Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Anzac Day 2017- Light Horseman

This figure is a trooper from the 12th Light Horse Regiment. The 12th LH served in Gallipoli in a dismounted role, and then in Egypt and Palestine with their horses. Their most remembered role was at the charge at Beersheba in October 1917.

I picked up this Light Horseman at CanCon 2013- only four years to get it done. He is very nicely sculpted (by Mike Broadbent, I believe), with a battered hat and accurate boots and webbing, not to mention the spurs, distinctive bandolier and kangaroo feathers. I painted it using the colours from my 15mm Western Front British, just a bit sharper on the highlights. The 12th LH colours are black over blue. I chose this regiment because the local army unit (12/16 Hunter River Lancers) is its descendant.

12/16 HRL soldiers at Armidale Anzac Day service 2017
Lest we forget.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Work in progress- WW1 German artillery

I don't often do Work In Progress blog entries, but I haven't had much new painted recently. These are 15mm 10.5cm FH 98/09 from PSC, painted but unbased.

I painted one last year:

I did these ones a much lighter grey, to better match my beloved early panzers. I'm thinking about putting them on a 40mm round base (compared to the 50mm rectangular), but I'm not sold on that yet.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Saga Revenants

These are Gripping Beast's Revenants, a six point Saga force. They are a good blend of horrific and comical, and take a slapdash paint job really well.

Saga Revenants

They come with two Grave Pits, that can be moved about the battlefield and 'erupted' into fresh undead units.
Grave Pits

I got a Draugr from Elladan to use as their leader. It is a lovely model, albeit fragile around the arms.
Elladan Draugr

The snow is PVA glue, baking soda, and a smidgen of Secret Weapon crushed glass.

These were the last thing I painted for the Analogue Painting Challenge, and it's been hard to pick up a brush after that! I even forgot to post here last week...