Tuesday, February 7, 2017

AWI 40mm Front Rank British officers

 Here we have the first of the British officer well i expect that more will turn up at some stage did a look of work on the red to make sure that it pops and after 5 layers i think i've got it.
I've just started the next batch of figures this morning completing 3 layers of flesh on 20 figures, even though i've just been told there are more on there way so because they are the same Grenadiers i'' do them all together to get a good consistency over the 30 figures also there is a British artillery piece in the next box so that will be fun. Well i hope people are enjoying these updates on the 40mm figures If anyone has question on painting techniques for this size feel free to ask

Monday, February 6, 2017

AWI 40mm Front Rank British Legion light cavalry

This time we have Legion Light cav led by Banastre Tarleton I really liked the finished look of these chaps and i think they will just add a bit more colour to the table as in the last post of tried to get a photo from different direction of each figure, i've found it really useful myself when looking for paint sources to use for painting my own, sometimes your left wondering whats on the other side how have they painted that so i hope it helps anybody looking for painting sources. If anybody is after the colours i've used just drop a wee note and i'll do my best to get back to you

Sunday, February 5, 2017

American war of Independence 40mm front Rank British 17th light cav

the past couple of weeks i've been working on 11 mounted figures which i completed yesterday this post has the first 5 which are of the 17th British Light horse, since starting this commission i've been working really hard on getting the horses better  , this time i worked on getting more variation in the colouring of each horse trying to make sure that none were exactly the same colour, I've decided after uploading these pictures that the next thing to work on is the horses eyes
 It's a shame the photos don't show how sharp and bright the reds are

 I searched high and low for a gibeon for these guys but other than the photo on the Front Rank site i was unable to find one so i spent two and a half hours making my own it's not perfect but i'm still happy with the outcome I took the light brown flag and used photoshop to remove almost everything out of it and then used the green leaf wreath and the white horse we logo and then made the centre skull and crossbone logo part.
If anyone would like i will post an A4 sheet pdf of these so you can print them out yourselves

Friday, February 3, 2017

AWI 40mm Front Rank Continental infantry and artillery

 I've been working on the AWI commission for a while now  and am starting to get some momentum the continentals aregetting their ranks filled out a bit this post with more infantry and a couple of guns

 Talk about a small gun i've painted bigger guns for  28mm figures i suppose you get hit by a ball from this you would still know it