Thursday, 22 June 2017

JR's 20's

Well I started on this long-term project exactly a month ago. Time wise I have not devoted that much, however, I have made some progress.
Those hobbyists that have seen the actual sculpts are amazed, and prefer them than the current 28mm SYW figures that are currently available, which is most encouraging, but you would expect kind words of praise from close friends.
So time for another line-up.
John
 
 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Real Estate

The best investment we made was to purchase some fantastic real estate. All the buildings were handmade, but I had to paint them, which was no chore given the quality of build.
How many visual displays/games have been spoilt by poor real estate. In many cases the figures come second to the terrain set up. Gaming in the Colonies is a typical example, without wonderful buildings/forts/fortress walls, big ships, for me, it would be  a visual disappointment.
 
John
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Firing Pose

I have only two standing firing poses in my 30mm collection. One of which I prefer more than the other, sort of moving firing. So when it came to making a 20mm(22mm) dolly for the firing pose this morning, I copied the stance I prefer.
The photographs show a few examples of the 30mm figures: Austrian Grenzers, Spanish light infantry, Prussian Jaegers and lastly Prussian Frei-Corps.
I think the wee figure, when cast and Milliputed should work fine.
John
 
 
 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Figure Size Comparisons

Before I set off to the Family Father's Day celebrations, I thought showing a size comparison and the start of one of the new 20mm dolly poses would be a good post.
Tomorrow I will start Milliputing the three 20mm armatures made. I am still considering how much detail to add to these dollies as I may at some time in the future turn my attention to 20 mm Ottomans.
But first it remains, Austrians, Prussians and Russians.
John
 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Last of the Austrians

Today I finalised the last Austrian Colonel I need for a long time. The collection boasts an Austrian army spanning 1740-1778. I have not added the numbers but there are a lot. If one adds the Empire troops it edges on the ridiculous. Anyway, at least I can now devote my time to some of my new castings and the 20mm figures.
John
 
 
 
 

Friday, 16 June 2017

Start of a New Vignette

I need a command vignette for the Austrian regiment Grunne. The photographs show the foot officer with sword/scabbard over left shoulder and carrying his cape with his right hand.
Next the mounted Colonel.
John