Thursday, November 6, 2008

The last post in this blog

It's now been a year since I started with this hobby in Nowember 07 I bought my first few packs of oldglory 15s, here are some assorted pics of diffrent things I 've done.

My very first figs, not was work of art but it was very fun.

some 28mm Perry AWI figs, I orderd a BIG order from them, about 450 figs, cost my probebly £500
This is one of the last batch of figs I've done.
Old guard AB figs
Even tho I had no planes of moving away from the horse and musket era, I ended up doing WW2 stuff, and even modern.
I also enjoyed alot to takes pictures of my work and playing around in photoshop.
Well looking back I've had alot fun, and I think I will continue to have fun.
the total tally is around 1100 figs panited in 12 months, some bad, and some ok, I found out that modern and WW2 is alot easier to paint then horse and musket, I aslo found out that 40mm wasn't my cup of tea, I treid it, for a napoleonic skrimsh game, but after about 50 figs I found I would rather paint 28mm. I found out that I like both 28mm and 15mm, I first painted up 350 15mm Britsh, and got tired of 15mm, and for a long time I only painted 28mm, I've now got abit bored wih it, and now I'm back to 15mm.
How much money I've spent in one year is hard to say, with terrain and figs, probebly well over $3000 but it was worth it.
I allready have another purchase next month that's going to cost over $1000.
Well thats it for this blog, I have another called Apartment of war. That I'm going to continue on,

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Back to 15

After a long break from 15mm I decided to tackle my 300 French I have. After 5 days this is what I got, remember they are WIP, I just glued them to some cork for the pics, I'm going to go over them and check if I've missed stuff before they go over to their propper bases. I know I've forgoten a couple facings ect.

This is Berlier's Brigade, with Two battalions from the 25th Legere and two from 27th linge

I did the Legere in all blue, I know that it's probebly not that historic, but I realy wanted them to stand out from the linge battalions.

So those are my not so beautiful 15mm French, I still have another 150 figs to paint

Friday, July 18, 2008

Some Hedges, WW2 airborne and dip shade

I got some great looking Hedges from Terra Firma, so I thought they would fit well as background for some Boltaction US airborne that I tried out the armypainter dip shade.
I first tried the strong tone, but I found it to dark but still got some good resaults by wiping most of it off with some papper, the others I used the soft tone, it worked alot better, only had to dip once then shake it of, no need to wipe it of. I'm sure I could get better looking figs by highlighting and shading the old fashon way with inks, but I havn't gotten the hang of it yet.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Second part, with two close up

This is a close up of the 5th Maryland Regiment, as even a line regiment on the american side should realy never be uniform all the way though I've added a single soldier in hunting shirt.

And here's the First Mayland regiment, again not to make it look to completly uniform I added a guy in civilian closes, this time in shirt sleves, as it's a southern battle, it seemed right.
But not having been in N-Carolina in March I can't say how warm it would be

Perry AWI

I've started on my big project now, The battle of Guilford Courthouse.
Both the American and Britsh Armies aswell as the Battlefield.
And here are the first pics.

A Unit that will be become the 5th Maryland Coninental Regiment

Here they are joined by the 1st Mayland Regiment

Ready to recive them is the 23rd Regiment of foot, AKA the Royal Welch Fusiliers and a 3pdr butterfly gun

Same pic with Photoshoping

More pics to come, later today

Monday, May 26, 2008

A little Story

A rilfe squad from the 82nd moves agaisnt a small Italian village
The new NCO moves to far ahead and gets a sniper bullet to the head
The squad moves to rescue him, when a mg opens up on them
Two more airborne fall They pull back with the wounded to regroup
They put down some mg fire
While another squad tries a flanking manouver

I the meantime a bazooka unit takes out the halftrack before it can move and do damige

The flanking unit is on the other side side ready to charge

Sergeant Jonny and Corporal Hank takes out a german

The Sarge throughs a Grenade at the German Mg

Just as another squad charges up the main road the grenade goes off, taking both the mg and the sniper in the window with it.

Corporal Hank takes out two more germans

They take the town, but is that all of it?

Monday, April 14, 2008

1st Divsion at Salamanca Finished

Fermor's Brigade
1st Coldsteam Guards
1/3rd Guards

Wheatley's Brigade
24th Warwickshire
42nd Highlanders
58th Rutlandshire
79th Highlanders

Lowe's Brigade
1st KGL
2nd KGL
5th KGL

It has taken me 5 months to do but CAMBELL -1st Division at Salamanca is finished.
the reason it took so long was that I bought stuff half assed, at the start I had no ide were I was going with the stuff, so most of those 5 months were just spent waiting for figs to come.
I'm now waiting for money so I kan buy a french divsion to fight against the redcoats.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Evolution of Bases

This is Kinda a replay of some of the other post, but I just wanted to show how my bases have evolved

This is my very first base, all 24 on the same shoebox cardboard.

When I read my rules I said that you should base you soldiers on company size bases everywere from 3 to 8 pr. company. As I do brits the ended up on 4 man pr. base, this is ofcourse still just a shoebox thing.

Here I finnaly got some real bases, they are for flames of war but that was all the store had. they look better then cardboard but they do look somewhat naked.

Oh look, they got grass, my most basic "finished" bases. just glue and grass, they are very simple compeard to my later ones.

I got some sand from gamesworkshop, the sand is kinda to big for 15mm but that's what I got. I did give some grass here and here.

And this is what my bases look like now. I can't take any credit for this, as this is a standard way of making bases. The recipe is litko bases, GW sand, painted with brown, then drybrushed with light brown and finaly glued some grass on them.
They are by noe means art but look quite more professional then cardboard.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More 28 AWI and improved bases

I got some Battle honours 28mm that I orderd before I knew I as going to buy my entire army from the perry's, but you cant leave unpainted figs around so I started to paint them.

They aren't that diffrent from the foundy figs, there hands and muskets are realy good, but the legs and arms are about thick, and the coat isn't as easy to paint.

Here they redcoats give the militia a close range volley, sending them for the hills.

I also finaly got some 15mm highlanders that will make it possible to finish they 1st British Division at Salamanca. But I do wonder whats it going to be like to go back and paint 15mm after i've painted 28mm

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Militia on temporary bases.

I finished my first 24 militia and put them om bases, the bases are only temporary while I wait for litko bases.

The figures aren't even going to be put in the same unit, they are going to be spread out amog other units. Some are going to regular continental units, other among other militia units.

I like the way all the diffrent colors go together.
White, browns, blue, red ect.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Photoshoot, Militia on parade

Just a short photoshoot of the militia I have painted so far

I have tried to make them looks a uniformed as possible

On a hilltop with some 15mm Peninular Brits in the background

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

My first 28mm

Today I got my first AWI minis, from the foundry a total of 24 Uniformed militia.

I've painted two and with thiese milita, and you can more or less paint them the way you like.
But I looked at the foundy site for inspiration, some of them you can actualy paint more or less like a uniformed continental solider, and I did this with one of the two I painted today.
I think it will look good if one of two milita have the blue/red jacket of the of the conitnentals.
I also painted one that is more or less the opposite, he hasn't even got shoes, and he has a plane brown jacket with a gray hat.

I'm quite satified with the outcome of the two paint jobs I did today, but I still havn't gotten the hang of the faces. I did try to give them eyebrows and and lips aswell as eyes. but it didn't go all that well, but still better then a faceless face. When it came to the skin I had to mix paints, the flesh colors I have are WAY to light, even I that am as pale as moonlight have more tone then the flesh color. So I mixed some light brown into the flesh color and it became alot better. I alos dybrushed som brow over it to give it a dirty look.

Ah!! the giant american are comming run for your life, must be all that fastfood.

The two I painted today

Edit, did two more today
and took some better pics

the backside