Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Campaign PDF No4 - Hofler's Pandours

I've collected all the Hoflers pandours and the Battle of Hofheim posts together and published them in a PDF:

the link is to a google drive based document, please let me know if you have any problems with the link 

Friday, 20 November 2015

Gatehouses and walls - all done

Yesterday evening I pushed on to finish off the the items as far as I wanted to take them 

 The wall sections all done,
with the paper sheet stonework applied to the rear wall. For the walkways I used some Metcalfe OO/HO paving sheet with a grey wash to tone them down.

The rear of the gatehouse 
and with a wall section ....

The gatehouse from the front...

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Gatehouses and walls - work in progress

I've been beavering away working on refurbishing gatehouses and wall sections. 


Firstly I've tweaked my more 18C look gatehouse to add more timbering on the top section and provide it with a gate

My other gatehouse is nominally earlier in date but can do service for the 18C, however it is based on a toy and needed some work
ok from the front, but round the back ... the hanging turrets are more obvious
so made the following improvements
  • filled in the missing part of the turrets with cardboard
  • made a guard room either side at the bottom
  • added a new road surface
  • used some printed stone paper to cover up the cardboard
  • printed some images for windows and doors and applied them as needed
still a little work to do followed by using some grey washes to blend in the new sections


The wall sections I use are reasonable from the front, but the fudge up I did on the first build is apparent from the back
so I've added a back supporting wall to all the pieces using cardboard, still need to print and stick on the stone paper for them..
in addition I'm working on a breached section

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Saxe-Jarlsberg Army - reorganisation (3)

A couple more units completed for the re-organisation (PA home-casts) in their Brunswick uniforms.

Infantry regiment Von Zastrow

Detachment of garrison regiment Hadell (complete repaint of some of the old style mould marching figures)
Three units left to do: Dragoon regiment, IR Imhoff and the converged grenadier battalion. The infantry are all new castings, with the dragoons being a repaint - will be a while before these are done.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Saxe-Jarlsberg Army - reorganisation (2)

Two more infantry regiments completed, comprising PA figures.

The Leib Regiment (complete repaint of a unit which originally had a green-blue coats and light blue facings) 

Regiment Von Behr, reduced form 42 to 30 figs and drummers repainted.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Saxe-Jarlsberg: The Army re-organisation has started ....

After the last unsuccessful campaign to gain ground in the Hoflandt Count Pottensdorf has initiated the army reorganisation. The Herzog is taking an active interest in this and has been busy inspecting two units, the Garde De Corps and the Volschen Fusiliers

[ the Garde De Corps, uniform as close as I could get with the figures being converted dragoons.

the Volschen Fusiliers, I bought two ~20 figure battalions earlier this year. They were nicely painted and I decide to create one thirty figure unit out of them, carefully painting up some of one battalion to match the others plus adding some new drummers and officers from the new PA prussian moulds]

Friday, 2 October 2015

Palace Gardens - Inaugral viewing of the fountain ....

The King, Queen and members of the court have come to see the newly finished fountain at the rear of the palace...
[ A last visit to the palace gardens for a while, the palace gardeners will be busy over the autumn/winter designing the formal beds and ordering plants ready for planting in the early spring]