Wednesday, February 5, 2020

New Commission - 20mm Wayne's Legion and Native Confederation

I'm pretty excited to tackle this project!  Bill Hupp, the owner of Thistle and Rose Miniatures, sent a few hundred figures for me to paint.  I will readily admit to knowing very little about the American Legion of the 1790s, but I have read a couple of books on the Wabash and Fallen Timbers.

These 20mm figures were originally found in the Frying Pan and Blanket line.  They are older sculpts, but they look great!  I spent Monday and Tuesday prepping and priming the Americans.  Today I was able to finish my prototype paint job.  If Bill approves of the color scheme, I will start on the assembly line.

What do you think, blog buddies?  It's an obscure period, but I think these armies should turn out great!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

28mm Colonials

My friend Kevin has an amazing collection for fighting 19th century battles in India.  Recently he asked me to paint some reinforcements for him.


Muslim Militia


Egyptian Regulars

British Reserve Infantry

Maratha Lancers

One thing I really enjoy about painting for Kevin is that he forces me to leave my comfort zone.  He never wants Napoleonic French or ACW Union.  I always get to paint something new and exciting!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

28mm WWI American Infantry

These 49 figures are the first to be completed in the new year!  A few years back, I picked up several packs of Great War Miniatures' American infantry.  I liked these well enough to order up enough to field a Chain of Command force.

Officers and NCOs


Hand grenadiers and VB rifle grenadiers

Browning Machineguns

Great War Miniatures has quite a few gaps in their line, so I'll have to use another manufacturer for some specialty figures.  I would also like to build some set piece terrain for the trench landscape.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019 in Review

2019 was busier than ever for me, but I still found time to paint 1,364 figures, or about four per day.  Very little of that painting was for me, as the bulk of my effort continues to go toward commission work.

My totals with Analogue Painting Challenge points were as follows:

40mm Foot: 343 (2,401 points)
40mm Mounted: 11 (165 points)
40mm Guns: 4 (60 points)
28mm Foot: 282 (1,410 points)
28mm Mounted:10 (100 points)
1/72 Foot: 420 (1,680 points)
15mm Foot: 124 (248 points)
15mm Mounted: 12 (48 points)
15mm Vehicles: 11 (88 points)
6mm Mounted: 60 (60 points)
3mm Foot: 87 (25 points)

That gives me a grand total of 6,285 APC points this year, a 24% increase over last year. Just for fun, I compiled all of my totals over the past 12 years, which is as long as I have been keeping records.

2019: 6285
2018: 5072
2017: 7187
2016: 5086
2015: 4506
2014: 4327
2013: 5456
2012: 5787
2011: 4081
2010: 7167
2009: 4348
2008: 8816

That makes for average of 5676.5 points per year, which means this year was slightly (about 11%) above average.

I did not get in nearly enough gaming with my friends this year.  My three young children seem to take up most of my time, but I won't complain about that!  All three are enjoying modeling and gaming with me.

Monday, December 30, 2019

20mm WWII Americans

These 206 American soldiers are ready to take on Glenn's Germans!  After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I was able to tone down the shine AND get rid of the frosting.  I over painted the dip to get these figures to really pop.

Platoon and Company Command

Combat Engineers

Bazooka Teams

Rifle Squads

Anti-Tank Gunners

Sniper Teams

M2 Browning

M1919 Browning



Sunday, December 29, 2019

More 40mm ACW

These 40mm figures are ready for the mail!  Here we have 60 foot and five mounted figure to fill out Carl's army.

5th New York

155th Pennsylvania

Falling Wounded

Division and Corps Command

In 2020 I will start on Carl's rebel army.  Happy gaming, Carl!