Sunday, 20 November 2011

Liberators! Burgos Regiment.

The latest recruits to the Royalist cause, a fusilier company from The Burgos Regiment.

More to follow soon, I hope.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Husares de Ferdinando VII.

A quick update on my Libertadores project, Ferdinand VII Hussars.

For a reason I cannot fathom they remind me of Norwich City or The Green Bay Packers.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Casting about for something to do. More Dungeon Scenery.

Woke up this morning in the grip of a stinking chest cold and as a consequence have absolutely zero motivation to do anything remotely productive in the painting or modelling department - which is a shame because Sunday is the only day of the week that I get proper opportunity to indulge in some prolonged painting time. So just to keep the end up I have photographed the results of my silicon mould making from earlier this week.

Above, the two sections of posh dungeon walling designed to be fixed to foamcore or similar backing to get some impression of thickness. They could equally be used for classical interiors I suppose.

Above, a curved section of sewer, latest addition to "Uncle Soilpipes Sewers of Despair", the less than groundbreaking range of fantasy drainage real estate that has spectacularly failed to set the world of RPG scenery on fire.
On reflection a less revolting product name may have helped.
A quick update, here are some painted sewers of despair.

These were all painted with acrylics and the water added using two part florists resin. Its a pain to use because it takes approx 24 hours to dry and will find even the tiniest of gaps to flow through, thus requiring a jig with silicon rubber gaskets to keep it in its rightful place and the piece perfectly horizontal to prevent any overspill. On the plus side it degasses really well so no telltale airbubbles and no meniscus round the edges that you get with some of the single part water effects available.

To finish here are a couple of gelatinous cubes cast from the left over resin in a simple mould.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

South American Update, not to mention some other stuff.

Its been a while since the last post was posted,  mainly due to having an awful lot to do at work which has precluded much wargaming output of note. Heres where I'm up to of now.

Talavera Regt finished, obviously some basing still to finish:

A test figure for Burgos Regt:

Ferdinand VII Hussars:

Dragoons of Colombia & a Venezuelan Red Hussar:

Finally Venezuelan infantry to date:

Obviously quite a long way to go with this lot before anything hits the table in earnest, but I'm having a lot of fun doing the research and painting and at the end of the day thats what its all about.
On a different subject I've finally cast up the moulds for some dungeon scenery thats been a long term project for a couple of years now, below is a curved section of sewer

 and here some classical style wall sections for your better class of tomb:

These masters have been laid down in some two part silicon rubber today so should be ready for a test cast tomorrow evening when I finish work ( and have dinner and do paperwork and phone customers and ad infinitum, so maybe not tomorrow).
I did have somewhat nebulous plans for putting these up for general consumption to cover costs but a couple of abortive attempts on Ebay bought home to me the lack of demand in this sector of the market so back to the drawing board in the attempt to make my first million. If anyones interested I can do straight, T junction and curved sewers, entrance stairway and a circular room with central pool. Cost wise a couple of quid apiece plus postage. There are pictures elsewhere on the blog but I can soon repost them if anyone wants to take a look.
Enough of this blatant commercialism heres another picture:

Figures from Warlord Games Petard set assaulting a breach, inspired by Sir Wm. Vaughans capture of Parliamentarian siegeworks at High Ercall House in 1645.