Saturday 28 August 2010

NCO's (and a gunner)

Newly finished this evening, another Lewis Gunner and two NCO's for my VBCW force. Another enjoyable evenings painting. Just need to base them up and there ready to fight the good fight (or the bad fight, I guess it really depends who's side your on).

I'm a bit undecided what to paint next, I need to order a couple of models to round out my force for the Big Game in November, but as I'm away on my hols in September I wont be doing any ordering until I come back. I still have some Anglo-Zulu war British infantry to paint so perhaps I'll finish them off.

Friday 27 August 2010

Can't see the woods for the tree's

I was a bit busy and stressed with work this week so I didn't fancy any miniature painting, but I wanted to do something productive. So I knocked up this tree on a CD as a base, not my finest work but it will do. I quite enjoy scratch building tree's and its pretty easy once you have the hang of it, hardest bit for me was waiting around for the plaster to dry!. I've run out of dark green lichen hence this tree is a bit bare and autumn like, or as my wife put it "it looks like a swamp tree", which is a compliment, I think. The thing I like about making tree's is that there good for almost any scale there either big or small tree's dependingn on the size of the model. This is quite a big  tree for 28mm but I still think it looks okay.

Friday 20 August 2010

Leading from the front

Just finished these two fine fellows from Musketeer. Another enjoyable painting session. Not much left to paint for my VBCW force, instead I think I'll paint some Anglo Zulu War British Infantry over the weekend.

Thursday 19 August 2010

Hmmm I'm seeing double

Another quick update, just finished painting these three models. One Lewis gunner and two (identical) loaders. I also have two, three quarter painted officers which I hope to finish Friday night. Then I'll need to have a quick review of the troops and see what I need to purchase (if anything) to finish my VBCW force for the Big Game. Then just for a change I think I'll paint another 4 of the Empress British Infantry for my Anglo Zulu war force.

My plan is to slowly build up my Anglo-Zulu war force until I have a light company of say 60 men, but that's more of a long term project. I also fancy painting up a small modern British Infantry force to use in little ambush alley (or similar) skirmish games. Must stay focused. 

Monday 16 August 2010

Get your skates on

Just finished this dispatch skater guy. I'm not sure whether they would have had red skates with snazzy white laces in the 1930's but that's what I wanted the skates to look like so poo to history (as though a skating dispatch rider isn't already flying in the face of reality a tad). Got 5 or so WW1 Infantry models from Musketeer to paint next as part of my VBCW force. Still toying with colours and so forth.

Saturday 14 August 2010

Local Defence Force

Another five of the top notch Musketeer models which I've painted this week.

I'm really pleased with the results and it didn't even take me very long to paint them, hell I painted two of the models in about 3 or 4 hours today which for me is super fast! I think the quality of the castings definitely improves the quality of the painting and makes it easier to get the results which you want.

These guys will make up part of my VBCW SFF force for the Big Game in November but in the long run will form part of my own VBCW force the Wittering Allotment Volunteers. I still have quite a few Musketeer models to paint up but I think the next batch is a selection of Officers, NCO's and Lewis gunners from the WW1 range. Still makes nice filler for my SFF force.

Wednesday 11 August 2010

Off to war again

This is the first of the Musketeer Minatures which I ordered.I have a mix of ww1 uniform guys and homeguard/militia types to paint up. One thing I hadn't realised was that Artizan Designs miniatures are slightly taller and "chunkier" than Musketeer's but theres not enough of a size difference to bother me. Love Musketeers sculpts there really clean and have loads of detail. I've also painted another 3 of my Anglo-Zulu war british infantry, and started on another 4 so its all go.

Sunday 1 August 2010

Make Ready!

My first Empress British Infantry model. I'm pleased with how it turned out, this is the "test model" for my latest little side project. I've got another 7 of these guys to paint and Empress's Cinematic Rorke's Drift character pack. In other news i'm just waiting on the good folks at Musketeer sending me the latest additions to my SFF force, but until they appear i'll be working on my Anglo-Zulu war project.