Nov 17, 2017

Allied High Command for the Secret Project

This is a big ol' batch of creative conversions, mostly Russian and a few Austrian command figures.

Nov 10, 2017

Russian artillery for the Secret Project

The flash is still dead, so here are more grainy pictures of some HäT horses and gunners. I have 11 Russian guns and crew with these, which is just the right amount for my evil plan.

Nov 4, 2017

Perry Light Horsemen

Here's some stuff I have been painting. Actually, the figures on the right were done at least a year ago, I've just forgotten to post them. The four horsemen on the left are the fresher products, I think the rounded corners on the bases are a nice touch.

For a while I was looking forward to paint Renaissance stuff after Napoleonics, but then it mostly passed. I think my next purchase will be some of the Revell SYW re-issues.

Still experimenting with lighting, bringing the camera to a repair shop would probably not hurt.

Oct 29, 2017

Kliszów in 6mm

As the weather turned for the worse, I chose not to install the 8x5" table, and just tested the Kliszów scenario I wrote for Maurice with the 6mm collection. Yes, this is what lacking a camera flash does in such conditions.

Above, a quick Swedish advance hardly threatened by the Saxon center.

Oct 22, 2017

Zvezda Foot Soldiers

Here's the next batch, seventeen or so foot figures from various boxes. They include three handgunner conversions on the left. I'm experimenting with conversions a lot - these are very versatile products, with separate arms and weapons.

Oct 15, 2017

Zvezda Knights

Excuse me for the weird background, this cloth does not behave the same way with sunlight as with camera flash.  Anyway, here's nine riders from the Zvezda HYW French set, very nice bods and I tried to make each of them stand out as an individual. 

Oct 8, 2017

All Quiet on the Blogging Front

Hello to every reader of this humble blog. The beginning of each month is usually full of wargaming-related activity, but this is not the case right now, at least there is nothing I can visually present.

I spent the last weekend away from my man-cave, so no progress was made with the 6mm castle. I did buy a few Zvezda figs and history books. 

Now on to the bad part: by the end of this week, notably Friday, I was so nerved out and fatigued as, it is safe to say, never before in my life. I would not like to bother you with the details - suffice to say that now I'm back in the game. 
Perhaps painting helps me vent and relax more than I previously thought?

Sep 28, 2017

Castle Building

Here's a few progress shots of the 6mm castle. It is built in a pseudo-Gothic style. On the first photo, I have laid out the walls and the keep, and started adding a few details.

Sep 23, 2017

Castle Planning

This is the side-project that currently helps me keep my mind off Napoleonics and other things. As you can see, major scratch-building enterprises require a little planning.

The bad news is that the flash of my old Fuji camera had blinked its last, so I'm not sure how many (and what quality) photos I will be able to make.