Sunday, August 25, 2019

3mm WWII German Infantry

Watching Little Wars TV's excellent Normandy game inspired me to paint up some of my nano-scale miniatures. These 1/600 Germans are from Oddzial Osmy (available from Pico Armor in the US).

Those are 1" rounds, so you can see that the figures are tiny!  Each figure is smaller than a grain of rice.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A New Commission -- 20mm WW2

While I was in Chicago, Glenn played a world War II game, and I had a very entertaining car ride listening to him work through some ideas about what WW2 rules should model.  I have always enjoyed Glenn's game designs, so it was a real treat to see him at work!

Within a week of my return home, Glenn sent an email asking if I would paint up some WWII armies for him.  Of course!  Here are a couple hundred Germans, prepped and ready for priming!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

40mm Commission -- Artillery

These three guns and 19 crew are the last pieces of the collection.  Tomorrow I start packing!

Friday, July 19, 2019

40mm Commission -- Complete

Here are the shots of the finished army: 256 foot figures and four mounted figures.  There will also be three guns, but I am waiting for some paint to dry before I photograph them.

I started on these figures back in February, but I was not able to start making good progress on them until May.  I found 40mm a bear to paint.  Maybe it's just me, but the figures are so large and heavy that I had to adjust my whole approach.  Still, they do look impressive, and I hope Carl gets many years of happy gaming with these fellows!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

40mm Commission -- Flags

The 18 flags will adorn Carl's Union infantry regiments.  The flags are from a mix of manufacturers, but most are from GMB.

Basing has begun!  This commission is almost complete.

Monday, July 8, 2019

40mm Commission -- U.S. Sharpshooters

This is the first time I have painted these famous troops in ANY scale.  Carl wanted a regiment of sharpshooters for his Union army.  The only illustrations I could find of U.S. Sharpshooters buglers showed them with pistol and sword rather than rifle, so a converted officer figure is acting as the musician.

With these done, ALL the figures for Carl's Union army are complete!  I will be building and painting the flags and cannon, and then I will move on to basing.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

40mm Commission -- Union Generals and Gunners

Today I finished up these four Union generals and 18 gunners.  Carl wanted two gun crews in campaign dress, so he sent Confederate crews which I painted as Union.

All that remains is one regiment of US sharpshooters, and they should be done in the next couple of days!  Then I get to start basing and assembling flags.  This commission is very near the end.

Monday, June 24, 2019

40mm Commission -- 146th New York

These were a lot of fun!  The 146th New York is one of my favorite regiments to paint, and Chris Hughes has done the zouave uniform proud.

I have just a few dozen more figures left in this commission: Berdan's sharpshooters, artillery crews, and mounted generals.

Friday, June 14, 2019

40mm Commission -- More Union Infantry

Fresh off the assembly line come these 92 figures.  We have enough infantry privates for one heavy artillery and one firing line regiment.  All the infantry command figures are also in this lot.  Finally, we have one five figure stand of falling wounded.  It looks like the canister has found its target!

Tomorrow I start the final group of figures: 3 guns with crew, a regiment of zouaves, Berdan's sharpshooters, and mounted generals!