Friday, 30 December 2011

Prussian colour test

I had the outlaws over on boxing day and I managed to cook a slap up Christmas dinner for 12 adults plus the children without to much of a hitch, apart from having a bit of a Gordon Ramsay temper tantrum as I was about to dish up and the Mrs decided she needed to pop out.
  Even more amazingly I managed to sneak upstairs to my hidihole during the festivities and paint this Prussian chap up. I must admit after finishing 18 British heavy Dragoons with all their laced dapper uniforms, the simplicity of the Prussian uniform is a Godsend. I'm not sure how long he took as I was only able to sneak away for moments at a time, luckily I was never caught by the boss!
  I am happy with the result and have started the rest of his company of 8 which will be the start of the first battalion 2nd infantry regiment. This I will be completing as and when between commissions, so not sure how long until you will see the finished article. I also need to source the flags, any ideas?
 After that I have some nice officers to do as well as my first regiment of Uhlans

Just realised the picture is a bit blurry, better pic to follow soon

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Victrix 6th Dragoons WIP

I have just finished painting these beauties!  victrix heavy dragoons.They are a real pleasure to paint, with great detail and I love the horses. These represent the Inniskillings during the Peninsular campaign. More pics to follow once Steve has based them up  

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Quote of the day

Yesterday my wife said to me " Why don't you mow the lawn while the grass is short"

Maybe its just me, but if the grass is short don't you just leave it alone? I like every other wargamer have plenty more important things to do. I mean at the time i was prepping up my Belgian horse artillery battery. So whats more urgent, mowing already short grass or painting up some cannons?

Anyway me being the dutiful husband had to put down the fun stuff and grab the mower.

Luckily it didn't take to long. now wheres my paintbrush...?

Monday, 14 March 2011

New from Perry miniatures

I have been concentrating on other periods lately, although i had finished my second batch of 14 Nassauers.

But when you see fantastic figures like these being released it throws you right back into the fray.
Grenadiers a Cheval of the Imperial guard
Dragoons of the Imperial guard
I am sure you will agree inspiring stuff!
Hopefully new pics soon of what i am working on including some more command bases destined for eBay.