Monday, 31 October 2011
Tonight I am off to Bosworth Field to do a Ghost Walk and hopefully see Uncle Dickie, thats Richard III. Should be a laugh and I just hope it doesn't rain or else its the Somme. I am hoping that the visitor centre win be open and it should be a cracking evening.
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Taking a couples days off from painting I have done some more to my VBCW force. This time I have finished the Weasels from Mutton Chop Miniatures and as you have no doubt guested they are based on Wind in the Willows, see early posts for Toadie, Ratey, Badger and Moley. Now all I need is Mr Hicks to produce some commanders and other support elements. They are a joy to paint and here they are.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Well the fellow is finished and I have to say its rather good. I have really enjoyed this and I think I am slowly mastering painting tartan and I mean slowly. So here he is for you all. Next its back to VBCW and something from the west county.
|A Jacobite Highlander from 45 Rebellion|
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Well he is nearing the completion with only the sword, pistol, buckles and some highlights on the white to do, then he is finished. Aye the Bonnie Lad will then be done. I have really enjoyed this illustration but after this its back to VBCW and a special project for Christmas, more on this later.
|Highland Jacobite on the Charge|
I have finished the taran off now and I am veru happy with the results. The majority of the chap is completed now and its only the belts, stubs, buckets and shield to go.
|Scottish Highland Jacobite|
Well I am taking a very short break from painting all the blooming tartan. I am happy so far with the result but the main body of the kilt is still to be finihsed. The person that I am doing the painting for has requested the kilt to be in Government Sett, thats Black Watch to me, so the green is still to be added. I am having great fun with this so far. So here he is.
|Scottish Jacobite, 1745|
Friday, 21 October 2011
Here is the start of the Jacobite and this one is going to be very interesting for me to do. The flesh areas are done and the next is the his coat and then the kilt, oh no more tartan.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Yes its like buses you wait for ages and none turn up and then two come along and its like that with Jacobites with me. Yes I have totally lost the plot and I am going for the third tartan wearing, warrior. This time its a return to the Jacobites, but in a more dramatic pose, I hope.
|Jacobite Soldier, 1745|
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Yes the Gordon Highlander is finished and I am please to say I am very happy with it and so is the fella I have done this for. Good fun doing something that alot of people know about and having to be as accurate as possible but I think I have achieved this. So here he is.
|92nd regt, Gordon Highlanders, Waterloo, 1815|
Friday, 14 October 2011
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Well the facings, boots, gaiters, black equipment and hat is completed and the whole thing is starting to pulling together. He is starting to look the part od a Highland Soldier. Got the wedding, the musket and equipment to finish and then he is done. Here is the latest scores on the doors.
|92nd Regt of Foot, 1815|
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
I have finished the red on the soldier and next will be to tackle the kilt. I am please with the jacket colour, being the madder red colour of the British army and not the bright red seen is so many pictures. Strange that this colour quickly faded to a pinky colour in Spain. Here is the latest stage for the Highlander.
Monday, 10 October 2011
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Hi there, here is the start of a Gordon Highlander from Waterloo. I am trying to be me discipline to the way I sketch and paint and have started with a historical uniform of an Highlander. I really hope it works.
|Gordon Highlander at Waterloo, 1815|
Friday, 7 October 2011
Here is a couple of Poachers from Gripping Beast's Woodbine range and I have to say that they are rather nice figures. I little ealry for VBCW, more Edwardian, but nice all the same. These fellows willbe part of a toffs unit, all armed with shotguns, thinking The Hunting Party.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Sunday, 2 October 2011
Hi there I have been working on some flags for Si at Solway adding some flags to his War of Spanish Succession range. There two sheets of the 1707 reg flags and should be on sale shortly. Here is a sample of them, back to the Pre 1707 flags now for me.