Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ths Gods are finished.............. and it only took..........

I remember painting the officer in April 2006 and thinking what beautiful figures they were and yet for some reason between all other units that were needed for a convention demo game or other excuse they remained unfinished until July 2017.

For your viewing pleasure (and I still need some camera lessons with the Tartty).
The completed unit of 40 Front Rank Grenadiers a Cheval of the Imperial Guard Heavy Cavaly Division....or as Napoleon called them his Gods.

 Officer Trumpeter and Standard Bearer
 
 A closer view
 Officer and Trumpette
 The whole lot of them
 Elevated slightly
 





 In Column




 Trying something different

Let me know if there are any units that have taken you longer.
Cheers for now.

Colin

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April Showers

Hello to everyone.....

As we had an extended break between Easter and Anzac Day I spent some time behind the brush and finishing off a few other units that I had sitting awaiting their turn patiently. The good news is I only have 8 more of the Grenadiers a Cheval to complete that unit, having knocked over another 4 during the break. 


Re-basing General Lord Rowland Hill and his staff. Front Rank and Warlord figures.

Lieutenant General Charles Count Alten K.G.B Commanding 3rd Infantry Division I Army Corp and his staff.

 Major General Sir Colin Halkett 5th British Brigade minus staff.
Major General Sir James Kempt 8th British Brigade awaiting his staff as well. Paint faster we are not amused he cries!!!
General de Division Baron Lhértier
11th Cavalry Division III Reserve Cavalry Corp with a sulking ADC and nervous trumpeter.

 General de Brigade Baron Guiton 2nd Brigade 11th Cavalry Division III Reserve Cavalry Division
 General de Division Baron Roussel d'Hurbal 12th Cavalry Division III Reserve Cavalry Corps
4th Light Lancers from 2nd Brigade 1st Cavalry Division attached to Erlons I Corp



Happy painting and hopefully the finished bases in a week or two.

Cheers

Colin

Friday, January 27, 2017

Wow 2017

Some people would think that an annual update of a blog is probably the laziest blog on the planet and they would be correct. 2016 was a blur with a new job and a whole range of factors curtailing my enthusiasm for the project but in fact I actually managed to get quite a bit done and my darling wife gave me a few leave passes to spend a weekend in the Man Cave.

The workbench is still busy with inspiration now sitting above it.



The center piece is a restored 1820's Map below of the Battle.


At this time of year CanCon (Canberra Convention) graces the area and it always manages to re-motivate me. I get to see some amazing people from this hobby and always manage to find like minded people from around the country and in some cases internationally.

I have been progressing with painting and have in fact had a bit of a burst of progress in the last month having a week at home before returning to work. In between fighting Scottish thistle on the farm and intruding wombats that keep entering the house paddock and digging up what little lawn there is left after a few weeks of 35+ degree weather, I have managed to complete a number of pieces.

Finished basing four more French Regiments in 3rd and 4th Divisions in D'Erlons 1st Corp below.


I also managed to base the WIP Grenadiers a' Cheval below. This unit started in 2006 and is still waiting for all 40 to be completed I have 26 complete now and only 14 to go...........has to be a personal record..... 10 years in progress.....I hope there is someone out there that can match or better that feat!!!


Finished basing my Kings German Legion Brigade. The 1st to 4th Regiments and very happy with the outcome.


Found a place for Milhauds Cavalry Division beneath my Eagle.


I hit a milestone in the Project this month having completed

  • 50% of the French Forces;
  • 49% of the Allies; and
  • A miserable 17% of the Prussians
II Corp below has now been completed with all Command Stands done


The Cavalry Commander I particularly like. Pajol from memory??


Life goes on and am enjoying my renewed enthusiasm despite time constraints.

I hope 2017 despite all the craziness happening in the world can be a peaceful and productive one for everyone reading this blog and hope that the pictures can inspire you as well.

All the best 

Colin