So for the first post in 2018 I’ll show some of the little projects which I finished up to close out the last year. All these would really not justify a post on their own (well they could but it would be pushing it) so I thought I would combine them. Most of these are left over items which have been hanging around on my painting desk. So I thought I would try to get them closed and shown here.
First we have some Russian SYW 6mm guns. These are left over from my SYW project and in theory could be any nations artillery. The Russians just have loads of them and thus they weren’t actually used for the game I have played with Maurice generated forces. Still nice to have these done now.The basing is the same as most of my 6mm forces so they will work as generic art. The Russian force was mostly created as a loaner for opponents so I played painted forces. Next we have some 6mm ancient camps. I have been planning to do these for a long time and in some ways they got delayed by me finding some 6mm buildings and doing those this year. These are the generic Baccus Dark age civilians painted up. I made the tents with cardboard. My thought is that for Picts, Saxons or other Dark age forces based in Britain these should be good. The tents are not ordered or even the same so that fits well with that type of forces at the time. I did a couple of different types of tent as well so that they look different.These should cover all the camps I need in games with my 6mm forces. I put more terrain – bushes etc on these bases than the standard troop ones. That makes them a little different than the normal troop bases but gives them some extra interest.After that, there is a 15mm artillery piece for my DBA War of the roses army. The ‘new’ v3 force has one of these as an option and the force I have did not have one. So to made one – using figures that I got cheap from the Hothead Bring and buy stand last year. The basing again matches the rest of the army. I quite like the little scene of the figures which these make. It’s a cool little conversation diorama vs. a typical crew in action look.I must admit the cannon does not look very mobile which is typical of guns for the period. It’s a big monster and not sure if anything like that would have moved at all. If so it would have been with a lot of effort.Lastly, a couple of deadball figs and a cactus from the wild west stuff I have done. These again are random figures which were lying around the painting desk which I finished to clear them.In theory I still have to base the Deadball figs on their typical bases but they are done and varnished which is good enough for being displayed here. I like the green guys face – one of the nicest models I have seen from Mantic to be honest. He may in the end become a superhero vs. a deadfall player…So there we are. A few things which were lying around all done and clearing things for the New Year – although I am getting not a lot of time for painting so far this year.