Wednesday, 25 February 2009
1936 to 1939 a war about many things, land freedom, Communists V's fascists a period i have done in miniatures twice now, first time was in the early 80's after reading some articles in military modeling about converting plastic airfix figures into the right figures. the second time was when i replaced the plastic figures for metal ones and also got hold of resin armoured trucks.
having not payed the period for some time i sold my forces on eBay but now i think i am ready to start the revolution again.
only this time in heroic 28mm scale
after browsing the anglian miniatures site and force of arms i am thinking about starting with anglian figures and force of arms for the home made vehicles that make the period so appealing to me.
i will be using some force of arms figures and probably some from other inter war ranges such as the Irish/black and tan era if they fit in figure wise
initially i will be aiming for battalion sized forces and probably using rompan el fuego for a rule set.
the pictures here are from my 20mm stuff i sold
so to start me off i expect about 40 to 50 figures a side with a small amount of vehicles such as the Bilbao armoured car
all the crap tanks of ww2 making them the tigers/panthers of their day
Sunday, 22 February 2009
so on to the next stage, despite my daughters dropping in for the weekend i did manage to build another German battalion using mostly the classic infantry box set from valiant with only a few from the Normandy set. but i have made another pak 36 r!!!!!
also cleaned up from the lead mountain Spanish civil war figures i got from liberation miniatures a few years ago, one falange battalion, one international battalion and enough gun crews for 6 guns, total 130 figures built/prep in the day.
in doing the scw figures i am thinking of redoing it in 28mm scale but in keeping with the battalion level for the game side.
possibly using rompan el fuego for a rule set.
still waiting for my hanomag 251/1 to arrive from warlord games, its only been 2 weeks but i want to paint them while i have the impetus...
not much new on the TV/film front, battlestar good but not as good as last week, lost very good other than that I've been re watching ashes to ashes, shame no one makes any figures in 28 scale for them.
also found on the net snapdragon studios web site, i had not seen them about for so long i thought they had gone bust, mind you i only found them by accident as the web is under www.moondragons.com
they make some very nice 28mm scale stuff i could easily spend a lot of money with them.
so that will do for now, the total painted this week is 42, making the monthly total at 189 figures painted but with no work being done on the vehicles side.
one day i may even get to have a game with my figures.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
i like the currant plastic figures making the larger army's more affordable and appealing, cant wait for the plastic auxiliaries from warlord.
the veterans were painted using the quick shade method but I'm not 100% sure about using silver as a base coat, the next box i will go with a black undercoat to see what that looks like.
also finished the mounted general and officer on foot.
these were done without the quick shade to make them look better than the rank and file of the men as officers would have looked.
also just seen pictures of warlords new emperor figure Marcus Aurelius i can just picture him on the table top with a couple of boxes of Praetorian guard around him.
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Sunday, 8 February 2009
i did finish this British infantry battalion for eBay, another 52 figures painted this week to add to the acw cavalry total is so far at 76 for the month.
also built an American battalion again valiant miniatures, they will be for painting in the week.
managed to watch battlestar galactica what an episode it keeps getting better each week, you never know which way it will turn and i have no idea how it will end as this is the last season it will be missed.
also watched mutant Chronicles not a bad film but it lacked the tension that alien has, as it was trying to copy the idea pf a squad of troops against hordes of aliens.
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
and this is the finished unit of Perry's acw 28mm scale cavalry.
quite pleased with the results, but when painting horses don't forget to paint the legs in black i used a thin colour on these before adding the white socks , on some of the legs.
the colours that i think came out best were snakebite leather, desert yellow and us field drab , next to see if these will sell on eBay so i can get some roman cavalry from warlord games for my roman army.
Sunday, 1 February 2009
also watched mongol about Genghis Khan very good apart from its all subtitles good battle scenes and a good story as well.
on the painting front I've finished my acw cavalry photos to follow when their dry from matt coating, so 12 riders and 12 horses done on the first day of the month and also built a rapid fire British infantry battalion 52 figures strong