Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hittites Part 5

To finish  off the month of October, I completed another batch of 15mm Hittites.  Al figures are Old Glory 15's.  First up is 6 bases of light infantry Hittites with spear (FL).
Next is 4 bases of Hittite chariots (CGP).
Next up for the Hittites is 4 bases of chariots and some other stuff I haven't decided on yet. But first up will be some more 54mm War of 1812 stuff.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

54mm War of 1812 British Part 2

Tonight I finished up a pair of cannons for my War of 1812 project. Figs are from All The Kings Men. First up is a double-trail 6 pounder and 6 crew.
Next is a single-trail 6 pounder and it's 6 crew.
These 12 figs put me over the 500 mark (510 to be exact) for the first time, mainly thanks to all the 15mm figs I've done this year. I should easily make 600, but I'll aim for 700.

Next up for this project will be a unit of militia and a couple mounted generals. Next off the paint table though will be another batch of Hittites.

Monday, October 14, 2013

54mm War of 1812 British Part 1

Today I finished the first batch of figs for my War of 1812 British. The figs are from All The Kings Men (ATKM). These are two units of regular infantry. The first unit has stovepipe shakos and I have them painted up as the 89th Foot (black lapels and cuffs).
The next unit has Belgic shakos and is painted up as the 49th Foot (green lapels and cuffs).
Please excuse the pics as I'm still getting used to my picture booth.

These figs had virtually no flash and were fun to paint. A lot bigger surfaces to paint compared to 28mm and especially to 15mm. I also did significantly more black lining than I have done before. Initially I gave the figures a black ink wash right after priming and once I was done painting the figure I went over them again with a fine black ink pen/marker to fix anything that was messed up during painting. I used Pigma Micron Archival Ink pens 01, 03 and 05. You can pick them up at Michaels for around $5 a piece.

In my research of the War of 1812, I came across this webpage:
Unfortunately it is in French and my French is virtually nonexistent. Regardless if you pan down and through the pages there is numerous superb colour plates of uniforms for all sides and units. I would highly recommend it.

Next up is two units of British artillery and I've also got a pile of 15mm Hittites primed and ready for painting.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hittites Part 4

Tonight I finished off a small batch of 15mm Hittites. All figs are Old Glory 15s. First up is a pair of chariots.
Next is a chariot general and a pair of foot generals.
I'm waiting for an order from Old Glory 15s to get here so I can get this army finished.  I'm trying to get enough painted up to take a double size Basic Impetus army for both the NK Egyptians and Hittites to game night but I'm not close for the Hittites mainly due to my lack of chariots. Oh well...

So next up on my paint table is the first batch of 54mm War of 1812 British.  Here they are primed and ready to go. They're actually over half done by the time I've posted this.