Saturday, 28 November 2020

Back to the Brushes 291

Several posts ago I mentioned that I would be returning to Romans and Prussians. 

Well, one outta two ain't bad with the first Early Imperial Roman Auxilia archers from Plastic Soldier Company in soft cast plastic or Ultra cast as they call it. 

The original figures were from the Corvus Belli range in 15mm and have reproduced well in this new medium. 

There is a bit of flash on these, no more than you would get if in metal but I'd say harder to remove and best done with a new blade on your craft knife. 

The figures fit well with the War and Empire range from Forged in Battle but stay clear of Blue Moon's EIR Romans as they tower over the PSC figures. 

One other thing to mention - check the box contents throughly against what you need as there are no plans from PSC at present to release additional packs of legionnaires or auxilia outside of the core box. If you need more you either match in lead figures or buy another box. 

The core box is good value for money however additional figures are needed for a DBA  army. 

As the month is drawing to an end the 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge is drawing to a close. These will add to the running total as below:

3 x 15mm EIR Infantry
13 x 18mm SYW Bavarian Infantry

So 16 figures done, 14 sitting in the wings to be completed by the 2nd December. 

Hope this has been of interest to you. 

Stay safe and cheers for now

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Imperium Sine Fine 24

This command stand was completed over the last couple of months and now finally flocked and photographed to show. 

These Perry sculpts are always a joy to paint and the Legate was previously painted for the original incarnation of this army: 1,500 points in WAB. Seldom paint in eyes now, too damned fiddly for little return.

The figures will now - COVID-19 pandemic - permitting be used in ADLG, DBA and Hail Caesar at some point in the future. 

Hope that you found this interesting and there will be another command stand of Romans shortly. 

Cheers for now. 

Friday, 20 November 2020

Back to the Brushes 290

These SYW War Grenadiers from Eureka finish off the first battalion for the Bavarian army for Black Powder and Honours of War. 

Now moving back to Romans and Prussians for the rest of the month to complete 30 figures by December 2nd. 

The running total so far:

13 x 18mm infantry 

Hope that this was of interest to you. 

Cheers for now

Thursday, 19 November 2020

All Hell Let Loose 19

Another DAK squad based and ready for gaming in the future. The figures are from SHQ's Mediterranean German range and were painted a couple of months back in the 30 Days 30 Miniatures Challenges. 

Support weapons for the above squad including a MG42, a Panzerfaust, PanzerBusch 39 and a grenade rifle.

Next from these will be the first of the engineering squad. 

 Cheers for now

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Back to the Brushes 289

First batch of finished figures for this month sees Eureka UK 18mm Seven Year War Hungarian Grenadiers masquerading as Bavarian Herzog Grenadiers.

Highly detailed and exceptionally well sculpted and cast figures that are a pleasure to paint. Too many figures now whilst detailed and well sculpted go too far sometimes; this takes away the enjoyment in painting them in my honest opinion.

There is another batch of these in the wings waiting for their coat of strong tone to bring the colours together and in the spectrum of light bind them.

When completed these will represent the Herzog battalion and matching line infantry will follow. 

The running total so far this month is:

6 x 18mm infantry

Cheers for now

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Fury of the North 25

These maybe venerable sculpts from Foundry's range of Normans however, they are still great figures that have lasted the tests of time. 

Amongst some of the first historical miniatures bought circa 1996 as the move from purely fantasy figures started to gain momentum

These have been waiting to be finished over the the last year and will be joining others from this range for general use in Dark Ages skirmishing games and as mercenaries in WAB. When these games will be who can say. 

There are currently another four figures from this range on the painting table that will be finished across the remainder of November. 

 Hope that you found this interesting. 

Cheers for now. 

Monday, 9 November 2020

30 Days 30 Miniatures October 2020

A bit late considering that almost a third of November has already gone, however here is the round up picture for last month's 30 days painting challenge. 

Managed to complete the following figures last month:

3 x 20mm WW2 terrain pieces
2 x 28mm Norman Crossbowmen
8 x 28mm Prussian Landwehr
11 x 18mm Bavarian Grenadiers
8 x 28mm Caesarian Romans

Just for the fun of it I started another 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge the other night, 2nd November. As with last month there will be no theme to this, just to paint and complete 30 miniatures regardless of their starting condition. 

The outline of the challenge is detailed below, however the main point being to have fun with your hobby.

  • To paint 30 figures of all shapes and sizes in 30 days
  • The figures can be partly painted at the start as the main point is to complete figures that have been forgotten
  • Basing is not necessary to count as completed
  • Any scale is good
  • Too have fun
  • The end date is set by your start date - 2nd December will be the end date of this challenge
  • To post updates as often as possible
  • Lastly to show a round up post with a group picture of everything.
Hope that you will find this interesting.

Cheers for now