The first up was a stand of 4 Caesar 1/72 Sea Peoples, a single (blade) stand of which is available to a late Bronze Age Libyan DBA army. It might be a while before my son Norman and I face off in a DBA Bronze Age game, so I’d like to have at least one new army ready. The Libyans are still going to need a command chariot. I have the pieces set aside for one, but haven’t assembled them yet.
|Caesar Sea Peoples stand for the Bronze Age Libyans|
|Minfig ME44 Gondorian Swordsmen|
While Huzzah has not yet been cancelled, I have strong doubts that it will actually happen this year. Nevertheless, I’m trying to make some progress on painting figures for the 40mm French Revolution project. This sample Frenchman was built by adding a bicorne head from a Meisterzinn multiple piece mold to a body from a single piece running musketeer, with the neck drilled out to accept the plug in the head casting. He’ll be part of a unit of troops in relatively fresh regulation uniforms, one of four visually distinct Garde Nationale units I’m hoping to create.
|Meisterzinn figure with a head swap as a French Garde Nationale|
The latest figure to be entered into the log is a current Iron Wind Metals production copy of a Ral Partha thief, sculpted by Tom Meier sometime in the early 1980s. Playing Chaos Wars at Cincycon last week has me inspired to work on my Ral Partha collection. Starting with an individual is not, perhaps, the best way to get the next unit painted, but it was what the Muse offered, and I don’t like to throw inspiration back in the Muse’s face if I can at all avoid it, lest she not come by again....
|Ral Partha 01-114 Thief, sculpted by Tom Meier|
At least the desk is relatively clear for when I next sit down to paint.