David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Moving on...

...as opposed to other, more recent forms of moving, I’ve painted up a Royal Artillery 12lb gun and crew for my Wars of the French Revolution project. The gun is from Foundry and the gun crew from Trent Miniatures. The figures mostly sport the ‘Mother Shipton’ hat, which makes them stand out from my other bicorne wearing gun crews in the British contingent of my Allied army. From the latter manufacturer I’ve also finished three Artificiers to go with the gun when it’s emplaced in works rather than deployed in the field.
































After Finishing these figures I started on some Mutton Chop 1938 British infantry figures for my VBCW project. I've got the first four to the stage where all the basic colours are blocked in and the flesh and metal areas are highlighted. The figures are quite nice, though the detail and/or casting on some is a little soft, or perhaps it’s my old eyes? In total I have 16 to paint, so at my current rate that will take a couple of weeks! I believe a command pack is next out, though how soon I don’t know of course. That will give me two 9 figure groups and a command group of 2 figures, a decent addition to the VBCW roll call. When the female figures from Footsore are released, hopefully before Warfare, I shall get those for my Tettenhall WI contingent, perhaps will some additional figures from the New Bad Squido Land Girls range.

12 comments:

  1. Splendid additions to the project old chum.

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  2. Great figures. I like the new Trent gunners but wish they’d do something about the boots as they are imho wrong. I like the artificers and somewhere have an old uniform plate detailing their “uniform”.

    Hope you are feeling better and the offer of a day out in Stockton still stands. 😃

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    1. Thanks Colin! Enjoy Crisis at the weekend. Doubt I will be able to make Stockton though, still very weak and tired.

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  3. Splendid! I look forward to dispatching a few Frenchies with them.

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    1. With the ‘Red Dice of Doom’ you’d have no problem. Sorry to cancel tonight’s game, but just not up to long days yet.

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    1. Indeed I am. Managed 20 minutes today.

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  5. Nice gunners and artficers, useful bit of kit.
    Best Iain

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