Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Austrian Grenadiers

Halfway through painting and basing Austrian Grenadiers.  Six "companies" of four stands completed, six more to go.  Scott B. should be able to make a lot of converged grenadier battalions from this effort.  Minis are Old Glory 15's.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

A Few Items Completed . . .

First up is a sample of Artizan 28's of US WWII Infantry in greatcoats.  Two squads worth of infantry plus MG and Bazooka support are ready to go.

Next are a couple of units I finished for my growing 15mm Medieval Lithuanians.  Medium cavalry and the Commander-in-Chief stand.  Minis are Essex.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Finished Kevin's Japanese Infantry Regiment

These are 15mm Battle Honors/Quality Castings figures based for Command Decision rules.  Photos are a bit dark as boards were too big to fit completely under my bright lights.

Infantry Regiment and 1st Battalion

2nd and 3rd Battalions

Tank Group, Trucks, and Limbers

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

WWII Japanese Infantry Regiment

Still plugging away on Kevin's Japanese . . .

Several artillery limbers and pack mules

and some heavy infantry weapons, infantry and artillery crews.

Spanish Cavalry for the Talavera Battlefield

First, a leader for our Spanish Army, General Cuesta

Spanish Dragoons of the Almanza Regiment

and Spanish Royal Guard Carabineros

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Talavera 28 July 1809

What to do while the snow is coming down outside?  I know, I'll set up the Battle of Talavera!  Still have a few Spanish brigades to fill and I need to add the Tagus River to the map, but here it is so far.  Troops are poised before the big French attack at 1pm.

The photo below shows the Spanish (Allied right) troops anchored on Talavera and the breastworks in front of the Portina stream.  The blue ink show where I need to add the Tagus River and the yellow line shows where I need to add two Spanish brigades.

Photo below shows the Allied center composed of British troops.

And the Allied right held by British and Spanish (yellow lines) troops.

For the French right, Ruffin's troops backed by cavalry in the hill country

And the French center where three divisions are massed.

And the French left where Dragoons and the Leval's German Division are positioned.  All the troops lined up where the Tagus river should be the French reinforcements that arrive behind the German division.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Kevin's WWII Japanese

Next project on the table are the first of what will be a reinforced Japanese WWII regimental battlegroup for Kevin L. based for Command Decision rules.  Figures are 19th Century Miniatures/Old Glory 15/Battle Honors/Quality Castings or whatever you want to call them.  In this photo, the black primed figures are getting their uniform base coat, a gold brown and plague brown to provide some variation.

Not very exciting at the moment, but with some highlights and detail they'll soon start to look 'more better.'

Now with the uniform and kit detailed, here is what we have (changed to macro lens for better close-up) . . .

Brown-wash and highlights next, followed by varnish.  Stay tuned.

And the final product. . .
Now just 200+ figures to go and a dozen or so vehicles . . .