After a lot of wasted time, progress on completing the last Ebor cavalry regiment has been relatively rapid, and here they are:
Monday, 30 August 2021
Saturday, 28 August 2021
Finally managed to get the first six figures of the Queen Dowagers Mounted Lifeguard painted. There is nothing very distinctive about the uniform, apart from silver rather than gold for the lace, including on their tricorns. I found the flag after a bit of searching on line and printed it off in colour then touched it up a bit with some paint.
The second two bases should be completed tomorrow so look out for another post in a day or two.
Monday, 23 August 2021
So, I have just managed to refocus and get 75% of the way through the first six of my last twelve GNW cavalry figures, and then THIS happens! Two small packs arrive from the UK - one containing Statuesque female heads, the other containing 28 Copplestone Bolshevik infantry, the majority destined for a sex change!
Thursday, 19 August 2021
Oh Dear...... instead of knuckling down and getting the last twelve GNW cavalry painted, I have allowed myself to be diverted by the instant gratification of painting a few more Pulp Era figures! And to make things worse, I now have a PLAN....involving MORE Pulp figures, in contingents of ten or twelve figures, and representing six or eight nations - UK, US, Germany, Russia, France, Japan and China - and possibly a couple more as well! To this end, I have purchased two boxes of Perry plastic WW2 figures - Afrika Korps and Eighth Army (other nations will follow but probably in metal - it should not be too costly as I only need a handful of each nation....)
The idea is to have skirmish games for four to six players, each on some kind of mission, and colliding with each other on the table top - it may all come to nothing, it just seems like a cool idea at the moment - I think Neil at Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles is to blame, with his recent posts about his fictional Great Game gone Hot Russo/British War of 1900 ish - and a related Grab the Mad Guru scenario.....
Monday, 16 August 2021
As a bit of a break (a change is as good as a rest, they say!) over the last couple of days I have done some work on a few individual figures I had in my modest lead pile (yes, I do now have one - it must be akin to middle aged spread!)
Two of the figures were recently acquired from Hasslefree Miniatures, the others I have had for a couple of months and are Bob Murch Pulp Figures by way of Caliver. In an attempt to justify (if only to myself) the purchasing and painting of these figures, I have downloaded Bobs Pulp Era rules and also watched an Indiana Jones film on Netflix (although not the Last Crusade, which inspired one of the following figures) Seized by this new plan, I have just put in an order for Perry plastic 28mm Desert Rats and Afrika Korps, in the belief I can base them individually and come up with some kind of Pulp 30's adventure scenario to justify my painting the following......