Thursday 30 June 2016

Sculpt & Cast - WIP (7) - mr horsey ...

When starting on the horse initially I thought I would end up with something more like a pantomime horse - but once I did the neck & head I could see that I would have something worth continuing with  - I was pleased with the result.

The basic horse, a few bits to correct before saddle, reins etc are added

A comparison Irregular Miniatures (Left), my horsey + rider (centre), Sash&Sabre (Right)

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Sculpt & Cast - WIP (6) - here come the hats ...

After a bit of experimentation got the hand of doing the wide brimmed hats, man walking and standing now completed.
hats/helmet to be added to 4 more foot figures which await them. The drummer and musketeer are lagging behind a bit; I'm considering the best way to put the cords on the drum and I'm making a basic musket for the musketeer to hold. Also I've done some work on the horse which is coming along nicely.

Monday 20 June 2016

Some more useful reference for 17C Polish Armies ...

Firstly a nice little book,
and a couple of websites:

17c Polish Military Uniforms and Arms

Polish Renaissance Warfare (1450-1699)

Saturday 18 June 2016

Sedan Chair Mini-Project (part 2)

This little project is progressing nicely, saddle detail added to the horses, side poles added and with the basic slung sedan (made from cardboard) in place.

straps to hold the side poles to be added, then its on to painting.

Thursday 16 June 2016

Sedan Chair Mini-Project (part 1)

To have a break of sorts from little green men, I've started work on a sedan chair that will be carried slung between two horses. The inspiration for this comes from a lovely illustration in Eduard Wagners European Weapons & Warfare 1618-48,

Two spare draft horses have been modified, and work started on riders/attendants

Sculpt & Cast - WIP (5) - latest progress

latest pictures of foot figures, faces are going on and other sundry details; more figures await their just their headgear to make them complete

Sunday 12 June 2016

Wittenberg - Jaeger Scouts ...

A small group of jaeger scouts on patrol in the border area ...

 [5 new figures, converted from a mix of Sash&Sabre, Romanoff & Jacdaw]

Friday 10 June 2016

Sculpt & Cast - WIP (4) - female figure finished

still a little work to do to remove a few fluffy areas

Monday 6 June 2016

Sculpt & Cast - WIP (3), twiddly bits being added...

Progress is seemingly slow but some of the foot figures are nearing completion, with just the heads to do.

the man walking and standing, both get a short sword(stiletto); the woman standing looking better but rather 'mannish'

 Sword hilts added, drum hoops added; one chap gets his arms

 the horse is starting to take shape...