Sunday, 27 October 2013

Elite Miniatures Cacadores

I have completed two units that are part of a commission.  They are all elite miniatures which are really easy to paint.  I have no idea what regiments they are, the one has a brown collar and light blue cuffs, the other a brown collar and red cuffs.  I  have left the six figures on the right of the regiment with black plums, I know  these were the elite company (can not remember what they are called...).


The bases are 40mm x 40m mdf.  Now I am on to the next thirty in skirmish order. 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

28mm Napoleonics Again

So now I can actually get on blogger I am managing to update it more often.  Here are some of the miniatures I painted whilst I could not get on, French front rank in overcoats.  They are based on 40mm x 40mm mdf bases.  The flag was replaced with steel wire and is GMB (which are great by the way). 

As with most of the stuff I put on ebay these were purchased a long time ago as part of a giant project that never took off.  

I enjoyed painting these, before this it had been years since I had painted 28mm, it is fun but I have no where to put a single army never mind two.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Lovely Front Rank Dragoons

I have finished a commission for these dragoons, they are the 11th light dragoons, they are done for Waterloo.  They are a unit of 18, the light buff facings were a problem because what colour exactly is light buff???  The first two pictures are the full unit, they are based in threes and are 75mm across and 60mm deep. 

And some close ups, I did enjoy doing these but I always forget how long horses can take.

Front rank makes some lovely figures and I would recommend them to anyone.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

I can finally get back on blogger! And some nice SAGA minis

I have been having issues getting onto blogger for the last couple of months.  Could not log in for love nor money, obviously I have now overcome that problem and am now back on. 

I have been painting like a demon and actually gaming every now and then as well.  So below are some figures I put on ebay, sold now but nice miniatures.  I purchased them some time ago with ideas for a great new project which then totally fell by the way side......

I ended up basing and selling them for SAGA, I have never played the game but it seems to be well liked.  Here are the first block of four, they are Gripping Beast Irish Fianna, I replaced the spears with steel ones from Gripping beast.  I used the little big man transfers, until now I was a transfer virgin.

And the second block of Fianna:

Some Gripping beast Norman cavalry, again I replaced the supplied spears for steel, I hand painted the shields on these:

Some black tress design huscarls, I do not think these are quite as nice as the gripping beast, the quality has more variation.  Here I had a crack at hand painting the shields. 

All in all it made a nice change from Napoleonics, I would recommend the transfers to anyone, they look better than my hand painted efforts and took no time at all.

There will be another update soon.