I’m back after almost half a year. The loss of my father in law and the current situation in Greece have sunken my mood to a very low level.
Anyway things are better now ( unless we default next week…….) and my posting mojo is coming back. The Napoleonics are the only figures that I will “bother” to paint for myself from now on, albeit finishing some Blitzkrieg Germans and 1944 Soviets for gaming at the club in Athens ( the new trend this year) see a coming post……….
Although a Prussophile , I’m really hooked up with the twins Bavarians and a small contingent of 6 Line,2 Light,2 Light horse and 4 cannons will join the other nations armies in my collection. Confederation of the Rhine you’re next !!!!!!!!!
The Landwehr are a mix of the old painting when my vision started to falter, and the-after the magnifier-new painting.
the NIzam (Turks!!!!!!) Officer, is a trial run to see if I will decide to paint some Napoleonic era Ottoman units (not so high in my list though, Finnish skiers in the Russian army are higher in my priorities.
As always the standard mix of Vallejo and Americana Acrylics are used in the painting, with the latter taking more and more the place of the former, the semi-opacity of the Americana paints making them more suitable for the layering/glazing technique I’m using
Hope you enjoy
Despite excruciating back pains I’ve managed to finish the first Hanoverian unit for my friend Andreas (pure coincidence), who makes the “Allied” forces in the Anglo-Allied army for next year’s Quatre Bras batlle.
The minor conversions were done by him, e.g. the cords on the stovepipe shako, while the peaked cap heads are from the Perry’s plastic Prussian Jagers
The red was painted with my usual Vallejo triad of 926 Red, 908 Carmine and 847 Scarlet with a fourth layer of 910 Orange Red for the officer and Standard bearers
The Greys, Blacks and flesh were painted with my new love, DecoArt Americana Acrylics
I’ve left the flagpoles empty ,while I’m planing a GMB order
Any comments are welcome as always
This is my latest commission. The figures are in 15 mm from Essex miniatures, a long time favorite manufacturer, because its figures are among the most painter friendly IMHO. The 3 color layer technique was done mainly with Vallejo acrylic paints, except the horses, which were painted with my new fetish, the Americana Deco Arts acrylics.They have the transparency needed for smooth transition between the multiple layers of paint from dark to light. (more on that to come in a new blog category: how to’s, coming soon)
After seeing an article at ArkieGamer (http://arkiegamer.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/i-never-promised-you-a-rose-garden/) about the disproportional flower tufts usually meant for 28mm’s on 15 mm bases, I made (yes I’m making my own tufts) some tufts using 2mm static grass of various colors with the flowery stuff from Woodland scenics (code T48) I think they look better. An experiment with 4mm tufts will follow……
I hope you like them
Another finished commission , this time a semi-historical one. The figures are from the excellent Fireforge Games series of plastic Knights, in this case the mounted sergeants box
The Knight on the Barded horse and his standard bearer are metal from Gripping Beast
All the heraldry is painted
The latest commission for a friend .These are the new Steve Barber models sculpts, and how nice figures they are. Of course the Greek Palikaria are the best. More figures to follow.
We will try the rules called “Eleutheria I Thanatos” (freedom or death) by our friend the late Spyros Koumousis.
Wonderful figures from Aventine . Flags are hand made out of brass rod, aluminium foil , solder wire and are hand painted