Friday, 31 August 2007

Another good weekend

Well, painted up two more of the little men last weekend (Bank Holiday), felt like I was on a roll. That takes the total to 7 for August. No pics of evidence as have been busy since, but will post some when I get back (from a well earned weeks rest) and can get some decent lighting. All in all its not a bad effort compared to last months meagre offering! Am away on holiday all next week followed by my Stag weekend in York, so there will be no painting antics for a little while, only painful hangovers and paintball bruising! So for now, adeui.

Monday, 20 August 2007

A Good Weekend

Been busy with the brush over the weekend, now the temperature is more agreeable, and the fact we had no plans to go away or go out at all really helped. I fancied a change of genre from the Naps , so dug out some of my undead minis. The Citadel undead range (slotta based) from the mid eighties was always my favourite fantasy range, and the pile i've collected over many years has been neglected a bit of late. Managed to complete 3 of the little rotters! Will post some pics of them soon. In the meantime here's a pic of one of the Dutch Militia figures I finished recently.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Dutch Militia WIP

Some of the Perry Brothers Dutch 1815 Militia i'm slowly working on. You can really see and feel the difference in style from the Foundry sculpts that the Perrys worked on in the early 90's. The new miniatures are much more proportionally correct, and as this means smaller features I would say they are a bit more difficult to paint, but the end results are fantastic IMO. These little guys will represent the 8th Dutch Militia, part of Bijlandt's Brigade at Waterloo. By the time i'm old i'll have the rest of the Brigade finished!

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Lead Mountain Update (July)

Oh dear, the last post on the bugle etc. Only one mini painted to comlpletion in July. Well, the carry over into August is now 8 figures... I just need a couple of solid days' painting this month. I have several Dutch Naps near completion, honest. Maybe i'll paint up a couple of fantasy figures this month to get back on track. Napoleonics really are time consuming, but its the love of the uniforms that appeals to me so i'll soldier on.

On a side note, saw Transformers last night and while the story was shaky in places (kids appeal factor, and some cheese) it was enjoyable. We got VIP tickets and had a few beers whilst watching it in our 'box', which was a nice extra. The opening scenes of the film were excellent, as was the showdown, and the effects we're amazing throughout, I recommend it.