Monday, 24 July 2017

Trees

Albeit that we have 100's of trees, some Peter Gilder/Last Valley/John Boadle/Realistic Modelling/my own, to name a few, today my Grandson and I made six new trees. It was a pleasant few hours talking model soldiers/period artefacts whilst gluing/spraying/painting.
John
 
 

Horace St. Paul

Horace St. Paul (vignette with trumpeter) relays orders from high command to the Colonel of regiment Kollowrat.
Photograph taken from a table-top action.
John
 

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Now Soldered Together

Just the two arms to finish Milliputing and this Austrian vignette will be ready for painting.
John
 

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Runner!

This vignette based on an AMG members recommendation will be a 'ranker' breaking from the line and the NCO from the regiment grabbing his arm. This will be soldered together at some stage.
John
 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

The Value of Making Your Own

Not reliant on sculptors or manufacturers, I can come up with an idea and in most cases make it and more recently paint the figure.
Today I painted the NCO for IR5. In the photograph you can see him putting a few recruits through their paces.
I enjoy painting one-off figures. I would say I am an average quality painter 6 out 10.
 
Only two more Prussian NCOs to make and paint, IR 34 & 38, but I would like a few more for the grenadier battalions.
 
 
 
 
Next up for painting something a little different. Based on some artwork an AMG member kindly posted on the Forum.
John
 
 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Yes, Him

The first Prussian regiment DJ painted for me was IR5. Now that was a long time ago, and the cabinet graces many a regiment. It has since had a grenadier NCO added but not a musketeer NCO.
The photograph shows the man promoted.
 
John