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.