Friday, 29 May 2015

Taking a break.

Hard to believe a month has almost flown by since my last blog update. The fact is that hobby time has been at a premium recently as the family come to terms with my Mother in Law's diagnosis of terminal cancer of the liver and a very short life expectancy. As if that was not enough she managed to take a tumble last week and break her wrist and her nose resulting in hospital and nursing home. It's tough because much as you try to think in terms of recovery from the fall. you know she only has a few months to live. But's she's a fighter and has an amazing attitude to her illness.

As a result I have had to abandon my commitment to Vintage Waterloo as I just can't focus on much right now. Roy has been very understanding, and I hope he will still be able to get the remaining units painted for the planned game. I have one battalion here for Ian, and as I have started it I will finish it in time for the event.

Meantime I have some Peter Pig ECW's to mess about with if the mood should take me. I must admit that seeing the 'Fat Wally' ECW page featuring loads of beautiful PP ECW's is very inspiring, take a look? Certainly cheers me up :)

Back soon.

Friday, 1 May 2015

A quick photo update!

Here are the two completed and posted regiments of cuirassiers for Vintage Waterloo. These 24 cavalry took a fair bit of work to get them to the standard I wanted, approx 20 hours painting! I could go further, but overall I think they will fit nicely with Ian and Roys collections.

I'm currently painting the first of two more 24 figure Prussian battalions for Roy, both landwehr in long coats, so things will pick up speed again. At the same time I'm finishing off a nice set of medical orderlies/casualties for John and have the first 8 figures from Ian's British battalion ready to start. I'm finding that having several things on the go together is working well for me.

Hope to get a game of memoir 44 in over the weekend. I'm waiting on some figures from Peter Pig including SS in camo smocks, French resistance, and some British Paras.

Cuirassiers for Vintage Waterloo. Top two pics are pre finished - (officers eppaulette corrected to silver! )