I took some mediocre photos of some of the things I've been painting and I thought I'd share them. (This is the blog equivalent of dumping my virtual trash basket into your living room. Still, you'd do it to me.)
We ran into a company in the UK called Bad Squddo Games, which specializes in "realistic" female miniature figurines, marketed by a number of manufacturers. Chain mail bikinis and skin-tight cat suits are not to be found there. Both my wife, Beth and my daughter, Katie - both gamers - thought some of those would be great. My son, Rob also got some female Vikings, some of whom bear a great resemblance to the female characters in the TV show "Vikings." They're on his painting table now.
|First, a gift for my wife, one half of Star Trek: TNG's Duras Sisters, Lursa and B'Etor.|
|And the other half.|
|And a body guard with a bat'leth. Much more classic than the disruptors carried by the other figures.|
|These were fun figures to paint and turned out pretty well. Beth made suggestions|
as to the painting schemes. The figures even depicted the famous (or infamous)
|Katie's figures were WWII female Soviet snipers. The standing set of snipers was|
not completed in time for the photo session. There's a shooter and a spotter in each set,
both in camouflage cape and pilotka forage cap.
|The Mosin-Nagant scoped rifle really does look rather nice.|
The figures are smaller than male figures but are not overly petite.
|One of my Christmas presents was a box of Gripping Beast Plastic Late Roman figures.|
I opted to paint them as legionaries, but a white tunic paint job would be right for Auxila.
They are quite nice and glue together very nicely.
|The legionary spearman of Legion palatinae Pannoniciani seniores.|
(Pray pardon me if my Latin is off.)
|A bucinator of the same unit.|
|Lastly, a centurio or officer of that legion.|
I hope to make a Saga warband of these because I've heard that rules are coming out for that.
|WWII Polish cavalry bugler by Warlord Miniatures.|
Their use in the Polish campaign as mounted infantry is a minor fascination for me.
I don't know where I got him, which manufacturer made him, or what I'm going to do with him,
but I've painted him and he looks seriously troubled.
|A regiment of the Union Iron Brigade of the West for the ACW.|
15mm Old Glory figures.
I haven't decided what unit they are yet. I've got to check what I've already painted.
However, the garage is REALLY cold right now.
|The regimental command stand.|
|Regiment Royal Pologne for my small French SYW contingent.|
Essex miniatures obtained at a bring-and-buy...
... where bargains go to die.
|Finally, my son, Rob and his dog, Atlas.|
They live up in London, but were here for Christmas weekend.
A serious case of "puppy love."