A blog about Victorian miniatures, some historical and some definately not!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Managed to finish the Evzones and the Japanese Smoke stalkers today. Here a few pics.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Japanese and Greeks

Been hammering away at the Japanese , they are nice models but seem to take forever. I went to SELWG on sunday, had a nice day with my eldest son who played a geat game put on by Diamond Geezers, it was a WW2 raid game. I picked up a few extra Japanese from Redoubt to enable me to make up a third infantry unit , they are slightly bulkier than the Parroom ones but I think they will be ok together. Redoubt informed they are releasing a Russo-Japanese war range 1904-1905, they already have the Japanese so some Russians will be released hopefully by the end of the year.

My main purchase of the day was some Eureka from Fighting15s , amongst others I got a few bags of there Greek Evzones. These are tiny compared to the ones from Tiger, and even though I dont normally worry about scale creep , I am not sure these will look right on the same table. However, they may end up on Mars because they should not be too out of scale with the Parroom Brits etc. Here is a picture of the Japanese general , still need to finish off the base.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Bad boys Mors, Bad!!

I intended to crack on with the Japanese this weekend , unfortunately I got thinking about the Greeks during the week and after a post on TMP, on Friday I ordered from Tiger Miniatures 2 packs of each of the Evzones 1897 uniform, Cretan Gendarmes and Greek Irregulars.Fantastic service , they were delivered on Saturday morning, also a nice touch I thought was a 4 images printed out on the reciept showing 2 different uniform options for the evzones.Consequently I broke the rules I have made for myself, wasnt the first time and wont be the last, and started a new force before getting a reasonable amount finished of a force I am working on.Heres a wip shot,

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Weekend Painting

Did about 5 hours today on my Japanese Infantry , still long way to go, my thought that they would be finished by the middle next week was a bit optimistic! I am painting a unit of line infantry , a unit of guard infantry and a unit of smoke stalkers, also got three characters and steam suit on the go,about 40 miniatures all by Parroom Station. Pics soon