Sunday, 25 November 2007

Last blog showed the first battalion of a Prussian regiment of the Seven Years War. These three pictures are of the regiment's second battalion. These pictures were taken using a flash which explains the colour difference in the flags. I'm not quite sure which method works best but at least with the flash the painting details are more evident. I particularly like the expression on the officer's face - he looks like he means business.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

These two pictures are of a 30 figure SYW Prussian Battalion (1st battalion IR12 von Finck). I'm just finishing off the second battalion of this regiment and it should be done by the weekend. Not sure about my photographic skill though. I think I need to clean the lense. These figures are, again, the 40mm from S&S.
What I will try to do tomorrow, time permitting, is to get a photograph showing 40mm, 25mm and 15mm together.
Next weeks project is 2 more Prussian battalions, this time in 15mm.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

As its the painting that I enjoy this blog is going to feature my painting methods for figures of 15mm through to 40mm. Please forgive me if I leave out smaller figures, the 5mm and 10mm, as I don't derive much pleassure from painting these.

Currently, on my painting desk, I have 40mm SYW Prussians and Austrians (and I'll post some pictures of these), 15mm 1806 AB Prussians, 25mm Republican Romans and, lastly, 15mm 1809 Austrians. But I tend to work on a number of projects at once and when I have time to post this blog, I'll discuss what I'm painting that day or that week. That moves around, as you will see.

The 40mm Sash and Sabre range are excellent and cheap. At $2 a figure they work out at less than many manufacturer's 25mm figures. I have a gripe about the lack of variety in the command but hey, its a new range, and one has to be patient.

Here is a 28 figure Austrian battalion: