Saturday, 15 January 2011

20mm Metals!

Hello there,

As a diversion from all the usual 1:72 plastics I'll show you some pictures of some 20mm white metal figures I've painted recently.

For starters here are some Napoleonic British Naval Officers from Newline Design, This set, with the number * NAV11, offers some senior officers a midshipman and a more general appearance guy. They are good value for money and paint up really well. I will use them for our games of Legends of the High Seas.
http://newlinedesigns.co.uk/






Next up are some civilian figures. I believe the manufacturer is Art Miniaturen, but am not sure. It was a German firm anyway. I obtained mine from www.miniatuurwereld.com, a Dutch retailer and an old friend, a long time ago but only now found some time to paint them. While they are intended as Napoleonic German States civilians I tried to paint them more like Peninsular civilians. for reference I used these colour schemes:

http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/racinet/racinetspain1.jpg


The last batch of figures are Brunswick infantry from Schilling Zinnfiguren, from...Brunswick. http://www.zinnfiguren-schilling.de/ This is a relatively new line of figures and I first glanced at these figures at the DUZI convention. While they are a bit pricey you do get poses you will not be able to get in plastic. I must admit that the samplepack I painted did have some very strange proportions, the most notable is the waving arm of the NCO which is too long by far. But the paint up nice and complement HäT's line of figures perfectly. For uniform reference I used this well-known site:  http://centjours.mont-saint-jean.com/




Last but not least is not a figure picture but some scenery. I found some time to put together and paint Italeri's stone bridge. While I really am not impressed with the latest figure kits produced by this firm their scenery range in 1:72 is unchallenged! Brilliant stuff.





Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Kollected: best of Kula Shaker" by Kula Shaker....duhuh!

1 comment:

west1871 said...

Brilliant painting.I have some of those newline naval lads myself.I only hope they look half as good as yours.

Cheers Rich.