Sunday, 18 October 2009

The End, Old Chap.

My Napoleonics project is done.

Well actually not quite, as I'm still awaiting a unit of light infantry for the French, but seeing as the Brits were done and I had the camera gear out I couldn't resist taking shots of both armies.

So here they are.

Ive really enjoyed painting them and researching uniforms and orders of battle. I wont pretend they are 100% historically accurate, or even close, but its near enough for me! Thanks to all the guys at Angel Barracks
forums for their support and motivation.

The last of my Brits (for now)

Well the project is done (for now- an army can never be too big can it?).

This is the last of the individual photos of completed models, and in the next couple of days I will take a picture of the whole army together.

First off here's the artillery- cannons, howitzers and horse artillery. Think I went a little too blue on the woodwork colour, but I cant be bothered to go back and change it now, plus it looks OK at arms length.

Next are the command stands.

The Duke of Wellington, old Big Nose himself, with some ADC's.

And last of all Sir Thomas Picton and his umbrella

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Showing off some of Firezone Studios work (and mine!)

Life Guards

Scots Greys

Here's the commission I sent out to Phil at Firezone Studios.

I had some spare slush funds in my Paypal account and at the time I was feeling snowed under with my Napoleonics project and had just painted my first batch of French cavalry and decided that I hated painting them. So I sent out all my British cavalry to Firezone, as I knew Phil from a couple of forums I hang out on and he seems a decent sort who paints in a style similar to mine.

So was it worth it? In a word yes.

Ironically after I sent them out I discovered that I did actually enjoy painting cavalry after all, but I just paint them a lot slower than my infantry, so having someone else do them for me at a very reasonable rate was worth it. Hes done a good, neat, basic job on them. Cant find any real criticism of them. One thing I may go back and do is add a highlight or two to them if I find the time, as hes pretty much base coloured them, and I like a nifty highlight or two on my 6mm, but its not a problem, I can definitely live with them as they are.

Phil's communication was excellent, lots of emails and works in progress shots sent to me. His price was pretty good too at 35p a cavalry figure, so all in all I am very pleased. He also got them all done and back to me within 2 weeks if I recall. I based them myself, but Phil will do that for you at a price.

Last of all, some of my own work. These are the 95th Rifles. and sorry Dave, if you are reading, I couldnt find one that looked just like Sean Bean!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Some local lads

My local(ish) lads.

The 1st Battalion 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment of Foot.

Quite proud of how these turned out. Also I think Ive nailed using the lightbox- for any camera nerds, the solution is setting the exposire compensation to over expose by 2 stops.