Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New french Line battalion.

I decided to use the new citadel washes on this unit for the toning of the coats and overall im am very very impressed with the result.

Suffice to say I will be using them again and reconmend them to others to use.

Anyway here is the 1st of the new regiment and im am very very happy with the result

cheers

Sunday, June 22, 2008

An Ode to plastic

Recently I discovered a little ebay company called back to basics http://stores.ebay.com.au/Back-to-Base-ix

and found they sell 3mm plastic sheeting, so i put in an order and ina few days recieved said sheeting and in under 30min had made 50 bases where it would usually take with cardboard a whole lot longer and whats more they seem to be more consitant in shape and won't warp!!

So I decided to rebase the french only having a few french line battalions this is not a major drama and thus when the new regiment comes out they will all be on the same bases.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Work Began this week on the new battalion of the new french regiment. The theme will be campaign for this regiment so predominantly in great coats of varying colours. The main colour theme will be brown with some blue and grey worked in then with the 2nd regiment that will swap to blue grey with some brown to add consistancy in the theme of the brigade as well as tie both formations in together.

here are some early snap shots,

Oh and i got a new camera a Sony Cybershot dh3 great camera with allot more advanced options.


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Cameras and Pictures

So I finally worked out how to use the camera and while they are still not the best shots they are an improvment on the past. Using this new knowledge I decieded to take some new shots of the austrian command stand. Ive been taking stock of the collection and realised just how much work ive put in and how much I have to go as well.

Started work on a new french battalion, the usual undercoat I use is not that impressive so I might have to consider a new product though I think I applied to much. The detail has not been lost though so i think they will still come out on top.

Additionally I started on my 1st 25mm figure and its finished so I'm putting up some pics of him as well. The lad is a grenadier from the revolutionary wars and im really nervous about my first effort so any feedback would be great.

Thats about it from here though after a long break to be back painting and playing is really nice, I tend to forget how much i enjoy this hobby when i take breaks and its refreshing to comeback to it.

The Austrian Command Stand







The French Grenadier



Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

So its about finished just flocking and rendering of the base Just wish the picture was better maybe one day I'll get a better camera!!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Completed some more work on the Command stand. Saddle cloths are complete so now working on the horses and then to basing id say by tomorrow should be very close to competion.

Im really enjoying doing french again so will probably do a line battalion or 2 then swing back to Austrian Grenadiers to complete that brigade.

Cheers

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Long weekend and somthing new to think on so ive begun work on the french and decided to start on the Corp Command stand.

Cheers

Little Wars Melbourne 2008

So Eureka Minatures Supported the running of 1st Little Wars Melbourne. It was a roaring success. I was involved in the running of the Napoleonic Game. John Baxter, John Chadderton, Craig Pandy, Scott Webster and Myself put on Neumarkt 1809.

We where ably assisted by our 3 assistants by the names Andrew, Baden, and Harly (thier surnames escape me). I was given the command of the Austrians facing off against John baxter as the French. I have to take my hat off to John B he provided the terrain which was amazing and always a joy to play on.

Suffice to say the austrians as in history won. Criag will be putting together a write up of the battle so I will wait till that is done but I will put up a selection of pictures to wet the appitite till then.