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Monday 30 April 2012

Afew good (40mm) men

Despite the recnt buy patch I've managed to paint the odd figure or two. Above are a couple more 40mm ECW pieces- a mounted Mosstrooper and an officer of the New Model the former largely jacdaw and the latter Sash and Saber.
Next an addition to my 40mm Wars of the Roses collection. Mainly here its John the flags splendid standard but I had to make a figure that did it justice so a converted ex Brook miniature- now Romanoff- chap did the deed after a bit of cutting and fiddling. Bases for these will be MDF sold as Flames of war bases. Such well made bases need to be put to a better use than that rather childish game !!
and finall this time 3 Sash and Saber Coureurs de Bois from the FIW.. All of these have been on the desk for some time but as ever work gets in the way I've even managed to finish another unit of 28mm ECW cavalry for the demo at the Durham show in June.

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Name Dropper!!

In between various bits of work in preparation for Salute I thought I'd post a couple of pics of my tiny force of 7YW Prussians. Chaps may have noticced that I'm not a fan of Frederick the Average, nevertheless I do seem to have aquired a couple of units - mostly with the intention of turning them into Hessians so that they can stand alongside the Marquis and his British army. However these pics were taken for a precise purpose namely to illustrate an article by Stuart Asquith on the Battle of Soor in Miniature Wargames a few months back-
The first shot shows Grenadiers- Old Glory Figures painted about 12 years ago by Jim the Painter - though in real life he's a builder- but he's also a leading light in the T.W.A.T.S.- who (more name dropping) have also appeared in the pages of MW
Again More painting by Jim this time Old Glory Prussian Musketeers.
and Finally.... some 30mm Stadden which I paiinted about 10 years ago. though the majority figures are at least 20 years older than that as I bought a job lot secondhand sometime in the 80s - I've added a few since and still have 30 or so to paint. I did enjoy the painting challence of the cast metal flags. In terms of size these old lads are about the same height as OG but of course much slimmer -still on the table they look fine together.