Monday, February 22, 2010


Sometimes, a commission comes in that is not what is expected.
I received an email about a month back from a fellow professional painter who needed a bit of help. His request for price quote to paint a 28mm elephant was met with a bit of excitement from me as I have never painted one this big before. My imagination roamed as I thought of it being perhaps a Ptolemaic elephant complete with crew. Or maybe a Sassanid type with howdah and archers. A Burmese with all those figures hanging on the sides?

Well, as you can see, it was none of those. Although it does have a Persian flair to it. While the elephant wasn't what I expected, it was quite fun to paint and, as the Monty Python troupe would say, "now for something completely different".


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Battlefront Germans

Just thought I would put up a bit more eye candy
for today. All figures are Battlefront 15mm.

I like the Panzerwerfers. These are two more in addition to four
that I've done for the client in the past. He wanted the big blast area in Flames of War.

The Pioneers are from the 78 Sturm Division platoon pack. Oh, and I hand made the sand bags to help the client recognize his Pioneers in battle.
Until next time.....

Remaining Egyptians out the door...

I think I've finally reached the end of my Egyptian rope. These are the last of an Egyptian commission. These figures will be heading out to their owner tomorrow. But I just wanted everyone to take a last look at them. All are 15mm Chariot figures.

I found myself really liking the way these figures paint up. Some packs don't have very much variation in poses, though.

While I'm just guesstimating, I would say I've painted about 300 Egyptian and allied figures for this army. The owner has the chariots and probably many other figures. I hope he sends me pictures of the army assembled. If he does I will try to post them here for enjoyment of everybody.

Khurasan strikes again

I've been pretty busy of late but did want to take a bit of time for some additions. I have been trying to catch up on commissions and one that I am overdue on is several units of late Roman cavalry.

These are Khurasan 15mm cavalry. They depict some Romanized Goths. The shield design is taken from the Notitia Dignitatum, which is a document showing army units and shield patterns of the late Roman army. The shield pattern is for the Equites Batavi Iuniores. Is it a faithfully reproduced copy on my part? Well, no, but it's close enough for me.

I've been asked if I hand paint all my shield designs. If a client provides decals or transfers then I will use them Otherwise I hand paint all my patterns. After all, the originals were hand painted so probably had quite a bit of variation in them. Same for me.