It seems every 28mm model I get across my desk recently has been either plastic or resin, so its been quite refreshing to feel the hefty weight of a metal model in my hands for once!
On first sight this little guy hasn’t got the most dynamic of poses compared to the newer plastic kits, and i’m not entirely convinced by the design of the great weapon! He does however have a lot of metal parts on him, ideal for practice! I’ve gone with purple and brown shading for the beard and some splotches of deneb stone mixed in with the grey highlights. Googling for reference images of grey beards brings up very little in the way of pure grey hair, there is almost always brownish staining! I guess beards get in the way of coffee cups?
And they’re done! I fell a little bit behind schedule on these guys but I finally got them finished to tabletop standard.
American Civil War Union Cavalry – Perry Miniatures
This was a nice kit to assemble and build, not too complicated with only 2-part horses and one arm and hat to fit to each rider.
Although they came with the option of 3 models to a base, I stuck with individual basing for these models, just in case anyone wanted to use them for different games systems.
I’m not exceptionally happy with the way the photo’s have turned out, I seem to be plagued with an awkward light! These guys are on ebay just now if anyone wants to take a look, just click here.
I felt motivated to finish Perdita Ortega, and I’m quite pleased with the way she has turned out! I went for a fun cowboy feel, a mixture of Sharon Stone in “The Quick and the Dead” and Daisy Duke from “Dukes of Hazzard”.
The Stars and Stripes shirt actually turned out quite good in the photo’s, I struggled to paint them with my ageing eyesite. (My magnifier glasses turned up this morning from eBay, review on them soon). I’d like to play about and get some better photos of her but for now I’m calling her done and time to focus back on the Union Cavalry.
I took a fancy to painting some American Civil War this week, and after being so impressed by Perry Miniatures Napoleonic British I decided to plump for their Civil War Cavalry box.
This box comes with the option of assembling the riders as either Union or Confederate, with 12 horses for them to sit on. The quality of the sculps was excellent again, and the horses do remind me a bit of Games Workshop sculpts.
The horses come in 24 pieces, with 12 left sides with heads and 12 right sides with tails. Any left side fits with any right side and just needs a litle bit of green stuff on the neck join if you are fussy about a little gap.
While awaiting delivery of a new can of undercoat, I scrabbled around to find something already undercoated in my box of bits to paint, and found Perdita Ortega.
This is just a play about figure just now and will work on it in my spare time. I did have the full gang with every intention of starting Malifaux! Just like I was going to start Dreadball!
After sitting at the painting desk watching every single episode of Sharpe, I decided to take a sab at painting some historical miniatures for a change. I did these guys in the colours of the 44th East Essex as a tribute to the North Essex in Sharpe. At least I hope I did. Historical accuracy doesn’t really matter too much when painting Space Marines!
It took a few weeks on and off, probably about 40 hours in total, and I’m quite pleased with how they turned out. I wasn’t sure how years of painting Games Workshop models would cross over to historical miniatures.
These are from Perry Miniatures, and come in a box of 40 multi part models for around £20. The eagle eyed may notice there is only 30 models in the pictures, the other ten are going to be painted separately as a unit of skirmishers. The 95th Rifles probably, go Sharpe!