Sunday, January 18, 2015

State of the Painting Desk

Today's snapshots of the painting desk show, not surprisingly, a bit of variety.

One project seeing some attention is the 15mm 1859 Risorgimento project.  In work are two, 12 figure Sardinian grenadier battalions from Lancashire Games and three Austrian limbers and teams from Freikorps 15s.
1859 figures in work
Also on the desk are eight, Front Rank British hussars for the Peninsular War project.  Once I get a little further along with the horses, I will need to pick the regiment to field. 
Front Rank Napoleonic horse flesh
Finally, a second group of 15 Old Glory U.S. infantry for the Spanish-American War project await the brush.  The Americans for the SAW project are a great diversion in between painting the more complex uniforms for either SYW or Napoleonics.  Switching between scales and projects is an excellent deterrent to brush burn-out.
Old Glory SAW U.S. infantry
The last two weeks have witnessed a large influx of unpainted lead into The Lead Pile.  Some of this was not my fault.  No, really.  From the postman came about 100 Front Rank Napoleonics, several hundred Old Glory Italian Wars figures, about 100 TAG Italian Wars figures, handfuls of BTD Trojan War figures, close to 400 Lancashire figures for the 1859 project, and about 100 Foundry Italian Wars figures.  Hmm.  Looks to me like a couple of new projects are in the offing.

I was pondering the notion of having 2015 as the year of painting more than purchased.  Thankfully, that was not a New Years' resolution.  Clearly, I am already behind the eight ball.  I need some restraint...

Project Plans for 2015?  Well, that needs more careful thought.

18 comments:

  1. The lead pile is turning into a lead mountain. Watch out for lead avalanches! I'm not sure whether to envy or pity your postman :0) Good thing you're as productive a painter as you are an uncompromising miniatures consumer. My favorite from all those new arrivals would be the Foundry ITW - beautiful miniatures.

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    1. Lead Mountain, for sure! Italian Wars is certainly a colorful period. A period on which I have much reading to do.

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  2. !!!

    Anyone except you would be swamped by that much lead at once. For you, it's merely an appetizer. Fascinating to see your painting desk. There is so much going on!

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    1. Monty, if you saw the The Lead Pile, you would know I have bitten off more than I can chew.

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  3. Looks like your busy as usual Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  4. Awesome - I am especially looking forward to seeing the Italian Wars stuff!

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    1. It might be awhile before I can get to that one!

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  5. Egads, nearly one thousand figures added. Sounds like you subscribe to the motto of Charles the Bold of Burgundy: "Je lay emprins"...
    "I have undertaken it." Unlike the unlucky Charles, I imagine you will also finish it, Jon!

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    1. Egads, is right! However, sometimes one must strike when opportunity knocks and I do enjoy bargains.

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  6. A very eclectic table there, cousin Jonathan. I am rubbish at golf but I have a bunch of golf tees somewhere, and you've just given me a splendid idea for using them.

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    1. Michael, I never could quite figure out how to paint figures lined up on a tongue depressor like so many do. I came upon the golf tee solution about 20 years ago and have used them since. In fact, I am still using the same 20 year-old tees!

      Oh, and I am rubbish at golf too!

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    2. :) I could never improve at golf. Took too much time away from painting and wargaming.

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    3. Hey, we both have the same priorities!

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  7. Looking good!! A great use of Golf tee's!

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  8. I suppose that means that I will need to paint more Imperial Germans?

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    1. Even if you decide to paint more, you have a long lead time before I can challenge your numbers. Wait! Maybe not?

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