6mm Napoleonics are a joy to paint. It’s really that simple and the constant demand for them ensures that I get lots of practice! Currently there is still part of a British Peninsular army in progress and I hate to admit that throughout many years of painting I still haven’t has a chance to paint up an army for myself, though I think the Spanish might be quite an enjoyable prospect. In this post however I’m putting up some finished Hussars and yet more Line Infantry.
I also recently treated myself to an Honourable Eclipse Company battle group consisting of bombers, airships and a HUGE airship! Very lovely models although there were a few bubbles that needed filling, mainly the bubbles were on the tips of the bombs but since these face downwards I decided to chill out and ignore them (after all, I’m not going to be mounting them upside down!).
Here’s a teaser test model for my colour scheme, a Hades Class Small Flier, I’m quite pleased and think I’ll roll out this scheme across the fleet. Needs a bit more work on the glass though. This model was also my first experiment with Vallejo Washes, and they seem very pleasant to use indeed.
Next on the list are the other 4 members of this squadron and some 6mm Napoleonic Portuguese Infantry (as well as British) which will be a nice change.
Currently reliving my misspent youth listening to Elastica and Eels, huzzah!
For those of you who still look this way occasionally, thank you for persevering! After a few very difficult months with a tragic outcome life can now start to return to normal, well sort of. I’ve been managing to keep up with some commission work and a few smaller pieces on the side. Always a personal favourite, 6mm Napoleonics are always a joy to paint (even if I must admit I really don’t enjoy painting horses), these chaps are for a regular customer who prefers his own baseing so they’re only on the lollysticks for the camera.
Some Heavy Dragoons
Some Light Dragoons
Currently on the painting table are some Hussars and Generals, waiting for a solid pile of lead (British Napoleonics) to arrive from Baccus but I’m planning on getting some Spanish soon – should be quite fun to paint.
I’m busy selling off as much of my old Games Workshop gear as possible (gradually working through my epic pile, and 90’s Dwarfs), although I’m finding it difficult to part with my Warmaster Empire, Dwarf and Araby horde. Then there’s the discontinued Rackham Confrontation miniatures….. they’re just such lovely sculpts. Things come out to be photographed, and are then quietly packed away again.
In any case, this is in order to free up room and funds for my latest obsession – Firestorm Armada. Looking at some of the artwork of the great Chris Foss (must’ve been a source of inspiration for the epic Homeworld games) makes me want to paint up a colourful but deadly fleet, great looking models too (I must admit to being quite fond of the 80’s looking Terran fleet).
Until next time.