Sunday 3 December 2023

Crann Tara SYW: 1st Bn. Infantry Regiment Prinz Birkenfeld and some Staff Officers.

 More Crann Tara SYW Savoy figures painted up as 1st Bn. Infantry Regiment Prinz Birkenfeld for my Palatine force. Also, a single Perry figure (a special edition that a chum procured for me from a show) painted up as Generalmajor Christian Georg Freiherr von der Osten and a base containing two Eureka Miniatures' SYW Saxon mounted figures and a Perry AWI French officer to represent Generalleutnant Ferdinand Wilhelm Freiherr von Isselbach and staff.  The flags come from Frédéric Aubert now available on  his new website:

Monday 23 October 2023

Crann Tara SYW: 1st Bn. Infantry Regiment Prinz Karl von Zweibrücken.

 Another battalion towards my (very slowly) growing SYW Palatine force. Crann Tara Savoy infantry with some very minor conversion work on their hats. The flags come from Frédéric Aubert now available on  his new website:

Sunday 1 October 2023

1 Bn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1885. Complete.

Two months in the painting, but the Camerons are ready to hand over to my friend Steve to add to his Sudan collection. Sadly. I could not fit the entire firing line into my lightbox! Fun to do, but I am through painting tartan for a while.

Saturday 5 August 2023

1Bn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, Sudan, 1885.

 No posts for half a year and then two in as many days. It is a bit like waiting for a bus! Now that the TYW/ECW painting has been concluded for the time being (I imagine that there will be more in the fullness of time), it is time to start work on the next unit for Steve's Sudan collection. These have been waiting for far too long. At his request, they are wearing their red frocks as ordered at the Battle of Ginnis, 1885. I toyed with the idea of painting them in a plain red service frock without the cuff detail but I decided that, for the sake of visual interest, I would paint this on. The Cameron tartan is VERY simplified on these figures but I think it works. Only another thirty-two figures to do. Figures are, naturally, Perry Miniatures.

Thursday 3 August 2023

Another new direction and a new painting guide soon.

 It has been almost six months since my last post. The demands of real life and work has meant a re-assessment of how much time I can give to the hobby and when that time will be given. Despite this, I have not been idle. Some inspiration came from a friend and that was then harnessed by "one's publisher" with the result that my fifth painting guide is currently awaiting the wizardry of the design department at Partizan Press. The subject matter will be deduced from these photos. Figures from Perry, Wargames Foundry and The Assault Group. Colours from Flags of War.