Friday, August 21, 2009

I am what I would classify as a fair painter at best. I think the most enjoyable aspect of this hobby for me is the actual assembly of figures on the table. I like the look of a good sized force all laid out. To that end, I usually collect smaller scale figures 6mm and 10mm. I would say my approach to painting is to slap on paint and then base the figures. If they look okay from a few feet away then I am fine with them. That being said I still love the look of well painted figures. I often spend time marveling at the 6mm photos on the GHQ forum or other web pages.

A few months ago I mentioned that I had made and received an order from Reinforcements by post. This week I managed to actually take them out for a good look and snap the above photos. I have to say these figures look amazing. My directions were followed perfectly and they were even based on litko bases like my other 6mm SYW forces. I can not recommend the company enough. I hope to save up some extra cash in the near future to order some more figures from them. The one and only drawback is that these figures put my own poorly painted SYW figures to shame.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Painting has been somewhat curtailed since the last post just a bunch of personal stuff and real life getting in the way of my miniature world. When painting I have been trying to stay focused and chug along with the 10mm World War One Austrians and Russians. I ordered a bunch of these last month and really want to get them done. Basically, as kind of shown in the pictures in my last post, when I have time to paint I try to tackle a bunch of these at a time. In 10mm, like 6mm, I find the block approach works. That is I do about 30-100 figures at a time in parts, base them, prime, paint flesh uniform etc… I find this way I can do a step a day and get a sizable force actually done.

The above are pictures of my 10mm force to date. I staged a small battle using rules I have been trying to write. Still need a little tweaking but think I am getting there. Anyway, hope viewers enjoy the pictures all figures are 10mm Pendraken. Next step is to finish off a pack of cossakes and hundreds of Russian infantry.