Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Bolt Action, 10mm MeG and more 20mm Naps

I have been pretty productive recently, cycling through 3 projects

A 28mm Tiger I for Bolt Action

A regiment of French line infantry in 20mm for Lasalle

28mm Bolt Action US Airborne "Screaming Eagles" - infantry and MG teams

10mm Arab Conquest cavalry

Another Napoleonic French regiment - 20mm light infantry from Newline 

Arab Conquest slingers for MeG in 10mm by Magister Militum

and a test stand of 10mm Old Glory javelinmen for the Thematic Byzantine

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

New troops for Bolt Action, Lasalle and MeG

Bolt Action Soviet infantry ... cuz you can never have enough of them...

20mm French line infantry for the Lasalle project - these are Newline 20mm metals

Shown here with some Hat plastics for scale - they match pretty well.

Some US 101 Airborne also for Bolt Action - these figures are only okay - less versatile than either the Germans or Soviets I have done. 

 And I blew the dust off a 10mm Magister Militum Arab Conquest army I bought ages ago for mass battle game to be determined. Well, I ordered a copy of the MeG (Mortem et Gloriam) Compendium which I really like the look of. These guys can face my Byzantines! Five blocks of heavy foot with cavalry and light infantry still to come.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Soviets, a Stormraven, and other Stuff!

I have been behind in posting, but productive given options for what to do in my spare time!

First off is a spare BMP I had kicking around for Team Yankee. Did both hulls so it could stand in for either a BMP-1 or BMP-2.

Then a random   Bones model - in this case the Eye of the Beholder which I will probably use in one of my Kings of War armies as some kind of monster. I think he came out pretty well.

An Ironclad Dreadnought - who will be a passenger on the last piece of my Imperial Fists army - the Stormraven (below). The plan is to drop this little angry bar fridge in the backfield of the opponent riding shotgun with a squad of Terminators up nice close and personal. 

Arm options:

And here is a batch of 10mm light horse for my Byzantine project that have been half done for eons. Finished them off. I am quite looking forward to the launch of the new version of MeG (Mortem et Gloriam) this weekend which I want to try for my 10mm stuff.

And of course the Stormraven. This has been in progress for quite a while. Lots of detail and with all the doors and windows - painted all of the interior as well. This completes my 2k of Imperial Fists. Now I just need the isolation to end so I can play again!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Back to some GW stuff

While I am waiting for some supplies to arrive from the UK for my Napoleonic project, I did a foray into some 28mm GW fantasy goodness. Here we have a box of Easterlings - and I have to say that the LOTR range are my favorite of all models. They are superb.

Some old school GW Chaos Marauders  - I never painted a Chaos army but these are great models, so much character.

And part of mixed bag of refurbished stuff - High Elf chariot, Eagle, Eltharion on foot, a High Elf wizard and an LOTR Radagast (prior to The Hobbit). All of the old school GW stuff was found by my step-father-in-law in a shoebox at a garage sale. I stripped them and repainted, and also used some bits from by boxes to fill them out (such as the horses and harness pulling the chariot). There is something about these reclamation jobs that I just love. Thanks Jim!!!

Ciao for now - Keep calm and use soap!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Back to Naps...

Not sleeping - but back to 20mm Napoleonics. A little while ago a chum convinced me to build an army to play with him. Now, I have have painted hundreds of 1/72 Naps in the past, then sold them in favour of 10mm. But chum wants to play something more tactical, and 20mm is a nice scale to paint, so here I am once again painting something I have painted before. Deja vu...

The start of my Lasalle Peninsular French - one battalion of converged Carabiniers (Elite Light Infantry), two battalions of converged Grenadiers in bicorn (Elite Infantry) a couple of commanders and artillery limbers. The infantry are Hat and the officers and artillery train are the venerable and barely usable Airfix models. Those sculpts are approximately my vintage. In the queue are Newline 20mm infantry to fill out the regulars and maybe some other plastics.

The pandemic has created absolute havoc in my day job as a university department chair and professor - but it should prove to give me additional hobby time once the chaos of sudden class closures and campus research closure starts to settle down. HA! Still have an 18% budget cut to manage....

Saturday, February 29, 2020

GHQ 10mm Napoleonic French Line

These are really nice figures - a bit too fine and fragile for my taste (bendy muskets) but outstanding, clean sculpts.