Monday, April 29, 2013

US Heavy Lifting

A couple of specials which are more 'eye candy' than useful on the table.  But I like this stuff because 1) they are different and 2) they are BIG. 

First up is a Cromwell models Dragon Wagon. It was a beautiful resin kit that went together well.  I got it second hand (but unmade) and a few bits were missign or broken so some (minor) scratchbuilding was required to repair it.

Next up is a Retrokit Ward La France wrecker.  Quite a lot of work to put together - but very well cast and I think makes up a beautiful and different model.  Adding the thread for the cables is always difficult - especially to get it lookign taught.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A few more US tanks

Finished the ones posted a few days ago. 

Something special to post tomorrow.

Hun horses - basecoated waiting for oil rub

These are about half the horses for the Hun army (I'm not going to give accurate numbers incase there are spies about).

Primed and then coloured with various Humbrol emanels to form a good base for the oil rub tomorrow night.

Will do the horses all at once and the riders 12 at a time. 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Huns - the beginning

OK, finished off my US armour this evening (pictures to come tomorrow), cleaned the desk down for space and pulled out the recently purchased Huns with some of their Germanic helpers. 

These are a mixture of Foundry bought on their last special and Musketeer Miniatures for the Germans. 

Bases were ordered from Litko some two weeks ago - but they are still showing on their site as 'In production"

They are going to be painted and based for Impetus using their beta lists from the website. 

This is all quite foreign to me as it will be my first Ancients army - but I am loving playing Impetus so wanted to get one.

I am going to attempt quite an aggresive schedule for these - but I am not putting it into writing publicly lest I fall short and have to take stick for not getting it done.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

WIP on next batch of US stuff

Nearly finished these.  Need to glue back on all the broken bits, then a little bit more painting on details and then it is to the matt varnish they go.  Hope not to loose too much pigment through varnishing.

Sorry pics are so poor - but just a quick shot to show that I am not sitting around doing nothing.

Monday, April 1, 2013

More US armour - with heavies this time

Here is a bunch of US armour that was put together around Christmas time.
They are all Milicast vehicles with AB and Battlefield crew and a mix of resin and metal stowage.