Sunday, 27 November 2016
Slow progress while each stage dries, but here is the current progress. Grass matting has been glued in patches to the hill. The parts between have received a couple of coats of a mix of fence paint, polyfilla, PVA and sand. This has also been used to blend-in the grass may patches.
This view is from behind rebel lines:
And here we look up the hill along the line of where the bread twirl will go:
Saturday, 12 November 2016
This week I have continued with British grenadiers. The grenadiers of the 5th foot can join the converged grenadier battalion once their basing is finished:
I had a few experiments to get an acceptable "gosling green" but I think this will do OK. This is a mix of Vallejo dark yellow, Army Painter greenskin and a touch of light brown.
Also painted, and on individual bases are the grenadiers of the 35th in orange facings:
These facings are Vallejo orange-brown, highlighted by adding a little yellow.
I'm on call this weekend so progress might slow as it distracts my mojo. I have made progress on Breed's Hill with some textured paint but will report on that next week once it is more photogenic than the current wet, brown mound!
Sunday, 6 November 2016
A little more progress on the hill this weekend. The structure has been covered in PVA and newspaper. I coloured the glue with some paint as this made it easier to see what I was doing. I've also put fine sand in the trenches for texture.
The redoubt is coming along. Basic structure was DAS clay which has now had a coating of chinchilla sand.
And finally, the Crown forces for the battle so far. I'm currently working on more grenadiers and Christmas will bring figures for the remaining line infantry. I also need to refresh and expand the light infantry and artillery. I reckon I'm 50-60% of the way there. After that in 2017 will be more Minutemen as opposition and Indians for Lord Dunmore's War (1774).
My plan remains to expand my forces year by year between now and 2024 when I can then refight the whole AWI starting with its prelude at Point Pleasant (1774). By then the collection will be large!
Saturday, 5 November 2016
I have finished off my two battalions of marines for the OOB for Bunker Hill. These are Foundry figures with GMB flags. Marines didn't have buttonhole lace but as the facings are white anyway this doesn't show up too much on the finished figures. Flag finials and cords are from Front Rank.