Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry X-Mas!

To all who have made this a great year! I thank you for your support and contributions. Merry X-Mas!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Getting Prepped!

Well it's now time to put my mouth where my money is so to speak! I've been absent from the painting scene of miniatures for some almost 30 years coming up now (To fast) and so I've gone out and gotten prepared for battle. I'm planning to attempt some test painting over the Holiday's. I'll post my results here in the New Year to see what you all think? I'm not so sure I should do this quite yet, but I'll let you know what I feel come the New Year!

So in preparation I've gone out and gotten some new toy's which I'll share with you here;

First I bought this awesome tower to hold my paints. It can be found in various sizes. I figured the bigger the better.

It can be purchased from Paintier Products LLC;

And this item from Games Workshop which I thought was pretty cool;

I then searched for some basic paints/ kits to help me get back into the swing of things and came acrossed these great Andrea kits. Just the thing I'll need. The Green kit is actually their newest set.

They can be found both on EBAY and at Michigan Toy Soldier shop (They actually list them cheaper on EBAY by a couple of dollars).

There is an awesome set of videos for the kits/system on You Tube at;

Wish me luck and you'll see my results next year! Hopefully they'll be as nice as our good friend Keith's?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Windmills & Don Quixote

For years now I've felt like Don Quixote! I'd been chasing 28mm Windmills for years. Well you can only imagine my surprise when I found not only one, but three. Now I can accurately portray not only Valmy, but Ligny as well!

All Three
Shingled roof
Thatched roof
I assumed that they were all the same with interchangeable roofs and ladders, but upon contacting "Grand Manner" I was informed that each is individually crafted for the specific locale mentioned. There are two for the European theatre (Shingled and thatched, and one Flemish).

Valmy rebuild

Blücher's Headquarters at Bussy Windmill
Napoleon's headquarters was set up at the Naveau Windmill, Fleurus

The Gallows!

I recently have been purchasing 28mm scenic's and I came across this interesting little piece. I thought that it would look good in the background to my French Revolutionary War scenario's. I've been collecting mainly the EUREKA brand with a few others tossed in for mixture.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Peninsular War Scenics

I was trolling online the other day and I came across some excellent buildings that I thought would look pretty good in a Peninsular War skirmish game. They are manufactured and sold by Empress Miniatures. They were a little hard to find on the site at first, but I've saved the link and posted it here to save you some trouble!

So far I'm thoroughly impressed (Pun). Of course I haven't attempted to paint them yet. Let me know what you think?