Monday, 18 December 2017

In the Sackwald - floating in the air ...

The King, Prinz Albrecht and Lady Karolin went for a walk the next day late in the morning in the outer edges of the Sackwald forest,  When they got back to the hunting lodge they had lunch. The King had arranged a special treat for his son for the afternoon ... a hot air balloon ride; Professor Cantor got the balloon ready and up they went, bumping on the ground a couple of times as they got going...
soon they were floating low over the edge of the village of Eisen ...
 
the balloon rose slowly till they were up high - they enjoyed the views of the Sackwald forest below them..

Sunday, 17 December 2017

At the Hunting Lodge ....

King Leopold, his son Prinz Albrecht and niece Lady Karolin have travelled to the royal hunting lodge on the edge of the Sackwald forest. They will stay there for a few days before returning to the capital for the christmas festivities.

The morning after their arrival they have gone out to the stables to see the horses ....


Monday, 11 December 2017

Begovian provincial cavalry ...

I'll be re-using my 17C croats as Begovian provincial cavalry - I have done another suitable command standard for them  ....

Sunday, 10 December 2017

cast away ....

casting soldiers that is ...

over the last week the new moulds have been used heavily, running each mould about 35+ times each; now I have more units in the lead pile for the Begovian army

3 x 28 figure units of infantry
4 x 8 figure units of cavalry
lots to paint - hooray ! currently getting standard bearers, officer and musicians done - mostly converted basic figures.

Friday, 1 December 2017

40mm: Begovian Artillery ...

The new opposition for the 40mm Wittenberg army in the border province of Zinzendorf will be the ottoman style army of Begovia.

The initial 'ottoman' style artillery crew...

To get the project going, these TYW figure conversions have been painted up; they'll do for the initial gun crew.

Mould kits have arrived and the ottoman style masters have been 'bedded in' - 3 new moulds to make over the few days and then do some trial castings.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

40mm: Something a little different ....

For opposition for the Wittenberg 40mm army I decided on something different - something in an Ottoman style

Already cast are two units of my janissary figures (with conversions for officers)
in progress are some artillery crew converted from my TYW man standing/walking castings
Also I've been sculpting some figure masters to provide cavalry and infantry

A horse variant and a generic style spahi
 infantry - two marching and one advancing

I will be making moulds next, the first three will have these new sculpts in.

Monday, 6 November 2017

40mm Sculpt & Cast - Uhlan

The last of the planned 18C 40mm sculpts done, the Uhlan. A basic figure but will do for me