Well, I finally finished the Bolshevik Partisans and a few other miniatures as well. I’m moving closer to that goal, but with only three months left, will I make it? Probably, not – but it’s going to be fun to try.
The partisans are from Copplestone Castings’ Back of Beyond range. I purchased these from Frontline Games at the Lone Star Game Expo last month. As with all Copplestone miniatures, there was very little flash and they paint up quick and easy.
The actual name of this group of figures from Knuckleduster Miniatures is Saloon Crowd from the Gunfighters’ Ball range. They all look a little tipsy to me. The hard part was painting the metal mugs to appear as though they are glass with liquid inside. I don’t think I’m quite there, but it is certainly a challenge.
The Other Folk
I finally finished the last female archaeologist from the Copplestone pack. Why did it take so long – well, two of them were armed & made great leaders of my female Askari units & one of them was modeled from a photograph of Gertrude Bell, but this last one just didn’t generate the excitement the other three figures did, though it is a nice figure.
Years ago, Shadowforge did a range of “Her Majesty’s Star Marines” which was an all female range of Star Marines, Marine Scouts, Marine Special Ops & Politburo Militia. The Star Marines are sadly out of production, but you can still purchase the Scouts, Special Ops & Politburo through Eureka. This figure is the Special Ops Communications Specialist from the command pack.
*One note about the Shadowforge Star Marines – they aren’t wearing hard body armor like GW Space Marines. I purchased them long ago for a Warhammer 40K project. In the old & I mean old Imperial Guard Codex, there was a description of an all female regiment which specialized in urban combat & there was this neat blue & gray on black camo pattern – so I launched a project (that I haven’t finished) to build that regiment. I even have two OOP Imperial Guard tanks designed for urban combat – the Leman Russ Demolisher & the Leman Russ Annihilator still sitting in their boxes to be assembled.
Why didn’t I finish the project? Well the game store we were playing at closed, my son entered High School & didn’t play any more, so I put things away for a decade & a half.
Speaking of stalled projects – here’s a Wargames Foundry Viking:
In keeping with the Norse theme, here are two “Oldhammer” Norse Dwarfs from Citadel Miniatures.
Now we get to this week’s completed fantasy miniatures from Reaper Miniatures. First up are some cave folk from the Dark Heaven line.
In the next picture, the two with swords are from the Dark Heaven line, the huntress with the spear is from the Warlord line and the serving girl is from Reaper Bones.
Woo hoo! I painted 33 28mm miniatures in two weeks. That brings my total for this year to 291 miniatures. Here’s the break down:
- 48 28mm Fantasy Figures.
- 1 28mm Dark Ages Viking Figure.
- 67 10mm Seven Years War Figures.
- 63 28mm Old West Figures.
- 21 28mm Colonial Era Figures.
- 20 28mm Russian Civil War Figures.
- 52 20mm Spanish Civil War Figures.
- 19 28mm Science Fiction Figures.
- Rebased 11 28mm Science Fiction Figures.
- 35 Terrain Pieces.
We’ve reached the end of another post. No animals, small children or Floozies were harmed in the making of this post, though it is supper time and I’m hungry.
As always, your comments, compliments, flatteries and aspersions are welcome!