Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Project Updates

I dug through a bag of old figures and rediscovered a pack of Old Glory German 'advisors' from the SAW range. While I could only piece together one of the maxim machine guns, I painted both of the three-figure crews. I'll have to track down a suitable replacement for the MG. Nice figures with good detail. Perhaps, the Cunninghams can be enticed to add this to their vast colonial collections?

28mm American War of Independence Project:
Sometimes, it is tough mustering the motivation to work on a unit for a dormant project. Such is the case for Hessian fusilier regiment von Ditfurth. With the group AWI project on hiatus, I have allowed von Ditfurth to languish, unpainted. Now, however, I pulled the figures from the primed box and up they go onto the painting table. The Perry Hessians paint easily once painting actually begins. These 24 figures will make a great weekend project.

Regiment von Ditfurth was completed over the weekend and now await base flocking. Enough fusilier figures remain to field one more regiment albeit with only one standard bearer. Seems silly to order another pack of command just for one figure so I'll replace the second flag carrier with a surplus officer. When I placed my last order to Perry, I specifically requested swapping one of the drummers out for an additional standard bearer. Alas, my request was in vain.

28mm Ancients (2nd Punic War):
The three Roman Aventine commanders mentioned in the JUN 14 post were painted over the weekend too. Next up for this project will be 12 Cretan archers. Archers are from BTD and are handsome figures.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Projects Update

15mm Second War of Italian Independence Project:
Two more Sardinian guns and crew have been completed. Also making it off the painting table are two battalions of Austrian jaegers (32 figures) and one Austrian dragoon. The single dragoon was needed to bring the fourth squadron up to full strength.

28mm World War II Project:
Scott's gift of BTD Germans sparked an interest and I placed a few orders to BTD for British. With BTD's frequent sales and quick turn-around, I find I am ordering quite regularly (and yes, BTD has delivered the goods every time) . I put the finishing touches on 20 British infantry with another dozen in the primed box. The BTD figures are excellently sculpted and are quick to pass from unpainted to game-ready. What a joy to paint! As with the Germans, I used a MinWax wash on the Brits. The MinWax dip produced pleasing results over the British brown dominated uniform. 

28mm Ancients (2nd Punic War):
Along with the BTD Germans, I also ordered two dozen Oscans and two dozen Spanish javelinmen. The Oscans are well proportioned and are very nice figures that match well with Aventine. Since I needed more spears, I placed an order with Aventine. Included in the order were a handful of Etruscan foot officers and three mounted Roman officers. The mounted figures are beautiful but the mounts are quite small when compared against the Renegade goliaths.


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Projects Update

Painting output dipped in May but I managed to finish the 15 28mm Renegade Roman cavalry that have been loitering in my primed box for far too long. Outside of the Roman cavalry, the remainder of May's completed figures were all for the Second Italian War of Independence (SIWI). Continuing the SIWI trend, two Piedmont foot guns and 24 Austrian jagers are currently on the painting table.

Monthly Painting Tally for MAY 2012
Unit Name Nation Era Scale Figure Cnt Equip Cnt
10th Bersaglieri Battalion Piedmont Italian War of Independence 15mm 12
12 Hussar Regiment Haller SQN 1-4 Austria Italian War of Independence 15mm 12
8th Bersaglieri Battalion Piedmont Italian War of Independence 15mm 6
Infantry Regiment #59 Bn 1 Austria Italian War of Independence 15mm 18
Infantry Regiment #59 Bn 2 Austria Italian War of Independence 15mm 18
Mounted Brigade Commander Austria Italian War of Independence 15mm 2
Mounted Division Commander Austria Italian War of Independence 15mm 2
Roman Cavalry Rome Punic Wars 28mm 15
Totals 85