Sunday, December 27, 2009
The 2 36 man infantry battalions are also Perry plastics, but in all honesty, were not painted by me. I was introduced to a very gifted painter in the UK, Adrian McWalter, via John Stallard of Warlord Games After a few emails back an forth, I commissioned Adrian to paint 2 battalions and they arrived on Christmas Eve. As you can see, Adrian is a very talented artist and I'm very happy with both his work and service. In fact, I liked the progress pictures so much that I commissioned another 2 battalions! I did the basing, so if the shoes look a bit off, that's my fault. Here are some close ups of the units - I now have something to aspire to with my painting:
My club is having a large game on 1/23/10 and I hope to have a completed force of 5-6 infantry battalions, 2-3 cavalry units and a few artillery pieces completed and table-ready. I've got 3 other infantry battalions painting and awaiting dipping and one other about 60% painted so there is a lot more to do
Monday, December 21, 2009
Merry Christmas everyone from St Michael's, MD. I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season and that you get to spend time with your family and friends, as that's what the holidays are really all about.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I'll let everything set up tonight and start dipping in the am. I'm going to use the light tone from the Army Painter product set. Army Painter may be a bit pricey but I know it works so I keep using it.
Still rushing to get my Frenchies completed by mid January. I hope those of you in the mid-atlantic states are using this weekend's blizzard to good use by catching up on your wargaming projects!
Outside of being fun (I've always enjoyed the change of pace inclement weather causes), the snow storm has created a nice pause in the normally hectic and somewhat commercial prep for Christmas. Usually our family is running around getting ready for the holiday getting silly trinkets and such to prepare to spend time together. Being snowed in has slowed things down and, I for one, am really enjoying it. Of course there may be some additional rush freight charges from the online merchants but that's a small price to pay.
Rest assured that I am using my "Christmas Snow Day" to also catch up on my miniature painting. I should finish up the basic painting on my carabiniers and begin to dip a few later this afternoon. I also have another box of Perry French infantry to assemble and prime. My petite version of La Grande Armee, continues to grow.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I'm hoping to get the remaining 14 carab's finished up in the next week or so.
I did win an e-bay auction for some cuirassiers (again the Perry Plastic Figs). I'll let you know how this foray into the e-bay world of miniatures works out.