Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Peninsular War British in 15mm & a couple of plastic Frogs....

G'day all,

Some more pictures of Napoleonic era figures, most of which I finished recently, some are a work in progress and others were painted some time ago and have just received their bases.

First up, another unit of 15mm Minifigs British - no varnish this time, I prefer the matt look for photography. I like the Minifigs, AB are my favourites, but Minifigs have a lot going for them if you can get past some of the very angular poses with the very long bayonets. This lot have green facings and a generic flag from Warflags - cords made from fine twisted wire. I quite like the way Minifigs do their command groups- fine looking fellows.












Next we have the 1/48th Northamptonshire, heroes of Talavera. These figures are produced by Campaign Game Miniatures, & I ordered mine through Quick Reaction Force in the UK, although you could order them direct from the manufacturer. On this unit I have used one of the excellent flags from GMB Designs - highly recommended.










Next up, a couple of French officer types I painted up a while back, which are in my son's collection. I have just got around to putting them on washers and giving them some ground to stand on. They are both 1/72 plastic figures produced by Italeri.






Here is a work in progress shot of some British foot artillery crews in two scales. The 15mm chaps are from Campaign Game Miniatures, and the 1/72 plastics are from Revell and Call to Arms. The 15mm are for my collection and the 1/72 are for my son. Also in the middle of them is an AB mounted British officer to help command my troops.




Other news is that after resigning from my job, I have received another offer of employment and am due to start later this month. It will be part-time, as I wanted to ease my self back into a different way of working after my burnout experience. I am looking forward to a fresh start and trust that God will be able to turn all that burnout stuff around for good - as I work in community services/counselling, it certainly has given me some very personal insights into anxiety, exhaustion, stress etc.

Cheers for now,
John

17 comments:

  1. Love the shots with the terrain / backdrop. Real sense of place.

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    1. Cheers FMB, glad you liked them. I have a more Peninsula specific backdrop I may print off for next time...

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, I'm glad I heeded your recommendations for GMB flags.
      I hope you are enjoying your holiday.

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  3. Nice work JS, not really fond of minifigs, but they look ok in the same unit.

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    1. G'day Dan.
      Thanks for the kind words.
      Your 15mm 40K stuff has been rather impressive.

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  4. Nice work John, they look great! :)

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  5. G'day Thanos, glad you liked them :)

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  6. Great paintjob on these troops, and very nice pics too!

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    1. Thanks Phil. I'm getting close to finishing some artillery for my next post.

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  7. Your 15 mm figures are as lovely as the 1/72nd that you posted photos of previously. The photos are great too with the backdrop and hill.

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    1. Much appreciated James.
      It's been interesting painting British artillery crews in 1/72 and 15mm at the same time. I find the 1/72 takes me longer but is easier on the eyes.

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    2. "easier on the eyes"

      Ain't that the truth?!!!

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  8. Very nice, and I love the back ground!

    tom

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    1. Thanks Tom, hopefully I can post some more stuff in the next week.

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