A lamentation on the decline and fall of resin tank models

As I am away from my paint pots for a few days, but luckily am unusually free, I thought I’d just scribble down some thoughts that have been nagging in my head for some time. As long-time readers of this blog may have already understood, I like resin vehicle and tank models for 28 mmContinue reading “A lamentation on the decline and fall of resin tank models”

Germans

As I had quite a few of my WW2 German figures out and gathered in one place, I thought I might as well take a few pictures. I have a large number of early war Germans (appropriate for 1939–1941) that are not included here. As you can see there are some Germans in greatcoats, someContinue reading “Germans”

German half-tracks and passengers

I hastily painted my last two SPW armored half-tracks and also painted a few seated grenadiers for them. I have a few more of these passenger figures which I guess may work for marking when the squad is still inside the SPW. Figures are by Warlord Games, vehicles are by Canadian maker die Waffenkammer.

Hälsinge regt. WIP

I have been working on these off and on for the past year. These are not the most demanding figures, but they take a bit more time than the Finnish (all grey) regiments. Will be doing 2×24 of these. Not decided whether to do two flags per unit or not. If I paint the figuresContinue reading “Hälsinge regt. WIP”

Copper wire entanglements…

For my 1808 Russian forces, I need a couple of Grodno hussar squadrons. Unfortunately, there are no models with the correct uniforms available, at least none that match my other figures. So I have decided to convert Perry hussars to look like they have the older uniform. The big difference is the shako. Hussars hadContinue reading “Copper wire entanglements…”

1808 projects…

Many reading this will already have seen these elsewhere, but I might as well post these pictures here as well. These are the figures I have painted and based so far on both sides (Russian and Swedish). It should be around 350 figures and counting. I dont know how realistic it is, but if IContinue reading “1808 projects…”

Russian colonel, 1808

I just finished a colonel or similar officer for my 1808 Russians. A nice figure, not too difficult to paint. Figure by Brigade Games, sculpted by Paul Hicks. These figures are very nice, and this one has a particularly tough looking face.

Empress miniatures late war British

I had a slight mishap when doing the shading wash on these. The wash caused an unusual number of cracks, maybe I was careless when applying it. I was a bit disheartened by this and just let them gather dust, half-finished, for a few months. But finally this week I finished the first squad. TheContinue reading “Empress miniatures late war British”

Sevsk and Mogilev grenadiers

I just finished the command figures for the Mogilev and Sevsk grenadier battalions. With these I have painted 8×16 Russian infantry for the 1808 setting. Just as I was uploading the pictures I realized I missed the gold band around the top of the shako of the Sevsk NCO. Ill have to go back andContinue reading “Sevsk and Mogilev grenadiers”

More German armor

I finished a Panzer III Ausführung M and a sdkfz 222 leichter Panzerspåhwagen to add to my German armored collection. Pictures are not that great as I didnt have my usual camera to hand [I have replaced them with better pictures since I wrote this!]. The tank is a resin kit by die Waffenkammer andContinue reading “More German armor”