This is my first blog post for some time. There are many and various reasons for this. Not least the minor fact that I did my back in unpacking my last shipment form Old Glory USA. This slowed me down a bit as amongst other things sitting typing was bloody painful so I didn't do it. Equally other work still had to be done- getting out the back orders and sorting out all the stock. After all there were 10 boxes of gear o sort out - about 3000 packs of soldiers- maybe a few more. We got it dome, my wife Carole and I, but it was several days slower than I would have liked.
So you can see , Gentle Reader, that not a great deal of figure painting has been done in the meantime. Yet as I recovered and the pain became merely awful I did manage to finish a few including the mysterious Dropped Lancer !
In a previous post I showed you a unit of Bengal Irregular Cavalry I had painted for the Sikh Wars. but there were only 9 so - since there were all from one pack of Old Glory figures and they come in 10s where was number 10 ? Answer on the bloody floor where I dropped him then lost him. Much later he made his presence felt when I stood on him in bare feet. Wrath and bad language did ensue! But the little chap was undamaged so I plugged in a lance hand and a wire lance and painted him (FYI in many Bengal Irregular units weapons were initially a matter of personal choice and in some only NCO's carried lances in other more or even the whole unit it rather depends upon when and where )
So here he is,
The 40mm medieval man at arms I picked up from Colonel Bill's along with several other painted 40mm late medievals from the Italian "Mindstalkers" range. These are lovely models, actually Fantasy but with a useful number of late medievals amongst them. I have piced up the odd one here and there from ebay. When new the price was utterly eye-watering at around £8.00 per foot fig so I don't buy them new. This chap is actually on a Sash nad Saber horse and has been though several owners I think. He needed a bit of TLC to repaint dings and scrathes but was in respectable nick overall. So a bit of repainting and rebasing and he will join my 40mm Wars of the Roses- Late Medieval collection.
The third chap is another 30mm Stadden of significant vintage (possibly at least 50 years old) for "Shinyloo" Colonel of the 69th foot. He has no regiment yet but will have. I don't add to this- or indeed any other collection in an orderly manner I mostly paint what I want when I want and to the devil with order. After all this hobby is supposed to be.... er FUN!!!
In other news the new Sash and Saber 28mm FIW range listing is up on the OGUK website.
At the moment it is showing as unavailable- and will until stock actually arrives. But you can see the list of figures and the UK prices.
I have never personally though it quite the ticket to sell stuff I have never actually seen or held in my hand.
Now to be accurate I won't have everything- .Initially no snow shoe dudes and no Highlanders and not all of the regulars. they will come across in future or as chaps order them. You can order stuff by emailing me direct on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see if I can tag it on to my current order or failing that wait until the next one goes off to the USA.