Monday, 23 May 2016

EMP Games - 28mm Boxer Rebellion

I have been working on a project that is linked to a Kickstarter recently, I have been silent on the blog about this as with some things you have to be discreet until the timing is right. The Kickstarter is now live.  The purpose of the Kickstarter on this occasion is to complete the range of nations involved in the conflict This is EMP games first venture into the realm of a Kickstarter, but being backed by Wargames Emporium who have been established in Sheffield for over 20 years there should be no issues. They also thought it would be a good idea to show they have already committed both time and money into the project thus bring you the first 4 packs of Infantry.

Above are the Japanese naval figure

 Then we have the French Navy,

 The third pack is the German Seebattallion.

The last of this current batch is Russian Infantry.

I consider that Brigantes have been fortunate in being asked to paint the figures that have already been moulded and cast, and I have seen at least two more sets of figures, that have been prepared and should be completed in a few weeks, those being Boxers and Imperial Chinese.

Please take a few minutes to visit the KICKSTARTER.


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

28mm British & Prussian Napoleonic Officers

The last of the mixed bag of 28mm Napoleonics I had to paint for a client.I realize some of the mounts are incorrect for the figures, however they are as supplied by the customer.

 Hill, Wellington and Picton

The client asked for this to be looking like Sharpe, I did what I could short of major surgery and re-sculpting work. My interpretation of him actually half dressed and ready to enter the fray.

4 Generic Staff Officers of varying ranks
This one is a composite, being clearly the Foundry Uxbridge figure, but the Mount is a French Guard Cavalry figure, so I created a Version of a Senior officer of the 10th Hussars.

The final Figure is a Prussian Officer of the 6th Hussars.

Thank you all for stopping by to read the blog, I will be back again soon.


Saturday, 14 May 2016

Gripping Beast - El Cid & Peter the Hermit

I was a little surprised that a regular client that has only ever sent Napoleonic figures my way, rang me too say 'I have sent you El Cid and a monk to paint and I have sent a picture of how to paint them as well but make the monk a bit brighter'. So part of this weeks work saw me able to get both of them onto the paint bench, I decided to do the monk first as the mount had bags of character to him.

Then it was onto the rather imposing multi part kit that makes up El Cid.

Overall both of these kits are well sculpted and have very little if any mould lines to eliminate, I believe each of them costs £7.00 which could be considered a little expensive but as a one off worth it.

That's all for now as I have a ton of work to get through before Partizan next weekend, if I get time in the week I will update with everything else I got up to this week.


Monday, 9 May 2016

Napoleonic and English Civil War

I agreed to fit a small addition alongside all the work we had on hand back in March, because a new client approached me who had purchased the Austrian Hussars from their original owner, who has decided he no longer wants Front Rank figures in his collection. The new customer wanted the unit expanded to 16 figures from its original 12. They took a little longer than my estimated timescale, due to the run up to Salute and other commitments that seemed to swallow more time than intended, add to that a large last minute addition from EMP games and timing went awry somewhat.

Thankfully I have been keeping meticulous notes for the last 18 months on everything different that I paint, just for such an occasion. The original unit can be seen HERE.

Last week also saw me working on a regular clients English Civil War collection, providing him with some figures to complete his existing units.

First up we have three officers, painted according to the clients notes provided.

Then a group of musketeers in a variety of colours, the figure on the left was requested to be dressed in dark tones to look like a grizzled veteran.

The final group of figures in this batch were to be painted as additions for the white coat regiment we had painted earlier for him.

Well good reader that's all I have for this week, so thank you for taking the time to visit.