chinese Temple Foo Dogs

https://warbases.co.uk/product/chinese-temple-foo-dogs/

They paint up nicely.

 
 
As you see they are a matched pair, one left facing and one right facing. Just fine for a non-descript Chinese town.

 
 
They don't have the traditional attributes of a male and female pair but I can live with that.


Anyone for a Chinese?



Friday, 28 June 2019

FIW British Infantry - WIP - Part 2

Still having to steal 5 minutes here and 5 minutes there to make progress on the FIW British Infantry I am doing for the French & Indian War. Their painting, in my best impressionist style, is now finished. All they need now is their Colours and some static grass and tufts, and a few more minutes.


How am I doing?






This chap at the end is supposedly an NCO. I'll need to get my books out to see if he needs any rank distinctions. Help would be appreciated.


Bases and sabots by Warbases.

https://warbases.co.uk/product-category/movement-trays/1p-trays/


A close-up of my impressionist style.

 
 
These wonderful figures are by Crann Tara.
 
 


Saturday, 8 June 2019

FIW British Infantry - WIP

Quite some while ago I started collecting forces to use with Sharp Practice.

I purchased some really nice figures from Crann Tara and started them.

https://cranntaraminiatures.co.uk/product/british-command-standing/

https://i2.wp.com/cranntaraminiatures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/P1040637.jpg

Then a lot of other things happened and I stopped painting them.

This week I have restarted them.


Nearly finished.


Other ranks to follow.

Now that I'm officially an old man I think these aren't too bad.

What do you think?


Sunday, 26 May 2019

May Status Report 2019

Things have been chugging along albeit a bit slowly.

Healthwise there is more good news than bad news.

Full body and head scans show that there is no sign of any further cancer, yes, a brain was detected and it was showing the appropriate signs of aging (big number now).

I have some symptoms pointing at an intestinal problem and my blood pressure is still alarmingly high (161/104). More tablets and tests to come.

The active stuff on the back burner has produced enough of an army to take a picture or two and the front burner has finished a Regiment for a chum.


Above is a 10mm French Division aimed at the Portable Napoleonic Wargame by Bob Cordery.

You can see a Brigade of two Infantry Regiments with their Brigadier in line supported by a second Brigade of two Infantry Regiments in column and their Brigadier.

On the flanks are the Artillery Batteries belonging to the infantry brigades.

To the rear are two Regiments of Cavalry and their Brigadier.

In their midst is the Divisional General.

You can see they take up a 7 x 4 hex grid which is tiny compared to the whole table.

At this this scale I can field multiple Divisions so making up a Corps and still have room to manoeuvre.


I hope to have four Divisions (and their opponents) ready for battle testing soon.

 

This is the second Infantry Regiment of 7YW Prussians I am doing for a friend.

 


Complete with Regimental Artillery from the full Brigade.


IR 11 for those that like to know.


Hope everyone else is in good shape.




Friday, 12 April 2019

Waterloo Farm

Here's a preview of the Waterloo Farm I am doing for The Great Game this summer.


The Main House


The Farm House


The Gateway


The Small Stables


The Long Stables


The Great Barn


The Courtyard


Almost all in place


The whole complex is about 18" square


A Field Forge


An incoming casualty


The Water Cart may be too late


The Blacksmith at work


A cart with nowhere to go

All this is work-in-progress, hopefully not for much longer