Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Friday, 10 March 2017
Saturday, 4 March 2017
WSince the last WiP report much has been completed.
First of the blocks is a battalion of Russian line jägers – there is one more battalion of these to go. I have struggled a bit with these and they certainly are not my best work.
Third is the store house for the East African Railway Station set. This was in danger of being quite a bland piece, so I created some interest by providing lots of different textures.
Here is the completed set.
Fourth and final is a group of East African bush/jungle pieces. These have been building up over the last month or so. These 15 pieces were made from less than a single “sheet” of the plastic foliage. I have another two sheets to go, so I hope that when completed, over the next few months, I will have close to 80 pieces, or about 6 linear meters. The idea is that these irregularly sized and shaped pieces can be grouped in any number of combinations to create a maze of bush or jungle. By leaving gaps between the pieces tracks and paths can be represented.
On the table at the moment is:
• The next batch of Russian jagers – the final battalion.
• More bush/jungle pieces
• The first of the next batch of East African Buildings – one of two plantation houses.
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Many things are on the painting table at present, including some Russian Napoleonic jagers (that are just waiting for their bases to be completed), some jungle or bush terrain pieces for East Africa, some East African native huts and another building to go around the East African railway station. But the only completed item to come off the table is this week has been this Russian Napoleonic battery in winter dress.
Despite the fact I bemoaned my last greatcoated unit as being depressingly dull, I think these have come up rather well. I think the inclusion of ropes and other equipment along with some dramatic posing made these quite a pleasure to work with.
I have done this battery with a 12lb field gun and a 20lb licorne to get some variety and mounted them on winter bases.