Monday, 31 August 2009

Limbering up! - French Foot Artillery

Completed this four gun battery a while ago and I am quite pleased with how they have turned out. One of the many advantages of doing Napoleonics in 6mm is that its not too much extra effort to paint up the nice little extras that make a collection of miniatures extra special. One of my pet hates are 'levitating' artillery batteries that seem to maneuvre themselves around the battlefield by some magical force or are man handled by crews who must have muscles the size of the incredible Hulk! So I'm doing my artillery in two versions; limbered and unlimbered which I can swop round when they deploy or need to make a quick get-away.

Limbered up and on the move (click to maximise):

Like the rest of my collection I've based these on magnetic bases, so its easy to swop the guns around and keep the limbers and teams on the table so the battery takes up a more realistic amount of space.

Crews hard at work preparing their guns:

The battery even comes with some neat artillery officers (I especially like the one with the telescope) and drummers which I put on a seperate base to prevent crowding the guns:

''Austrians? Where?'', ''The white bits over there, sir!''

Just a Legere regiment and a regiment of Chasseurs to do then my French division will be complete. Hope you like the pictures.

The Fellowship of the Ring (one down, eight to go)

Here are some pictures of my recently completed Pippin figure from Citadel. Legolas and Gimli will follow next. I have also tried to brush up a bit on my photography skills - I messed around with the brightness and contrast as the pictures were quite dark. I am quite proud of his cloak but it looks quite flat in these.


Monday, 3 August 2009

Last Chancers - 2 down, 10 to go

I thought I would post something other than 6mm for a change. These two are 'Grease Monkey' and 'Fingers' from Colonel Schaeffer's Last Chancers. I bought these years ago and have finially decided to paint them up so I can sell them to fund my next projects.