A late night post to share with you the first two nationalist artillery and the previous battalion bases completed.
Today some WIP pictures. Taking advantage of the "élan" given by the rules "For Whom the Dice Rolls" I started to work on several artillery bases for the Nationalist side: Two Krupp field guns and one antitank Pak 36 gun.
The bases sizes are: 3x4 cm for the antitank gun with a crew of three and 4x4 cm for the field guns with a crew of four. Figures and guns are all but one from Peter Pig. The crewman of the Krupp with greenstuff is from the Old Glory Russo-Japanese War range.
I received today my copy of Trebian's rules "For Whom the dice rolls" I didn't have time to read it but it spurs me to finish the first unit a Nationalist infantry battalion, who , as per the rules is a total of 24 miniatures: 3 infantry companies, 1 machine-gun company and a command. The miniatures needs a coat of varnish ( gloss and matt ) and I have to finish the bases. But essentially their table ready ... almost.
In the next days I will share more 15mm goodies, SCW and other periods and a few books about the Spanish Civil War.
Following the previous post, more pictures of the SCW painted stuff. Except the panzers I painted last summer the rest have been painted probably more than nine years ago. As told in the last post I really enjoyed trying to represent the Spanish countryside type of terrain, bushes , rocks, etc . Now the dilema, I just bought For Whom The Dice Rolls , I expect the rules to be a drive to give a push and a focus to paint the rest of the 15 SCW lead pile. The question is: the rules suggest to use 3x3cm base and 3 figures per bases for infantry bases. Should I debased what I've done already? Dilema .... Thanks for watching
|Command Decision I guess Panzers I|
|EPR infantry Peter Pig and with some modified Battlefront WW2 soviet sailors and infantry with greatcoats|
Keeping on with the task of recording the progress of my work and a to have a picture record of the collections and projects this time I will share with you some the oldest stuff.
The Spanish Civil War for different reasons (mainly familial) have always fascinated me. Along the years I collected miniatures in different scales 1/72, 20mm, 1/32, even 6mm and finally 15mm. The Peter Pig range was a great surprise and a way to put on the table higher levels units and enjoying the painting. I quickly hoarded a lot of miniatures including Old Glory, Flames of War, to field both sides.
Those miniatures where already shown many years ago in my first wargaming blog. I really enjoyed working out the bases.
|Republican T26's and BT5|
|Russian trucks, BA-6 armored car, Renault FT17|
|A Guardia de Asalto unit with a truck. Some miniatures are transformed ( police cap added)|
|Close up Command and LMG base|
|Guardias de Asalto in overall.|
|Guardias de asalto, with a bomber and a transformation ( the guy reaching is cartridge pouch in his back)|
During may 2020 I've got the short lived idea to paint the amassed pile of shame by theme or project, trying to focus in achieving something. I decided to start with my Boxer Revolt in 1/72 one of my oldest project in that scale, I started to paint the Orin Boxer set like 12 years ago maybe more. I remember trying new painting tricks, transforming Airfix WW1 Us Infantry into marines, buying littles Buddha statues in Chinese bazars etc... but of course the project staled and stopped, the boxers boxed started a long sleep...Until the last year, when I decided to at last paint the Boxers.
The Orion set was at the time and still is , a great set. not only the quality of the sculpting, the variety of poses and troop types but simply by is mere existence! 20 years ago I wouldn't imagine that a Boxer Rebellion box of plastic miniatures could even exist.
One of the consequences of retaking the 55 days in Beijing or Tsientsin project was to discover this great blog Just need varnish with great posts on the topic and to buy Diana Preston's "The Boxer Rebellion" book to go a bit further of the Ospreys.
A few pictures of the last may work, the whole Orion set painted except the woman and child miniatures that I didn't find. Soon pictures of the Legation forces.
|Chinese regulars: Manchu bannermen, infantrymen with the more modern uniform.|
3 years doing what? The first posts of the "A Wash of bourbon" come back will share with you what I paint in the last 36 months. Expect a chaos of scales, projects, all mingled and presented in no particular order.
With no further ado:
1/35 WW2 Soviet sailors (Zvezda) and infantry (Tamiya) with a KV2 (Trumpeter) and a M3 (New Ray)
I can't believe but more than 3 years have passed since the last post, obviously too much time being silent for a blog and and a quite funny situation since I kept doing things in the hobby front. None of the 2018 goals have been met, none of them fully achieved of course, new items have joined the stash, aka "the pile of shame", new ideas have been flourishing.
But using a too often read sentence in the blogosphere "Real life as taken is toll" the painting mojo came and went, as the "real world" events were ongoing. In three years good news have hopefully succeed to sad ones and I hope that despite the actual situation I will kept a regular posting in this blog, a chronicle of a my wargaming and painting journey, welcome again to "A wash a bourbon " where, I hope, in the midst of too many and never ending projects you will find something interesting and useful.
A drink ?