Freitag, 28. Dezember 2012

3rd annual analogue hobbies painting challenge is a pretty damn long title :-)

Curt kindly invited me and here I am!

I wouldn't expect to win as I rarely paint "en masse", but I enjoy the remote competition as it really helps me to get a few miniatures done! Huzzah!

With this in mind - witness the horrible disorder that is my ad-hoc painting environment!
Somewhere in there is a fresh Saxon battalion that I paint and intend to sell once it's done.
Have a close look, there's Curts Samurai in front of the bottle-rack.

Then I got sidetracked and started my own Jaegers. Mostly because a certain someone was sending me the new Andrea green-palette and I had to try it since Im a great fan of their black and white palettes.

I'll take myself the freedom to paint one of the Sleigh-masters with some modified miniatures. I hope this one will make it into the competition!
The model too on it's way to the Griffins. And believe it or not, the Ambulance too...

Work starts soon again, and I rather finish the current miniatures in the queue to a pleasant standart than rushing them to score some extra-points. Shame the number of layers of paint applied isn't part of that scoring system ;--)

Thanks Curt for hosting that comp!

Donnerstag, 20. Dezember 2012

Les Genie

Niels was just sending me some pictures of what will be another sweet asset to my french siege force and every company of Genie to come.

The Carpenter-Cart used by French Engineers to transport their tools.

It obviously has the French standard wheels, and a nice Ueberbau.

Once open, things look quite different.

And here some unrelated fun we had with the greens from the raiding party.

Happy Christmas !

Dienstag, 18. Dezember 2012

Les Miserables - Another unlikely Ambulance!

You've seen the drawings - and here is what Niels and Paul made of it.
I simply love the digruntled German couple.


Montag, 10. Dezember 2012

Westfalia Plates

I've had some people wondering how to paint the Westfalia sets.
While pretty obvious with some, it might be a right pain with others.

I tried to draw a first plate to shed light on the details. I took very loose reference in the
work over at "mount-st-jean" and I'm quite pleased with the result.

I'll upload them soon to the Westfalia site, but please let me first know what you think.



Freitag, 7. Dezember 2012

News from the front

It's Christmas soon, and I am stressed! Yet I'm forcing myself to keep certain things (amongst them this blog) going.

Now for the news:

1. I've been nominated for the Liebster Award. Thanks to those considering me and  to everybody who enjoys my rather irregular blogging efforts.

I think most of the blogs that I like and read have already received and I think everybody does deserve it more than me, but I really like Lt. Hazels painting orgies, 28mm and sometimes even smaller, Chistophers Bunker Hill, Sadas unique painting and last but not least Helens Tankgirl blog.
Again there's already coming countless others to mind which are as good if not better than the fore-mentioned ones, so please excuse me if you don't find yourself on that elusive list.

2. NR's finished his brilliant Sleigh. He'll make the masters before Christmas and we send the set to Paul to make some frozen Frenchies (or even Poles) to ride that thing.

3. Our friend Bernhard Hennen has sent me these pictures of some heavily modified French Assault Engineers. Really fantastic work!

4. It's now official.  Westfalia will release an extensive range of 1810 Saxons. We hope to release the first sets at the "Hamburg Tactica" in February. The rest will hopefully be available at next years Salute. Just in time for the 200 year celebrations!

5. I managed to send out all orders that have been paid for. Quite some achievement after all the forth and back one's facing at times. Apologies for the wait.

Now back to the painting table. :--)