February 17, 2017
This post originally appeared on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Blog on February 17, 2017.
As we get into the year, work has picked up considerably for me. That said, I’ve been more or less sticking to my painting schedule.
Given the recent demands on my time, the five figures below didn’t get to make a stop in my tabletop light box before ending up on the tabletop battlefield at the club.
Here we have more figures from the Conquest Miniatures French and Indian War line. There’s an officer to the left. three marching soldiers in the center and an ensign on the right who, without a flag, makes a good unit commander.
The expeditious deployment to the field saw these figures routing some British regulars and colonial provincials in a Friday night game of Muskets & Tomahawks. It made for a rousing end to a long week of work.
I have six or seven more of these left to paint along with some Woodland Indians and Canadian Militia from Wargames Factory before I move on to another genre.
Until next time…
January 17, 2017
This post originally appeared on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Blog on January 13, 2017.
I jumped the gun earlier this week with my first entry into the challenge for fear of missing next week’s deadline. Now, that I’m more in the swing of things, I wanted to try to get a few more figures in this week.
First up is Snorri the smith, leader of our traveling trio of itinerant craftsdwarves.
Next up is Hár the stone mason. Both he and Snorri are from the same Games Workshop Dwarf Rangers box set from which their friend Borri hailed. I love the cloaks and the poses of these sculpts. My only complaint is, as they’re one piece figures, it’s difficult to field more than one box on the table and not have things look redundant.
Finally, here’s a French Regular from Conquest Miniatures. I’ve been slowly working on my Canadian wilderness force for Muskets & Tomahawks, but it’s been slow going. I think I first got started on a militia unit in August of last year. Well, I just found out that my friend Brian is moving back to the UK soon and that we’ll be sending him off with a big game of M&T at the club, so there’s no time like the present to get these Canadians done.
My previous experience painting uniformed troops involved ACW Confederates and WWII U.S. Paratroopers – i.e. lots of butternut and olive drab respectively. Eighteenth century regular units are an entirely different challenge. I can’t wait to see a finished unit in formation!
Next week will be more of the same branched paths with dwarves, wargs and Dark Ages/fantasy warriors on one hand and French regulars on the other.
January 14, 2017
This post originally appeared on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Blog on January 10, 2017.
Our 2016 addition to the family added to both the enjoyment and exhaustion of the holidays. After an equally exhausting week back at work, I’ve finally returned to my nightly painting habit.
I thought I was going to start with something from my historical backlog – French Regulars for the French and Indian War or American Airborne for WWII. However, a recent game of Cubicle 7’s Adventures in Middle-earth has got me painting Dwarves. This figure is from the Games Workshop Dwarf Rangers box.
I call him Borri the whittler after an NPC from The Eaves of Mirkwood scenario for Adventures in Middle-earth. I have his friends Snorri the smith and Hár the stone mason on the bench. I’ll post them in the next day or so.