Saturday, 21 March 2015

Stripped for action

There hasn’t been a lot of painting going on here recently because I have turned my attention to feverishly stripping, filing and repairing figures. This is because, not to be outdone by Roy, I too have called for help to paint up extra forces ready for Vintage Waterloo.

All stripped and nearly ready to go off to Lee, not sure which regiment yet but I quite fancied yellow facings.

Lee has agreed to paint a unit of British line infantry for me, this will be another mixed figure unit similar to the Guards unit I already have. All the figures in this one will be vintage ones and will include the fifer from Steve and the Guards officer from Jack – I’ll have to come up with some sort of backstory for this, perhaps he returned late from the Duchess of Richmond’s ball and couldn’t find his own regiment?

Roy and I decided that we would go for 12 figure cavalry units for 'Vintage Waterloo' but I may need to tweak my rules a bit to allow for this.

Matt in NZ will be painting two squadrons of Prussian Lancers – six lovely vintage HH Ulans and six Der Kreigspieler Landwehr. All of these figures originally came for Don in the US so by the time they get back to me again they will probably be the most travelled toy soldiers in the world!

My only bit of painting for the last two weeks. These lads will be combined with a squadron of Roy's Empress Dragoons to make a Guard heavy cavalry unit.

But I haven’t given up painting entirely as I have been working away on my test figure of FN/300 Horse Grenadier Guard (on horse FNH/2). As usual this Hinton Hunt mounted figure is a bit tricky to animate with the famous disappearing detail on his lace – still a bit more work to do.

Oh, and did I mentioned that Matt UK has come out of retirement and will be turning out Mr Sharpe and the 95th Rifles together with some British Light Dragoons, plus a surprise item…

7 comments:

Kev said...

IAN - glad to hear You are not shipping out all Your Painting and intend to continue to Paint. Do very much admire Your Collection. KEV.

Stryker said...

Kev - I enjoy my painting too much to ship it all out but I need a bit of help right now for the vintage Waterloo project!

Wellington Man said...

Ian, It looks like there's an awful lot of them when you line them up like that!

Kev said...

IAN- Very much look forward to Your Vintage Waterloo Project- sounds excellent! It is great to have a Project to work towards - tends to give Your Painting and Collections a real purpose of direction. KEV.

Stryker said...

Matt - I'm sure that's just an optical illusion!

Kev - yes it does give some focus to get stuff done.

lewisgunner said...

I am indeed impressed Ian, I will redouble my efforts to match yours! I better get weaving on the Empress Dragoons and sme guard lancers!
Some lovely battalions just arrived from Lee and following them a few battalions of French line arrived.
Last night I made up 16 guns, will get them sprayed with undercoat tomorrow....just need to get 64 gunners done.
Roy

Stryker said...

16 guns Roy!!! I'd better check my OOB...