Thursday, April 16, 2020

April Painting and Terrain WIP

I got home at a "normal" time this evening so I thought I'd post a quick update on what I've been working on in the gaming bunker in between work!  Bear in mind, this work is being done in 15 minute increments in the evening when I can steal a minute.

2 more Austrian Regiments (60 figures) completed for the SYW 10mm project.  The Austrians almost have as many units as their Prussian adversaries now!  Working up Austrian Artillery, another Austrian Cuirassier unit, and some Prussian Grenadiers

8 x Austrian Cuirassiers from RISK pieces!  Not bad!

Prussian and Austrian Generals (4) to lead my 10mm forces!  There are many more coming.

Next up are preparations for a massive GERMANTOWN 1777 game coming up, after all of this covid craziness, of course.  My final AWI units are in the painting queue and I'm finally getting to them after all these years.  First up are the British Guards.  These guys are Old Glory 15mm and they are so much fun to paint!  
I basecoated the white parts grey and am painting over the grey.  It's tedious but i'm hoping will be worth the extra effort.



The whole unit.  I have a total of 2 more British units to complete, and I'll be all done with the British Army for the AWI!  
 One thing that struck me is that you can't have a war in the Americas without lots and lots of fences, stone, and rail.  I embarked on an ambitious project to build more fences for the fields around Germantown in 1777.  Here are some of them awaiting highlighting and flock

fence sections.  I tried mixing a formula for vallejo green grey and it turned out way more green than I liked, even with only 1 drop of the green.  It's fine - I'm not going back now!
I painted up about 10 more sections of a resin stone wall I bought from "game models" about 4 years ago and based and flocked them.  They look good but I am too lazy to fish them out of their containers!  And more for the Germantown project - I have some buildings from JR.

technically a US Civil War house, but I'm going to use it anyways for Germantown.
a small cabin

Anyone gotta go?


The small opportunities I have had to paint have been nice.  I'm hoping to put a good dent into the 10mm SYW project and 15mm AWI project so I can start work back on 10mm Napoleonics as the Good Lord knows there is a ton to get to.  I've also been playing around with table setup to make a nice looking table, at least for 6mm forces.  The following pic is what I came up with so far.  I think it looks nice!





20 comments:

  1. Handsome figures and pleasing terrain. Your 10mm Austrians look great!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan! I cant wait to get them on the table to fight.

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  2. Steve, that is prolific, especially considering your work demands. It is surprising though what short burst of time can achieve and I think many of us have lost the behaviour of using such time effectively because we too easily give that time up to 'screen time'.

    Your 10's look lovely, the Risk pieces were a big surprise, they look really good and that terrain is spot on for visuals.

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    1. Thanks Norm. These have been ongoing for awhile now and so I tried to knock them out a little at a time, here and there.

      The risk cavalry are great and you can't beat the price. The artillery is fantastic, too, and I'll be posting pics of it soon.

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  3. So many things to enjoy here, I especially like your beautiful Austrian infantry, most impressive effet de masse!

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    1. Thank you Phil! I love how the austrian 10mm turned out too!

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  4. Looks great Steve.
    Very much looking forward to Germantown.

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    1. Thanks Darren! Me too as that will mean we're back to normal lol!

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    2. Also - you might not want to check Germantown when you see the rules I'm going to use! You've been warned, sir!!!!

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    3. Ha! I know, I know ...but if anyone can make them work mate, you can :)

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  5. The 10mm SYW figures look splendid.

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  6. Risk pieces? Now I’ve heard them all! That is an absolutely brilliant idea!

    Love that 6mm terrain too. It’s coming along nicely.

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    1. Thank you Mike! You cant beat the prices, either. You can find entire risk sets for 10 to 15 dollars, still below the cost of a 10mm bag of lead and they look just fine next to their metal cousins!

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  7. A very fine job on everything!

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