Sunday, 20 October 2013

WIP - WW2, MODERN, 1812, TERRAIN, VEHICLES.



It has been a few weeks since my last post so I thought I had better stick something on the blog.

 I have been very busy preparing lots of stuff and I have another large order on way, so I want to get as much stuff assembled and primed whilst the weather is good outside for spraying. As the House of Stark would say 'Winter is coming'.


British engineers.



Warlord  plastic pioniers set. Worth the extra £3 to upgrade from their Blitzkrieg set. The sets are the same but with the pioniers you get a pile of metal accessories, equipment, heads and arms for conversion work.





Some of the metal stuff from the pionier set which I have used with the German early and late war plastic sets. I even used some bits for the British engineers that I listed above.


Some 'Jump-off points' for Chain of Command. 



A Perry Miniatures Bren carrier.
 
 
This is a test piece for a Regiment of American infantry during the War of 1812. (Scott's Brigade) They are from a company called Knuckleduster and are very nice sculpts. 'Flags of War' do flags for these so I will be placing an order in the near future.                                                                             
 

 


I went up into the loft and pinched a few of my son's old die cast toy lorries that I thought would be a suitable scale for 28mm and that I could use for my modern periods. It was also an opportunity for me to experiment painting vehicles and trying out some weathering techniques as this is all new to me and I didn't want to make a balls up on some expensive vehicles I bought for using in Afghanistan and WW2.

The containers below were from a toy plastic lorry which I primed white and then painted and weathered.    
 
 
The figures below are from Empress Miniatures, I have also finished a Warrior and a couple of jeeps plus some more die cast vehicles suitable for this conflict which I will put in a future post.
 

Off now to visit a few of your blogs for a change.

Cheers,

Pat.  

19 comments:

  1. Great stuff Pat.. look forward to seeinmg these through. I do like the Knucklduster stuff, might not look great in the bare metal , but they do come up well.

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  2. Oh wow, you're going to be busy! Some wonderful looking work coming our way.

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  3. Inspiring conversion work! The bases are a treat. I'd wish I had so much patience for basing myself.

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  4. Great deal of work Pat looking forward to you brining them all to life!

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  5. !!! That´s one heck of a lot of painting to be done!!

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  6. What a lot of work, sir. Very nice painting work with the drummer.

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  7. Blimey Pat, you've been a busy boy. you've lots of goodies on show today, loving the little diorama bases on the ww2 figs. Knuckleduster do make some rather nice looking figures don't they!!!

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  8. Lovely stuff. You get such a smooth finish on your work.

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  9. Thanks Chaps, now back to brushes.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  10. Can't wait to see it painted! That team behind the picket fence is particularly fantastic.

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  11. Great WIP Pat, looking forward to the finished figures.

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  12. So much on the workbench Pat !

    Will be greate to se the finished minis during the comming days? weeks? month? ;)

    Best regards Michael

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  13. Really looking forward to seeing these guys painted up! Very very nice so far Pat!

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  14. That's a lot of projects on the go, Pat. What happened to the AWI?! But your WW2 stuff is shaping up beautifully - I love the look of the bases for the heavy support. Anyway, I know who easy it is to flit between different periods, especially when there are so many excellent ranges around at the moment. I've always been tempted by the War of 1812; thinking I might get to it around 2016 maybe...

    Best wishes

    Giles

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  15. Pat you have been busy, looking forward to seeing these on the table.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  16. amazing work mate. I always love seeing your stuff

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  17. Great bases with lots of detail! I'm glad you like the Knuckleduster figs!

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  18. Wonderful variety of work on show there Pat, one way to keep ones hobby mind fresh!

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