Feb 19, 2017

More French staff

My Napoleonic French armies are already overstaffed compared to the other three nations I collect, but the majority of these figures have sat so long on my painting tray that I finally felt pity for them. There are two Italeri mounted ADCs, a Zvezda general and two Waterloo1815 line officers in this lot, and a small diorama with two Italeri general officers and an Italeri/Esci guard artillery officer.

Feb 16, 2017

Spanish Dragoons

These early Peninsular uniforms look really cool. Another one of my New Year's resolutions was to expand the Napoleonic collection this way.

These were converted from the Italeri Prussian Cuirassiers (lol, no cuirasses) with a minimal amount of GS involved.

I've used a brown wash and multiple layers of highlight on the yellows, I think the results are quite good.

Feb 13, 2017

Kickstarting a project

There is no better way to delve into a new period than painting 170-odd figures in one go. This is what I did with the promised Hungarian War of Independence project, for which the 6mm MDF range by Commission Figurines seemed a reasonable choice.

The fruits of my labour are the following: three units of Hussars, two dragoons, one cuirassiers; a Hungarian, a German and a Honvéd unit of foot.

As it is a very local conflict and therefore not widely known, I'm going to share interesting trivia as things progress. 

Feb 10, 2017

British Heavies

Proceeding in the order in which the figures were completed, here we see a dozen Italeri Scot Greys, and two Waterloo1815 officers, one of them a 1/72 representation of Sir Thomas Picton.

Feb 6, 2017

I am Back.

I am back, like the famous person from that one movie, with the last sixteen figures of the Italeri late French infantry painted. They're not the prettiest, but will swell the ranks nicely. 

Sometimes I think I should stop buying more French infantry, but then the Imperial paternal instincts kick in again.

Jan 31, 2017

At the Finish Line

Painting has been sparse these few days, so I could not keep up with my routine of posting every three or four days. Work and finals had taken their part in this. Now I feel more relaxed, if not entirely prepared, there is still one exam left.
My small order from Commission has arrived, so I'll be working on those. Fortunately I can pretty much choose the days I work on without the need to consult my superiors, so I took a week's respite before going back.
I plan more purchases, actually quite big ones, after the 10th. 

Jan 27, 2017

The Old and the Even Older

So I stripped these Airfix British Grenadiers for the 3rd time or so and painted them real nice. 
I've come to like them and thought, hey, if I can get them cheap/in bulk, they and their counterpart (Washington's Army) would be a good addition to the collection. But of course, being Out of Production, they come at horrendous prices, especially if one considers their aesthetic value.

Jan 23, 2017

Our Favorite Kind of Berry

It's the Jauréguiberry, of course.
I'm not entirely out of blogland and could cram in some painting, this 1/2000 scale model included. It's made of 3mm balsa and various other pieces of scrap.

Jan 19, 2017

An Opolcheniye

My painting output has decreased somewhat, fortunately I've had this pair of units I have not yet showcased here. They're the last of the Italeri bunch of line infantry, and the first of the big HäT Opolcheniye box.