Thursday, 29 January 2009
I had two extra dragoon riders left and used these with some horses I cast from a SYW mould of a walking horse. The horses required changes to the saddle cloth and addition of pistol holsters. The riders had the front detail removed and filled up to make it more breastplate like, then I added cross belts, new heads and finally gave them a pistol and carbine to hold.
The finished conversions ... The two extra horses are for the dismounted horse holders which I've yet to convert. A side view of the mounted figures...
Sunday, 25 January 2009
[figs: All Hereck and Goros except bearded blacksmith which is Eureka; gun is 54mm Call to Arms]
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
For a dismounted regiment of horse (9 figs in size) I was thinking of having one figure mounted with a pistol, one dismounted holding a horse, plus one officer and 6 troopers on foot.
At the moment there are no commercially avaliable figures that fit the bill, looks like major conversion jobs will be required. Figure hacking, arm swapping and remodelling with green stuff sounds like a lot of fun. I think I need to identify some figures to start from and try out conversions.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
I built the walls out of foam board, making an inset for the doors. Below you can see the basic building structure with the doors and buttresses trial fitted to one side; beside it is a 40mm figure for size comparison
I made up the roof with cardboard. I used my favourite method for buildings, printed papers. These were cut to size and stuck on. The doors were painted and glued in place. After that I added tbe buttresses and painted them up to match the stone paper. Below you can see it the tithe barn finished on its base, about to receive a delivery ..
I want to add two more half timbered buildings to the village - I've decided to make these myself.
Friday, 9 January 2009
I had a kit-bash session, deciding to cut up one kit to add an extra bay to the nave and create a two bay chancel. I raised the complete structure up on a foamboard base to get a little extra height. The bare walls with a 40mm fig for comparison is shown below ..
Saturday, 3 January 2009
[figs and accessories: Eureka 40mm Musketeer range and Irregular Miniatures]