Blog discription

What will you find here? Ramblings from an aging gamer-miniature painter. When I first started out in this hobby computers were in their infancy and finding other gamers could only be done by going to conventions or as in my case bumping into somebody who happened to see me reading "Panzer Leader" on the school bus. Look how far we have come! The internet has allowed our small community to be able to connect on a level I never dreamed of when I was but a small lad. What I do hope you will find here is something interesting from one wargamer/miniature painter to another. I paint miniatures somewhat decently, so I will be posting some pictures of my work, and perhaps a review or two of games and/or miniatures. Most of all this is just about having fun and anything I post here is meant to be for that reason.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Roughing in the Green Devils

Got a chance to do some more work on the 1st Fallschirmjager Division soldiers I am painting for my Cassino Project. I will admit this is the most ambitious miniature painting I have done in a long time and a first in 1:35 scale. Lot's of new techniques to learn, and the tricks I learned doing 15mm and 25mm figures helps but doesn't solve all my needs. I can't recall having to paint so much detail. Anyways I have chosen to paint in the belts and equipment first before I finish painting the camouflage on the jump smocks. I am choosing to do it this way so as not to have painting accidents later and mess up the camouflage. I also needed to paint in some shadows and some highlights on the base coat on the jump smock before starting the camouflage. I need to get a silver artist pencil to place some scratches on some of the metal equipment, and I still have quite a bit of work to do yet.  Below are a few photos of my slow progress.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fallschirmjager final build

With the Holiday's behind me, and spending time with my wife on vacation, I finally got a chance to do some more builds for my 1st Para. I only have one more model to finish and then I can focus some more on the painting. I am also excited that I am close to putting some of the 4th Indian division together. It was a close toss up between wanting to do the New Zealanders next or the Indians as I would love to paint up some Mori troops, but the head dress of the Indians won my heart in the end. Hopefully I will get some time later this week to paint some and then begin assembly of the Indians.

The last one below, and I selected a resin head to replace this Officer/NCO out of box head. I really like the expression on this face.