Monday, September 13, 2010

2/69th Regiment of Foot

Well the regiment is nearly finished. I have two more stands to complete. Once they are finished I am going to work on a guards regiment. These regiments were quite large at Quatre Bras and Waterloo. It works out that I will need approximately 50 models for each of the guards regiments working on a ratio of 1:20. I will post a pic once the 69th are finished.

Friday, August 27, 2010

1/72nd Scale Napoleonics

After some discussion with club member I am collaborating with we are settling on a 40mm frontage for infantry, 50mm for cavalry and artillery. Artillery baggage would fit onto a 50mm x 100mm base.

Currently we are working on building the necessary forces to re-fight Quatre-Bras. I am painting up the 2nd battalion, 69th (South Lincolnshire) regiment. I will post some pics in the next day or so.
Hardest problem is the vinyl plastic. I am washing the figs in hot soapy water before undercoating and painting them. I am getting a very slight flakiness, do if anyone knows of how to resolve this issue, please let me know.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Airfix Old Guard 1/72nd

Well, here is my first paint job of some Airfix Old Guard. The uniforms are slightly incorrect for campaign. Fighting in dress uniforms! The next batch I'll paint their gaiters black. At least it will go some way to putting them into the correct uniform. I still need to put static grass on the base. I don't want to do too much to the base. I'll save that type of work for 28mm.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Napoleonics in 20mm

One of the club members at my local wargames club has suggested doing Napoleonics in 20mm or 1/72nd scale. I have to say I am quite enthusiastic about this. It is a trip down memory lane. Many years ago I was bought the Waterloo set by my parents. There is nothing left of that now but after some searching on the net I have found pretty much everything I need. For the time being I am painting up some French Old Guard. I have already looked at basing and I am going to use the same widths as at 28mm. Infantry will occupy a 15mm width and Cavalry a 20mm width. The depths will be 45mm for infantry and cavalry.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Skaven Stormvermin

Well, I said I'd get some pics up on the blog. Here they are.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's been a bit slack....

Well good intentions can only go so far I suppose. Although the summer holidays are upon us I am still in the throws of painting and decorating the house! Still the work needs to be done, and the fairies won't help.

Onthe modelling front I have spent a little time painting my Skaven army for Warhammer and have worked on a few character models for the Empire. I will place some pics of the work this week.

Friday, May 7, 2010

British Para Platoon

Well, the British Infantry are having to wait just a little longer. I have just completed a platoon of British Paras for an upcoming club game. I know things are a little picture shy at the moment but I hope to put up some pictures very soon. I will definitely have some from next weekend's club meet.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The British are coming...

I have dipped my toes into the Napoleonic era, I am painting up a stand of British Infantry (28th Regiment of Foot). I have to say they are not as much of an eye bleeder as I thought. In fact they are on a par with HYW heraldry. I will update when I have some pics

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pirates of St. Brelade, part 2

Pirates of St. Brelade

Well, after the weekend festivities I have finally got around to uploading some pics of our club birthday game. It was a day of backstabbing, skull duggery and general mayhem as club members went about trying to amass as much wealth as possible to claim the title of Pirate Lord. Enjoy the pictures.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pirates by the Dozen Part 3

Well, I didn't reach my target of forty six pirates but I did manage to complete ten more pirates which gives me enough models for one crew. The others will have to wait a little while before they get completed.

I will post pictures of the crew along with pics of the club game over the next couple of days when I get the chance.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Pirates by the Dozen Part2

Well, things are moving forward...slowly. I don't think I will be able to finish forty six pirates in time, not without making my eyes bleed. Fortunately I only need to get about fifteen finished. I didn't want to compromise the painting style I have used as I am quite pleased with the finished article.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pirates by the Dozen

I have returned from my short holiday to the Gambia. I now have two days to paint 46 pirates. I shall keep you posted!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pirate Toffs

Managed to get another couple of pirates painted. I intend to paint all of the models before basing them. Time is no longer a luxury and I need to get these models finished.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Scurvy Dogs and Piratical Scum

I am currently painting about 50 Foundry Pirates for an upcoming club game to celebrate our 8th birthday. I hope to have some pics of the ships up online soon. For now here are a couple of pictures of some scurvy dogs.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Campaigning with the Duke of Wellington & Featherstone

Nipped home to see what the postman had delivered and my copy of Campaigning with the Duke of Wellington and Featherstone has arrived. I plan to take a good read of this text before plunging into the world of Napoleonic wargaming. Thanks to Clarence Harrison who name dropped this book as a source of reference that he is using. If you haven't already seen his work, check out the link to the left hand side. His work is excellent. It's the Quindialink. For now though, I still have a couple of hundred Confederate soldiers to paint in the meantime!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Painting Table

Well, here is my first pic using my new camera - Lumix G1. On view are some Foundry pirates and some Perry ACW plastics.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Back to the Painting Table

It's amazing how real life gets in the way of a few hours of painting. I have finally managed to get back to painting my 28mm Perry ACW Confederates. My first regiment was painted in base colours and then I used the Army Painter dip. I finished the first regiment off with the Daler Rowney Matt varnish.
Having taken inspiration from a range of blogs (you can find some of the links on this blog page) I have moved away from the dip method and I am trying out the 'Foundry method'. I am pleased with the first few miniatures and I plan to continue and improve my ability with this method.
I have also started to organise the regiments so that the models are of a similar pose, something which I should have done with the original unit.