Sunday, 10 December 2017

cast away ....

casting soldiers that is ...

over the last week the new moulds have been used heavily, running each mould about 35+ times each; now I have more units in the lead pile for the Begovian army

3 x 28 figure units of infantry
4 x 8 figure units of cavalry
lots to paint - hooray ! currently getting standard bearers, officer and musicians done - mostly converted basic figures.

Friday, 1 December 2017

40mm: Begovian Artillery ...

The new opposition for the 40mm Wittenberg army in the border province of Zinzendorf will be the ottoman style army of Begovia.

The initial 'ottoman' style artillery crew...

To get the project going, these TYW figure conversions have been painted up; they'll do for the initial gun crew.

Mould kits have arrived and the ottoman style masters have been 'bedded in' - 3 new moulds to make over the few days and then do some trial castings.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

40mm: Something a little different ....

For opposition for the Wittenberg 40mm army I decided on something different - something in an Ottoman style

Already cast are two units of my janissary figures (with conversions for officers)
in progress are some artillery crew converted from my TYW man standing/walking castings
Also I've been sculpting some figure masters to provide cavalry and infantry

A horse variant and a generic style spahi
 infantry - two marching and one advancing

I will be making moulds next, the first three will have these new sculpts in.

Monday, 6 November 2017

40mm Sculpt & Cast - Uhlan

The last of the planned 18C 40mm sculpts done, the Uhlan. A basic figure but will do for me

Saturday, 4 November 2017

40mm Sculpt & Cast - cavalry

three more masters now complete ...

the dragoon
generic mounted officer/standard bearer (shown with a sword temporarily fitted)
and a Kurassier (shown with a sword temporarily fitted)

one more master to do for the 18C, which will be a Uhlan; after that I have some additional 17C masters to finish. With all the masters done I will be making moulds and casting as I work on replacing the Wittenberg cavalry regiments and then units for new armies.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Fenwick troops on the river ....

Duke Maurice of Fenwick has instigated a training program for his troops for river transport and landings. Today he is watching the jagers and river rangers in a river landing exercise ...

The river rangers land from their sailboat ...
A small rowboat has a Fenwick officer, with Wittenberg observers (from their river marines), who are watching the main landing ...
 Fenwick jagers landing from row boats and transport barge .....
[new items: 10 or my seated 28mm home-casts painted as Fenwick Jagers, plus an additional landing barge ]

Monday, 23 October 2017

Monrovia river marines ....

Monrovian spies have provided details of the use of the new row boats by Wittenberg and Fenwick. The Monrovian river marines have been provided with similar boats, they to are about to go on manoeuvres...

some are going in the old sail boats
others in a large row boat ....
 a smaller rowboat gets under way ....