Saturday, January 14, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
The plastering portion of this exercise is not pretty. So no pictures on that. But I did receive my eBay purchases yesterday. I was really worried when I got the box.
I now have two good groups of voltigeurs for my Napoleonics. Some need to have their pants repainted.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Today I worked a little more on it and added some lintels to the windows and started to frame out the doors that you will be able to see. I also added a small horse shed to the corner. Then I did the tedious task of making coping stones for the tops of the walls. I was greatly inspired by the TooFatLardies blog with the Amazing work Rich is doing in 28mm. I am not going to round corners in mine as the stones are so small as it is.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
I am experimenting with tables so this may not work out as I think It will.
Early War WWII Eastern FrontMiniatures: I have base forces for the Russians, the Germans and the Italians. Where I am missing items is in the support lists.
Germans: I still need to finish out my Engineer groups. Once those are done, my forces will be complete.
Italians: Same as the Germans, I am lacking Engineers. I have my engineers primed and ready to paint.
Russians: I have about half of the engineers that I need. I just recently bought a pack to flesh out the others that I need.
So I need to invest about 2 hours of painting to complete out my miniatures for the Eastern Front. Not too bad.
Terrain: This is the tough one. I do have quite a bit of terrain in various states. But they need to be sorted out.
|Have/Want||Rivers||Roads||Trees||Hills||Rural Buildings||Town Buildings||Urban Buildings|
|HAVE||I have invested in JR Miniatures Rivers.|
6mm Rivers - Several straight sections and a fork.
15mm I have about six feet of river sections.
28mm I have a couple of pieces including a fork.
|Dirt Roads - I have about six feet of dirt roads including a crossroad.|
Cobblestone Roads - I have three different sets of cobblestone roads. One that is a hard resin that looks great. I have the battlefront set which looks too big for 15mm miniatures. And I have a cloth set that is actually pretty nice.
|Trees - You can never have enough.||I am using a ground cloth for terrain and I will just put stuff under the cloth to make hills.||I have about seven thatched roof cottages and barns to use.||I have a small train station with coaling bins and a warehouse. I also have two buildings to use in my town areas.||Painted, I have very slim pickings. I have a lovely warehouse from Foundations of War, two matt board buildings from GameCraft Miniatures and about five JR miniatures urban ruins.|
|WANT||I would like to add a few more straight pieces of 6mm river as well as a ford.||I have several more feet of dirt roads that need to be finished. I need to settle on a single style of cobblestone road and expand it.||I have bought a bunch of chinese trees from Aliexpress and am awaiting their delivery.||Nothing needed.||Ordered a Iron Clad miniatures windmill.||I ordered a second Impudent Mortal Village. I need to make more EF Town building with it. I have only finished one from the first set.||I have three more matt board buildings from Gamecraft to finish. I also have the Impudent Mortal ruin kit which needs to be done.|
AWI Southern TheaterMiniatures: I have the base forces that I want ready and painted up for both the crown and rebel forces. What I am missing are a few troops to round out each of the forces.
I would like a couple of groups of Lee's legion cavalry and infantry.That and I need to paint up at least two more groups of Continental Infantry.
For the Crown, I need to paint a commander for my British Legion Cavalry and paint my British Legion Infantry.
In all, I have probably three or four hours of painting to get this done.
Terrain: I actually have most of the terrain that I need. I definitely need to finish painting what I have. I have enough houses and out buildings. Only a fraction of which are painted. I could use a larger plantation house but that can wait. And you can never have enough trees.
Peninsular CampaignMiniatures: Here I have fallen victim to my earlier megalomaniac impulses. For the British, I wanted to do an entire battalion in 15mm. So i have a complete Light company. But I have no regulars. I have bought some online to correct that. They just need basing. The British lack any Cavalry or artillery. That is something that I want to correct this year.
The French are in no better shape. I also wanted a Legere Battalion. So I have a full company of Chasseurs with no Voltigeurs. I have a single group of Carabiniers at this point. I have purchased some painted figures off of ebay to sort this out. The French have a large cavalry (guard Chasseurs) contingent and a cannon with crew. So once my ebay purchases arrive, I should be set.
Terrain: I have no buildings at all for the peninsular campaign. One of the things that I plan of doing is using the Impudent Mortal town set to make a few buildings for this. This will test my modeling abilities.
There is the plan for the year. This will last right up until I have an ooh shiny moment. But it is nice to think I have a plan.