Thursday, February 15, 2018

28mm War of Spanish Succession Figures

This week submission contains 11 War of Spanish Succession troops. These are Foundry figures. I've painted them like the "Old Yellow" uniforms for the Spanish. Also I painted these with oil paints and this was my attempt at painting troops in mass with oil paints.  

I have no idea if the commander of this group had a green jacket or not but I liked it so I went with it. 

I still have to work on painting flesh at this scale. I haven't found a good technique I like.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Miniart 1/16 French Musketeer Part II

Part II of my work in progress of the French Musketeer.  Well if you remember from my previous post I wasn't able to get the hair to match up. With some advice from the Military Modeling forum, I cut off the ears of the Musketeer and the hair fit nicely.  You can also see from the below shots how much filler I had to use. I still have to fill the seam on the back of the hair.

I was able to get the lower part of his body together. The amount of gaps and uneven casting with this model is amazing.  Even the fold of the boots don't match up well. I still have to add putty to fill those gaps.

The Torso and arms weren't too bad but the arms need some attention too.  Nothing on this model matches up well at all.

I have a lot of flash to clean up on the hands, sword, sword hilt and other pieces. I'm hoping to get to prime this sometime next week. Weather permitting.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Miniart 1/16 French Musketeer Part 1

My wife, for Christmas, gave me a present which was another Miniart 1/16 scale figure. This one is the French Musketeer.  I'm going to do a series on putting this thing together.  Maybe it will be helpful to someone in the future.

To start off with the head comes in 3 pieces. Two halves are the side, neck and back of the skull. The other piece is the face. You have two choose from in the box. There are gaps that have to be filled with putty when putting the two side halves together.  Once you put the face on nothing lines up. I had to build a chin, create a jaw line and just fill holes where the pieces don't meet up.

The white is the putty I added. Everything is being held together with blue tack.

Now the hair! The hair comes in two pieces as well but once you line up the hair at the front of the face there's a huge hole at the back! See above photo!  If you shift the hair back it doesn't look right because his hair will start almost behind his ear in order for the two pieces to meet up.  I have no idea how to cover or fix this. 


Four more Spanish battalions are ready to fight!

 Over the last week and half I was able to finish 4 more Spanish battalions. Please give a nice warm hand to the Guadalajara, de la Armada, Cordova battalions and the Valladolid Grenadier battalion.  They have made hard journey to the battlefield and they will not be denied their right to fight!
Again all of the flags are speculative and taken from what I could piece together from various sources. 

I have 9 more Spanish battalions to finish up and the infantry for the French/Spanish side will be done!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

1/16 scale Knight

So I've been working on my first large scale figure. A Miniart 1/16th scale knight. I had purchased this a few years ago at a Oregon model show and I've finally got the nerve up to try and paint it.  So all of my oil paint practicing has led me to this.  I'm happy with how the model turned out paint wise. The figure itself was a pain to put together and was not well made at all.  It is all plastic and most of the parts did not fit together with out lots of work and putty. The decals were extremely brittle and most of them tore when attempting to apply them. 

A little size comparison with a 28mm figure.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Spanish Battalions Granda and Cuenca arrive!!!

Two new Spanish battalions have arrived, the Granda and Cuenca units are ready to fight the British, Dutch and Portuguese.  

It amazes me that there is so little information on the Spanish for this timer period as they were the focal point of the entire war. Having said this I have to confide in you all that the flags are speculative. I took an idea and ran with it. I couldn't find anything on these units outside of their uniform colors.  Oh well.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

First 2 WSS Spanish Battalions completed!

I've completed my first 2 Spanish Battalions for my WSS project.  Joining their French allies are the Walloon and Spanish Guard battalions.  Only 16 more battalions to paint!