Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Austrian Generals Perry 28mm

Here's some Austrian generals, from Perry miniatures again. From left to right, Prince Liechtenstein, Archduke Charles, Prince Hohenzollen, and some German Officers. 

Now flocking my last lot of German infantry, which will also be posted soon!

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Austrian Cuirassiers Perry 28mm

Austrian Cuirassiers are finished! Fine models once again from Perry. (Also entered into the Analogue Challenge, putting me (temporarily) into 5th place!)

I did one regiment with red facings and the other with blue. Standards replaced with brass for strength. Flags are just from Warflags again, but better sized this time.

Some rear views. The back of the collars should really be white, as most reference materials I have suggest. I'll probably come back and fix up this little detail, but ok for now and frankly I prefer this anyway!

The regiment with blue facings.

Both units again (with more Austrian Infantry in process behind them...)

Also starting to assemble the Austrian artillery. How many guns is that?! :) I've been cleaning up more bits and pieces during my lunchtime at work!

And lastly, here's my entry into the "cold" bonus round for the Analogue Challenge - a straggling infantryman feeling miserable in the snow. Considerably less strutting than the proud heavy cavalry above!

Right enough procrastination - back to the painting!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Analogue Painting Challenge progress...

Well the Analogue Painting Challenge is under way, and first entries have been submitted and are worth checking out! No submission from me yet, but I've made some decent progress on my Austrians this weekend. All the black highlighted on 150 figures, and much of the work on 30 cavalry figures done. I need some yellow paint I've mail ordered to continue much further with the cavalry, so I might switch to the infantry for a while. In any case the cavalry need to be submitted later in December for the "Mounts and Riders" theme so no great rush! I'll also add a brief tutorial on my horse painting technique in the near future.

I've also been planning out my entries for the painting challenge so as to snag maximum points in all the bonus rounds, which shouldn't be too much trouble compared to these masses! Two extras for this purpose can be seen in the left foreground getting ready for "Cold" and "Victorian" themes. Onwards!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Analogue Painting Challenge - ready... set...

It's the annual Analogue Hobbies Paint Challenge, starting in less than 24 hours.What's that about? If you don't already know check out the site. This is my first year in the challenge and I'm entrant number 36, ready to go and go and go...

According to the rules you're allowed to have figures assembled and primed, but nothing more added than that. Thus I've spent the last four evenings getting more Kaiserlicks ready for the initial assault... mass formations coming right up. Boom! Good luck to all the other entrants, you'll need it! ;)