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donderdag 22 januari 2015

My own army!

Just a small post. And only two figures! These figures were actually painted for a duel on Benno's Figures Forum. But for some reason the duel never took place. So I decided that it was time that I show them here.

The figures are from the Hat 8252 French Light Infantry Chasseur Command set. A review of the figures can be seen here on Plastic Soldier Review.

The rules for this duel were sort of:
- Two Napoleonic Figures
- Painted in your own colours
- Based
- With flag

The main colours I used for these figures are purple and yellow for the jacket, green for the trousers, red for the straps. Then some silver and black to finish them. The flag is a bit with the same colours, made of a paperprint.

In fact it was fun painting these, because of "not historical" at all! Just playing with some colours and that's it! I might do some more in the future, when I'm in the mood for it!

I hope you like them.

Also welcome to a new follower:
- TamsinP from a blog called Wargaming Girl. She is member of the famous "Rejects" and at this moment she is a really painting machine! She's taking part in The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge and with a current 8 place on 71 contributors she's doing fantastic!

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zondag 18 januari 2015

Caesar Dwarves 7-8-9/10

Again these are some figures that were lying around and been asking to finish them painting. Now I only have to paint one of the poses of this set, the one with the banner, but I still don't know what I would paint on it. So that one has to wait a little while before he gets the last layers of paint.

In the mean while I received some single sprues with Dwarves from Dark Allience. I will try to paint them just like I painted these from Caesar. The green colours must stay the main colours.

Here are some pictures with all nine of them together.

Now that makes a nice opponent for the Goblins and Orcs I painted earlier!

Also welcome to a new follower:
- José Rocha. I couldn't find out if you have a blog or not José. So if you have one, could you please send me a link?

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maandag 12 januari 2015

Hat 8002 Prussian Dragoons

As this is the year of the 200th anniversary of the "Battle of Waterloo", there will be always some figures of this battle on my painting table this year. And as Ray said I have to paint more figures this year as last year. So I try to do so! And no Pascal I didn't paint 8002 of them. It's just the number of the box!

This set is one of the first Hat brought on the market. In 1996 to be more specific. The figures as the horses don't have many details, but are nice sculpted. The plastic is a bit hard, harder as the plastic they use these days. Hardest part for me was to get the blue right. The Prussian army had a rather dark blue, going to black. First I tried a blue with a black wash, but I didn't like the result. So I overpainted them with a darker blue, without doing shadings. After this I decided to paint them very simple, and I'm pleased with the result. When I have some more figures painted, others than these, I will base them in one rush. Untill then they will go in a box.

Painted them as the 1st Regiment Dragoons (red colours) and used the colour plates of the wonderfull Les Uniformes pendant la campagne des Cent Jours - Belgique 1815 site. Very usefull for who is looking for information about uniforms during the battle of Waterloo.

A review of this set can be found on Plastic Soldier Review.

Time for some pictures:

I hope you like them.

Also welcome to some new followers:
- The Happy Whisk from The Happy Whisk. This lady does a lot with cooking, but also have a lot of fun posts.
- RMacedo NoVember from One Fine Day In August. He says that I'm a better painter as he is! Well I can tell you he is wrong. He's the better painter!

And some more promotion on this event, I must, because I seem to have a contract with Remco!

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woensdag 7 januari 2015

Revell 2605 French Knight and 2606 English Foot Soldiers

After painting all those Natal figures, I wanted to paint some bigger figures, so my eyes could take a rest. By getting older I can't see that good anymore. I'm getting more and more problems to see the little details like buttons and so on. That's why it is good that I have some of these scale figures. And it is very relaxing to paint these.
Lovely sculpted figures and a joy to paint. The knight is the first one of this set, the others are still in the box, but I hope I can paint them later on. The English Foot Soldiers are the last ones I have. Maybe I find the others back when I have a look at the attick, but at this moment you'll have to do with these.
For the English soldiers I took the same colour scheme as the archer I painted some while ago. If you had missed it you can have a look here: Revell English Archer.
The knight is painted in a colour scheme I liked. Nothing historical, so don't start looking for this heraldy.
Enough blabla, time for the pictures.

I hope you like them!

Also welcome to a new follower:
- Pete from SP's Projects Blog

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zondag 4 januari 2015

Hat 8192 Natal Native Contingent

First post of the year and there are some things I want to share with you. First of all I wanted to wish every reader and follower from this little blog a:

Happy New Year!

May it give all you want, that you may stay healthy and that you can paint and model all the things you want!

Now back to the title of this post. As you can see a Hat set. Once again a Colonial one, more specific the Zulu Wars, as this is one of my favorite periods. They go very well with the Hat 8182 Natal Native Horse figures I painted earlier. Used the same colour scheme to paint them. I hope you like them.

So that makes my first eight figures of the year. I hope to paint a little more as I did last year.

Here is the final standing of 2014:
- 6 mm: 1 figure on horse
- 20 mm: 49 figures and 2 canons
- 28 mm: 4 figures
- 54 mm: 4 figures

I must/can paint more figures as this!

Then, and this is the last part of this post, I want to make some promotion, for the FIGZ show at Arnhem on June 7th of this year. More information can be found here!

Hope to see some of you over there!

And for now:

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