Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Monday, 19 September 2016


I painted up a few Highlanders in full Highland dress yesterday, they are the figures in action pose from  the pack "B66 Highlander Flank Company Assorted" that I got from my trip to the Foundry shop a few weeks ago and a pre-owned mounted officer that I bought at Boarder Riever from Colonel Bill.

I've kept the remaining marching and advancing figures that were in the pack which include a Grenadier carrying an axe and sporting a magnificent moustache to serve as Grenadiers in Line Regiments I also wanted to get the figures done in a day and was a little concerned about the time it would take to paint the tartan, diced hat bands and plaid socks!  I've painted these figures as the Light Coy of 92nd Gordon Highlanders and while I think the hat bands and socks are okay, I'm not so sure about the tartan, but it's close enough for jazz.

92nd Gordon Highlanders Tartan, from Steven's Balagan Spanish and Portuguese Military History, Wargaming, and other stuff website.

I mentioned recently what the prospect of a game can do for your painting mojo, in the past month I've painted 38 foot, 1 gun and 1 mounted officer and while they are an eclectic mix, a little rough around the edges, I now have enough figures painted for the game this Thursday evening.  I had hoped to have 3 Perry Miniatures French Hussars painted as well, but due to real life commitments I doubt I'll have time to paint these before Thursday.  
Depending on how the game looks and plays I may post an AAR, but while I'm looking forward to getting the toys on the table I don't want to build it up to much.
This was the second time I've painted Napoleonic Highlanders the first lot were 15mm AB's, there's a photo of them on the 15mm archive page (picture 36 of 75) for anyone interested. 
So there it is, thanks for looking.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Foundry 95th Rifles

Some Foundry 95th Rifles.  Nice figures and easy to paint.
Once again I slapped on the paint in a selection of mid price hotels on various A roads around the North West this time.  You may have noticed that I have stepped up production lately, it's amazing what the prospect of a game can do to your productivity.  I'm back around Nottingham the week after next so it looks like another trip to Foundry is on the cards, I'll probably make a start on the Line Regiments, both British and French.


Saturday, 10 September 2016

Eagle Figures French Line Artillery

As promised yesterday Eagle Figures French Line Artillery 4lb Gun and crew.

'nough said


Friday, 9 September 2016

Napoleonic British Marines

Last weekend I spent a pleasant couple of hours at the Boarder Reiver wargames show at Gateshead, amongst the swag I brought back were 2 blisters of Perry Miniatures Napoleonic British Marines.  I've painted up 6 this week while stuck in a hotel on the A1 miles from anywhere.

This leaves 6 left to paint which I may do this week or I may paint up a pack of British Rifles from the Foundry visit.  I also bought an Eagle Miniatures French 4lb gun and crew which I hope to get painted this weekend but we'll have to see how that goes.


Sunday, 4 September 2016

Voltigeurs and Carabiniers

A few more Voltigeurs and a few Carabiniers from my trip to the Foundry shop.  Great figures and (surprisingly) easy to paint.

I've always fancied painting 28mm Napoleonic's but had always been put of by the uniforms, but they are really not that bad to paint.  I should have done this years ago.