Sunday, May 4, 2014

ACW - Confederate Infantry

Manufacturer:  Perry Miniatures (Perry Plastics)
Scale:  28mm


Hello again,

a short time after my last post concerning the Confederate Cavalry I´m happy to present some photos of an unit of Confederate Infantry. 

Again Krisztian painted them up for me and also again the figures just needed to get their bases finished.

And here they are - set into a little scene on our fireplace as you can maybe see the tiles.













I´ve been quite diligent within the last week due to our hobby and there are 42 figures of Perry Zouaves on my painting table which need to be send to Krisztian. I prepared them fixing them on washers, sanding these washers, priming the whole figures and also prepainting the bases.

I noticed that it is was quite hard to sand and paint the washers by drybrushing them after the figures had been fixed on the bases by four without touching the paint of the finished figures. So this time I think that this kind of method could be much more easier.

In the foreground of the pictures showing the prepared minis you can seen two already painted Zouaves of the 5th NewYork Volunteers. The Perry box consists of 42 figures and as I fix them by four on my bases these two guys were left and could not be attached to their unit right now. 

I want Krisztian to paint another two men in the uniform of the 5th NY Volunteers so the base can be completed.

As the 5th NewYork Volunteers had been a force of the Union and our gaming group needs more rebels I decided to let the left 40 men painted as a Confederate Zouave unit - Wheat´s Tiger Rifles.
The last two photos show the supplement of the Perry box which is always a great submission for painting.





I hope that Krisztian has time to paint them as soon as possible. ;)

That´s all for this post. I wish you a lot of fun with our hobby. Don´t let the brushes get dry.


Cheers
Mike

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

ACW - Confederate Cavalry

Manufacturer:  Perry Miniatures (Perry Plastics)
Scale:  28mm



Hi everybody,

though I´ve already posted some pictures of these guys in a earlier post on my blog I wanted to show them to you finished and also in a little setup.
Finished means that the bases hadn´t been ready yet. Now they are ready for action.

These wonderful figures from Perry Plastics have been painted by Krisztian and are planned to be used for the rules of "Longstreet" by Sam Mustafa. 

Within my next post I will show the Confederate Infantry also painted by Krisztian. They also need their final basing.

I love the style Krisztian is painting figures and these nice guys surely won´t be the last figures I will send to him.


Cheers
Mike










Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SYW - Austrian Army - Fusiliers and Grenadiers of my own range

Manufacturer:  Dreispitz Miniatures
Scale:  28mm


Hi fellows,

again a lot of time had past by since my last post. But today I want to show you a lot of pics of some figures Krisztian painted up for me. Normally I like to paint my SYW-stuff on my own but this year I wanted to get some figures of my own range ready painted to show them on Tactica in Hamburg in order to sell some figures. As I´m a slow painter I sent them to Krisztian who did a very good job and the miniatures had been ready just in time. Unfortunately I wasn't able to drive to Tactica because of my second job that is playing in a band.

After moving to another place and getting the flat tidy and livable I just managed now to get the figures on their bases. I again decided to base four figures on bases 4cm wide an 5cm deep. Four bases are presenting a unit to use them for the formidable rules of "Maurice" from SamMustafa.

My range only has eight different poses: 
Grenadiers kneeling firing, standing firing, kneeling presenting arms, standing presenting arms.
Fusiliers kneeling firing, standing firing, kneeling presenting arms, standing presenting arms.

Krisztian painted up 4 of each type and I mixed two stands of each Grenadiers and Fusiliers so two units could be built.

So here they are.
Hope you like them. ;)



























If someone of you is interested in buying some unpainted figures of my range please contact me by sending a comment including your mail-address and I will send you an e-mail back. 
One figure is 1,40 €.

Here is also a figure of a Fusilier I painted on my own. It shows the Bavarian regiment Minucci.







Cheers
Mike