Monday, 6 August 2018

33rd Regiment of Foot (First Yorkshire West Riding)

With apologies for the lousy photography (I am using a back up camera) the Airfix Battle of Waterloo Project takes a small lurch forward.

Photographic special effects for that true 1970's look!


My period of being too busy with "stuff" should be over in the next couple of months so hopefully there will be a marked increase in output.

Next post should be the command bases needed to complete phase one of the French FPW army.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Not Much Painting Going On

It has been a while since I have posted anything simply because I have been busy with "stuff". One of the more enjoyable bits of "stuff" is finally getting to grips with my allotment...

Very excited about my potatoes!
I am doing some painting and may even have an Airfix post for next weekend.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Nearly There...

French line battalion number 6 is now complete. Another "firing line", but this time a couple of the troops are taking advantage of the prone reload capabilities of the breech-loaders.

 15mm Essex Miniatures once more.

This means I need just two command stands and phase #1 of the French army is complete. We have a bank holiday weekend coming up so hopefully I can pull that all together by then.

I need to get some buildings together as well, my few 15mm European building are all old Hovels range - I fancy looking at some of those laser-cut MDF kits which are now available. Any recommendations?

Friday, 9 March 2018

French Line Chasseurs 1870

Very smart uniforms!

 Another addition to the French army in the form of a battalion of Line Chasseurs in their lovely smart blue uniforms. Essex Miniatures once more.


This leaves one more Line battalion and a couple of command stands to complete for phase 1 of the French army. I hope to have these done by the end of March - and then I will hold a little 15mm parade!

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Bavarian 4th Infantry Regiment-Shedding New Light.

The latest unit to add to the fledgling German forces is a battalion of the 4th Infantry Regiment with their lovely yellow facings. The figures themselves are Miniature Figurines once more, tweaked a little to produce the kind of look I like.


As you can see I have solved the poor lighting problem by investing in a clip on LED lamp from my local supermarket for the princely sum of £4.99! I have also taken the plunge and ordered a new desk lamp as my old broken one must be a museum piece as I cannot find anything like it anymore.


And while I was at it I re-shot the dim Minifigs French infantry from a couple of posts ago.


I am still forging ahead with the Franco Prussian War (resisting the temptation to dive back in to the Airfix Waterloo and Mons 1914 projects especially). I have cleaned up and primed the last two French infantry battalions which completes "phase one" of the French army.

French cavalry have no part in my first phase plans but these two Dragoons have been sitting primed up and ready to go for so long I couldn't ignore them any more.


Essex Miniatures on those lovely-to-paint-horses they produce.