Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Just a heads-up that things will be quiet during my brief summer holidays. I'll be putting on a game at Partizan in Newark on 20th August so between now and the will be some planning and scenario testing but probably no new painting until the after the show.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
This is the new fort, sat atop my Breed's Hill model. I'm pleased with how this has turned out, given that it was just an experiment to try some techniques.
The walls are foamcore covered in coffee stirrers and matchsticks. Earth bank has a base of foamcore buttresses and papier-mâché with air dry clay over the top then finished with sand. Barbecue skewer tips provide the spiky bits :-)
Internal duck boards are scribed rectangles of balsa with a few chopped up coffee stirrers.
Painting started with brown fence paint followed by Army Painter strong tone from the tin. This sealed everything thoroughly. Then I drybrushed with various brown and grey craft paints. Final step was static grass.
Sunday, 23 July 2017
This week I have completed the following unit which I will probably field as the 19th Continental Regiment for the 1776 campaign around New York.
I've also been building a small fort. It's not finished yet but I'm sure you get the idea. This model has the same footprint as my Breed's Hill redoubt so can sit atop the same hill in a slightly more imposing way. I'll post more pictures when it is properly finished.
Sunday, 16 July 2017
I forgot to add these to the blog last week. The completed 3rd NY for the 1776 battles. The flag is conjectural, the beaver was an emblem used by NY militia early in the war. I may or may not retain it. The well known 3rd NY flag is for 1777 after the unit was disbanded and re-raised from scratch.
Figures are 28mm Perry with a few Foundry command figures.
These are Foundry figures who previously did service in my original British Legion infantry unit. Now that unit has been replaced I thought I'd repainted some of the chaps to give my some singly-based continental troops to act as skirmishers or to garrison buildings, forts, and so on. So it was out with the green faced black jackets and in with blue and brown jackets. For the majority I went for the widespread blue with red facings but I also did a half-dozen in light brown with pale blue facings.