Saturday, June 23, 2018

Clearing off the Paint Desk...

I often start working on a project or a random batch of miniatures, typically inspired by an impulse purchase, a movie or a book, and then I move on to something new...this means that I have several different batches of miniatures unfinished lingering on my paint desk.

Recently I started trying to work on those abandoned projects. I've made some progress but still have more to do. The first batch tackled were some 28mm Warlord Games WW2 Japanese veteran infantry.

Here's the squad. I added some plastic topiary  vegetation to make the bases more tropical and exotic. 

Painting 28mm isn't my wheelhouse, I am much more comfortable painting 15mm and smaller. I primed these guys and the primer was a tad fuzzy. I decided to push on. The uniforms are painted with Vallejo (or maybe Reaper?) Japanese Uniform. The undershirts are Reaper Stone Grey I believe.

I bought this pack as an impulse purchase. My local club played alot of Bolt Action. I bought these, let them linger and finally resumed painting them only to discover that nobody plays BA at my lub anymore. 

I think I am going to sell these guys off, I think I want to restart my Bolt Action Japanese army in 20mm. I still enjoyed painting these guys.

Next up are some 10mm ECW. I love pike and shot and renaissance armies but the ECW isn't a big interest. Lancer Miniatures had several 10mm ECW kickstarters that were awesome deals. I decided to jump in and over time bought some more second hand. Now I have a heap of 10mm ECW. I based these guys for Liber Militum's "Tercios" rules which look pretty cool.

This is a unit of Harqbusiers. I decided to paint them in a uniform look, based off of a color plate depicting Popham's Horse. Future units of horse will be much more ragtag looking. The base is 60x40mm.

And here is a unit of infantry in red uniforms. This is a parliamentary unit, as evidenced by the officer and ensign wearing orange sashes. Right now I have a "blew coat" regiment on the paint desk, half completed. I will tackle them and then probably paint a tawny orange coated infantry regiment for Essex.

I hope to make more updates in the future showing some more projects completed.