Monday, 29 July 2013

Books, Books, & Reaching 100!!!

Since getting back into Napoleonics I have been adding some extra volumes to my library. I already have several books relating to the period - might show you those another time - but these are some recent purchases. So far I have read through the Jac Weller book and really enjoyed it, and plan to make my way through the others over time.
I think the Weller and the two Osprey's were purchased new from The Book Depository, the rest I managed to find second-hand on AbeBooks. The books from AbeBooks were real bargains - the postage was more than the book in most cases, I highly recommend trawling through their site. I am waiting for one more book to arrive, which was a particularly good buy : The Thin Red Line , illustrated by Bryan Fosten which was $16.10 US including postage - this book usually costs a good deal more.

Written a while back but still a good read.

I plan to paint up some Portuguese.

Just for fun, and because it's a classic.

Very inexpensive - had hoped for more colour plates though.

This book has some excellent colour plates, worth getting just for them.

Spending will now be on hold as I am in between jobs, having resigned from my previous position due to its impact on my physical and mental health. I have already had a couple of interviews, so here's hoping for an encouraging outcome to what has been a pretty tough couple of years.
I plan to post some more pictures of recent painting, I would like to get the basing done first though.

I just noticed, this was my 100th post, plus I've hit 100 followers - thanks to everyone who has commented, followed and encouraged - CHEERS!!!


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

From the Archive Part II....British & Portuguese

All 1/72, mostly plastics but with a few metal chaps from Newline Designs. There are some head swaps to create a unit of British Light Dragoons with Tarleton - British Horse artillery crew heads combined with bodies from French Hussars.

I hope you enjoy them, they were fun to paint:

These three units contain combinations of metal & plastic figures

Metal Newline Designs gun crew with plastic gun

This particular Horse artillery stand was painted by my friend the Red Rajah.

There are a few Napoleonic figures that I painted in my son's collection, perhaps we can take some photos of those too.
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