Sep 16, 2018

Vehicles of War

I'd had a painting overdose from my 10 days of holiday. I haven't been on a proper holiday since January (when it was for the finals...) and hadn't taken a single day of sick leave. So it was good to relax and paint a big bunch of figures.
Anyway, since then I have been painting on and off, mostly smaller stuff like these vehicles, some of which have long been in the pipeline actually completed, I just hadn't photographed them.
Left to rigt: Airfix 1/72 Male tank with added rust and grime; Revell Pz.II; scratchbuilt Soviet T-18; Soviet Komintern artillery towing vehicle; Trumpeter Char B1. They are from a variety of eras, but fit the WW1/RCW/interwar/diselepunk theme. They are for my upcoming trench game. I'm also building trenches from lots of plasticine.

Sep 7, 2018

Rheinbund Reinforcements

Here's another few Napoleonic bits, mostly HäT figures from the larger participants in the Confederation, and then some Zvezda French skilfully converted. 
Left: Württemberg light cavalry and Berg Lancers
Middle: Bavarian light infantry, Saxon Leibgarde and Württemberg artillery
Right: Saxon cuirassiers and Württemberg (/Bavarian?) chevauxlegers.

Aug 29, 2018

Austrian big battalions!

Here's another big batch of figures not yet photographed together. I just finished the infantry recently, but the cavalry is from earlier and you could see some in the Eckmühl AAR.

Aug 26, 2018

My 1806 Prussian army - almost complete

There were no pictures submitted yet about one of my larger undertakings, namely creating a Prussian army for the 1806-1807 period. Now here's the bulk of that army, minus elites and specialists.

Aug 20, 2018

Various WIPs

These are a few things I'm working on - trench sections for WW1/RCW gaming, a chicken coop and hunting camp for Neue Böhnstadt, and then some vehicles like the Revell Pz.II on the right. Most of these are small projects which take only a few hours to build and paint while I'm painting dozens of Napoleonic Austrian infantry, which can get quite boring.

Aug 17, 2018

The Merchant Ship sets sail

Apologies for the delay, I just had no setup to make good pictures. It turns out that the flash on my old Fuji camera is actually working, I just have to pry and keep it open with my fingers.

Anyway, here it is, with removable top masts and a small crew fit to serve a merchant vessel. All the sails except one are made from cloth, the masts are bamboo kebab sticks, which is a really awesome scratchbuilding material if you find the right quality.

Jul 29, 2018

Merchant ship building, Day 4

I'm painting the separate pieces while the hull dries. A very simple scheme on the guns, brown carriages, natural steel fittings and brass barrels.

Jul 28, 2018

Merchant ship building, Day 3

For a ship-like object, cannon-like objects shall suffice. This is a technique I used with the previous ships as well. These are simple four-part constructions made of match stick 'wheels', balsa wood and dowel. They can be easily mass produced and look good enough.

Jul 27, 2018

Merchant ship building, Day 2

Finishing the top of the planking here, laying the first layer of decor rubber.