środa, 23 marca 2016

Demi brigade reinforcments

In between passing my PHD exams I managed to finish few things. 
First: Reinforcements for my Demi Brigade - 1 battalion Standard - That make my Demi brigade - 32!! It fought in Army of Italy from Arcola and went with Bonaparte to Egypt so one standard bearer it will work for at least 3 Campaigns - 1796 -1798 and Egypt, It will miss 1799 in Italy (while being in Egypt) but thats not last banner man I will make anyway :)
Each Demi-brigade carried 3 flags into battle. 1st and 3rd battalion had flag that was specific to this single demi-brigade - each had unique flag, while 2nd battalion carried common flag that was used in all demi-brigades. I went with unique flag of 32 ligne demi-brigade.

I am not 100% happy from the banner - I used technique that was not optimal - problem with French flags are they are full of writing.. In this scale I am unable to paint letters so only options left are printing (I don't like to print whole flags - as they look unnatural and I like making them myself - and I haven't tried printing only text and applying paper scrap to the ready banner ) and painting them by calligraphy pen. Problem with calligraphy pen is that this ink don't meld with paint and to my dread don't dry up :(  I tied to make it usable with artist werniks but its kinda smudgy and make flag look a little dirty.

So here they are - in middle of the brigade - Banner man and drummer - wi will post better pictures when my camera start working again.

niedziela, 6 marca 2016

4Ground carriages review

This time not my builds, but recommendation - 4Ground carriages.

I was eyeing 4Ground terrain for a long time now but newer bought any - Japanese and medieval houses are nailed perfectly but I am still  poor PHD student with low income and I love to do such stuff myself (I just have problems with finishing stuff :P
So I am planing on getting them later when I will be in possession of higher income :)
(And I need at least 3 both Japanese and Viking :(

Said that I know that 4Ground make sets of beautiful filigree furniture for your gaming houses - stuff I couldn't make safely in multiples to such quality without casting process. So when I needed chair for my Zombie Chihuahua base I checked whole offer 4Ground sell on their page (My hobby store physically carries only houses). And I hit those two. They are respectively : 28-CAW-302 19cent General purpose Horse Wagon, and 28-cav-309 16c-17c Army covered supply cart - And they are a blast. Both quite cheap and perfectly planned with very cool detail and if not technically pre-painted the colors are perfect straight from the frames.

They both have closed or open back option and larger wagon could be made with skeleton for cover or without it (with little work you can make it convertible.

I rate them 5 for 5 stars. Only place for improvement is to make well go round but that would make the models much more delicate and prone to damage and really is not needed with terrain on your gaming table.
This product is pure perfection and I highly recommend you get you your own wagons!
Money good spent! And they both cost around half of single 4Ground building!

With models added for scale GB viking Æwulf, Malifaux Nicodem and Victrix napoleonic fusilier

piątek, 4 marca 2016

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