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Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Dear Dakka,

My name's Flapjack and I've been in this hobby for quite a few years now.

It all began by collecting those LOTR magazines which came with miniatures. From there it sprang to WH40K, Warhammer, Necromunda, nearly every game system GW had. But the last few years I got more and more interested in historicals. I've already done lots of Bolt Action stuff, of which you can find a portion of in my gallery and my first P&M blog. The last one was very unorganised and lacked enthusiasm and content from my part. Hence this new attempt.

New year came and with it, the New Year's resolutions. One of them was to be more active in the hobby, so keeping track of what I've done and keeping me motivated was another reason for starting this new log. The start of 2019 goes hand in hand with a new project, and here's where this log really gets started.

The American War of Independence snagged my interest and having a few boxes of the stuff lying around from some years ago really helps. Now just to find some proper illustrations. A quick google search got me these two interesting images.




As usual with historicals an amount of time can creep into finding illustrations and information regarding the chosen time. Moving on to the actual hobby part, I'll show you what I've been up to these past few days. Starting this project off with some British Grenadiers then.





As you can see, the first weeks of 2019 and just this meagre lot to show. (But like they keep saying these days, participating is worth more than winning, am I right?)

I'll be using the Sharp Practice ruleset from Too Fat Lardies for this project, a skirmish game with units from 6 to 12 men depending on unit type.

That's all for now, I do hope I'll be back soon.

Regards, Flapjack.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Very interesting. That officer (?) looks quite cool.
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Thank you kindly! Yes that's the officer.

I made some slight progress on the grenadiers. Nothing much, at this rate this project will be ready by 2020.



I also stocked up on materials to get some buildings constructed. I've seen lots of stuff online but didn't have any luck finding tutorials. Anyone got a link to something? Anything that would fit this setting would realy help.

Thanks,

Flapjack.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in gb
Stabbin' Skarboy





Bedford

Interesting Project Flapjack, you managed to get some nice detail on those models already.

Keep up the good work

   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Thank you Midget Gems!

I finished painting the Grenadiers. I'm quite happy with them. I do have to apologise for the shabby quality of the pictures, I need to get a proper set up soon. Painting aside, I still have to get them based, but I figured I'd show you that I haven't been idle these past few days.










As you could probably tell I still have a lot to learn when it comes to painting skin. I hope I get the hang of it before the year is over.

Now these guys are as good as finished I felt some doubt about the yellow facings. I caught myself thinking, what about green? I then found some more reference online. Now I'm considering painting it over. I have some british light infantry lined up on the workbench next and I'll give it a go on those guys first.

55th Regiment of Foot (Westmorland) Grenadier





Thanks for checking this out.

Regards,

Flapjack.





'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in ca
One Canoptek Scarab in a Swarm






The green is good, but always seems less... British somehow. I know it's historical but I quite like the yellow. Yellow also is a harder colour to paint so shows technique imho.

   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Nice work! personally, i like the green

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Thanks guys!

I think I'll stick with the yellow for grenadiers and line infantry then. As for light infantry I'll go for green. In Sharp Practice, light infantry are really small units of 6 men so I believe this will make them stand out more.

Speaking of light infantry, here's a WIP on the officer for these guys. Early stages though. (a suprising lack of green paint)




That's all I have for now, cheers.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Hello everyone.

Here's a small update. Based the grenadiers and painted the light officer. Nothing new really, just a tiny progress report. I'm thinking about going over the sand with Vallejo's mud effect. I did it for my bolt action stuff but I'm not sure I want that same churned over earth effect for this period. Meanwhile I'm still stocking up on terrain supplies.




Thanks for watching.

Regards,

Flapjack.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Good evening.

Made some progress on the light infantry, I finished two of 'em. Progress is very slow but I'll get there eventually.

I'm not so happy with the second guy's face. That explains why he's got his back turned, he's a bit shy.





Cheers,

Flapjack.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Greetings Dakka.

I got around to complete painting and basing the light infantry. That puts my total for 2019 up to 16 finished miniatures. Not much but it's a start. I have a lot of free time this week, so here's hoping for no distractions.







Thanks for visiting.

Cheers.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Good evening Dakka.

I made a start on some American militia. The kit is from warlord's AWI range and you can create some unique looking miniatures with it. It was also time for me to paint something other than red. I feel like these guys can be used for loads of different settings. I'm happy to be cracking on with these guys for the time being.







Cheers.


'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Hey everyone.

I got this one painted. He's to be the officer for the militia. The milita box did not come with any pistol arms so I had to borrow one from the british. I'm happy with this one, although I realize there's lots to be learned still.



Thanks for visiting!

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'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

They're all coming along nicely! The militia seem like they would be a lot of fun to paint, with all the potential for variety.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Liking the militia. The redcoats look good all finished up, too.
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Thanks for the kind words guys!

The militia are indeed fun to work on, given the variation that one could put in. It does take a bit longer though. Uniformed men can easily be batch painted while these guys need a bit more 'personal time'. I have one more militiaman to paint and then it's on to basing these guys. After that's done I'd have a six man skirmisher unit for Sharp Practice, and an officer to lead them. Add four more and I could field them as a line unit.

To add some variation to the things I do, I've started work on some Chaos Raptors. These guys might be put on the back end of the to do list though, as there's so much other miniature stuff around to keep me entertained. The Raptors will most likely be assembled as they 'should' be. Still deciding on a paint job of course. Was thinking Night Lords because I've read the three books a while ago. I like the fact that they don't appear to be as zealous as some other Chaos Legions and they look mighty cool as well. Either that or some custom renegade warband. Decisions decisions!

Here's the obligatory Pics or it didn't happen


Besides that there's the pile of unpainted Tau that I have lying around. The pile keeps calling me from time to time but for some reason it stays untouched. There's also some Kharadron stuff to be finished, for which I've also decided on a stock paint scheme

I've put a spoiler on it because I've shared this on on my old blog as well.
Spoiler:


The Historical hobby stuff will remain the main project though. I don't think anyone in this hobby can resist the old GW bug after supposedly swearing it off.


Thanks for reading, cheers.


'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut




Canada

Great work Flapjack.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Antwerp

Thanks Captain Brown!

I got some stuff done this weekend. Finished the militia unit and made some farmland. The Raptors are assembled and awaiting a primer. Settled on Night Lords after all and I went and got the right paints I hope.






23 finished miniatures and 1 piece of terrain for 2019 so far, yay!

Thanks for visiting.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Hey Dakka.

Between work and playing video games I've managed to get this Marder Tank Destroyer ready for my Bolt Action Germans. I'm quite happy how he turned out. Maybe next time I'll go easier on the camp stripes though, as it feels a bit too heavy perhaps.





Thanks for dropping by.

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'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Good evening everyone.

As I may have mentioned before I have a load of unpainted tau laying around and have finally decided to do something about it. I really like the T'au scheme but I'm thinking of mixing it up a bit. The armor color will will stay the same more of less but for the clothing for fire warriors and such I was thinking red, or maybe even a light, dirty green. I've painted up this ethereal to see how I'll do. Lots of crisp lines and I feel tau really need a clean, sharp paint job. This may not exactly be the paint scheme I'll be aiming for though. Any advice on that would be greatly appreciated.

So here he is. Note to self: I need to work on thinning my paints more. It's painfully obvious in this picture.




Thanks for visiting!


'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in gb
Been Around the Block





Nice stuff. Militia and redcoats look good, particularly like the natural colours on the militia. I like the red with the Tau colours, certainly works on the ethereal, will be interesting to see how it works on the fire warriors without the blue skin. Look forward to seeing more
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I like that color on the ethereal, red has my vote!

The tank looks amazing, too

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in us
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Nice stuff - you nailed that tank! Although I rarely do historicals, I do love to see them. I like red as an "Honor Color" myself - my space marines have red for officers cloaks, some crests and so on. Makes models really stand out from others. Could work as Tau cloth though, if you are going for more "ceremonial" look. Give them some back banners and other flourishes and declare them to be personal guard of so and so perhaps?
   
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Antwerp

Thanks for the kind words and keeping me motivated guys. And thank you kestral for the tips, I will certainly keep them in mind. I only have some work in progress to show for now though. Almost done with an officer for my British line and then there's also some early work on my tau fireblade.

I've been trying to thin my paints with water but I'm guessing it doesn't really do the trick. I know vallejo sells paint thinner but does anyone have some experience with that specific thinner? I'm wondering how it will work with citadel paints. Most of my stuff is painted using a combination of those two brands.





'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Time for some minor updates.

After having tried red for the tunics, I'm not convinced that's the way I want to go. Too much of an Angry Marines feel to it. So I've decided for a dirty green. I also did some work on a Night Lords Raptor, but I'm thinking of applying a wash over the thunder strikes to tone it down a bit.





Thanks for dropping by.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Well thats was faster then I expected. Finished the fireblade. I might revisit him later for some minor freehand markings on the cape, when I feel confident enough for it. Maybe a tuft of flock here and there. But for now I'm calling him done and I'm happy with it.


'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in be
Drone without a Controller





Antwerp

Hey everyone. I dug up every tau unit I own. Not a huge lot but I'll try to not buy anything else before finishing this lot. I'll have to admit that nothing is magnetized. The piranah's drones are glued to it, a mistake from a few years back.

So that will keep me busy for a while.






'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






I really like how the Fire Warrior came out. The sea green with the ochre looks quite good.
   
Made in gb
Been Around the Block





Fire warrior looks good, Green works well.
For thinning paints I find that water works fine with citadel paints for me in most cases, certainly for base coats or edge highlights. I do use the gw medium for making glazes though as water would get too runny at that dilution
   
Made in be
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Antwerp

Thanks everyone.

Thanks for the tip Maharg.

Made some progress on gundrones. Not an exciting subject but still... I finished two of them and 5 more are being batchpainted. I will revisit later to add green sept markings.








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