Sunday, 28 July 2013

Soldiers of the (Austro-Hungarian) Empire

Now finished my first 'proper' company for In Her Majesty's Name - Major Otto Von Feldkirchen's Light Dragoons. Austro-Hungary's Finest. Ahem. As you may note, they appear to have misplaced their horses...

Just some pictures for the time being - I have written a company list but I'm going to send it to the IHMN blog first and see if it works.

The figures are from Empress Miniatures - their Mutton Chop range. A bit later than the IHMN setting, but I think they work quite well, and they fit Austrian uniform for the late 1800s/early 1900s quite well. The uniform scheme is actually an amalgam of French light dragoon and Austrian light infantry from the 1900s, because I kept changing my mind on what I wanted them to look like... I used Haswell Miller's 'Vanished Armies' for inspiration.


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

In Her Majesty's Name - British Rifle Company

Added a new page for my newly completed British Rifle Company, including an idea for a new weapon, and company list...

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Tekumel Project Figures, Qol, Aridani and Demons

Over on the right hand side you will see a new page added. I hope. Having been most fortunate in getting in on the Tekumel giveaway on the Lead Adventure Forum, the figures have been bumped up the queue and are soon to be started. So far I have pictures and a few brief thoughts, and will post in-painting pictures as they progress.

Yet another attempt to maintain a blog. Of some description.

The title says it all really. Having never really managed to maintain a blog this might be a bit of a foolhardy venture (especially when I'm trying to finish a PhD, but that's another very long and probably rather dull story). On the other hand, it does give me something else to think about.

So, in light of the knowledge that I have enough being painted, and in the queue, to provide material for at least, oh, three or four posts, maybe more if I string them out a bit, I shall give this another go. I should add that this is entirely motivated by the great blogs many of the inhabitants of the Lead Adventure Forum have, though I doubt it will be up to those standards. Still, having been on the LAF for just over a year (and subsequently spending far too much time on there when I should be doing other things), I'll give it a go!

By way of a teaser, in line for posts are - a lot of Tekumel figures I was lucky enough to acquire through the extremely generous giveaway on the LAF the other week, so I shall post in-progress painting pics of those; various VSF figures for In Her Majesty's Name, picked up at Salute and actually nearly finished(!); Muscovites for By Fire and Sword, acquired at Salute and waiting to be painted, and anything else I think of. I have a vague idea I might build an airship. Not a real one, a 28mm VSF one for IHMN. I also have various other older projects I could photograph in case of a slow week.

Oh. It all sounds so optimistic doesn't it?