Wednesday, 23 July 2014

28mm Napoleonic French - Chasseur a Cheval

Just a quick note to show you a French Chasseur a Cheval I have for sale on ebay at the moment. All funds raised will go to buying more figures.
French Chasseur a Cheval

painted in oils, enamels & acrylics

based on plasticard 25mm x 50mm with terrain effects, grass etc.
The 4mm Grass Tufts used on the base are available from me at just see my other post showing how to use them.
matt varnished with testors dullcote.

Manufactured by the world renowned 'Perry miniatures' and painted by me at

ebay id: peterw3169 
item id: 121392230471

Anyhow, all the Best, Peter

Saturday, 19 July 2014

28mm Ancient Thracian Commanders Base - The Peloponnesian Wars.

28mm Ancient Thracian Commanders Base:

At last I've started the Thracian Army for my Peloponnesian Wars campaign. All the command bases are 60mm frontage by 80mm deep to give me a chance to add a bit of character to the base.

Thracian general 'out on a jolly'.
Thrace was a bit of a wild country but the Thracians I'm trying to depict are those which were recruited to fight in the Peloponnesian War i.e. throughout mainland Greece.

 Visual guide to basing Thracian command vignette:

sandless pollyfilla smoothed onto the base.

Slate shards superglued on, the standing figure has been pinned to the slate. A hole was drilled through the slate.

sawdust and 2 grades of small rocks are PVA glued on.

Slate is very easy to work with and very easy to drill.

I thought about having the warrior in the green cloak stand on top of the rock, but half way up seems to have a more subtle effect.

sawdust added to the top of the rock. This will be painted a grass colour.

figures manufactured by Wargames Foundry

and painted by me at

Not sure about the Thracian Army standard colour, I might repaint it red, black & white. 

Glue dried ready for the next stage: Painting the base.

I forgot to take pictures of the painting stages :) but the dirt is burnt umber oils mixed with tan enamel, then progressive lighter shades of the same colours mixed with yellow then white to give a gradual tonal effect. The grass was washed in green mixed with tan, then highlighted with the same green + tan mixed with yellow.

Finally testors dullcote matt varnish was sprayed over the whole vignette.

The slate was repainted in part in enamels where necessary

Oh and of course I've added grass tufts and a few flowering weeds which I produce, available through

Anyhow, Cheers for now, Peter.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Hundred Years War - French Commanders

The Dauphin Charles

Another 28mm French Medieval commander from the Hundred years War: The Dauphin Charles 1356, this character was to be the future king of France Charles V.

This mini is currently available on ebay, either search for Ebay seller: peterw3169 or item ID: 121385222759

Manufactured by 'Front Rank Miniatures' painted by me (at in oils. enamels and acrylics, a matt varnish was sprayed on with 'testors dullcote'.

Usually I use any source available this time it was osprey's 'French Armies of the Hundred Years War' Men At Arms series No:337

The base is plasticard 25mm x 50mm ground texture 'sandless polyfilla', different grades of stones were used The ground textures once dry were flooded in washes of browns (burnt umber oil paint mixed with tan leather enamel), then highlight with grades of tone of tan, tan+yellow, tan+yellow+white.

The Grass tufts were made by me (available on ebay, just search for ebay sellers ID: peterw3169 or lord_jaggard ). The flowers again just grass tufts with PVA glue brush onto them and dipped in red sand. The shrub is a cut down tree glued in place with bostik.

Cheers for now,