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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Dark Age Scots Part 1

G'day all. Finished these recently for fellow Aussie, first part of a larger Scots Warband project. The figures are all metal Gripping Beast 28mm figures with LBMS shield decals, the tufts are a combination of Gamer's Grass (supplied by customer) & Leadbear's tufts. I was asked to paint some with plaid to help give more of a "Scots look" without overdoing it - I have not deliberately attempted to copy a clan tartan as that would be anachronistic for this era.

First up, 12 archers:








Four of the "Hearth-guard":





All the best,
John.

Friday, 24 August 2018

24th Foot Saratoga Campaign - American War of Independence

This week I finished an American War of Independence project for Ben, a long-standing customer. 

I will break this into a couple of blog posts.
 First up we have the British 24th Foot for use in the Saratoga Campaign. Ben's request was for a "campaign" look - after all these fellows had been struggling through the wilderness for many days before they fought the main battles of the campaign.

I used Vallejo cavalry brown as the starting point for the rank & file uniforms, the command figures were painted in a brighter red. I always work from a light grey undercoat & block colours in, apply washes, & then work back over with base colour & highlights.  The grimy look to the lower legs, boots & elbows was done by dry-brushing a dirt colour. Ben likes to finish the basing himself - a lot of customers do this to help give a cohesive look with existing collections.








The figures are Perry Miniatures 28mm, a combination of plastic & metal casts.
I believe they are based for "Sharpe Practice 2". Those going to MOAB wargames show in NSW at end of September might get to see them in action. :-)






I try and avoid the use of pure black or white in my painting, even when it comes to mixing colours.

Next post from the project will be the light company, a converged unit with "light bobs" from three different regiments.

All the best,
John.

Monday, 20 August 2018

The Saxons are Back!

Can't keep Saxons away for too long :-)
Here's a wee project I completed for fellow Aussie wargamer & blogger Paul - all Footsore Miniatures 28mm. The shield designs are freehand, the banner from Little Big Men Studios, the base from Warbases, the tufts from Leadbear's Tufts.













All the best,
John.
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