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onsdag den 18. januar 2017

The Rebasing of an army

Started to rebase my samurai army. I just kind of like the look when the models are bases on bigger bases. It not onlly makes it easier to move them around but also offer the possibility to make more interesting, dynamic bases. Also it cuts down on models needed.
 I went for 40mmx60mm. Usually this is 6 models but then they have to stand very close. This is fine for napoleon armies organized in close ranks but samurai which fought in a much looser formation I think  the army could be represented in a more interesting way.



tirsdag den 10. januar 2017

Wild west "knuckledusters"

Finished those 2 from knuckleduster miniatures. The  figures from knuckleduster are fast becomming my favorite figures for my "dead mans hand" games. Also because right now there really is a good flow in new additions to the range. Can wait for those Card players to turn up at my local saloon.



onsdag den 4. januar 2017

Redoubt Canadian militia and Indians


My latest from redoubt miniatures from their French and indian range. First of all I really like the range. I really dislike the that sometimes the castings are not up to the expected standards.
I ordered thes together with marching English grenadiers. I got 2 broken bayonets, 1 broken militiarifle and 6 indians with just to much flash. Wrothe Redoubt 3-4 times and finally got through and the replaced the grenadiers without fuss and supplied 4 extras which made me happy Again : ) Think they need to improve their shipping methods. Suppling the different codes in clear plastic backs with no protection is not doing them any good.
 Well apart from that I really enjoy some of their newer codes. Full of character when you are used to painting Perry miniatures. Proberly cleaned I find them a joy to paint. Their older codes which the indians are part of have smaller issues like their deep eye sockets which can be quite a challenge.

With other ranges like galloping major I think redoubt have to do better. Their skirmishers and indians are really good but their regulars suffer from only being able to buy 1 or 2 poses pr code and most people I think will buy their redcoats elsewhere.

Hope this was usefull to you

all the best Rasmus







fredag den 30. december 2016

Wild west Rebel Renegades and Banditos

6 figures from Black Scorpion. They are 32 mm and fit very well with knuckleduster and Artizan the later being just slightly smaller. They are made of resin but unlike some other resin items released the later years they are really good with no flaws. They bring plenty of caracter to you wild West games and I really think they are cool. A joy to paint and quite fast to with not to many details . They hold paint really well and like plastic you dont have to worry handling them. Thumps up from me.


More Banditos to follow

torsdag den 29. december 2016

Brunswick Uhlans 1815

HI Fellows. At last finished my squadron of Brunswick Uhlans from the 1815 campaign. Been a long way in finishing this unit because of other projects. Wanted to make this unit for ages since I just like their looks so much, being the main reason. Also it complets my goal for my Brunswick forces. Yes I dont have any single units fielded but I am fairly good covered. Command, 5 infantry battalions, 2 squadrons of cav. a small unit of horse art. and a small of foot arty.  Bugger dont have that horse arty....will be back.
    All the best Rasmus







torsdag den 8. december 2016

Town Militia of Paris

Figures are all plastic from the Perry Brothers. They need no praise them.....just perfect Again. The banners are from Little men big studios and a joy to Work with and can take a great deal of punisment before your thumps destroys them. This unit I went for a more uniformed look. Maybe to much, but I thought I needed a little change, all my other units only uniforms are  the white or red crosses. The reason for picking the colours of paris was just because I liked their shield designs so much. No historical data : )



mandag den 5. december 2016

SGT. Steiner

200mm bust of Sgt. Steiner played by James Coburn. in the warmovie from 1977. What a joy to paint. Everything came together quite nicely and did not need much work before the paintjob could start. I went all in with vallejo.
 In the past I always used oils in these scales but after watching youtubes about wet palletes and techniques using acrylics I have painted the last 3 with those. still got a long way to go but personally think it is getting better.