Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mounted British Waterloo Colonel from Victrix

Here's my first foray into Napoleonics. Not sure if this will ever turn into a full blown project but I'd like to paint a few just for fun because the uniforms are so interesting and colorful. I used the picture from their website as a guide so I hope it's close to being accurate.

This is the first Victrix miniature I've painted, and I was really happy with it. It is from the VXP0002 'Mounted British Waterloo Colonels & Foot Pioneer' blister. All of the figures were well cast and clean of almost all flash.

This one is a little bit blurry. Maybe one day I'll get the whole photographing miniatures thing down. This miniature isn't this shiny, it's just the flash.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Bullet Pens"

Just wanted to show off two AMAZING pens that my friends Dad made for me. He made them by hand and let me say that the pictures do not do them justice. The top one is a 50 cal pen, and the bottom is a Civil War bullet pen. You can see more of them here. (Pen posts are labelled "pens")

Here it is compared to an actual 50 cal bullet.

I think the next few pictures came out best. (Except for the glare from the flash)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Test figure for 146th New York Volunteer Infantry

I've started painting the 146th New York, which is my first Zouave unit at this scale. I'd like to fix anything now before I paint all 20, so I did a test figure first. Any suggestions or tips?
Below are some of the pictures I used as reference and inspiration. The figures are all Sash and Saber.

"Into the Wilderness", by Keith Rocco, depicting the Charge of the 140th and 146th New York Regiments at Saunders Field in the Wilderness, Virginia, in May of 1864.

As a side note, blogger seems to have fixed their problem with the hit counters going wild. But I do appreciate the 250 hits from Dean at and the 125 hits from Miles at this month! What great guys!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Computer problems...

I'm still unable to upload any pictures from my camera to my laptop. So that has limited the amount of posts I've been able to put up. I have gotten a fair amount of painting done, and I will hopefully be able to upload them somewhere else and have a few posts worth of material. But I do apologize for how quiet it's been around here!
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