So Mr Beardy came today and I got some nice gifts, but as a family we have been carrying on with our Harry Potter marathon, just watched the fourth film, however it did give me time to get the Hussars finished.
I am really pleased with how these came out colour wise. Totally inaccurate both historically as well as canon in the world of Valon. However I am not really too fussed as I have decided upon the uniforms as C in C of my forces 😉.
This means I am down to the Ostarian artillery and crews to get done for my Flintloque Forces (come to think of it I might have some Cuirassiers to do too). If I have both then I have a dozen miniatures to do (well that is until I buy some more – really interested in Kitton 😍)
Artillery and some of the crew are below… I will have to decide upon the uniform colour for this lot.
I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and look forward to seeing what people got 😉.
Luckily I got some cash as I had a bit of a crisis with my print plate on the printer. The print failed and has left a nasty residue that is about 0.2mm high and is an absolute swine to get off. It might be the case that I need a new plate if I scratch this one too much.
I tried to get these finished tonight… I got so close, but didn’t make it…
Saddle chain, bridle metalwork and the bases to do.
Although not finished, I am really pleased with these. They look how I wanted them to look.
I now have a Mammoth wrapping session to get through before bed. Two of the kids are getting miniatures tomorrow. My youngest is getting some Games Wotkshop Space Marines and my eldest is getting some more miniatures for her Harry Potter game.
So with Christmas Eve soon drawing to a close, I thought I had better check on the location of Mr Beardy…
Today has been super busy, lots of running about and very little Christmas related.
But tonight before butchering various beasties on Hunter ‘Call of the Wild’ I managed to get some painting done.
Still a fair old bit of work to do, but the majority of painting on the riders is done (really just hands, weapons and cockade to do). Bridles, saddles and hooves etc for the horses. I think I am going to add some Greenstuff to the saddle to help bed the riders in properly.
Tomorrow is going to involve loads more running about so hopefully I will get the chance to get some more done on these. It would be good to get them all done by Christmas Day.
Regarding this, in case some of you reading this are disappearing for a while. I just wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.
I managed a bit of painting tonight…not a huge amount but a little bit. I did all of the horse manes as well as all of the boots and breeches on the Hussars that needed doing.
Not that you can really see on the Hussars.
A lot of today was spent tidying up and sorting out for Christmas. I also added a glass shelf unit underneath the TV. This thing has to be screwed into the wall…
First of all, the lower part of the wall was damp, so we will have to repaper the wall and secondly I was having to drill into a stone wall, this was an absolute swine, it wouldn’t have been too bad if I had to drill a couple of holes, but no… six were required. A few times I had to put my full weight behind the drill to make any progress, but at least it is up now.
Hopefully tomorrow I might get the chance to do some more painting.
Tonight I decided to test out my colour combo….ooh it is hard being a fashionista…
The red dolman and black shako. I think I will leave it all black as opposed to putting a coloured top on it.
the blue pelise with the black fur.
I am going to go for white lacing, but am still undecided on the turn backs and sash. I was thinking yellow for the sash, just to add another bright colour 😂
Really tired tonight so keeping this short and sweet.
However as I mentioned yesterday, I had entered the painting competition and duly voted and there was some great miniatures on there. Stretching from a relative beginner up to a contract painter and that got me thinking, who should I vote for.
Someone who is new on the road or someone making some money out of it. I actually found it quite awkward. In the end I went for what jumped out at me the most. Fair play to the lad for putting some of his first models in, but in a way I kind really felt for him as in all honesty he may not get many votes. I don’t want his confidence knocked
It was an open competition in that it was six different categories that anyone could enter, it might have been easier if there were categories, newbies, intermediate and then professional. But I suppose it becomes tricky with beginner etc, what exactly does that mean.
Not sure what this rambling end to the post means, I think I am just tired.