Monday, 28 February 2011

[PROJECT NEWS] Yet Another Brief Update.

Welcome back,
                           A bit of a mixed bag of an update today. 

First of all I want to begin with a small progress update to let you know how I’m progressing. Work has been continuing on the project slowly over the last week with both the York and Lancs and the first of the British Landships on the painting table. I’m glad to report that both of these are now just about finished and ready for the basing stage, I also started preparing the 17th Lancers and gave these their basecoat this afternoon. Hopefully will get some paint on them on Wednesday. Which means that I should have some pretty pictures of painted project progress to post next week.

Secondly whilst I’m on I thought I would point out that I’ve added a wonderful new link to the Historical Resources section: 

Uniforms and Regimental Regalia: The Vinkhuijzen Collection of Military Costume Illustration

This looks like it really is a pretty good resource for military uniforms though I feel like I may have just scratched the surface of it’s usefulness with my browsing.


Friday, 25 February 2011

[NEWS] release 6mm Martians.

More exciting news, 
                                   15mm specialists have released two 6mm Martians sculpted by Nick Kondratov, they are described as one piece miniatures and 4mm tall, there are currently two individual miniatures, a Martian and a Martian with a heat ray. At £0.20 each they seemed a little expensive but they are only a fraction more expensive per miniature than Baccus infantry (which come in at £0.17 each) and with so few suitable miniatures in this scale they look to be a real bargain.

I'm definitely looking at a few of these as pilots for my Martian tripods.

Both miniatures are available HERE.


[NEWS] Brigade Models Releases.

Brigade Models have released a new faction to their range of Land Ironclads, the plucky Belgians. The new range currently consists of three land ironclads, two contraptions and two battalion packs though I would expect the range to be expanded in line with the other powers in the future. 

The range of Belgian Ironclads can be found HERE and the full range of Land Ironclads HERE.

Belgian Charlotte-Ameilie class-5 ironclad's assault the French lines

Brigade Models have also released the much awaited twin-hulled dirigible battleship for the Turkish faction of their Aeronef range, in addition they have also released a new Turkish fighter carrier based upon the same hull. The Turkish also benefit from a more extended range of fleet packs with the arrival of these two new ships.

Abdulmecid class Fighter Carrier
Barbaros Heyreddin class Battleship

The range of Turkish Aeronef's can be found HERE and the full range of Aeronef's HERE.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

[PROJECT NEWS] Brief Update.

Welcome back,
                                It has been another extended break from the project unfortunately, with life once again intervening, this time in the untimely demise of my girlfriends Mac Book, still it wasn’t all bad, I finally realised I was spending too much time looking at other peoples projects rather than getting on with my own. Without an internet connection I decided it was about time I got something productive done and so hobby work has resumed on the project and hopefully that means I’ll be able to start creating a little momentum.

So what have I been up to? Well I’ve converted one of the Pendraken miniatures 10mm Mark V Tanks into a British Landship, this was subsequently base coated and then painted, just a few finishing details and the basing to do and it will be complete. I also began work on the York and Lancaster Regiment, these were base coated and painting is in progress. I’m hoping to get these finished and based by next week.

Then there is the question of what to do next? With the completion of the York and Lancs I’ll have completed the original three infantry packs from my initial order to Baccus, out of that order there are just the Lancers and the Naval machineguns to complete, so I’m aiming to do those if only for a little variation, that of course means that I have to place an order for some more bases from Renedra, 100x50mm for the Landships, 50x50mm for the Cavalry, 50x25mm for the infantry and 25x25mm for the guns.

Anyway pictures will follow in my next update, hopefully there will be another battalion of infantry and a landship to show off.