Monday, June 10, 2013

Bits and Pieces

I took an extra day (Thursday) off from work to add to my usual compressed work week Friday off, and spent more of it painting than I had been able to do in a while.

I posted pictures of the 40mm Prince August figures previously. In addition to those I finished, I also cleaned and primed another dozen or so, most of which fit into existing groups. (For example, we have four red-coated artillerymen from various scavengings, so I am working on two more to give a standard six.)

The NQSYW work has been motivated by Historicon; I'm running three games, and it would be nice to have at least a few new troops. Other participants have been at work as well:

My son William has been finishing a company to round out his first regiment, whose colonel is seen above.

Chris Palmer has added a hussar squadron.

There may be more by game day...

Meanwhile, with all that leisure this weekend, I decided to try a few other things.

I finished off a scenic piece

of mini Easter Island stone heads, acquired during the Borders close out the other year.

As long as I was painting samples of 40s, it seemed like a good time to try some 1/72 scale plastic Persian samples. I have a longer post about this project in mind, but meanwhile, the first figures:

I have also been intending to do some Caesar fantasy adventurers to support Norman's plastic fantasy project. Here's the first of them:

Lastly, Norman is running two Bronze Age games at Historicon, and I promised him that I would dig out two chariots whose components I finished months ago, and get them assembled and based.

Overall, a good weekend...


  1. What make are the Persian figs?


  2. Those archers are from the HaT Persian Light Infantry set; I've got HaT and Zvezda stockpiled, and should add a box or two of Caesar at some point.