With a Rebel Yell! Pt. 1

I’m sure that’s not the first time that has been used in a post like this. Finally finished up my first unit of Confederates for Pickett’s charge, and I’m pretty content with the result. Basing might change from unit to unit but I not sure yet, at this time I finalized plans on that front.

Pickett’s charge calls for a single base of Snipers being allowed that should be based on round base. I have no issues with this as it just looks cool, and gives the little group some character.

One of the my main memories from the Gettysburg film is the scene when General Reynolds is killed by Rebel snipers during the first evening of the Battle. All the figures are Blue moon, which will likely be my like many others staple for 15mm figures.

I finally built myself a light-box, which then demanded that I put it to use! So that’s while you all where blessed with this post it being the first blessing in quite a while. I have full platoons for Chain of Command that need basing and then will be up, so be looking for that soon!

Onward with a New Year: What no pictures!

In a horribly predictable fashion I like many others have neglected me blog, granted I have not neglected my hobbies! I have a backlog of figures that I have painted over the fall that I hope will soon see the light of the internet, once I take the time to upload them is post form!

In other new I intending to increasing the content of the blog to not only Wargaming but Role-Playing as well. Not sure when you’ll see the first post but I will attempt to make it broken off in its own area so to speak, granted I am a novice at WordPress.

Thats all for now.

Cheers

Panzergrenadier Oakleaf Pattern

I’d been looking forward to painting this ever since I got the inspiration to do so from a old from reading over the how to article in the 2015 TooFatLardies Christmas Special and now I finally have my first result! This fig is a one of the German Late War Artizan Designs figures, which I fell do a great job of looking the part. The one new painting step I tried was to do NMM on the gun and canteen, and at tabletop level it looks good to me, I aim to improve as I go on.

I really love this figure and his turnout but will be aiming to make the next thirty or so I need to plant of my Chain of Command platoon evening better. I think the real sell for me is the basing work which was the result of some impulse selections at the dealers hall at Historicon. Lesson learned get a shit ton of basing supplies anytime you can! My next target is to do the MG42 on Tripod team, and really show of some basing fun, once I do that I’ll start cycling through the squads one at a time.

Take Back the Night: Molly Squidpiddge!

Took a break from the historical projects list, to paint up my first Master for Malifaux. I spent the good part of a morning trying to think up a color scheme for this figure. I’m not sure if I done with the base or if I will actually complete switch it out with a different one, but for now I just wanted this gal painted so I could play her on game nights.

Not sure when but I likely have some more Malifaux figures coming down the chain soon, I know of at least two more master boxes I’d like to own at least!

The Glorious Haul

Historicon was a bit ago and I picked up quite a few items during my trek through the vendor haul! Here is some quick shots for no good reason listing everything I got!

  • A ton of basing supplies from Lifelike Little Landscape, Battlefield Terrain Concepts, Galeforce 9, and Scenic Express.
  • Enough Late War Germans from Artizan Designs to field a Panzergrenadier platoon for Chain of Command. (One is a crusader blister so have more poses for the MG Teams)
  • A Perry 95th Rifle plastic sprue, and Perry ACW Union Artillery and Limber
  • Barmaid fig from Hovel, which might be my favorite grab!
  • The Pirate Captains and Union Generals in 40mm for Sash and Saber
  • Confederate casualties from Sash and Saber in 28mm
  • A Elder Thing from the Call of Cthulhu 7th miniature line.

That all should keep me busy until at least Christmas if not longer!

 

 

French and Indian Allies Completed!

Finally took the time to get my first unit of Indian Allies completed for Sharp Practice. It took a immense amount of time for me to identify what I wanted to do with them from a painting standpoint. In the end I went with Green, Light Tan, and Blue for the Clothing and did a mix of full body paint for most of the group. Some of my favorite visuals of east coast native americans is the full body war paint, so I happy with my first attempt.

Its a pretty wild set of colors, I think my only worry at the moment is that I don’t have enough browns.

This is a mix of Old Glory and Conquest figures, at first I wasn’t hip on the old glory sculpts but  I really like both sculpt ranges once they are painted. All the poses are really nice and after getting all the colors done, the group shows a good bit of character. The only thing I feel I goofed in was the detail on the feathers, but I didn’t want to risk making it worse. Not to mention its likely fine tabletop quality.

I’m decided to keep with the autumn look that I did for the French Regulars, but added some logs that I got at Historicon to give them more of a bushwhacking feel.

With these guys done, I only lack a few leaders, a group of Canadian militia, and my cannon and I have my first fully painted Sharp Practice list! Once thats done I’ll look I’ll be heading to my ACW figures as far as Sharp Practice painting is concerned. So until next time Cheers!

French Indian Allies

Took the time to get the final paint and a picture of my first completed Indian ally for my French forces. I really like everything about this fig, granted it didn’t start that way. This is the first Indian figure I have completed and I still have no identifiable process for the other eleven I plan to paint. I going to come up with a plan and journal it ideally, but I need to get my colors down and have them line up with this guy before I do that.

I’d seen the full blue/back body paint online and wanted to see how it would look, so far its my favorite aspect of the figure, so I may end up making the unit 50/50 with the look.

Right now my goal is to have these fully painted by the end of the week, getting this guy out the door help with my overall motivation on the unit. Once I get the this unit completed I only lake getting six Canadians painted up and I will have a full base list for Sharp Practice which is very exciting. From there I have a few characters and a artillery piece to close out my current collection, with the intent of purchasing possible additions at Historicon. Until next time,  Ó:nen ki’ wáhi!