Tuesday, 1 December 2009

5eme Chevau-Leger Lanciers

This is quite a large unit for 28mm being 24 figures strong. The owner uses "In The Grand Manor" rules. The figures are by Front Rank which I like a lot but I'm not too keen on the horse poses and it's a shame there's no variation of the lancers pose. The lances needed a bit of extra work, there was a groove cut down one side of the pennant which I had to fill and I added the white leather strapping at the grip.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Dark Age Saxons

These 28mm Early Saxons are by Musketeer Miniatures. Painted for a fellow Escape Committee member for Dark Age skirmish. I like the armoured chaps loads ( not sure what they're called ), but the unarmoured figures don't look nearly so nice. Superb casts though with excellent shields. ( I hate those shields with metal rims! )

Down in the Dungeons

The last month has been quite busy and varied painting. First up were some fantasy figures for a friend's D&D collection. Various makes including GW. I am in no way a "Fantasy Painter" and looking at other painter's sites can make me feel quite inadequate! But then I wouldn't charge $100 a figure!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

20mm Modern Germans

Fellow club mates from The Escape Committee, S&S Models, have just released a new range of 20mm figures, Modern Germans. I was lucky enough to get my hands on them and paint up these samples. Great casting on these, the detail on the weapons is very good. I've painted these in Desert camo so we can use them in Ambush Alley games set in Afghanistan.
As always lots more photos on Flickr link to the left. www.sandsmodels.com

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Valiant Germans

These are obviously to take on the Brits already painted. The Germans come in 2 packs, Classic German Infantry 1943-45 and Germans in Normandy 1944 which have the camo smocks. Again great fun to model/convert and to paint. The Pak 40 is from Hat and is made of a very bendy plastic almost rubber like. I was unsure how it would paint up but seems ok, though may replace it with an Italeri kit in future. Loads more pics on the Flickr site, link to the left.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Valiant Plastic WW2 British

After beating me (again) at Space Hulk, my Son (8) decided he would like to play a 'proper' wargame. I decided to get some cheap and cheerful plastic figures to start his own collection so bought a couple of packs of Valiant WW2 miniatures at the Colours Wargame show. These figures come with interchangable arms, heads and weapons so many variations and conversions are possible. I found them a joy to make and paint and have since gone a bit mad ordering several more packs of British, Classic German infantry, Germans in Normandy and American GI's. All these I hope to post pictures of when complete. For now the British are done.
The 6 pdr is from Elhiem Figures. http://www.elhiemfigures.com/
Many more photos can be found on my Flickr site. ( see links )

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Army of the Caliphates

28mm Musketeer Miniatures, Army of the Caliphates range.

I painted these figures for a fellow member of the Escape Committee club for a Dark Age skirmish game. It was nice to be able to paint such bright colours for a change! The shields are hand painted. Little Big Man make shield tranfers for this range but because of the variety in shapes and sizes of shield supplied I would have had to buy several sheets of transfers.....only had 12 shields anyway!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

15mm Napoleonic French

I had to paint some more French Guard Cavalry and some Carabiniers for our recent Waterloo club game. Using Piquet Field of Battle rules a unit is only 4 bases, so only 8 figures per unit, this is a nice change from General de Brigade which I used to use which requires about 24 figure cavalry units!
All these figures are Fantassin ( WarModelling ) which are large 15mms about the same size as AB's.

Perry Plastic French Fusiliers

I was recently sent a couple of Perry Plastic Napoleonic French figures to paint. I must admit that I have not looked twice at these figures since they were released, me being a lead snob! I am converted now, they are beautiful figures, a delight to paint and I must have!!

Sunday, 9 August 2009

ECW Command and Dragoons

All these figures are from Bicorne Miniatures. Possibly the nicest ECW figures I've painted but not sure about William Waller's huge head!

Iraqi Republican Guard

Back to 20mm Moderns. This time R H (Liberation Miniatures) with S and S Models Vehicles. I'll have to get a Shilka to go with my Russians, love that model. Painted the IRG in a mix of green and camo uniforms from photos on the web. The lads on the Guild commented that they didn't have moustashes ( quite right!) so I had to tash and 5 O'clock shadow them up. Loads more pics on Flickr link.