Wednesday, November 19, 2008

AWI Hessian Jagers

Work has been brutally busy lately, so I'm very late with this posting. Here are a few photos of these Perry miniatures.

I painted them earlier this year, and have based them individually with hope of using them with "Sharpe Practice" rules (once I get around to finishing off enough of my unpainted AWI collection to have the forces available!).

One thing I remember: At Historicon 2007 I picked up some Howard Hues paints, once of which was Jaeger green (I think). Anyway, the coverage was horrible! So I resorted to using some other brand. It's a shame because HH has some interesting colors in their range. If anyone else out there has had the same problem, let me know how you overcame it.

Perry Miniatures, painted early 2008.

Monday, November 3, 2008

British Light Infantry - The Revolution

..better known as "AWI", but I won't get into that here....

Being a fickle gamer, I first based my miniatures for British Grenadier. I diligently amassed my regiments, and was quite happy.

Then, along comes "Sharpe Practice", and all of my plans go to heck!! The level of gaming in SP better suits my vision for my revolutionary war games. So, back to the drawing board.

I am remounting all of my miniatures in single bases. Even if I want to go back to BG, I can just rank them up and move forward.

These are Foundry miniatures, and they're great fun to paint up. At some later point I'll post some photos of the 5th LI figures - once I get some command miniatures painted up.

I'm hoping to get all of my Foundry/Perry revolutionary stuff photographed and posted over the course of the next few months. But, knowing me, I'm sure I'll throw something else in the mix!

Foundry Miniatures, painted 2007/2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Eureka Early Napoleonic French

Well, finally a new post.....

These two photos are the test miniatures I painted from the first Eureka Napoleonic release. I picked these up at Historicon, and I must say that they couldn't be nicer miniatures.

And it's also worth mentioning that while I was at Historicon, I misplaced a purchase from the Eureka stand. I posted my plight on TMP and much to my delight the fine gentlemen at Eureka USA replaced my loss at no cost!! Now THAT is customer service, and an indication of just what great fellows they are over at Eureka.

I've probably painted these incorrectly - after finishing them I noticed that the red turnbacks should be white. But who's to say?

While I like to be as accurate as possible, I don't think I'll be losing any sleep over this since they are such nice miniatures and paint up very easily.

Eureka Miniatures, painted September 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Slight delay in posting photos...

...okay, insert the "best intentions.." quote here. Between work responsibilities and our major house-painting project, the posting of photos (or anything else for that matter) has been delayed! AARGH!!

I'll take this post to fill everyone in on what my areas of interest are, as well as what my collection consists of.

Through the years, since 1985 at least, I've collected several different periods. Many have fallen by the wayside, some unintentionally, and others I have axed due to a waning interest. I have pared down my collection to the following:

- 28mm AWI
- 28mm WW1
- 28mm Early Napoleonic (Eureka's fantastic new releases!)
- 28mm F&IW
- 28mm Early Imperial Roman and Ancient Briton (this got started when I delved into WAB, and now with the Army Painter system out there it looks like I'll actually FINISH PAINTING my collection!)
- 28mm Alamo/Texas War for Independence
- 28mm Old West
- 28mm ACW (but only large skirmish sized forces - I can't envision painting thousands of miniatures for this)
- 28mm Sudan
- 28mm Zulu War
- 28mm Lord of the Rings
- 28mm "The Wind and the Lion". Actually, this includes any late 19th century miniatures that catch my eye!

- 20mm Vietnam and Modern.

- 15mm Boxer Rebellion (my very first completed armies!)
- 15mm WW2 - Flames of War, but I don't use the rules. I've used Too Fat Lardies Troops, Weapons & Tactics and I find them to be much more to my liking. But, to each his own.

Now, this may seem like a huge array of periods but believe me, before I decided to only concentrate on this I was all over the place!

I'll end this post with a couple of old, and poorly taken, photos. I hope to have some new ones, as well as a new post, sometime next week.

Friday, September 5, 2008

New in town.....

Well, here goes!

I've just started my first, and only, gaming/painting blog. In it I will do my best to keep you up to date on my addiction to lead, mostly unpainted at this stage.

I am hoping that by blogging about my pusuits, it will motivate me to paint even more - although I may not reach the levels of an Altefritz!

Hold on, it may be a bumpy ride......