Thursday, 20 April 2017

Four hobby theatres continue hand in hand

Yes, progress continues on all fronts:
1. AWI
2. New Spain
3. Europe 1741-1779
4. Russian and Ottoman wars during the 18th century.
 
These days I do not have a favourite. Each takes centre stage at some point during a year. Currently I am focused on French/Swiss for Europe but replacement units for the AWI are currently in motion, with the odd Janissary Orta in the painting queue.
 
Photo 1. AWI Loyalist unit ready for basing
 
 
Photo 2. New Spain...A battalion of the Walloon Guard recently painted
 
Photo 3. The New French
 
 
Photo 4. Ottomans
 
Interest in AMG, the book, seems to have come to an end, with only a couple left it must be considered a success. Thanks to all that have purchased.
John
 
 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Based and Ready for Action

The Jaeger vignette is now based and ready to be called upon by the British in the Americas or the Prussians in Europe.
More vignettes to follow.
John
 
 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Peaceful time in Fulda

What I like about this hobby is that with miniatures they do not always have to be military types. I like equally just setting up a civilian scene.
When I started on the European project some years ago, I based my campaign around Fulda...The reason for the title of the post.
I have now finished all the French masters for the next mould, 8 of them. In addition another Austrian/Saxon/Prussian have been added. Still a couple of spaces left for a dolly or two.
Today started basing a new Jaeger vignette, suitable for the AWI and Europe.
John
 
 
 

Friday, 31 March 2017

Figures for the Next Mould

Yesterday, I started working on the figures that will go into the next mould for casting.

I seem to be back tracking in time. I have a 1770's French army and now I am making 1750's French. I did this a few years back with my Austrians, initially for the 1770's Bavarian Succession, followed by a 1750's collection.

I now have two French/Swiss masters ready. I am most pleased. But this evening with a little Milliput left over, I made a Saxon for the 1750's.

I am also going to add to the mould a couple of old mater figures, an Austrian and a Prussian.

John

Awaiting New Arrivals

As I await a newly painted AWI Loyalist regiment and a few more 'bits and bobs', I took a quick photo of an Austrian Colonel.
John
 

Thursday, 30 March 2017

French and Swiss are on the Workbench

Late afternoon, I started on the first of the new French figures for the 1750's. Surprisingly, I finished the figure quicker than I thought. The results are very pleasing. My plan is to make 5/6 variants for a small French/Swiss contingent and they will go into a new mould, hopefully, late April.
If you want to see the new range then you will need to join the AMG Forum.
John