Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Okay part two the Pendraken 10mm German East African figures. I have been fascinated by this front ever since I was a kid and watched an episode of the Young Indiana Jones set on this front. My orginal intent was to try this in 15mm but I could not find suitable figures which worked out all the better as I instead purchased some of these great looking Pendraken 10mm.
The pictures show two of the poses in the pack. The pack also contains a European officer however, I have not painted any of them yet. Overall very nice figures and highly recommended.

Monday, August 23, 2010

I have been continuously drooling over some of the pictures on the new Pendraken miniatures forum. The contributors to the forum are very nice and I thought I would try and add some of my own pictures. I think a lot of people are interested in seeing pictures of the figures painted and based so I hope I can provide a small contribution. So this week is going to be kind of Pendraken 10mm WWI week. I am going to try and add pictures of the German East Africans, Reds and Austrians next.
So first here are the WWI Russians. I have a real interest in the Eastern Front and have Russians and Austrians in 15mm as well. The Pendraken figures are very nice, a great value, and easy to paint. I have about another 100 or so Russians that I will get to at some point. My only real issue was the limited number of poses however, I was advised on the Pendraken forum that some of the Russo-Turkish War figures would fit in as well. This is good to know and I will purchase some of these packs in the future to add more poses.
As of now my 10mm projects are all pendraken and include WWI Eastern Front, some WWI East Africa, Franco Prussian War French with Austrians to follow maybe someday if Pendraken add one pack of resculpted Austrian regular line infantry. Sorry, I know the old figure is adequate but I am spoiled by the fantastic looking new French figures.

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.