Thursday, November 17, 2011

Basement Progress

OK here is where I used to paint from. This is shortly after the flood. As you can see the drywall and floor has been removed. Things are dried out. Most of the trash removed. The bookcases and display case were starting to warp from the water so they went shortly after this pic was taken.

A Small Break in the Action

Well mother nature reared her ugly head in September and flooded my basement where I did all my hobby work. Here are a couple pictures to show how much fun its been. But, instead of sulking I'm going to use this break to redesign my painting/hobby area and add a new wargame table. So as I progress I'll be posting some in progress pics. So not is all lost, I didn't lose much, some was salvaged, some had to be trashed. Mostly books and references I printed out. All figures were above the water level!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

More 54's

As I have promised I am posting more of my 54mm and 1/35th historical figures I have painted over the years. I haven't painted anything this size in more than a year but I do have some stuff primed I keep staring at!
First up is a bust of Tancred

A couple of WW II American GI's

A WW II Russian Officer from Verlinden

A German Grenadier directing traffic away from a wrecked motorcycle and a German Paratrooper in Greece

A British soldier from the Crimean War and one from the Battle of Minden (he is 90mm)

And last but not least a zouave and a cavalry officer from the ACW

On the Work Bench

Currently working on some Old Glory Vikings to add to my viking army. After these I have somewhere along the lines of 50 more before I start some Gripping Beast Saxons I picked up at Cold Wars to oppose them.

Here's a Bavarian church church JR Miniatures. I put it on a base and built a stone wall around it. Next prime, paint and flock.
Also some Battle Honors Artilley (12 lb French) a limber and some Essex wagons for the farm I previously built.
I'll keep updating the blog as I get more done on these projects.

I'm Back!!

March was a terribile month highligted by me totalling my truck as my son and I headed to Cold Wars! We are both fine but my truck did not survive. Anyway, thanks to insurance I got a great deal on another truck and we are back up and running.. Oh yeah and my wife made us go to Cold Wars right after the accident. I didn't really want to but did anyway, so needless to say we did do some shopping but no game playing, somehow we were not in the mood. March was busy too, but I did get a little painting done but not much. April flew by and I did some work around the house and worked alot. Long story short I need to get more painting done or I'll never get anywhere.

What did I paint? I finished 5 command stands of 15mm Napoleonics using Old Glory and some ABs. Pictured here are the results. The coronet player by AB has got to be one of the nicest 15mm figures I have ever seen. The pioneers are exceptional too. Why 5 command stands? As noted earlier I am re-organizing and re-basing my 15mm Naps that I painted in the 1980s.  So below are some pics of the command stands and some Minifig Dragoons I re-based and re-painted. Also, can anyone tell me if they notice something wrong with the command bases?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Something totally different

Here are two busts I painted last year or so. From time to time I will post more pics of my 54mm and above historical miniatures. I used to do more of these than I do now and maybe I will get back into it. Right now I am concentrating on my wargaming projects. First up is a WW I German officer, then a French Foreign Legionaire in service in Mexico. I just noticed they are both smoking, so don't start its a bad habit!!

WW II Artizen Design, Bolt Action and Victory Force Germans

Here are some Germans I did for skirmish gaming. The Fallschirmjäger are Bolt Action. Flamer thrower is Victory Force as is the Wermacht, and Panzerschreck.

AB Austrian Infantry and Command, Essex Battery

More Austrains by AB. Two battalions and Army Command, Archduke Charles. Guns by Essex.

15mm Farm Complex

A 15mm terrain piece for my Napoleonics. A farm house and two barns, Bavarian style. Small garden and hedge. Wall and gates are scratch built as well as the hedge was. Looking forward to completing a small village and church I have wating. Looking for suitable cobblestones streets to use with it.