Saturday 23 June 2012

Salute 2011 Confederate Officer 28mm Perry Miniatures

Hello again, not back into painting properly yet, sort of taking a break so decided to take some more pictures of my finished models.
Here we have the Salute 2011 figure from Perry Miniatures in 28mm, a lovely sculpt but not that easy a task to paint as it is a one piece casting.
I painted this one as a Confederate General as opposed to a Union Officer, I do have another one and may paint it up as such, or not.
I am not convinced whether I chose right on making horse a dapple grey to go with the grey of uniform, it might of looked better as a black or brown horse.
The letters are wooden, bought from a hobby store and are only temporarily fixed, they may be removed, I am not sure yet.  They painted up well and quite surprised me how well they looked.
Again the pictures were taken with my phone.

Any questions or comments are most welcome.  Michael

Friday 15 June 2012

Claymore Castings 28mm Scottish Knight -1388-Otterburn

Hello again and thank you to those that have looked at my Blog and those that have left comments, they are very welcome and appreciated.
This is a Scottish Knight from Claymore Castings and sculpted by Paul Hicks.
I painted this up rather quicker than usual, having used a black undercoat for a change, I tried to speed paint it and managed to do whole thing in about 3hours, start to finish, thats quick for me. He  has been painted to represent Sir John Lindsay of Dunord at the Battle of Otterburn in July 1388.  The shield is hand painted and I am not happy with it, but it looks okay. 
The shield is not permanently fitted to figure as I was unsure how he would have held it, when charging and holding his sword with both hands, so there are pictures with it in different positions, Blutack is a wonderful thing.

Thanks for looking and any comments or questions are most welcome.  Michael