Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Work in progress - Teutonic Knights & Cowboys

No not for the same game - but someone probably has invented one.

Picked up some sets of the Testudo Teutonic Personalities via PD Miniatures - great figures - although the Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen took some work to assemble as there are a number of parts , separate swords, lances , mace , helmet feathers , shield and a two piece cape. I put them together with the soldering iron as i decided that the cape would one day fail and break - well not now its all one piece! Also some serious drilling out of metal from the tail and hind legs of the horse. I can understand Why it was cast like it , but to make the best of it , it needed removing.

The Duke of Lituania Vytautas was a nice clean casting. although i have replaced the cast sword which looked a bit flimsy as it had been bent in transit and would have broken shortly i think. Interestingly the metal used seems softer and had a lower melting point than most figures these days - which was an advantage for soldering bits into place. The facial detail on these two is incredible.

There is also a large mob of Black Scorpion Tombstone (all resin figs) cowboys , civilians , outlaws etc. They were a bit variable in casting quality , with a couple needing some filling , and most had thin flash to remove and some recess to drill out. Also a few Artizan Old West , and Ebob specials in there too.

All cleaning up sorted and undercoated ready to go as the fancy takes.



 Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen


The Duke of Lituania Vytautas 

"Who said to round up a Posse?"

and the first Old West building is done

the livery




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    1. thank you... it's coming along

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  2. What a wonderfully diverse yet exciting painting queue you have Sir! Looking forward to seeing them with the next couple of coats on!

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    1. indeed, Salute gave a a real buzz to paint some different things , and i am looking forward to seeing some completed myself

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  3. You certainly put the work into preping your figures with all that soldering and drilling. Look forward to seeing the end results.

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    1. Yeah , comes from years of repairing stuff that wargamers "play" with at the Wargames Holiday Centre. I like to try and make them clumsy proof.

      I guess i am also particular in cleaning casts up - sometimes wish manufacturers would pay a bit more attention to the quality of stuff they put out! RANT over!

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  4. Hmmm, I'm sure we can manage to work Teutonic knights and cowboys into a scenario together ;)

    The knights look lovely sculpts - can't wait to see them finished

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    1. Yep sure some one has it with added zombies as well :-S

      The knights are right up there with the best i have ever seen i must say

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  5. Those are some pretty heroic poses for those horse boys - should be fun to paint! Love that Tomestone range as well.
    - Curt

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    1. Oh yes - we do like a heroic horse . and even better i don;t have to convert it myself!

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  6. Interesting stuff, the Grand master does look a tad complicated!!

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    1. Er yes - but then i guess that is why he's a grand master!!!

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  7. A very interesting mix of models. I saw the "Black Skorpio" minis the other day, and I like them a lot.

    Looking forward to see the white painting work.

    Best regards.

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    1. the cowboys are great to paint.

      i went with white for the amount of white cloth on the horses and riders . i try to make the undercoat do some work for me.

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  8. I really love the cowboys series you do. One of my favorites. I've been having problems with getting the limbs to stay fixed to my figures and I think I'm going to have to learn to solder to overcome this.

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    1. Hello, Anne.
      You can use small pieces of wire to have the limb/boby fixed.

      Best regards.

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  9. Looks like your table is full again, nice reload

    ian

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Work in hand

The RULES!

No more than 3 things on the PAINTING table at once. Nothing new added until something is finished.

PREPARATION work is done when I don't fancy detail painting. Cleaning up, converting, undercoating etc.

PLANNING is expressions of interest or things that have inspired me to be created with no definite timescale as yet.


On the PAINTING TABLE
10mm ACW

On the PREPATION table.
10mm Mamelukes

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff