Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How should I base the cavalry?

Okay, I'm to the point where I have to make a decision on how to base my cavalry for my WSS project.  These are 10mm figures from Old Glory and I'm planning on using 30mm x 30mm bases.  


What do you think, 2 or 3 figures per base?


I also painted up some commanders.  The horses were all painted with oil paints and the riders with acrylics.  These will be the major generals for the French and Spanish for my Battle of Almanza project. 










Friday, June 8, 2018

The last 4 Spanish infantry battalions are done!!!

This morning I am proud to say I have a turned a page in my Battle of Almanza project. I finished painting the last of my Spanish infantry!!!!  I still have the French and Spanish calvary to paint along with all of the Portuguese, Dutch and British forces. :)  












To date (since June of 2017) I have painted 580 figures comprising 37 infantry battalions for this project.  Here are a few shots of all of them.















Saturday, April 28, 2018

54mm Italian Knight by Andrea Miniatures

My next large scale figure project is a 54mm Italian Knight by Andrea Miniatures.  It's a lovely sculpt and all metal.
I primed the figure black and then did a white over spray.





The above photos show the water colors I washed over the figure to create shadows and high lights as the under painting of the model.








The above photos show the shadows I've started to place on the figure. Once these are dried I will start to layer on the colors onto the figures as glazes.

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Castilla and Bajeles units report for the Battle of Almanza

Two more units are done for the Battle of Almanza project.  The Spanish battalions Castilla and Bajeles are finished.  Only 4 more Spanish infantry units to paint and the French and Spanish infantry units are done. Then its onto the cavalry and then British, Dutch and Portuguese.  I may have this all done by 2019. Maybe.