tisdag 27 maj 2014

Were did the ship go?

Good evening to you all

At the moment I am done with three more Dixon miniatures that I am re-painting. They are a joy to paint these miniatures with so much character and charm to them. I have also started to prepare some more so that I have more on the table for the times when I need a break from the other project. How does it go with the ships you might ask? Well not that well. I have never painted ships in this scale before and are unsure of how to proceed with it all. Should I prime them black, brown, red? I am a bit lost here. I have also searched the internet for what colors the USS Hartford had in 1860:s and found a lot of pictures with the ship in different colors so I also need to decide here also. I will return here as fast as I can with pictures of a ship! Next week will be ships week.

Anyway here are some pictures of my new set of Dixon miniatures. Soon I need to decide what to do with them, or do I?

Here you have a picture of the old painting. The idea here is to show you a before and after photo of them. So stay tuned...

The one to the left will be a confederate and the one to the right will be... you guessed it! a union officer.

So until next time keep...

Rolling sixes!

söndag 18 maj 2014

Sail on the horizon

At the beginning of last week I got a small box in my mail box. I had ordered some boats from Peter Pig and hoped that it was this order that had arrived, and it was :).

In the box there was four ships, USS Hartford, USS Cairo, CSS Drewry and CSS Selma. 

I have also begun to read the rules, River Wars in earnest to get a grip of what I needed. If I had been an organised person I would have read the rules first and chosen ships that there was stats for in the rules. But no... I had to buy ships that there was no data cards for in the rules. O well, I will figure it out some day. USS Cairo at least was in the rules. At the moment I have contacted a Scott Mingus that has a blog were he writes a lot about the rules and I hope he may have some advice for me, http://scottmingus.wordpress.com/category/civil-war-wargaming/acw-naval-gaming/ .

I have started to assemble the USS Hartford since it was such a nice model. No bigger problems to put together but I have 6 guns, 2 large and 4 small that I don´t really know were to put on the model.

I have also, like so many of us in this trade, started a bit to many project at once. But I am slowly working my way trough them. On my painting desk there are at the moment three confederate Dixon miniatures and four bases that are supposed to be HQ bases for Alter of Freedom so I can play test it with style.

That was all for now but I will return, soon I hope, with more pictures of soldiers and ships that are done. But until then keep on...
...rolling sixes!

tisdag 6 maj 2014

More Dixon done

Now the exhaustion from GothCon have gone away and I am again taking a grip on my painting schedule. O well I am trying anyway... I have now completed three more Dixon 25mm ACW. I also have three more on the painting table ready to get some paint on them. The three that are done are some union troops. When I have some more confederates I can start to test a small idea that I have, but more of that at a later time.
Here you have some pictures of the miniatures:

I have also ordered some boats from Peter Pig for my river combat project and am anticipating their arrival in a couple of weeks.

On the reading front I have now read all the books about Starbuck by Connolly that I had. I shall buy the last book in the beginning of summer to have a good read at the start of vacation. But at the moment I am reading Shenandoah 1862 by Peter Cozzens. I am only at the first chapter but it seems it will be a good read this to. 

I am also preparing some HQ bases for "Alter of Freedom". When they are done me and a friend will test the Corinth scenario with the rules. I have rather high hopes for these rules and hopefully they will deliver what I want. Until next time...

...Roll Sixes/