After getting hit with a virus that left me on my back for almost a month, I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things, including miniature painting. Here is what I managed to finish the last week and a half of August:
I have a lot of unpainted plains Indians and U.S. Cavalry figures. Like a lot of folk in the miniature gaming community, I buy what I need for a project & then lose interest in the project after a few weeks. I’m now at a place where I need to finish these projects or sell them off.
This figure is an army scout from the Westworld Cowboy Wars range sold by Old Glory. They are sold in packs of 4 – 2 mounted and 2 on foot.
Viking Shield Maiden
I love this figure. There are not many figures of full-figured women, I’m sure she is meant to be a caricature, but I love her. She is from a pack of shield maidens from Wargames Foundry.
Reaper Warlord 14492 Faun
Back when I played Reaper’s Warlord skirmish game, I built a wonderful Dwarf army & then began collecting figures to build other forces. This Faun came in an army pack of nine with 2 poses, I now have 6 left to paint.
Reaper Bones 77060 Dragonman Warrior
The only Kickstarter I’ve ever bought was Reaper’s Bones II where I received hundreds of plastic miniatures – most of which are unpainted. But I did manage to finish this guy as I need him in an upcoming game.
Baccus 6mm Classical Greek Hoplites
These figures actually paint up quickly. What takes me a long time is the shield decals – not applying the decals, but forcing myself to do them. They are so fiddly – in any scale, but especially in 6mm. This is the 3rd unit of Athenian hoplites for my Battle of Mantinea project.
So the entire month of August, I was able to only complete 33 figures bring the year’s total to 325.
- 25 28mm Fantasy Figures
- 140 6mm Ancient Greek Figures
- 1 28mm Dark Ages Viking Figure
- 40 10mm Seven Years War Figures
- 12 28mm Old West Figures
- 8 28mm Colonial Era Figures
- 66 28mm World War Two Figures
- 33 28mm Science Fiction Figures
- 44 Pieces of Terrain
- Rebased 13 Science Fiction Figures
Corner of Miscellany
I did manage to finish reading THE RZHEV SLAUGHTERHOUSE by Svetlana Gerasimova. It is a really good book on the 15 month campaign against the Germans in the Rzhev Salient during World War Two. It also has some really good maps & photos. So if you want to read about battles that define the insanity and futility of war, this is a good one.
Also while I was convalescing, in researching more on the roles of women during World War Two, I came across an interesting picture of a young woman training to be an ambulance driver. In this photo she is learning to change a tire.
According to the article, her name is Elizabeth Windsor, I wonder how she made out after the war?
A fun song to close out the Summer: