Tuesday, January 29, 2013

From TimG: 1/72 Avro Anson (15 points)

From Tim:
Pics of a recently painted Airfix 1/72 Avro Anson.  
This was rescued from a near write-off and treated to a quick paint job as part of my Winter Aircraft Project.
More nonsense still to come...
What a wonderfully homely aircraft! Great job on reconstituting it from your attic - I'm looking forward to seeing the remainder of these orphans.

This Anson will give Tim 15 points.

From RobP: 28mm ACW 69th New York (124 points)

From Rob:

Here is my second entry for the competition -  this time the 69th New York (1st regt Irish Brigade).

Again Redoubt figures with mainly Steve Barber heads. These mix very well size-wise and have more character than the Redoubt heads so actually a no brainer if you want to have more variation in your units. 

So another unit of 24 to add to my points total and to close in a little on the fast movers in the contest... 

These are the last Redoubt figures in this brigade, except for the Meager/Kirby command figures. Rest of the brigade will be made of the outstanding Foundry ACW figs.
An excellent unit of New York Oirish there Rob - well done!

These lads from the 69th will give Rob 124 points.

From Millsy: 28mm Spanish Guerrillas (60 points)

From Millsy:
This time I’m submitting some commission work for my mate. These are Front Rank 28mm Napoleonics for use with 'Song of Drums and Shakos' skirmish level rules. The basing is vanilla as these will be finished up by him to match the rest of the force.
The first batch are some guerrilla characters on foot. These sculpts (and my painting) are based on the illustrations from Osprey’s Elite 108 - Spanish Guerrillas in the Peninsular War 1808-14.
The second batch are Don Julian Sanchez lancers 1810-12 from the same book. We had to go with whatever we could find regards the sculpts but have matched the uniform as close as possible. Lovely sculpts but some of the most fiddly mounted 28s I've ever painted. I do love their horses though. Certainly amongst the best going around IMHO.

Something interesting to note regards the photos – the mate who commissioned the work bought me a pair of rechargeable folding LED lights for my birthday, specifically so I can take photos of minis indoors regardless of time of day or weather. It’s quite late in the arvo here and pouring with rain so pretty drab and dark for daytime, yet these photos have come out jolly well for a first go. Hardly any Photoshop retouching needed at all. I think once I get the camera settings worked out they will be a great tool and I thoroughly recommend them. I imagine similar lights are available in most countries.

Lovely work Millsy, I'm sure your friend will be delighted with these. Also, thanks for the tip on the photography lights. I have a battery powered LED set but rechargeables would be a great improvement I think.

These Spanish guerrillas and irregular cavalry will give Millsy 60 points.