Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Workbench...

Hey all!

I know I've been bad about keeping everyone updated on the actual WORK I am doing, and only sharing final bits and pieces...

So here are some WIP shots!

At the top are three units of 6mm samurai that I finished up.  I've decided to do one unit of each type in the colors of my finished daimyo, to indicate the biggest and most powerful clan.

I've also redoing the basing for my son's Romans.  For a little kid, you want to be able to hold and play with each soldier individually.  So I went with some Litko bases; not cheap, but worthwhile.

Anyway... more on the way!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Baker and Bess on the wall...

All hung up!  I have to add a few holes to the Baker's sling...

But I think they look great!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

An updated panoramic photo of the House of War!

Hey all!

Well, I FINALLY got the Baker, so I figured I'd do a full panoramic shot of the House of War again, so I could get the newest stuff in there.

Very happy with the room.  Running out of space, which sucks, because I am NOT running out of things to buy.  Got the next thing already picked out... :)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Anyone interested...?

Hi all!

Out of curiosity... is anyone out there interested in reading a writing exercise I am doing, a little "Write a Sharpe short story in the style of Bernard Cornwell" piece?  Sounds silly, I know, but I thought it might be fun to try to do!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Some other photos of the guns I checked out...

Hi all!

Here are a few more of the guns I checked out today!  On the rack above are a bunch of beauties, including a really nice Charleville, and a Bren in need of repair.  

A pair of crazy Indian matchlocks.  The top gun was a wall gun, so was fired from a mount.

A rack of America!  A bunch of American guns, from the colonial times on up.  Particularly liked the Thompson and of course the Browning .30 cal on the right.

Is that an MG-34 in there?  Why yes, it is:)

Anyway... thought folks might enjoy the cool photos:)

Monday, August 7, 2017

A Baker Rifle for the House of War

Hey all!

Well, I FINALLY got a new piece for the House of War that I had been waiting for for almost a year...

... a Baker rifle!

Now, most of the folks reading this will likely know, but this is an English-made rifle that first really appeared in the Napoleonic Wars.  It is best known as the rifle of the fabled 95th and 60th Rifles, made famous by everyone's favorite Napoleonic Era hero, Dick Sharpe.  I had really wanted one for quite some time... it is SUCH an attractive gun... compact, great brasswork, fantastic sword bayonet... and so, now I have one!

I'll have photos of it on the wall when I get home and get it mounted.

What a treat!

Did some other fun stuff when I was picking it up... a few nice views, including this...

And sorry, I only filmed this one, so none of me just emptying the mag full auto!:)


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

6mm Samurai Daimyo painted...

Well, I did what I wanted to do... finish up two of each "type" of stand... teppo, cavalry, archers, and samurai.  So I celebrated with this...

My daimyo!

 I stole the tree from a unit I had finished... I thought it would look better on this stand.

I think they look cool... a little story, with the messenger riding in with his escorts to report to the daimyo.  Note the table of heads, visible in the first photo on the right of the stand!

Monday, July 24, 2017

More finished Romans...

Hey all!

Well, I did a unit of Romans for my son myself... and frankly, they don't look any better than his:)

I will say, they are just so simple to paint if you just do base coats and a dip, and that is plenty good for them.

Here they are with the already-finished unit... overall very happy with how they look!

Two more are glued together and ready for their undercoat.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A pair of great websites

Hey all!

I've been meaning to post these two for a LONG time... just wanted to direct people to a pair of AMAZING websites.

First up is Wargaming Workshop.  Absolute ADORE this site... the guy has just beautiful, clear photos of a million of his armies... Epic 40k, Flames of War, Moreheim, Saga, Warmaster... the list is endless and interesting, and every single army is BEAUTIFULLY done.  I mean, perfect... spot on fluff, along with imagination and creativity... and each has a dedicated, cleanly created website.  It's pretty much a perfect website.

Next up...

The second website is Miniature Addiction... and holy cow.  The ENTIRE French army from Waterloo, in 6mm?  Uh, YES PLEASE!  And all beautifully based, perfectly researched... it does not get any better.  Throw in some beautiful 28mm ACW and Napoleonic and Colonials and Ancients and... well, awesome stuff:)

Anyway... I urge everyone to go check out these two websites... you can spend HOURS on them, and enjoy every second of it:)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Another unit of Baccus 6mm Samurai done

Hi all!

Okay, another unit of samurai, done!

This is a bow-centered clan, in light blue.  I did another tree on this stand; this time, a dogwood.  It's the last tree I'll be doing for a while.  It is a little larger than the cherry blossom tree, but I think it still works?

Got another group with an undercoat drying, a cavalry clan, and then I'll move on to do the first daimyo stand!