Hello all, I had hoped to do another post before I went away with work for the Splore Music festival. Sadly it is only now that I have returned (with abandoned tents, sunglasses and other found goodies in toe) that I can show you the minis I finished just before I left. But even if this post is five days delayed good things come to those who wait and indeed upon my return I found that some shiny new toys had arrived before me. All will be revealed below.
|Quite the mix, let me break it down for you.|
So first up we have some Imex Pioneers. These have been in the works for donkey's years. They wear the old style of sculpted tricorne. Nowhere near as nice as the newer ones but naturally the new ones build off the experience of the past. These figures are very useful from stand ins of early Oronegrean settlers to militia, to bandits and more. Yes the hats may be a little innapropriate for certain time periods but they are also far too large so perhaps it was a particular fashion trend unique to Oronegro.
|A trend you can see here which will apply to most of the figs. I have used lots of dark washes to bring out the folds in cloth and the smaller details. I am quite happy with the results.|
|Same figures from behind. As you can see muted colours for the most part. Quite a change from the bright and colourful uniforms I am working on elsewhere.|
|Probably not a sight you'd want to see.|
The next couple of figs are from other sets. The one on the left is from the Imex Alamo Defenders set and the one on the right from the Airfix Wagon Train set. Again both useful for Militia, bandits or other armed civilians.
|I was particularly happy with the man on the left. Yellow coat and white shirt really do highlight the dark skin tone I used for this figure. Plus what is there not to love about someone armed with a blunderbuss (except one aimed at you of course).|
|Same figures from behind. Not much to say here.|
|To emphasise how special this guy is I decided to hold him while I took the photos.|
|I added two feathers to his head. Unfortunately the red tips is too close to the copper so it appears to blend ruining the effect. may change the tips to black or another colour.|
Finally here are my new goodies. Bought from Hägen Miniatures I am very excited to have some more metal figs. Here we see some fantast 18th century female infantry (Perhaps used as an Oronegrean equivalent to Bodstonia's Purple Roses). Next are a couple Dragones de Cuera who were the frontier troops of New Spain, an elite unite, very interesting troops for which I can't find much good information in English (I myself am reading about them from sources in Spanish). A very appropriate addition to the forces of Oronegro as well. Finally we have a British Napoleonic 9 pdr gun... which also came with another barrel I assume a 3 pdr? Anyway useful for my minis as it fits in with my existing Oronegrean artillery.
|So very shiny! Oh the potential right here.|
Well I hope you enjoyed my post for this fine day. No news on the figures I am sculpting I am afraid. Have been sculpting a little bit replacing some of the old style hats I made with newer ones. Also in be on the look out for more posts by me relating to new models. I am on a bit of a new years spree as it were snapping up what I can to paint at a future date. But that will all come later along with other painted minis to share with you all. So until then I wish you all a good day/night ::)