Monday, February 27, 2012

Random pieces and progress.

My Chasseur a Cheval test in his current stage
 So I figured a little something is better than nothing, right?

I managed to get a lot of base coating done this past weekend.  18 more Legere in long coats are base coated and nearing completion with that portion.  I am going to end up "dipping" this specific unit.  For those of you that do not know what "dip" or "dipping" is, you are in luck! I will do a little tutorial on how it works later this week.

Some time ago on a very prominent hobby blog for primarily science fiction and fantasy war gaming, a discussion was had about a product from a company called Army Painter.  One individual know-it-all proceeded to tell everyone how it was a horrible product and anyone that uses it could never produce a piece of quality.  Needless to say, I beg to differ.  In fact I can honestly say that I have seen it used with stunning success in the Historical War Gaming Community.  No, the two models featured tonight do not use this process.  But I will post a step by step on how I use it soon.

And the Horse Artillery is coming along
My goal for this week is to complete 30 infantry models. The Chasseur a Cheval above, and if things go well, the Horse Artillery Crew for the above Cannon.  I'd love to have them based up as well.  But I need a restock on some basing supplies.

Speaking of restocks, I had to order some Grenadiers from the Perry Twins over in the UK.  And with them a few extra goodies to help scratch a hobby itch I am having.  More on that later ;)

Well my night is winding down.  Cold Wars is in just under 2 weeks.  Yeah, it's a bit of a hike to get to.  But I am debating on bringing some of my French on over to the painting contest to see if any are up to par.  I am not overly optimistic, but the theme is 1812, A World At War.  So the boys fit in nicely.  Maybe I will try and finish Foy.


Monday, February 20, 2012

An update! Finally!

My Light Infantry are coming along nicely...
I'm not dead! I promise!  The wife and I bought a home back in December and everything happened so fast. 3 days after signing we had to be out of our apartment so it was all chaotic.

This is how I spent most of January...

Throw in all the renovations I've been doing and sadly my painting has suffered :(

My new painting work area before I filled the desk with clutter :)

But I am back.  Fortified in my very own man cave!  Complete with a new painting table!

Dave Taylor praying to the dice gods while my French surround him...

And thankfully I did finally get a game of Black Powder in!  But I failed my French and lost one of my Brigades :(

Anyhow, I will get more updates for you guys as I can.  But it's back to work for this guy! 58 days and 116 models to finish... this is going to be rough!