Saturday, 14 January 2017

40mm: Sculpt & Cast - initial master of march attack musketeer.

I've made a start on my 40mm 18C sculpt and cast project; the first master is done (apart from a few twiddles) - a march attack musketeer.

 this chap will eventually be used to make a mould and from the castings I make masters of other figures needed

Friday, 13 January 2017

refurbishing my River Sections

The river sections I had were made in three batches, they have all aged a bit and lost some colour, giving me mismatched sections ....
 The only thing for it was to redo them all at the same time. So I did a basic brown river bed with lighter brown wash on the sides, then a green for the river bank which is a closer match to the table surface .....
 Some green streaks were added to the river bed, then 6 coats of acrylic gloss varnish, followed by a few grass tufts on the river banks...


ready for another 10 years of gaming ... 😀

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Stream Sections ...

The 'Battlefield in a Box' stream sections I got for Xmas have been reworked to match in my scenic setup. Initially I made a section out of card to represent the start of the stream
 Then all the sections were painted to have green banks and a light brown stream bed
 After that suitable brown streaks were added to the stream bed and some green dabs and streaks to represent watery plants ..
 The bed of each of the stream sections was given 5 coats of gloss acrylic varnish; with a few tufts of grass added. A setup on the table....

With the stream sections now done I have to re-juvenate the river sections...

Monday, 2 January 2017

Duchy of Fenwick - River Rangers ....

Fenwick's newly formed river rangers have marched down to the river Oudear and are about to get some experience in messing about in boats ....
[figures: mostly RAFM french marines (which were very fiddly to paint) with a couple of Old Glory]

Friday, 30 December 2016

Plans for the future ......

Plenty of things to work on and games to play. Main things on the horizon are ....
  • More on table action with solo games - Monrovian v Fenwick trade wars to start with. Need to make up some more small boats for this.
  • Continue with my 17C sculpt, cast and paint project. Will be busy in the new year making moulds and casting - then onto painting the new units.... after that start the 17C campaign ..
  • Looking at a possible Sculpt & Cast for 18C in 40mm; initially will be a march attack musketeer (with possible alternate heads), initial stages of the 'green'..
  • Tidy and finish some secondary project items (WW2 tanks & transport, WW1 planes …)
  • Add a few things to my 54mm Romans and Gauls collection
  • Finish armies for Wittenberg's and Monrovia's allies (in 28mm) ---> Wittenberg's ally the Duchy of Fenwick and Monrovia's ally the Duchy of Noverre.
  • A new 40mm army that could be used in both the 17C & 18C - maybe something along the lines of a Polish or Balkan army. I'll be sculpting and casting for some the of fgiures for this, could take a while to get this moving.  For a start I have made up the commander and his escort for this army, using some Irregular Miniatures croats and a cossack on suitable horses..
Lots to do !  😃

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Streams ...

An Xmas goody unpacked and tried out for how it looks on the table, some Battlefield in the Box stream sections ....
these will get repainted and flocked to fit my scenery scheme ....

Friday, 23 December 2016

Merry Xmas ....

The King requested a small parade to review the re-quipped Karibiner Garde and Grenadier Battalion Kuprinzessin
After completing his review he returned to the palace and checked all the Xmas decorations etc were to his satisfaction.
 ---oXo---

 The King and Queen of Wittenberg and the royal family 
wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year