Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Another Vignette for the Table-top

The flag from Mark arrived this morning allowing me to solder it to both figures. Then a little Milliput to build the hands.
Now based it is ready for action................well in the future. Tomorrow I have to start some NCOs for the Russians.
John
 
 
 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Mollwitz

John H. came yesterday and downloaded onto his computer the 300+ photographs of the Mollwitz game. Managed to reduce it to that number!
From the 1st of April John will start working through the photographs. I wish we could use all the photographs but that would be impractical. Some are fantastic but with a little work from John they will be even better. 
I have already drafted out the chapter headings and where to place the artwork of the late Bob Marrion.
I have already made the front cover figure and I await the flag from Mark. 
 
It is great to be working with John H. once again. We are already talking about the follow ups, but time will tell.
If we do get the format to the publishers we will NOT be doing large print numbers.
 
Managed to paint the two figures for the most recent vignette, awaiting flag......not the one for the Mollwitz, that is something really 'Special'.
 
John
 

Monday, 20 March 2017

FM von Schwerin

Today finished Milliputing my version of the vignette FM Schwerin. Yes, at the Battle of Prague but 10 yards prior to his fatal end. Hear we see him grabbing the flag from an NCO of IR24.
The actual flag for IR24 will arrive this week, so a substitute is used in the photographs. On arrival I will solder the flag to both figures and make the relevant hands. In the meantime I will paint the two figures.
John
 
 

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Kozludji or Kozludzha or Kozludzhi, June 10, 1774

If you are a regular visitor to the AMG Blog you will have seen my references to gaming this battle in 2017.
The plan is to have eight of the action Janissary Ortas. We currently have only five painted and so over the past three days I have prepped another.
We have all the other Ottomans and Russians needed to put this battle on the table.
John
 
 
 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

On the Book Trail

Met up with John H. this morning and we have decided to start another book project. John will download onto his computer next week 300+  of the 600 photographs available. The artwork/pen and inks John took copies of the other year so at least that is already done. However, I may need permission for some of the other works.
We have not put a timeline on the project and if we opt not to publish,at least I will have something complete rather than handwritten ramblings and disks of photos.
John
 
 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Another Finished

Painted the NCO for Prussian IR24 this morning. Must say it was an easy sculpt to paint. Now painted you can see his tricorne stuck in his knapsack and his eye patch.
 
I have a scheduled meeting on Thursday with John H. who did the book formatting/layout/photos for AMG to discuss the way forward with the Mollwitz photos ( all 200+) and the rest of the stuff since the book......stay tuned.
John