Sunday, 16 October 2016

Back to the farm!

Hoi There,

As an encore to the Dark Age buildings from some posts ago here are some villagers to go along with those. I am not to sure what make they are. I know I have bought quite some Gripping Beast miniatures and some other brands as well but am not sure which ones and what figures are from what brand. Frankly: I do not really care.

Anyway, let's get on with the pictures right?

Oh and some little pigsy wigsy's got finished as well, I really like the look of these proto pigs, the sheep awaiting me are a bit more daunting though since they too are of a Dark Age breed I am unfamiliar with.

That's all for today folks!

Cheers Sander

Monday, 10 October 2016

Unmarried Zulu's or Napoleonic Austrians anyone?


Just a quick post to let you all know that HäT has put up a duo of crowdfunders for 1:32 Austrian Napoleonics and 1:72 Unmarried Zulu warriors here: LINK.

These sets have been in the making for quite some time and to fasten the process, HäT has now decided to go the way of the crowdfunder to bring them to the wider public.

While I have no use for 1:32 figures I have ordered some of the Zulu's which are Unmarried ones at this moment not available on the market in correct attire anywhere.

For about $15 you would be getting 60 Zulu's! Yup I am in ;-)

Cheers Sander

Monday, 26 September 2016

Rubbish...utter rubbish!


Today I'll be putting up a few pictures of some of my modern scatter terrain. Most pieces are from the TTCombat resin scenery line. These are little gems even if they do suffer from some flash. The flames in the oil drum are rubbish, I know, but well I have to get me a decent tutorial on doing those than I guess.

This model was a toy-car my eldest son got but which broke down the second day he was playing with it. I painted it using the excellent tutorial done by Gunbird at his blog. Now I know there's quite a lot wrong with this one such as the lay-out of the debris and the area's of rust pattern I applied, but it is my first attempt at anything like this and I like it!

Cheers Sander

Ascloha revisited...


Well Hugo is settling in fine and since he's rather quick falling asleep in the evening I get a little downtime then. So here's the promised post about the MDF buildings I am currently working on. I basically have two projects: one is a Dark Age project, which will feature in today's post, the other is a Victorian/ Modern Day project.

Since I started doing the Dark Age 28mm project I have been steadily beavering away on some buildings made by Timeline Miniatures. These are very good value for money and sturdy builds at that. At the moment I have 6 buildings from their DA line: 2 Viking houses (one of which you have already seen), 2 Saxon or regular DA houses, a (Saxon) longhouse/ drinking hall and an Anglo-Romanic church/ minster. This will suffice me for some terrain and more specifically the small hamlet of Ascloha, modern day Asselt in the region where I live, where a rather cool Norsemen drama evolved. This will form the basis for my Dux Brit. campaign.

Now for some pictures!
The last finished dwelling:

While the longhouse and Minster are only based and not yet finished I thought I might show you the progress anyway.

The Longhouse:

The Minster:

When these are done I still need to do some scatter terrain to spruce the board up but this will be fine since I already have some Renedra wattle fences and more DA animals lying here.

Next up will be some stuff for the Modern terrain project.

Cheers Sander

Friday, 2 September 2016

Another big project finished!


Remember me telling you I'd post something on those MDF buildings I was putting together "if nothing else happened"?  What I knew and you probably not, was that one of those real life projects one looks forward to immensely is now finished. On August 24th our second son Hugo was born.

From now on the hobby will be on the backburner a bit, for some time. I am still up to doing some smaller stuff like painting the odd resin furniture or scatter terrain piece. But no big regiments painting.

Well anyway here's to Hugo: bottoms up!

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Fusilier Regiment Nr. 40 von Kreytzen;


It has been some time since my last post, this does not mean I have been idle however. A lot of garden-work has taken my time and I have been in the process of expanding my 28mm real-estate. Looking around the "man-cave" 7 unpainted MDF lasered buildings spanning from the Dark Ages to contemporary days, are scattered around the place. These are not the subject of today's post however, I will report on them later.

No, for this update I will show you my latest 7YW Prussian regiment. When the new HäT MAC sets of the 7YW Prussian Infantry became available, I bought heavily into them to recreate the British army active at Minden and the rest of that campaign. So heavily in fact that I have ample figures to spare and could not resist depicting some Prussians as well. This, the 3rd of these, is the 40th Fusilier Regiment von Kreytzen. Why? Well because of the pink vests and breeches. They are just so darn colourful, this is exactly why this period is so cool to paint!

OK so without further ado, let's go to the pictures:

The pink turned out a bit more purplish as I would like to, but all the same: I like these quite a lot!

Next post will be concerning the 28mm buildings if nothing else happens in between ;-)

Cheers Sander

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

7th Regiment de Ligne


The latest HäT testshots were of pre- and post 1812 (Bardin regulations) French line infantry. The pre-1812 soldiers have already been showcased here so now their post-1812 comrades are up. For these I wanted to do something different. As it happens I get the Images des Soldats  newsletter and one of the featured uniformplates depicted Kingdom of Holland line infantry regiments. As I also have a Dutch book on these troops, I decided to go with a regiment de ligne from the Kingdom of Holland. The choice of particular regiment fell on the 7th because for this regiment I had more reference with both a regular soldier and pioneer in colour. It appears to have become a bit of a tradition for me to forget about the mounted officer, I paint the unit and the horse, but forget the officer himself. The unit shown here is made up out of figures from 3 different sets (pre 1812 command, post 1812 infantry and flank companies in greatcoat).

Anyway, let the pictures speak for themselves:

Cheers Sander