I've been up to my armpits in India recently - well as far as figure painting goes anyway so I feel as if I have rather neglected 'shinyloo' and indeed other retro-wargaming projects.. I've done the odd figure or two but no new actual finished units. But I simply can't leave the shiny dudes alone !
When I look at my 'shiny' collection it covers three periods
ECW which is probably the largest of the three and is still - very slowly- growing or at least is intended to grow as I have some Hinchliffe cavalry to finish as well as about a regiments worth of foot- some to be added to units I received in the big bundle of shiny ECW my wife bought me for Crimbo some years ago and to which I have added quite a few bits to since, more cavalry for both sides mostly . Still some reconditioning to do and 'painting in the style of' to finish units. About 500 figures and far far too many guns.
|A pair of very aged 30mm Minifigs after a bit of TLC. These are the only examples of these particular models that I have but then I do rather like them.|
Napoleonic. Shinyloo' of course which is mostly a 30mm collection and has posts of its own. Still being added to. At some point in the future I would love to do a 'shiny-demo' at a show . A pastiche of wargaming in the 1970s .... wonder if I still have a kipper tie ! This collection is now knocking on the door of about 350 finished figures and still growing Loads more to do at least 3 and a bit shoeboxes full oh and a veggie box full of limbers and guns and well ; stuff. ..
|Two Stadden 30mm Mamelukes. These will join the Chasseurs A al of the Guard.|
|Old Glory Bavarians for 'Shinynine' when it gets properly off the ground.|
I also have some more modern Napoleonics - Old Glory of course for 'shinynine' an 1809 project in the same vein as 'shinyloo' , This hasn't really got off the ground yet as I have only done a few French and Bavarians and a single Austrian Uhlan unit.
|Napoleon Shinyparte ! Boney is a Willie but on a Stadden Horse|
Finally 'shinyrev' The AWI in 30mm using mostly Stadden models with a few Willies. Still less than 100 models rebased and shined up but more to do. including a good number that are already painted, some by Dave Jarvis when he was much younger than he is now ! Most need a bit of TLC and rebasing as they fought through the 80s and 90s and even into this century and nice new shiny coats. These were the first 30mm I ever bought back in the 80s. I've added numbers since . I've 2 shoeboxes full of unpainted castings
|An Finally a few Stadden 30mm AWI|
Oh ... and just to be clear I have plenty of armies that are not shiny. Shiny does not suit everything.