23 June 2016

Front Rank Pre 1812 42nd French Line battalion completed

While I have been busy with an urgent job for Brigantes Studio this had a positive effect on getting the French Line completed as I needed the desk space. Yes I could have shoved them to one side but not being far away from completion a final push got them there.

I present the 1st Batallion of the 42nd Regiment Infantry de Ligne.

Right I am off to get back to work


16 June 2016

Distractions or the butterfly effect in motion.

It is all to easy for me to be distracted when it comes to working on my own projects or figures. It has not helped that I have been trying to erect a new Great Hall in the garden, a project that has currently stalled somewhat due to the inherent British weather, when I have to work it is sunny, when I plan to spend a couple of days building it has invariably rained and often so heavy I have a lake to wade through, so instead I have been painting in my free time.

I should be working away at completing the unit of French that rocked onto the work bench after the Saracens were completed, pictured below.

This picture was taken a couple of days ago and they have advanced to almost complete, which is where is still have not managed to resist distracting myself with thoughts of what I will tackle next, so out came my Knotel plates and various PDF's from Rawkins in search of what to do with a battalion of French Light Infantry. I spent most of the day yesterday buried in books looking for that something different and I found the regiment D'Isembourg, it was of suitable dubious character serving in Italy, Spain and various other locations under the French Flag.

So what did I then go and do....

I damned well put a brush to a figure to create a test model to see if it looked good...

Not content with having completed the test model my brain then said you may as well start the whole company, so much for not getting distracted. I struggle to work out in my mind why I do this every time I work on my own figures. I don't do this when I am working on commissions I remain focused on the task in hand, maybe it's because they are my own figures and it does not matter if I float from one thing to another in a random pattern as long as I do finish them.

Right that's me off again need to make a couple of 1804 pattern flags for both of these units ..

13 June 2016

Saga - 4pt Saracen Warband

It is good getting some of these half started projects completed. Above is the full warband, I will continue firstly with the items that were painted but un based.

The warlord he looked nice before but with the basing completed I think he's improved somewhat. I settled on a slightly more fertile desert scheme for this lot.

Next up is the point of foot warriors, with their banner, which I created from an image found on the internet. the shields are free hand and kept simple.

A point of Ghulams with spears, again free-handing for the shields, not that I had planned to but when I wanted some transfers none were available. The lance pennons were simply produced on my pc.

Another point of Ghulams this time with bows.

The final 8 make a point of mounted warriors with bows. the banner once again is a design I have created from an image found on the internet.

That is the entire box set finished and based, I managed to get every horse with a unique saddle cloth design and really went to town with the colour palette on this project.

That is all I have for this post good readers thanks for visiting.
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