Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Saturday, December 16, 2017

British Naval Brigade

Lady Poppington's expedition comes with four Naval Brigade figures that are easy to paint and I think animated quite well.

A naval brigade is a body of sailors serving in a ground combat role to augment land forces.

Within the Royal Navy, a naval brigade is a large temporary detachment of Royal Marines and of seamen from the Royal Navy formed to undertake operations on shore, particularly during the mid- to late-19th century. Seamen were specifically trained in land-based warfare at the gunnery school at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Somali Infantry

Here are the Somali Infantry that come with Lady Poppington's Expedition for Congo.  Unfortunately the pack did not come with any spears so I clipped some extra wire pikes I had and added them.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ladies of Adventure

Here are the European female figures from the Lady Poppington Expedition pack put together for the game Congo.  Of course they can be used for In Her Majesty's Name, The Men Who Would be Kings or other similar games.  Figures are from Copplestone Castings and Artizan Designs available through Northstar or Brigade Games in the USA.

This is the second time that I have painted Lady Poppington's expedition and it is definitely a change of pace from the usual soldiers I paint.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

More Devil in Skirts

It's like I always like to say, you can never have too many Highlanders on the gaming table!  Figures are Artizan Designs from their Northwest Frontier Range are individually mounted on Litko bases.  I did the kilst with GW's Warpstone Glow as the base followed by Vallejo Flat Red stripes finished with GW's Bubonic Brown as the yellow stripes.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Quick Paint German Imperial Marine Infantry and Schutztruppe

Here is how the experiment for the quick paint Quick German Imperial Marine Infantry and Schutztruppe turned out.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Quick Paint Herr Doktor Professor Oberst (Colonel) Sanders

For quick paint for Herr Doktor Professor Oberst (Colonel) Sanders started with a primer of Flat Black.

 For the skin areas I used Dark Flesh and then a wash of watered down GW Ratskin Flesh.  Once dry I went back and did the highlights in Dark Flesh.

All of the clothing and helmet was painted with GW Dawn Stone Grey.

I then painted over the grey with Flat White and did the buttons in black.
The buttons are painted with GW Shiny Gold and the walking stick is Flat Earth.

The hair is painted with Buff.

Static Grass!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Quick Paint Natives Guide

Need a gazillion natives painted quickly?  Here is a technique:

Once again I started with the ole Rust-Oleum Flat Brown protective enamel.

 Choose any light brown or green for the loin clothes.  In this case I used Flat Earth.

 Any cow tails, fur or monkey tails I just painted Flat White.  The bearers packages are Flat Brown and Earth Drab at this point.

 The top baggage was then painted Buff and the hair and head rings are painted Flat Black.
 Earrings painted using GW Shiny Gold.

 A Dark Brown wash was added to the head rings and then the figures were glued to their stands.  The ropes for the bundles are Green Ochre.

 Spray paint the shields with a flat white.  I then used GW Skragg Brown for the details on the cow hide.  The wooden handles are painted Flat Brown.

 I have learned from experience to finish the bases first before gluing on the spears and shields.

 Glue the spears first!  Then do the shields.  The spears are painted Flat Earth.

 The back of the shields were painted Flat Brown.  All done and ready for gaming.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Quick Paint Schutztruppe Askari Painting guide

 Another "quick" paint guide; unless noted all paints are Vallejo.

Once again I used as my primer Rust-Oleum Flat Brown.

 Hats, jackets and pants Green Ochre.

 The puttees are painted with Dark Blue.

 Webbing, scabbards and boots are all painted Flat Black.

 Bayonet handles are painted Flat Black and the metal on the rifles are painted Silver.

 I just realized looking at this picture that I forgot to do the buttons.  They should have been painted Flat Black and then GW Shiny Gold. Oh well.

PVA glue to get them on their stands . . . 

 Watered down globs of PVA glue to dip in the sand and once dry do another coating of watered down glue.

 Randomly spread some watered down PVA glue about and add some static grass/