Yesterday I hit the milestone of 40! I'm quite glad to be 40 as it is all round a much more solid and pleasing number than 39 ;0) Anyways it passed quietly and young David popped round to join us for an Indian meal. Again I'm sorry for not posting much lately however I think you'll understand when you read further down the post.
David also brought round his newly finished legere battalion. Quite fancy if you ask me and a great addition to their French army as this is their only completed legere battalion!!!
I apologise for the scabby thumb shot, I was watching the Liverpool game the other night and by the end I realised that I had chewed my way through all of my finger nails!!! I really thought they were going to get that last goal, substitutions were made at the wrong time for me I feel.
And here is the command base complete with the mounted colonel I converted. I think they turned out great!
And this is the reason for my lack of posts, I have jumped right into the figures Darren sold me at the end of last year. When I split them up with the spare unpainted figures I worked out I could make up about 10-11 full battalions. This has been loads of fun as I'm getting a great feeling of bringing Darren's old collection to life again.
My pride and joy, 1st battalion of my Silesian landwehr. These guys are 100% my own work done with the AP method and only need the flag finished and piping on some caps and then they can be varnished.
So I have been mixing in 10-15 figures of my own to each battalion. The centre battalion will be the 2nd battalion of the Lieb regiment. The 2 line battalions will be in firing lines like this so as they are different from all my other line battalions. The split of figures has worked out very well and as you an see still a lot of work goes in to make them my own.
My poor Kurassiers left behind as I drown myself in foot. I have completed 3 at the back and the flag (it's actually crimson/purple not red). I hope to have all of the above finished by the end of March . . . watch this space!!!
On a wee side note: I have decided to sell off my unbuilt (and half-built) pile of 1/72 and 1/76 scale military models. I sold a huge batch to my old modelling buddy Calum however I still have hundreds left. I have been selling them at low prices for what they are and I have resin, white metal and plastic. German, Russian, US, Polish. armour, armoured trains, artillery, V2 rocket vehicles etc. Revell, Dragon, Esci, Milicast etc. Is there anyone out there interested in this sort of thing and if so what armies. You can contact me through my profile.