torsdag 27 juni 2013

A Great Disorder or Deep In The Heart of Texas

Finished my little chaotic dio from Texas! Pascal suggested it was a great disorder and that's a very good description! :-D I know that Davy shouldn't be there, but what the heck (bottleneck)!

A pic indoors

A pic from above

And this guy? He will probably move to Suso-Frick Junction! :-D

måndag 24 juni 2013

Mr Baseman

No, this is not going to be a description of my relationship with the bass-guitars I've used, I just didn't want to resist the pun. :-D This is only about bases (almost). I am working on three bases right now. One is actually finished, but there are no pics yet.

Base one is for a little series of dioramas I call "The Magic Lute". Part two is actually published and called "Party in the woods". This base is part one and I think I going to call it "In the woods I went a-wandering one April afternoon".

Not much of a forest yet. :-/ But I'm working on it. :-D  The next base is for part three, the final part of the series I think. It's going to be a field and a forest. As you can see there is A LOT more to do and it will take some time to finish the field. No title yet.

The third base is already shown here and I have added the figures, but I haven't taken pics of the finished dio yet. I think I will call this "Deep in the heart of Texas" after a song by Dave Edmunds pianoplayer Geraint Watkins, but if you have a better suggestion you are welcome.

And last, but not least Amled from Almelo! A collecable figure from an event for small guys called FIGZ. Haven't decided how to paint him yet.

Ah, yes! There is of course a song too! Mr Bassman!

onsdag 12 juni 2013

Finished! Well, almost ...

Finished the cavalry at last! Now it's just small parts to do, remove bases, paint hoves (?), boots, etc, etc. And the base of course. :-D


And the Texans on the base! It looks small, but I want it crowded! :-D

måndag 10 juni 2013

Going along quite nicely, but ...

First, Welcome 1/72 Miniatures (or Benno I presume ;-) ). When I first collected information I read that all Mexican cavalry had blue shabraques with golden lining. So I painted them like that. Now I read in another book that the regular cavalry had GREEN shabraques with WHITE lining! Sigh! Repaint (but I left the light cavalry horses as they were). But other than that it's actually going well. Soon must find a base. I want it to be crowded so it will be a pretty small base. And I haven't decided yet if I shall put some Mexican infantry there as well. Don't have it, but I can use some ESCI or Italeri French Nappie infantry. :-D

måndag 3 juni 2013

Still in Texas

Right now the barbecue-smoke is heavy over Sweden. Everyone is at the barbecue (yup, me too) so if you can smell some barbecue when you read this you know why. What I have at the barbecue? Pork, chicken, beef, mushrooms, onions, vegetables, etc, etc. But I still managed to get some painting done. Almost finished my Texans! Why I didn't paint the shoes/boots on the casualties is anyone's guess, I have no idea except that I didn't think of it. The rest still got their bases because I want to see how it all looks with the cavalry (and maybe some Mexican infantry). I know Davy shouldn't be there, but I couldn't resist.

Got some more paint on the Mexicans and their horses and found a Texas casualty I had forgotten.

The local toystore have closed and I bought two houses that I don't know what to do with right now. I don't like that they are ruined, but that's how it is. Airfix so they are a bit on the small side. First their café with some figures for scale, one Airfix Prussian, one IMEX Texan and one Strelets Boer (+ two Airfix WWI casualties).

And then their country-house (I think it was called). With same figures (almost).

Well, that's it for now.