Thursday, June 26, 2008

A few pictures of my recent painting. I am getting into the 6mm Baccus Napoleonic’s and painted the entire pack of Prussians which made two nice looking bases. I put these together in line formation seeing as how the early period Prussians would probably look nice in older formations. My French will be based in column while the Austrians (finished first base last night) will be a mix. I kind of want the stuff to look something like the massed formations on this page:

Problem is I am still tempted by other Napoleonic figures. I took out a bunch of my 6mm Adlers the other night and. these are just such cool looking figures. Problem is I have based and rebased them many times and just can’t find the right look when they are based. They are also not in strips (or close strips), like the Baccus figures and to hard to deal with individually, a real pain to base. Who knows I could see myself buying some more Adler anyway. They make early Prussians so why not. As a note the newer baccus casts like the Prussians pictured are very nice. I was surprised how nice they look from a farther distance such as the bases posted.

As you can see I am also working on rebasing the ancients looking for a real mass look. This is an ongoing thing. I seem to get into it then think I should switch to Baccus ancients or 10mm. This page seems to always pump me up. This guy does amazing stuff with the heroics and ros figures. Really shows what can be done with massed basing. In general his page has kept me using heroics and ros for many years as I vainly try to imitate what he has done with the figures.