Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sharp Practice 2 French and Indian War

As mentioned in an earlier post, I have just started a new project, SP2 using 18mm Blue Moon figures for the F&IW. These figures are fantastic and I picked up a bunch at this years Cold Wars in March. I also bought a small log cabin which I just finished last week.
It's not a bad model at all. The roof lifts off so miniatures can be placed inside.


My first batch I'm working on are the Woodland Indians. Since these are the first Native Americans I have ever painted I am exploring different paint colors. I think I have settled on this below. It's pretty hard to see but I will take more pictures soon of this test piece.






I'm really looking forward to this project and should have more time to complete now that high school sports for my daughter are winding down!




Gettysburg Battlefield Tour, 4th grade style!

For the second year running I played tour guide to my daughter's 4th grade class. Every year she brings her class to Gettysburg as part of their history curriculum. She does a fantastic job with these kids and they are so enthusiastic to learn about the Civil War and this battle in particular. I really enjoy this event and even though its short and really scaled down for these young kids it does my heart good to see how excited they are. This year I assigned 3 volunteer squad leaders and formed the class into a mini-platoon and they ate it up! The squad leaders were fantastic and really got into it. They reported to me at ever stop "1st squad all present and accounted for Sir"! LOL!! They had been prepped before hand by my daughter that I have 20+ years in the Army, so I'm not sure how much that took into account! Either way is was a blast!
Here are the little troopers at Devils Den before we hiked up to Little Round Top!


View from Little Round Top looking back at Devils Den..sorry not a great picture.


Gettysburg is truly a national treasure!




Thursday, March 2, 2017

A few Sherman's

Just finished these up the other day. Needed a break from multiple projects just limping along. See previous post. Going to eliminate at least one project. I want to complete my FOW project before I move on. Recently decided I need more playing time and less building and painting time. I already have a couple large armies. 15mm Napoleonic and 28mm Saxon-Viking. I'd like to do more skirmish gaming and posting on here which as you can see has been very sparse. I want to share more. Have a great day!




Monday, September 7, 2015

Grenadier Platoons

Just completed these two platoons of FOW German Grenadiers. As a newbie to FOW I'm reading the rules and forums from various websites. One of the things I will do different I think is to base 4 figures to a base instead of five. This looks crowded but I'm still happy with them. I need to get better with the camera too.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Panthers

Here are a couple Panthers I just finished as part of my FOW project. Need to dullcote them still but somehow I managed to lose my decal sheet with numbers!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


And a shot of my Saxons. About 99% done. Going to add a few more mounted and that will be about it. Going to have them go against my Vikings using Dux Bellorum, Tactica and possibly something else other than WAB.
As an excursion to the FOW German Grenadiers I'm working on this 120mm Verlinden French Napoleonic Sapper! Oils over acrylics. A lot more to go. Might need more contrast on the skin though.