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Green Bay, Wisconson

Fine mustaches all around! Very nice.

And I never believe your we're anything sloppy unless you intend to be so. Your work speaks for itself.

 
   
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Those 6 mm fellows are quite impressive, especially in army size.

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@Solar_lion: Thanks very much!

@Sherrypie: Cheers! Love me some 6mm. It's fun to paint, it's economic in terms of space and moneys, it's very sensible a size to play with.


Right, Prussians done.







The Landwehr cavalry don't have their lances yet. Not only because it's historically plausible, but also because I've run out of lances. More photos once I get resupplied.

Those Polish lancers are finished as well, by the way. WITH lances too! Hooray. Now I better rush on to the next looming deadline whilst hoping that the finished Prussians are well received. Hope you like them too!

   
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Madison, WI

Lovely work Sigur. Pretty awesome battlefield too!

   
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Good work on all the things, Sig'.
Nice to see larger pictures than on Twitter.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

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@Gitsplitta: Thanks very much! Yeah, I kinda want more stuff to put on it though.

@Dr H: Cheers! Yeah, Twitter is weird that way. If you right-click the photos and "view image" you get the full size on Twitter as well, but it's a pretty unnecessary roundabout way.

Right, it's Monday! What have we been up to this weekend?


I spent Valentine's eve by playing the 5th campaign game of our Longstreet campaign:


Report should be up soon...ish on Tabletop Stories.

Saturday night I played some boardgames. Sheriff of Nottingham (supergood fun), Dominion (good, as always), Munchkin (fun, as always)


I also finished the Prussians (by adding lances to the Landwehr cavalry) and their Polish pals.




Here's the latter. 3rd Ulan Regiment, Duchy of Warsaw:








Volunteer Jägers:


Silesian Landwehr cavalry:





10th Silesian Landwehr:


Silesian Landwehr officer:


3rd (2nd East Prussian) Infantry Musketeers:


their boss:


...and their Füsilier detachment:







Hope you like them!

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Loving those horses, creating convincing smooth fur isn't an easy feat.

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These are looking fantastic. My favourite by far are the Volunteer Jägers. Some fantastic looking uniform.

   
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@Sherrypie: Thanks very much.

@howie: Cheers, much appreciated! Yeah, somehow they look very satisfying in their green coats.

Today I had another go at the scenic pictures:









Hope you like'em!

   
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Got a herdstone! So I made a herdstone.



This one's to go with the beastmen I did around christmas. Never made a proper herdstone for them. About 20 years ago I hot glued a rock to a cardboard base, but never finished it properly.

   
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Madison, WI

That's pretty darn cool Sigur.

   
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@Gitsplitta: Thanks very much. Yeah, it's a nice model.

We instantly used it in a game too.

Here we see leggy Komar the Barbarian and slightly less leggy Henni Hinkel von Hammerfall fighting a beastmen horde.




In other news, I took a weekend off to put together my own minis for the 1809 Sharp Practice project:

Eversince the release of the rules we (virago and I) talked about how well these would suit games surrounding the Tyrolean uprising. Now it turns out that Nikfu actually owns a rather large and half-painted collection of 28mm Eureka Tyroleans. Virago instantly did his best to lure him into playing SP with us and pledging his allegiance to the king of Bavaria to help root out the "fundamentalist religious terrorist cells". Cpt.Shandy was arm-twisted into doing French. Me, I'll play the glorious role of the k.u.k. army ("Armed rebellion? Cool, got your back, Andreas Hofer!" - "yup, we'll be there in force, totally. Just keep going" - "yeah, we ran into some trouble, talk to you in a few weeks!" - "*This number is currently unavailable.*").





A Landau coach! I got this one, among other things, from Black Hussar miniatures. Very interesting to put together. One thing I had to fix (the stick thing underneath one of the lanterns), I also added the frame at the front of the coackman's seat. The high-ranking officer in the back technically is a Russian, but I think I can get away if I just paint him up as an Austrian officer. What do you think?


Apart from that I'm currently working on some Russian Chevalier Guards cavalry and some Officers, all in 28mm.


(here's the Chevalier Guard in 1805/06-ish. From 1812 on they got cuirasses and slightly changed plumes)

After that I'll do a bit of an exotic regiment in British service (de Wattville) and other interesting Napoleonic bits in 28mm.


In other news, Helion&Co Publishing are getting into wargaming! They've quickly become a fixture in really, really useful new military history literature over the past years (especially their "Century of the Soldier" series is very dear to me), from Spring 2020 on they're starting to release wargames rules, starting with IN DEO VERITAS:



...to which I was honoured to contribute a bunch of photos of my 10mm Thirty Years War collection.

   
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Everything's looking good, Siggy, as always - the last image in the first of your posts from the 17th isn't loading. Looks like you have a { instead of a [ at the start of the img tag.

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@Dysartes: Thanks very much! And thanks for the heads up. Fixed it now.

Tiny update on those 28mm Russians:



From left to right: infantry general, chevalier guards, imperial guard general. All WIP of course.

What are you up to on this fine, fine weekend?

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Heyhey, here's the Chevalier Guards and the two generals now:















If you'd like to know more about this famed regiment (and read stories of enormous pettiness by Grand Duke Constantine towards them for being part of the conspiration and murder of this father), have a look here: http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Russian_guard.htm#_cavalry
The site's general a treasure trove of info on Napoleonic military history things.

...aaand a look at what's currently on the desk (as I try my best to get them done for the spring shows):



No idea why it's so many Napoleonics these days. It's this weird thing of what ever I get to paint draws more of the same in. And sometimes it's just dumb coincidences.

   
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Madison, WI

Lovely. Those are what... 40mm figures? Just guessing from the amount of detail in the paint jobs.

   
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Ha, that's very nice of you to say. SOrry, I keep on forgetting to adding the minis size. Got called out on it three times now over the past week. These are all 28mm figures. Chevalier Guards are by the Perrys, the general by Front Rank. The latter are always of amazing quality. The Perrys molds are obviously a little worn. Because they're so bloody good.

On the new minis, the soldier types are all Perrys, wagon and tricorn dudes are from.... I actually don't know. Quality is great. Horses are standing on weird square bases I'd never seen before. They look vaguely Front Rank-ish.

   
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Right, they're done. Wahey!


De Watteville's regiment! Interesting bunch. Swiss mercenaries, paid for by Britain, in Austrian service for a bit, then used by the British where required (Southern Italy, Malta, Egypt, Southern Italy again, Spain, Canada, then given land in Canada to stay there, because if you have to park your mercenaries somewhere, it better be overseas. I think Machiavelli wrote that.)





I think by 1806-ish they got regular British infantry uniforms, so these depict something somewhat earlier. 28mm Perry minis:









...and here's a wagon transporting some injured British soldiers:















Very interesting project, that one. Not sure where the wagon and the two drivers are from. It might be Front Rank. The foot escorts are Perry minis (ever so slightly converted here and there), the soldiers riding on the wagon are a mix of Perrys metals, plastic, and a stray Highlander of whom I have no idea where he's from.


...and that's that. Glad I managed to finish both today, so I can get started on the next emergency early. Hope you like the figures!

   
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Madison, WI

I love the casualty wagon... so much. Amazing work as always Sigur!

   
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Wagon is a nice touch. Nice to see companies putting out all facets of the games.

 
   
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@Gitsplitta: Thanks. Yeah, it's a pretty rad model. I sat with the gentleman I built and painted this one for at Austrian Salute last year and we planned out the positioning of the figures and so on.

@Solar_lion: Indeed. Well. I think the wagon is generic, and I put a bunch of casualty models on top and two dudes aside of them, and so on. I'm sure other people use the wagon for all sorts of things.


Right, this weekend I'll be at GoModelling2020 at Vienna Army Museum. It's a two days show and the museum is just a great frame for this amazing convention. It's very much modelling-centred, but the wargamers are seeping in more and more each year. I started preparing last night, but tomorrow I'll have ot get started proper. Like putting new LED strips into the glass showcase. Let's see how that works out.


Anyway, to get a bit of a head start on another project I should finish pretty much asap. It's some Infinity minis again!



This means sexiness and quality. And going back to doing something sci-fi, which is a really welcome change. Apart from the 64+ Space Orks I mostly did Napoleonics this year so far, which is lovely, but I'm all about the variety. I love painting Space Marines, but I wouldn't wanna paint Space Marines ONLY. Same with French line infantry, Fallschirmjäger, Hoplites, Infinity minis or Goblins.

So yeah, it's Infinity time again, and back to Haqqislam minis. Lovely, lovely lovely.

   
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Well, measures are being taken facing the Corona virus. Seems like GoModelling2020 is called off. Right as I was finalizing preparations. Anyway, back to painting Infinity minis, I suppose. Here's a WIP shot of the chaps:





Hope you like them so far!

   
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That's some incredibly fast progress, Siggy.

How were you planning on lighting your display cabinet? I've got an Ikea Detolf that could probably do with brightening up at some point.

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@Dysartes: Yeah, a little bit of panic and looming deadlines (including sort of background worries with the whole virus thing going on) can work wonders. I went about it in my typical "get something on a whim, start doing it and improvise when you run into trouble" approach. I bought two packs (eight strips) of DIODER LED strips, white, at Ikea and glued them underneath the single levels within the Detolf.




Thing is that I'm travelling with that thing, so I have to be able to remove the glass inlays (one in the front, one in the back). That's no problem though, as the cables for the LED strips just plug in. The cables are a bit of a problem though. I wanna have them lead along one of the front metal supports, but that's gonna be a whole lot of cables towards the lower end of the Detolf. Of course the thing's got a hole on the top for cables, but it would only change the problem from "lots of cables in the bottom" to "lots of cables on the top". So yeah, that's it really. I haven't tried it out properly yet, but it seems to give a good light, and - just like the Detolf itself, it's not prohibitively expensive and if I happen to finally drop the thing and it shatters I'll be able to replace it without having to pay a kidney. However, if you have a permanent setup for your showcase.... there's several places on the internet who sell special lighting systems for Detolf. So maybe one of these is prettier.


Another variant would be getting two more packs of LED strips and making a U shape for even better lighting. But I hope to get away with just using two strips.

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Right, here's the Infinity figures almost finished:



No basing on these, I'm not allowed to.

   
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Is that because the owner will be basing them, or that they prefer the look of plan black bases, Sigur?

The group certainly seem to be coming along nicely.

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Is that because the owner will be basing them, or that they prefer the look of plan black bases, Sigur?

The group certainly seem to be coming along nicely.


Cheers. Just badly photographed. Yeah, he'll base them himself. Some people prefer that so it fits their existing collection. I took on this project after the painter whom he originally had hired had vanished. So I took over (also had to adapt the paintng style and colour scheme).


Well, things have been stacked up on. Family members who were dead set on travelling to silly dangerous places cancelled their plans. Slight worries about parents remains, but in general things are in order and measures are in place. So I proceeded to doing things. First off, let's call her done after almost 2.5 years:





1/24th scale punky person resembling Harley Quinn as imagined by Hollywood people for the most recent films. Hope you like her!

   
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Impressive work, Siggy - do you get much chance to work on these larger models?

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@Dysartes: Thanks. Well, when I manage to squeeze them in I get to work on them. Thing is that I'm not really present in the circles of the people who like those figures, and I think mostly these people are painters themselves. The thing is that I enjoy doing these just for a change (and they force me to approach things differently), and they make good showcase pieces for me to show my versatility. Funny thing is that in my own painting I either "just get stuff done" so I can play with it (like the beastmen I did around christmas), so my showcase stuff's pretty fringe already. And of course miniatures are such broad a topic that it's impossible to take as much to shows to show to people as I'd like to. Usually it's "some napoleonics, 15mm persians, large scale figures, some examples of things I currently got fnished [in recent years that was mainly 40k stuff, Infinity or Napoleonic 28mm), American Civil War, some large 40k forgeworld model or the Landship and then something else like Zombies, fantasy, Samurai, etc.". Also depending on the show I go to. Some things I'm also cautious of showing at shows like small scale figures (due to visibility and I imagine a lack of general appeal),

If course all these considerations are for nought now with all the shows cancelled. Hope to make it to Bavaria at the end of April, but at the moment nobody really knows what's happening. So in short - I just sometimes enjoy painting something for the showcase. Mostly when I packed up things for a show and get anxious that I have too little new stuff to show.

Of course I'm also not very good at these large scale figures. I lack a lot of basic knowledge on what's usually taught on these, I only use acrylics like a bloody fool (just kidding. ), I often lack the time to really 'get into it' and so on. I've talked to people who did large scale figures a lot and the bits they point out as being "wrong" or "wonky" on paintjobs on these I'd never imagined. Some of these paintjobs don't appeal to me visually, but in general I'm wary of critizising paintjobs. I sometimes get some "professional jealousy" (or rather think "oh, he/she did it that way. That's kinda pandering and weird looking". ) or just get weirded out by odd stylistic choices clearly nicked from how the 'Eavy Metal Team paint their stuff in recent years. But in the end it's all just a matter of different approaches.

Truth to be told, I'm really not quite happy with how Harley turned out. There's several things I don't like about the job I did and I'm just not good at photopraphing. And somehow it's become worse I feel. If I was less lazy / had more time I really should catch up on so much stuff. Hardly possible though, as there's so much stuff to do!

Apart from all of that - the country's on lockdown, things are slightly worrying and the dishwasher just broke. Pretty weak timing! Just seems like something's clogged, so I hope I can fix it myself. Tomorrow.

   
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Good work on all the things.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

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