Sunday, 25 February 2018

Recently Painted Miniatures

The lead mountain shrinks a little bit.

This afternoon I finished the figures for a general's element for my Late Polish/Lithuanian army.  I've to varnish and base them but here's a few WIP photos of the general riding the mandatory white horse:

The figure is from XMED1 from Essex Miniatures. The others will feature in the photo's of the finished element.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Site Improvements

This is not really a hobby related post.  It's also going to get very "techie" very quickly.

I've spent the last two or three days trying to make sense of the growing number of posts here.  As a result I have had to dive deep into the bowels of Google's API for Blogger.  I thought it would be simple!  My efforts are presented here to help any bloggers interested in doing likewise.

All avowedly "non-techie" people should look away now.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Military Orders Vignette

I painted this way back in 2015 shortly after I was sent some samples from the Thistle & Rose ranges by the new owner who was "going to get the back on the market soon".  The most I can find today is a Facebook page (boo hiss).

Translyvanian Hussars

When I was exploring the options for Transylvanian Hussars I bought a few samples of renaissance pistol armed light cavalry from both Irregular Miniatures and Legio Heroica. I still haven't painted the latter but I did do most of the former and this week I finally got a result I am happy with:

First time round I wasn't happy with the red: it was too orange and looked washed out with weak shadows. Re-touching using a new recipe for the red worked a treat. For those "paint nerds" I used Palka Signal Red (32) with a highlight of Plaka mixed with a small touch of Vallejo Model Colour Sunset Red (802) just to tone it down.