Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Move completed, so back to the projects.

Now nicely settled into our new home, just about everything is in its place, it all went really well, no major hiccups at all. So it is back to the hobby for me. I had to leave the majority of my 28 mm figures behind, until I can sort out some kind of storage shed for the new place, I hope to have that in place within the next week, and they can be transported here.

I did however, have the AWI project with me, it has been here for a couple of weeks before the move, so they will be what I shall be working on initially, though I do intend to mix and match with Vikings, English Civil War and Imperial Romans, to give some variety to what I am painting. I have always in the past, stuck to one project and virtually seen it through to the end, but that can be very monotonous at times. I then get sick to the teeth of seeing the same figures and so they get set aside, that is the reason I have been working my way through them all this year. I am pleased to say, I am well on the way to completing all that I have.

Six test figures, the base coats were done before they moved to the new location, so it was just a case of highlighting and fine detail. A little touching up is also needed. They still require a coat of varnish and the bases, though painted with a textured paint, also need to be finished. That will be done when I have enough figures painted up to make it worth my while.


Six private soldiers of the 33rd Regiment of Foot (West Riding of Yorkshire)






Next up on the bench are the Woodland Indians from the Liberty or Death box set, it only contained a single sprue of eight warriors, I have since added a further box from Warlord, containing a further 24. They are mostly built, still need pouches, powder horns etc. and are now awaiting a coat of primer.



Some great action poses. This sprue and the three in the box are identical, but being plastic, it will be easy to create individual looking figures.

7 comments:

  1. The native figures are very dynamic! Good job on the 33rd dudes. I had ancestors who were Royalists(and ended moving to Canada after the AWI) so I have a soft spot for the English Army of that time.

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    1. Thanks Gary, I enjoyed painting that batch of the 33rd as test figures, now I will do the same with the Indians. British Army, don't you go upsetting the Scots, Irish and Welsh. Too late, you already have.

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  2. Well... looks like the troops are getting settled in as well! great stuff, Ian. Looking forward to more marching across the NEW terrain. Glad all went well in the journey too.

    ~K

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    1. Cheers Kurtus, just about all settled now, I have not slept so well in years, all the sea and country air are working a treat. The new project is now up and running.

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  3. Great looking figs :) I need to pick up some of those natives for my muskets and tomahawks games . I glad the move went well

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    1. Thanks buddy, the Woodland Indian sprues are good, all identical but easy to alter arms, weapons and heads, to make them fairly unique.

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    2. Thanks buddy, the Woodland Indian sprues are good, all identical but easy to alter arms, weapons and heads, to make them fairly unique.

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