Sunday, 20 January 2013

Work In Progress: More Pendraken Cuirassiers

I'm continuing to potter away painting twelve models from “Pendraken Miniatures” English Civil War code EC11 Cuirassiers. The North Yorkshire based company have recently released photographs on their Forum of some new ECW cavalry greens that’ll be imminently replacing their current codes as they’re “top of the moulding queue”. I must confess that this announcement somewhat deflated my already wilting enthusiasm for painting these Heavy Horse, as the new models are such a vast improvement on the rigid (somewhat monotonous) pose of the identical model I'm currently repeatedly painting. However none of these new models have the plumed helmet that I'm using to identify this Royalist regiment as that of the King’s Lifeguard. I could obviously add such a plume using green stuff, but for now I plan to finish what I started and then use the new models (when they're released) as an addition to this Battalia of Horse once it is time to expand the unit’s size from small to standard (for “Pike & Shotte”).

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

World War Two German Winter Officers

With my painting of a unit of “Pendraken Miniatures” 10mm English Civil War Royalist Curissiers for "Pike & Shotte" still ongoing, a series of brief sessions flocking some 10mm German World War Two Command Bases with Citadel Snow has resulted in my completion of two officer stands.
Utilising a small number of models from “Pendraken Miniatures” World War Two German Winter Army Pack, plus a GR195 Panzer 1b Command Tank, GR10 Kubelwagon and GR191 Tank Commander, the stands are the first to include my minor use of Vallejo Paints on my Second World War figures, as opposed to them being entirely painted using the Games Workshop Citadel range.