Saturday, 30 October 2010

More 95th

Here is a shot of some of the 95th that I've been working on over the last week. A Sergeant and three Riflemen. Bonus points go to anyone that can spot the figures I have used in order to add a bit of variety to the poses.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

latest news from the workbench

I've been slowly working away on painting more of the 95th Rifles, I have 4 in progress, nearing completion and on Friday, the command pack from the amazing Perry Twins arrived.

unpainted but looking good

 Also, I've been finishing the command of the 32nd Foot. Still headless, but almost complete.

And finally, I have started painting the last block of 10 figures for the 32nd. There still is a lot of work to go into them and I need to get another 5 done before the unit is complete, but it's coming along now.
These fellows are Victrix British and I'm impressed by the sculpts. I think I still slightly prefer the Perry, but that may be due to the fact I've already painted 30 of them, so I'm more 'in tune' with the models?
Regardless, these are still fine minis. (Apologies for the bad photo)

Once the unit is complete and I've moved then I'll get some proper photos taken, rather than these workbench efforts.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Officers and NCOs

Just a quick status update. The officer, sergeant and drummer are coming along nicely.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

just a roundup of things done so far.

Well, I have finished the first half company (30 men) of the 2nd Coy, 32nd Foot. Yes, I know they're headless, armless and not based properly yet, but heads and arms are painted, they're just awaiting assembly, which won't happen until I've finished moving house (they're easier to pack and transport in their unassembled state).

Also, the 95th's skirmish line has been kleared and they're just awaiting basing. But, as the last pic was a bit blurry, here is a probably equally blurry pic (I really do need a new camera).

Next up are the drummer, NCOs, Lieutenants and Captain of the 2nd Coy, 32nd Foot. Then, once they are finished, I shall make a start on the Camerons.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

The 95th skirmish line

Other than basing and giving them a coat or two of Klear (Future, if you're American) the first of my 95th are done.

Red and green should never been seen, hence no Redcoats.

 Feeling pretty tired today though, so didn't get all I'd planned to done. However, while not much progress made on the 32nd Foot today; that is tomorrow's job.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Not much to see here...

The picture is terrible, so please do not expect great things, but I thought I would post this anyway, as a motivational tool. I need to get these models finished and off the workbench. As you can see, I have almost finished painting the ten 95th Riflemen that I have had on the table, the majority of which were bought in Derby on Saturday and then, distraction over, I will get myself back onto the job of finishing the Perry 32nd Foot. They have been in their almost ready stage for far too long, hence the picture, I'm trying to guilt myself into getting them finished.

the 95th on their backpacks is freehand

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Derby Worlds

Yesterday saw me have an early morning start and an hour or so later and I found myself at Derby University and in the queue to get into the Derby Worlds.

It was my first time there and I have to admit I was impressed. There was a decent crowd, some stunning battlefields (Waterloo in 15mm was pretty damn impressive)  and all the main manufacturers and traders were there. Special mention goes to the guys from Gripping Beast, great blokes.
I picked up a few boxes of Victrix French to swell the ranks, I also collected some Perry 95th Rifles skirmishing while I was there and I picked up Harold Godwinson from the aforementioned Gripping Beast, which is even more stunning when it's in your hands than it looks in photos on the net. I could have spent double what I did and still bought more, but I resisted and my wallet, and the General thanked me for showing restraint.

I had an excellent day but, no photos I'm afraid, as I completely forgot about my camera, until I was wandering around the venue thinking, 'I must take a picture of that', always the way, eh?
Still, I got a few (120+) more models for my collection. Now I just need to paint them.