Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A few more random pictures this time 20mm Liberation miniatures. I painted the figures as modern Russians. They could also double as Soviet Russians without much of a problem, just have to ignore the Russian Federation flag on the shirt sleeve. The tank is the easy models T-10 in Egyptian markings and does not really go with the figures but it is the right scale so I thought why not.

Still not really sure what I will end up doing with these figures. They are really fun to paint and look good so I am sure at some point I will buy more. Right now just working on collecting easy model tanks. They are not cheap, but better looking then anything I could paint and save a ton of time as they come painted and ready to go.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Some new pictures this time the Franco-Prussian War 10mm French from Pendraken. I really like how these first two line bases and the commander came out. I have a pack of Zouaves and artillery which I can’t wait to paint and add to the force. I am trying to follow a plan with these and build a modest sized French army (probably will finish this in ten years given all the other stuff I am painting), before moving on to Prussians/Italians/Austrians. The hope is that by the time I finish painting French Pendraken will have redone the other armies in the range. Looking forward most to the Austrians.

I was rather surprised Friday when I got home from work and found a big package containing my Bacuss order. The package arrived from Baccus US distributor in less then a week!! My first impression was hey that was fast and that I went a bit nuts and ordered to much. I then reasoned that I would have bought the stuff anyway in different orders so I saved myself on shipping and as long as I get it all painted well then it would make sense. So I got to painting, did a bunch this weekend mostly the ancient packs consisting of one base of Pike Phalanx and some Roman Legionaries. Hope to get the bases flocked as soon as possible so I can decide for certain how much I like the look. Then I want to paint the Napoleonics (tentative date by next weekend?), which I am excited about. The stuff looks really good, and I hope to have the start of a good sized Austrian force shortly.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Took a few quick pictures last night before I went to bed. Granted the lighting sucks but I decided better some pictures then none. These are shots of two of the 10mm bases I finished last night. As you can see I decided to go for the Polemus size bases for the French. I think this was a good decision and that the based figures look really good. I will have to take better pictures but readers can at least get an idea of how nice these figures are. I am surprised there are not more pictures of them on the web.

The other base is from the Pendraken 18th century range and are painted as Portuguese infantry of the Tercio. I like the grey uniforms with green cuffs and think they look nice. I painted the flag myself and it will look okay after some touching up. In front are a few rebased adler artillery. I am thinking of using them with my baccus figures. I may try the mix of baccus infantry with adler artillery and cavalry. I need to find a reason to buy and paint the great looking adler figures. I actually screwed these up a bit by not removing the guns during the flocking process (just forgot). As a result the guns got berried in the flock and covered in green. I did some dusting off but while these are still serviceable they certainly do not look as good as the adler artillery can look.

I also picked up another of the easy models tanks off ebay. This is an Egyptian JS3 tank which I think looks great. I have no idea what I will use it for and it was not cheap but I really like these models. I now have a West German Leopard and the Egyptian tank pictured. I also noticed that they make an Egyptian t34 which I will have to get my hands on as well. What I am really looking for are some t-55/62/72's.