Sunday, September 20, 2009

IV/18 Lithuanian

OK, so the kick in the butt worked very well. I just finished the second army of the weekend. These guys, just like the Scots-Irish were virtually completed just lacking a few colors. I purchased these figures at HISTORICON 2008 from Wargames. Have been sort of sitting on them unmotivated until here recently. This is the first army I introduced large boulders onto. I was attempting to give the impression of the forested glades that the Army is supposed to fight in. How an army with eight mounted fights in the woods is beyond me.
The Army has an option for a LH general and a Cv General. I chose to paint one of each. I also plan on using these same stands to interchange between the Cv or LH option as well. Generally, I never plan on having two Cv stands.

Got lucky with these Essex figures in that the horses were very animated and fit well on the rocks.
The forest dwellers.

II/54a Scots-Irish

Finialy finished the OG Scots-Irish. I had them mostly done for almost two weeks. Much to long for only needing to finish the flesh and hair. Seems the kick in the shorts worked well.This is the first painted army I have with Light Chariots, eek more Cv. I took some artistic licence with the colors used. The istory says green, saffron, and linin colors with the ocational red. Oh well so much for historial garb, my guys just took it as spoils of war.
Belive it of not this is not the most Ax I have in an army. I am growing accustomed to usign them and am getting pretty fair at it.
Tried to use a woven look to the plad so that I could shade the colors better. Made it easier for me to keep track of the pattern.

New Camp

Always looking for a different way to get a camp further into the battlefield with out "cheating". Wanted a wall section for my Early Europeans to hide behind and came up with this design. I think I will add a ladder to the rear of the fighting area in the future.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Present Projects

IV/18 Lithuanians have been sitting in the box for some time now. I am mostly posting these projects to kick my own butt into gear so that I finish them and get them properly posted with eh rest of the list. These Essex figures really had some motion to them. Especially the horses (for a change) I felt like putting some large boulders in the stands to give it the forest glen look...more grass then dirt.

These are II/54 Scotts-Irish. I finished the Chariots and am procrastinating about painting the flesh and hair that will finish the AX and Ps. Just being lazy and need to motivation to finish them. As I near the end of my lead to paint ( my pet project) I am becoming less excited about painting the figures I have and more likely to dilly dally in different armies.
I was very nervous about painting plaid. I really like how the plaid turned out. More of a weave then I thought I was going for but he shading helped a lot. More colorful then they should be as well. But what the heck, its my army anyway, right? The Leader's plaid is painted as the Calhan plaid from my family. Something of a blue with green stripping with a line yellow line in between. I did not paint the yellow because it ended up being to over powering.

II/77 Silla Koreans

This is the first of three Korean Armies that I intend to paint here in Korea. I figure it is more then appropriate. I was waiting to paint these until I visited the Korean War Museum in Seoul. I took pictures of the Silla uniforms from the museum and painted the army to match as close as I could. The Cataphracts were not depicted in the museum. The Figures are from Time Portal Hobbies, Thanks guys!

These guys stumped me for about a week and a half while I figured out what I wanted them to look like. Nothing like a kick in the shorts to get you moving in the right direction again. The Dragon Turtle idea came to mind as something different. Besides I did not want the flag to look like Tony's.

These are the two units of PK and the Ps and LH. Much more of the same coloration. I was disappointed in the length of the pikes. I would have replaced them however they were not easily removed without the risk of damage to the figures

The Trident Sp. These guys prompted me to paint three empty 15mm stands magenta so that they would be safe in the case. These guys would not mess with anyone especially themselves. Oh well at least they are aggressively charging forward like they think they might attack something.

I was intrigued that their were two different figures for the Bw. painted the hoods on the two stands different colors to give them some individuality. Looking forward to painting the other two armies while I am here. I will wait for a bit so that I will be excited about Koreans again before I begin.