Dec 15, 2017

Prepping for Christmas


On the Schultze-Böhnstadt blog I talked about purchasing the re-issue of the Revell SYW figures. These are now sold in combined big boxes, as "Austrian and Prussian infantry", and "Austrian dragoons and Prussian hussars". Quite the bang for the buck, even if the figures themselves leave a lot to be desired. This is almost two hundred infantry and thirty-odd cavalry for about £35. 

I did not want to wait until I'd find them under the tree, so I started cutting the figures off their sprues and trimming the flash, of which there is a lot. I do already wonder how this project will turn out in the long run.

Dec 10, 2017

Jazygian IS-3


This is a Roden kit I got at a Black Friday sale. I'm going to use it with the modern Jazygian collection. I used a dark olive undercoat, a brown wash, two layers of drybrush and some Vallejo dust pigment - the overall picture is quite good I believe.


As I'm not primarily a model maker, I hate track assemblies. The same thing can be made from a lot less pieces, and more pieces mean more possibility for error.
This model held up to its age quite OK, but still was not a pleasant experience. (I also bought an ICM BTR-60 at the same sale, and really had to work the wheels to make everything fit.)

Dec 6, 2017

Pirate Party


Finally, they are here. A band of seven nasty pirates (one for each sea I guess). I have also made stats for them in Flashing Steel.

Six figures are from the Zvezda GNW Swedish artillery box, and one is from their Russian counterparts I found lying around. They were given various weapons and I modified a few poses as well - separate arms are useful for this kind of work.

Dec 2, 2017

GNW Swedish artillery


I ordered this Zvezda set from an Italian ebay store. It has lots of horses, guns and crew, and plenty of options for conversion.

Nov 23, 2017

French cavalry WIP


Just a pair of shots, showing some more Frenchies on horseback, to complement the ranks for the Secret Project... soon all will be revealed.


Nov 17, 2017

Allied High Command for the Secret Project


This is a big ol' batch of creative conversions, mostly Russian and a few Austrian command figures.

Nov 10, 2017

Russian artillery for the Secret Project


The flash is still dead, so here are more grainy pictures of some HäT horses and gunners. I have 11 Russian guns and crew with these, which is just the right amount for my evil plan.

Nov 4, 2017

Perry Light Horsemen


Here's some stuff I have been painting. Actually, the figures on the right were done at least a year ago, I've just forgotten to post them. The four horsemen on the left are the fresher products, I think the rounded corners on the bases are a nice touch.

For a while I was looking forward to paint Renaissance stuff after Napoleonics, but then it mostly passed. I think my next purchase will be some of the Revell SYW re-issues.


Still experimenting with lighting, bringing the camera to a repair shop would probably not hurt.

Oct 29, 2017

Kliszów in 6mm


As the weather turned for the worse, I chose not to install the 8x5" table, and just tested the Kliszów scenario I wrote for Maurice with the 6mm collection. Yes, this is what lacking a camera flash does in such conditions.

Above, a quick Swedish advance hardly threatened by the Saxon center.