Friday, April 13, 2018

Large Rust Shack

This is the Rust Large Shack and the last piece that I ordered from Impudent Mortal so far. 

As you can see its pretty big compared to the other pieces, and raised off the ground to save you from creepy crawlies and boo-gens that lurk on the surface.

The stairs are not attached so can be placed as needed or removed all together for ladder only access.

Now friends you may recall I mentioned something about patience and focus. Well focus deserted my this morning and I put the floor transfers on the bottom of the floor rather than the top.

This is where patience came into its own as now I had to build what is essentially a mirror image of the house itself. Had I no prior experience with paper and MDF modelling it would not have been pretty.

Still the building is mostly symmetrical so it turned out all right in the end. It is a wasteland building anyways.

I'm happy with it and if you have an interest in having a go one one by all means do so.
As always a tip of the hat and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Building Proxima de la Muerte

Started tentatively working on Sci Fi campaign that's been kicking around in the back of me head for some years now.

The mining colony Proxima de la Muerte has gone quiet.

Too mundane a job for Star Army, a Planetary Defense Force detachment has been dispatched to find out why the Corps are not getting their ore.

On arrival they will find civil unrest, rebellious local authorities, unrestrained gang warfare, madness, and worse.

Naturally such a setting needs some buildings.

Just found out about Impudent Mortal a couple of weeks ago. Along with lots of MDF accessories and building kits they have what they call the Rust range.

These buildings come with transfer sheets that detail the plain wood surfaces.
No painting required, just patience and concentration.

I made the two small shacks easily enough yesterday.

Built the watch tower today, and maybe I should have done so over two days.

Reckon it came out  all right though.

The buildings have removable roofs and detailed interiors as well.

In addition to these three there is a larger shack yet to be built.

On their website you will find other goodies like a crane, container boxes, a repair shop, and such all reminiscent of the settlements in Fall Out (IMO), which is a good thing as they will be useful when Modiphious release their Fall Out skirmish game.

If you decide to try these kits out, do watch the video how to on using transfers before you start.
Their are detailed pdf instructions of each kit, but the video contains some tips and tricks that will save you some bother.

Well that's it for now so thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Österbottens (Troll) Regemente

Starting work on Swedish forces for the Russo-Swedish War of 1808...

...with a  difference.

In keeping with my other Napoleonic and Seven Years Wars armies these will consist of Alternative Armies Slaighterloo/Flintloque fantasy figures.

These are Trolka of Skandavia by name, although I prefer to just call them Trolls.

This first unit is in the uniform of the Österbottens Regemente whose 

The Regiment was engaged  in several battles during the campaign, and being a Finnish unit was disbanded after the loss of Finland to Russia.

These figures were painted by the alternative Armies painting staff to their usual high standards in the "stock" Trolka uniform.

It only took a simple paint conversion to change this to the Österbottens uniform.

Troll battalions are being manned (Trolled?) at a ratio of 1 Troll to 4 human sized figures so this battalion is equivalent to 32 figures. At 1:20 figure to man ratio this leaves the battalion only a few humanoid figures short of its max strength in the campaign.

More Trolls (line and cavalry) are on the way from Scotland, and the Russians are already extant as Witchlands undead.

A special thank you to Lars Rossle (there should be an umlaut over the "o", but can't figure out how to do so!)  for the lovely flag art and if you have any interest in the conflict do visit his website .

As always more as it happens and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Seven Years War Beervarians Infantry and Hunvarian Hussars

Severed Ears War Beervarian Dwarf Infantry.
Von Rotte Line and Grenadiers painted by the Alternative Armies staff.
2x 20 figure line infantry with some additional figures shown in different configurations for different games.
Ironically given this was the Bits and Bobs order that included so many mounted colonels...Forgot to order one for these fine fellows...

Charge! Battalion of 4x 12 figure companies and 6 figure colour guard, 54 figures.

Charge! Battalion of 4x 12 figure companies and 6 figure colour guard, 54 figures. Another view.

Colour Guard.

4x 12 figure Piquet battalions.

2x 20 figure Slaughterloo or Muskets and Shakos battalions with a small converged grenadier battalion of 14 figures. These can also be used with Charge! if one fiddles with the ranges.

14 figure converged grenadier battalion. Uses four figures sporting tricorene's.

May field this as a 12 figure unit sans drummer and standard. Converged grenadiers would not have a regimental colour, being composed of detached companies from several battalions in any event.

Twenty-one Hunvarian Hussars. Marketed as KGL Light cavalry, here they are presented as Hunvarian army troops. In truth they shall be used as both as needed and possibly others to round out the numbers as proxies.

Here is one Charge! regiment or two Slaughterloo/Muskets & Shakos units. 

For Charge! it is more likely they will take the field as three x seven figure squadrons. However being Ogres I should think four x five figure squadrons will do.

As usual figures painted and based by the AA staff.

Finally here are some close ups of the colours.

Created these using Paint 3D and images found online. 

Love the Unicorn of Hunvaria. The Ogres do too apparently.

Maybe that is why they ride rhinos?

Hope you enjoyed the photos and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cra Diavolo and L'Artillerie Hippomobile

 Received a lovely troopship from Scotland this week.

Amongst the new comers are much needed support for the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and the Kingdom of Naples, or Neoplise Rebels and Regulars depending on your point of view and rules of choice.

First up
Cra Diavolo

"On yonder rock reclining,
Behold that bold and fearsome Toad
Fast his hands his carbine hold,
It is his best friend of old"

- The Song of Fra Diavolo

Been wanting a Fra Diavolo figure for years. It was one of those projects that never took flight. 

Finally called on Gavin Syme of Alternative Armies to do the hard part :)
Gavin  graciously offered up this as yet unreleased figure of an opera singer, modified with sword belt.


Painted by the great Alternative Armies staff it came out a treat.

And here is the inspiration:

"Fra Diavolo" 
Artist Tancredi Scarpelli

And what good is a rebel leader without rebels?

Gianmatteo Tonci of Chimerae Hobby Group has written a series of cracking Flintloque scenarios featuring the exploits of these fine Toads. You may download them by left clicking here.

And another long term project to bolster the Impiralist forces:

L'Artillerie Hoppomobile!

Admittedly inspired by first, the need to use more adorable hippos, and a pun, this gun and crew will provide much needed support to counter insurgency forces and Imperial field armies the length and breadth of Urop.

As usual, painted by the AA staff, I used the Todoroni cavalry officer ad singer painted in artillery crew colours to represent the mounted gunners.

Think the effect is quite nice.

Finally, this fellow: a conversion of the officer figure that can be seen standing next to Fra Diavolo.

Using greenstuff I built up his collar and gave him a plastic staff, then painted and based.

Readers will no doubt have sussed that he is an homage to the excellent film "Brotherhood of the Wolf".

Finished Faccia di Rospo some years ago and he has proudly served as part of the Coalition forces League of Extraordinary Mentalmen ever since although he has always meant to have had ties to the Nepalese partisans.

Hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Thanks for stopping by!