Wounded Chindit

Wounded Chindit

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

New shiny and plastics.

Oh dear - just 5 minutes after posting my last blog I've just seen the new Northstar Miniatures plastic oathmark elves and humans.  Now they look nice,  I did think of getting both the Dwarves and orc sets but managed to resit but the two new packs I think will break my resistance. 
And then there are the new antediluvian miniatures fantasy explorers / conquistadors and they look very nice too.

What is a man to do with all this temptation. 

More Cattlemen and a Plan for 2018 (well sort of)

Over the past couple of weeks I've been contemplating my plan for this year's painting. At the moment I'm definitely going to try and reduce the lead and plastic mountain.  
I'm going to continue with the 15mm wild west this year, finishing off the Indians I started in the 90's. I've also got a number buildings from the range to paint up along with a train.
Along with this on-going project I'm going to try and complete another of my projects - the 15mm Assyrians. This has been plodding on for about 6 years now but I feel if I base up the completed figures it might motivate me to finish off the army with the chariots and a few extra units.
On top of that I have a number of on going projects I would love to get on with but it will probably be some more 15mm ww2 to finish off the year.

As to new stuff - apart from a few bits for the wild west, like a train station, I'll try to keep the purchasing down to paints and accessories and a few little bits. But you know us wargamers, never say never.

Anyway to the painted stuff, i've painted up some more  PeterPig cattlemen, these are pack 86 foot pistols.  Nice figures with three different sculpts in each pack of eight figures.

I'm looking forward to the new revised and updated Hey You in the Jail rules from PeterPig. They should be out in time for Salute.

Let those wagons roll.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Last post for 2017 and a happy new year.

I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and got some shiny or hobby related presents.

My final post for the year is again figures from Peter pig's wild west range. These Cattlemen are pack 86 foot pistols

That's it for 2017 roll-on 2018.
Happy new year to you all.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Another 2 Cattlemen Characters

I would like to say things are slowing down in the run up to Christmas but work is manic so I'm looking forward to a few days off.

The attached pictures are of another couple of character packs from Peter pig. They are pack 82 Henry T Bossman and pack 85 Mongo Larry.

Henry H Bossman

Mongo Larry

The rest of the cattlemen are coming along nicely with the foot elements near completion and 40 horses nearly finished and the riders undercoated and ready to paint. Hope to have more pictures before Christmas.

Ho ho ho

Saturday, 9 December 2017

15mm Cattlemen Characters

Now it's back to Peter pig's wild west figures and I'm working my way (slowly) through the Cattlemen. The first completed figures are two character packs, pack 83 Buffalo Bruce and pack 84. Old Gabby. They are nice figures with a mounted, foot and dead option in each pack.

Buffalo Bruce (sniper)

Old Gabby

There are another two character packs finished just need to take a pic along with two different foot groups that are both near to completion. I have also prepared 40 horses for the mounted elements. 
With separate riders and horses do people paint them separate or glue the riders on first? I always do them separately but wondered it's easier to do them together.

Thanks for dropping by partners.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

One Hour Wargames.

I've read a number of favourable reviews and reports on On One Hour Wargames and  on Friday night I was looking on Amazon and and said to the wife if we've got any money left, from all the overtime I'm doing, when we get paid could you order me one. What a girl she went on to Amazon and with her prime account ordered me one there and then. It was a bit late for the next day delivery so I was expecting it tomorrow. But this morning it was delivered.

I hoping that this book will motivate back into gaming as the cover states 'for those with limited time and space's. There is also a chapter on solo wargaming.

Onwards and upwards.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

French commander and generals.

The French commander and generals are to be the last of my bases for the French contingent of my AWI project. 
After finishing the painting  a couple of weeks ago I brushed on my preferred  Windsor and Newton's galleria mat varnish. When dried the blue jackets had a gloss sheen to them and then, in a moment of madness, I picked up an old can of mat spray varnish and sprayed them. They greyed. I wanted to bang my head against the wall. I took the can out into the garden along with my air rifle and removed the temptation from my grasp. A few touch ups and some more brush on varnish and they are suitable.

The French commander and a Commissaire des Guerres.

The French generals

And the whole French contingent.

 Next up something new for one of my ongoing projects.