Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Crisis in the Balkans

Some pictures of the French and Italians in action. The French are SHQ 20mm while the Italians are Bandara 20mm figures. The village is from paper terrain. If you look to close, aside from my poor painting on the figures, you will also see all the errors I made in putting together the village. Patience is not one of my virtues and with this village I worked fast. I actually built a lot of it in about an hour with a second hour spent basing and flocking. Nonetheless, although far from perfect I think the village looks fine and will work well. Although it is 15mm scale I think it can work okay if not perfect for the WWII 20mm as well as the 15mm Russian Civil War stuff.

The figures themselves are all great and easy to paint. The Italians were bought from Liberation miniatures and I think look very nice.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My newest fad 20mm early WWII.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I finally sat down this weekend and got the Reinforcements by Post 6mm SYW Prussian Army based and ready to go. I even took some pictures. I can not recommend Reinforcements by Post enough they are easy to deal with, will work to customize orders and, as can be clearly seen from the photos, produce a great product. The also seem like really nice people.
The figures are going to form the base for my SYW Prussian Army. I hope to expand on this force as I plan for the Prussians to eventually be my largest period force, although I have to admit I would much rather paint good and just French and Austrians then evil Prussians. Nonetheless the first step is to add some generals as the starter army does not include any. I think I may have an Adler figure for the Prussian king himself that I may add. I also think I have some unpainted artillery someplace so will have to dig them up and get them painted and based. Then an order to baccus as I will need more infantry.
Aside from miniatures I recently finished A Game of Thrones which is the first book in the a Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. I thought the story was fantastic and highly recommend the book. I am going to try and grab the other books of the series off Amazon this week.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Today some pictures of the fictional South American Forces. These are all Peter Pig Spanish Civil War figures painted as Republicans. In my fictional world they represent regulars of the El Andostadorian army. The republic is in the middle of a military reorganization and as a result uniformity is not always standard.

I like the Peter Pig figures although they are older casts and think that I finally got the SCW republican colors right. I am not to sure about the Flames of War bases. This is more of a modeling project then anything else at this point and I tend to be a bit crazy about bases I think look right. I thought Flames of War basing would be practical and at first I was happy with the look however am now thinking of moving the figures to smaller bases. At some point I will decide. I also plan to paint some non historical based units for this project at some point so look out for further updates. Any feedback on these fictional based armies would be greatly welcomed as well.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Okay long time no update. I am hoping to start catching up on the blog shortly. For the time being some pictures of Peter Pig Russian Civil War and WWI stuff. Enjoy.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Action at Jena

Just a quick update with some pictures of the first of my 6mm Napoleonic armies. I finished of my sample order from Adler and will shortly start expanding on these forces. I am trying to keep focus and decided I will only order figures for the French at this time until I get a good sized force up then I will move on to expanding on the Prussians. As for the adler figures as usual I think they look great and I am very happy with the basing.