Mar 21, 2018

Dreadnought Arms Race

With two German battlecruisers completed recently, I turned to capital ships. These are three Bellerophon class dreadnoughts, basically an updated version of the original HMS Dreadnought. I had lots of fun assembling these ships, and I think the new paint scheme also works well. The hull is 2mm and 3mm balsa, the rest of the superstructure is from various pieces of plastic spears, broom bristles, bamboo tooth picks etc.

Mar 18, 2018

More Perry light horse

So these were originally mounted on 1,5mm plasticard bases, and when I tried to remove them, there was a danger of the horses' legs bending and breaking, therefore I just cut them off from the plastic bit on their mould and glued them on new bases. These are the last three from the box, with the mounted men-at-arms already being shipped.

I used a simple black and white paint scheme, a black wash and extra highlight on the metal pieces and a brown wash on the rest.

Mar 13, 2018

SMS Goeben and Moltke

As I was getting tired of Landsknecht and read some navy-related stuff, I thought I could do something very different, and built this pair of German battlecruisers. The hull is from balsa, the rest is various pieces of wood and a Perry spear shaft.

Mar 4, 2018

6mm Gothic/Renaissance Castle - Completed

Perhaps I should add some static grass, but otherwise this castle is ready to go. I used the same painting method as on other 6mm buildings - it's not the best on the walls, but the contrast on the other elements goes nicely with that.

Feb 24, 2018

Colonial Power

Here's the first unit of Revell Austrians painted in SYW/GNW Russian uniform color. They look quite nice once painted. 
Also, the 30 palm trees from the venerable Asian vendor had arrived. I cut them to different heights, then placed a few of them on bases, and drybrushed then with light brown and green to look less like toys.

Feb 18, 2018

First of the Plastic Landsknechts

After assembling a larger bunch, I painted and based the first four figures out of the Perry and Warlord (Pro Gloria) plastic parts.

Feb 11, 2018

More Italian Wars

A few more 6mm figures march off the painting desk in orderly formation. All of them are H&R Italian Wars stuff. 

Feb 4, 2018

Tiny Landsknechts Episode One

Just a quick situation report from Random&Creativeland: I have received the large(ish) order of Renaissance figures from Heroics and Ros and started painting away. I'm still amazed how quickly and effectively a 6mm force can be completed. 

I based the figures on not very traditional 50x35mm bases, which will suffice for Pikeman's Lament and most homebrews - the 60x30mm version does not have enough depth for the lowered pikes or multiple ranks.

Jan 21, 2018

Renaissance Stuff

To get back in the saddle, I chose to paint a few 28mm bods. These take longer to paint, so the more comfortable pace did good.
As the order in which they are placed from left to right is quite random, here's a list of what's what instead:

  • a Perry horse archer from the light cavalry set, 
  • two Hasslefree ladies bought on their Black Friday sale,
  • two Pro Gloria (now Warlord) landsknecht captains.

I bet the pictures are still too grainy, sooner or later I'll fix the flash, for now I'm working with natural light and the flash of my telephone, which is obviously not enough.