Picking up those brushes again.
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.
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Thursday, 25 February 2021
I had some time today to work through the paint recipe for my USMC guys. It’s been a real treat looking at just a small number of detailed castings and deciding how to tackle them. So first up it the Lt.
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
I have completed the latest German units for the late war collection . This is kampgruppe based around a company of Fallschirmjager., with additional HMG’s , ATG’s, 80 and 120mm mortars , and a couple of Hetzer TD’s (while these didn’t serve in Normandy they will come in handy for later autumn games).
Of course the camo pattern was fun to do . But it’s come out rather well in the end .
Battiefront plastics ,the infantry were a little underwhelming in casting sharpness. The other items weren’t too bad
Trucks and Hetzers were from Forged in Battie - very nice resin casts.
That’s it for the WW2 for a little while I think - it’s had lots of attention over the autumn and winter. Next up is twirling brushes on on the Vietnam project.
Sunday, 14 February 2021
On the regular paint and chat over the last week a few of us had been chatting through gaming projects we do as a group . To make a change from the large scale ,large battle stuff we were looking at something a bit more skirmish . This diversion has taken Martin and I down the Vietnam route . After next to no arm twisting at all I have ordered up the first bits . We might use commercial rules or knock something up based on our existing skirmish stuff.
Gringo40s US Marines were ordered (as in all of them , and a few multiples so 50 figures ) on Wednesday night and with a very swift turn around they were delivered on Friday. I have started the prep work on them - which is next to nothing as casting is excellent . The figures are really characterful too . Once these are done there will be NVA and VC to pick up
My eyes are really struggling with 15mm stuff and smaller , so I am looking forward to doing these 28’s
|First lot ready for primers.|
Saturday, 6 February 2021
I have completed the last of Beja plastic mountain . I made up 4 large Warband bases with 56 figures
Thursday, 4 February 2021
Time for something a bit different . I have a last few things in the lead mountain for the Sudan collection so have started work on clearing them out . First up some Egyptian Gendarmes. These are Perry miniatures - they were reasonably well cast , and painted up easily .
More dusty stuff coming up
Work in hand
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.
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